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Press Brakes, Toggle Presses Online

Wednesday, April 16, 2003
Foremost Machinery, Northbrook, IL, has launched its website featuring press brakes, air toggle presses, vertical grinders for tooling maintenance and other fabrication-shop products. Download brochures and specifications at

Butech Scrap Choppers Headed Into Production

Wednesday, April 16, 2003
Butech, Inc., Salem, OH, announces two recent orders for its new patented dual-arbor helical-cut scrap chopper. Taylor Steel Co., Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada, will install a Model SC251-1 scrap chopper on an existing 0.135- by 72-in. slitting line to process edge-trim scrap from cold-rolled, galvanized and HRP&O steel coils at speeds to 1000 ft./min. Aluminum producer Elval S.A., Inofita, Greece, will fit a Model SCM04-1 metric scrap chopper to an existing 0.060- by 72-in. slitting line to process scrap from 1000-, 3000-, and 5000-series aluminum alloys at speeds to 2000 ft./min. Learn more at

Illinois Stampers Consolidate

Tuesday, April 15, 2003
Laystrom Manufacturing Co., Chicago, IL, has acquired contract precision stamper Grant Industries, Elk Grove Village, IL, and plans to consolidate operations at Laystrom’s 65,000-sq.-ft. Chicago plant. Laystrom plans to employ many of Grant’s employees, including general manager Jim Scotkowski.


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