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Supplier of Expanded Metal Products Adds New Press

Wednesday, March 9, 2005
Dramex, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, supplier of expanded metal products, has added a 200-ton fully automated expanded-metal press to its manufacturing facility in Rexdale, Ontario, Canada. The project is slated for completion over the next 8 months, with an investment of more than $700,000.

Stamper Upgrades Online-RFQ Capabilities

Tuesday, March 8, 2005
Bettcher Amherst Metal Stamping, Brook Park, OH, has updated its website with a more accessible online quotation system. The upgrade promises to shorten the firm’s response time to customers, according to president Jerry Lynch. The quality-approval process has been streamlined, since each department has independent log-in ability to review quotes on their own time. Quotes can be accessed and modified from any computer in or out of the office. The system pulls dynamic material, labor and press rates, updated in real time, then delivers quotes as PDFs via e-mail. Bettcher is online at

Learn All About Visual Inspection of Welds

Tuesday, March 8, 2005
Beginning on April 5, 2005, the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, Troy, OH, will offer a three-day course on the Fundamentals of Visual Inspection. It will include classroom and laboratory sessions. Tuition: $500. Want more? Then opt for the five-day course on Arc Welding Inspection and Quality Control, which begins on April 11. It addresses welding-defect analysis and weldment testing. Tuition: $680. Register online at, or call 800/332-9448.


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