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UPM Expands Processing Capabilities on the West Coast

Friday, April 27, 2012
Specialty stainless-steel and high-temperature-alloy supplier United Performance Metals, Hamilton, OH, has added processing capabilities at its facility in La Mirada, CA. Added to the 52,000-sq.-ft. facility: processing equipment for flat-rolled product, and inhouse shearing and slitting; In addition, the California facility named Nataly Meza inside account manager.

Okay Adds Medical Engineering and Manufacturing Capacity

Friday, April 27, 2012
A new 63,000-sq.-ft. facility in Berlin, CT, and a new 14,000-sq.-ft. facility in Alajuela, Costa Rica, mark Okay Industries’ efforts to consolidate and grow its medical-components business. “By adding a stand-alone medical facility,” says company president Jason Howey, “we’ll have the focus and resources to develop the applications that help our medical customers redefine how they treat patients.” Okay stamps and machines medical products from a variety of materials, including stainless steel, implantable titanium and nitinol;

Chicagoland Metalformers Host Congressman, Share Concerns

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Currency manipulation, S-corporation tax reform, job training and the research and development tax credit topped the issues discussed when U.S. Representative Joe Walsh (Illinois 8th district) met recently with members of the Precision Metalforming Association’s Chicago district. Rep. Walsh also toured PMA member company S&S Hinge, Bloomingdale, IL, with company vice president Rich Sade, who serves as the PMA Chicago District Director. Others in attendance: William Hickey and Grant Niewinski from Lapham-Hickey Steel, and Ron Pritchard, president of Pritchard Insurance.


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