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NEWS FROM THE METALFORM SHOW: Dayton Progress Allies with LuBo

Tuesday, March 5, 2002
On Tuesday, March 5, Dayton Progress Corp., Dayton, OH, a subsidiary of Federal Signal, announced its alliance with Korea-based LuBo Industries. The alliance gives Dayton Progress exclusive rights to sell proprietary LuBo products--self-lubricating bushings, wear plates and other die components--worldwide. In other show news, Dayton Progress introduced three new products at METALFORM: the SmartStrip two-part polyurethane stripper; WedgeLock quick-change retaining system; and DayTools design software to ease the tool-design and drawing process. Look for more details on these products, and plenty of other hot new products introduced at METALFORM '02, in upcoming issues of MetalForming magazine.

MECO Metal Finishing Takes Parent's Name

Tuesday, March 5, 2002
Electroplater MECO Metal Finishing USA, Inc. has officially changed its name to Possehl Connector Services. The firm, which has been part of the global Possehl organization since 1995, operates facilities in Rock Hill, SC and Elk Grove Village, IL. Learn more at

SSCI Broadens its Horizons

Monday, March 4, 2002
The Steel Service Center Institute, Chicago, IL, is now the Metal Service Center Institute (MSCI). Early in February its board of directors approved a plan to merge with the National Association of Aluminum Distributors (NAAD)--the proposal is under review. NAAD, whose members would automatically become members of MSCI, would become the Aluminum Products Division of MSCI. MSCI currently has 300 service-center members operating from 1000 locations in the United States and Canada, and 80 associate members.


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