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Rockford Toolcraft Recognizes Congressman's Efforts

Monday, April 24, 2006
Congressman Donald Manzullo (R-Ill. 16th) visited metal stamper and tool-and-die manufacturer Rockford Toolcraft, Rockford, IL, on Wednesday, April 18, to tour the facility and see its new 1000-ton Minster HeviBlanker press. During the visit, Rockford Toolcraft’s president and CEO Gerald Busse (right) and vice president Tom Busse (left) presented Mr. Manzullo with a laser-cut stainless-steel plaque recognizing his efforts in Washington, D.C. on behalf of U.S. manufacturing companies

Phoenix Scrap Processor Acquired

Thursday, April 20, 2006
Cozzi Partners, LLC, Chicago, IL, has acquired 41-year-old Glendale Iron & Metal, Phoenix, AZ. Cozzi Partners, LLC is a new family-owned company formed this year by the same family that owned Cozzi Iron & Metal, until that company was purchased by Metal Management in 1997. Glendale’s former owner and general manager Keith Kosier will remain with the company as general manager.

Columbia Metal Spinning Earns ISO Registration

Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Chicago-based Columbia Metal Spinning has been registered to ISO/TS 16949:2002. The family-run business, founded in 1952, specializes in the production of close-tolerance precision metal components for customers in the oil-seal, automotive, aerospace and cryogenic industries. It offers rapid-prototype development and short-run production using stamping presses to 110-ton capacity, hydraulic presses to 250 tons, CNC machining centers and a full inhouse tool-and-die department.


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