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High-Speed Slitter Headed to Russian Center

Thursday, March 31, 2005
Chicago Slitter, Itasca, IL, has sold a high-speed 72-in. slitting line to Moscow steel-service center Stalprokat. The line features a five-high precision leveler and three quick-change indexing slitter heads. A 50,000-lb. recoiler features interchangeable drums. Also included: a packaging line with pick-and-place downender, semiautomatic banding and an eight-station sorting table. Learn more about Chicago Slitter at

UK to Host Cold Forming Congress

Wednesday, March 30, 2005
The 11th International Cold Forming Congress will be held September 12-14, 2005, in Chester, United Kingdom. Held every five years, the theme for this edition is “Optimum metalforming solutions for competitive global manufacture.” The congress will focus on developments within the automotive industry and the use of metalforming technology in body in white, engine/transmission, suspension and steering. The technical program will feature intentions and requirements of vehicle manufacturers and the methods used to achieve them. Each program topic will include Tier One presentations followed by supplier contributions related to equipment, tooling and materials development. For more, visit

Offshore Group Hosts
Manufacturing in Mexico Summit

Tuesday, March 29, 2005
The Offshore Group, Tucson, AZ will hold its 11th Manufacturing in Mexico Summit at the Hotel San Carlos in San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico, October 20-23, 2005. The event is designed for officials of manufacturing firms considering investment in Mexican operations. They will have the opportunity to meet and share experiences with Offshore Group clients in aerospace, automotive, medical-device, telecommunications, optics and electronics industries. Summit topics to be covered include servicing the North American market from Mexico, Mexican labor law and regulations, customs and environmental issues, costing, operating under a shelter plan, and Mexico as a bridge to the global market. For more information or to register, call 520/889-0022, ext. 164, or visit


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