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Mayfran Opens China Plant

Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Shanghai, China is home to a new 37,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing plant for Mayfran Intl., Cleveland, OH. The plant, operated as Tsubakimoto Mayfran Conveyor (Shanghai Ltd.), is Mayfran’s sixth—other plants (in addition to its headquarters in Cleveland) are in The Netherlands, Japan, Korea and India. Initially, the firm will use the Chinese facility to manufacture large-scale stamping-scrap conveyor systems and conveyors and separators for machine-tool applications. Learn more at

Automatic Feed Partners with German Firm
to Supply Service Centers

Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Coil-handling and press-feed automation equipment supplier Automatic Feed Co., Napoleon, OH, has joined forces with Heinrich Georg GmbH Maschinenfabrik, Kreutzal, Germany, to create Georg Automatic Feed (GAF) Ltd., Columbus, OH. The new joint-venture company will focus initially on providing coil-processing equipment—slitters, multi-blanking machines and processing lines--to U.S. service centers.

Strippit/LVD Names Utah and Idaho Distributor

Friday, April 14, 2006
Strippit/LVD, Akron, NY, has named Roskelley Machinery Corp., Salt Lake City, UT, as marketing representative responsible for all Strippit/LVD product sales in Utah and Idaho. Roskelley will represent the complete Strippit/LVD line including mechanical and hydraulic CNC turret punch presses, laser-cutting systems, CNC hydraulic press brakes and shears, flexible fabricating systems and CAD/CAM programming software. For more, visit


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