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Seyi Enhances Online Presence

Monday, March 5, 2007
Seyi Presses, a subsidiary of Shieh Yih Machinery Industry Co., Ltd, Taiwan’s largest publicly traded press builder, has launched a redesigned website: The site offers downloadable information related to products and services, for customer and dealer inquiries. Information includes technical data, machine specifications and electronic brochures highlighting features and benefits of each product. In addition, the website provides a list of distributors worldwide that includes a direct link to each distributor’s website, providing contact information for regional Seyi sales and service support. Future web site enhancements will include mechanical drawings, spare-parts lists and short video clips highlighting equipment in production environments.

Joint Venture to Serve India’s Needs for Fasteners

Thursday, March 1, 2007
Continental/Midland, LLC, Park Forest, IL, and its affiliates Jacobson Mfg, Medina, OH, MSD Stamping, Livonia, MI, and Minuteman Distribution, Millersport, OH, have agreed to form a joint venture with Right Tight Fasteners of Nasik, India, to produce and market engineered fasteners and components. The alliance is being formed primarily to supply the Indian and global automotive industry. RTF will position the venture to Indian and global OEMs as a one-stop shop for fastening solutions, joining American processes, world-class technology and low-cost manufacturing. Continental/Midland, LLC manufactures cold-headed and roll-threaded automotive-grade fasteners. Jacobson Mfg. produces standard and custom-designed threaded and non-threaded components. MSD Stamping specializes in metal stamping, nut insertion clips, wireforming, fasteners, and staking of automotive-grade assemblies. Minuteman Distribution distributes fasteners. Learn more at

Small Prototype Stamper Outgrows its Original Home

Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Duggan Manfuacturing, Shelby Township, MI, a 7-yr.-old manufacturer that originally built a niche in rapid prototyping of small and medium-sized parts, has purchased a 75,000-sq.-ft. facility on 9 acres in Shelby Township in order to more efficiently provide low- and medium-run production stampings and welded assemblies for its customers. With its 50 presses, three robotic-welding cells, seven CNC laser-cutting machines and six coordinate-measuring machines, it needed a dedicated and consolidated facility in which to efficiently operate, says Duggan CEO Rod Westich.


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