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Metallurgy Companies Come Together

Wednesday, March 6, 2002
Inductotherm Industries, Rancocas, NJ, has formed the Inductotherm Group, which includes these leading companies: Inductotherm, Inductoheat, Lepel, Thermatool, Consarc, Bricmont, EMSCO, HI T.E.Q., Radyne, Welduction and Newelco. John H. Mortimer, P.E., was named president/ceo of the new group. The Inductotherm Group comprises five main product groups: Consarc Group, dedicated to the melting and remelting of specialty super alloys; Engineering & Services Group, which provides automation controls and robotics; Furnace Group, supplier of induction melting furnaces and power supplies, charging and preheating systems and more; Heating Group, covering design and manufacture of induction and dielectric heating equipment; and Welding Group, focused on development of high-frequency induction welding equipment, pipe and tube mill systems, rollforming lines and tooling.

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


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