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Metalforming Industry Movers and Shakers

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
MC Machinery Systems, Inc. and Mitsubishi Waterjet, Wood Dale, IL, named Michael Burns national sales manager for waterjet. He’ll work with the firm’s regional managers and North American Dealers on product development, marketing and sales;

LVD Strippit, Akron, NY, named Dean Arneson sales engineer, responsible for the sale of the firm’s products in Minn., North and South Dakota and northern Iowa. LVD manufactures laser-cutting systems, punch presses, press brakes and more;

Eriez, Erie, PA, appointed John Blicha marketing communications manager, to oversee its website and promotional activities including advertising, public relations, social media and tradeshow exhibits. The firm manufactures magnetic lift and separation equipment, conveyors and other products;

Jet Edge Earns Governor's Award

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton recently presented waterjet-cutting-system manufacturer Jet Edge, Inc., St. Michel, MN, an Annual Governor’s International Trade Award. The award recognizes Minnesota businesses that have exhibited “exceptional progress and success in international trade….recognizing the positive effect that exports and trade have on the state’s economy and job growth.” Jet Edge maintains sales offices throughout the United States and in Shanghai, China, as well as distributors in Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia/Pacific, South America and the Middle East/Africa. It derives 26 percent of total revenue from international sales and has experienced three consecutive years of growth in export sales;

Bodycote Acquires Curtis-Wright Business Unit

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
UK-based thermal-processing services provider Bodycote plc, which operates 170 facilities in 27 countries, including 35 in the United States, has acquired the heattreatment business of Curtis-Wright Corp., Parsippany, NJ. The acquisition comprises nine U.S. metal-treatment sites, including three in Wichita, KS that provide the firm a major presence in what it calls a “strategically important aerospace-industry hub.” Also included in the acquisition is a treatment facility in Lafayette, LA, providing access to the oil and gas market. Learn more at


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