Hot Off the Press
Suspension-Components Plant Slated for North Carolina
Tuesday, March 30, 2004
ZF AG has announced plans to construct a suspension-components manufacturing plant in Newton, NC. The $30-million 150,000-sq.-ft. plant is expected to open in spring 2005 and employ about 200 people.
“This new facility is a key part of our suspension-components strategy in North America,” says Jim Stacey, president and COO of ZF Lemforder Corp. Car Chassis Technology Division.
The company also is expanding facilities in Tuscaloosa, AL, and Guadalajara, Mexico, as well as its technical center in Northville, MI.
ATR-Strothmann Partners with Nachi
as Robotic Integrator
Monday, March 29, 2004
ATR-Strothmann, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, has been selected by Nachi Robotic Systems, Novi, MI, as an integration partner. Under this agreement, the company is licensed to integrate robots for Nachi customers in North America.
ATR-Strothmann, a supplier of vision and automation systems, will focus on Nachi applications such as stamping, machine tools and material handling. By adding the Nachi multi-axis-robot product line to its existing linear-robot line, ATR-Strothmann will able to meet an array of application needs including the possibility of hybrid robotics, according to Steve Wood, ATR-Strothmann vice president for sales.
United Aluminum Expands its Website
Friday, March 26, 2004
United Aluminum, North Haven, CT, has redesigned and enhanced its website, www.unitedaluminum.com
. The site gives visitors access to an in-depth aluminum technical manual, a glossary of terms, a material-requirements calculator and other features. It also hosts an online request-for-quote form, contact form and opinion survey.