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Royalton Industries Adds Capacity
to Pipe Mill at Maverick Tube

Tuesday, April 30, 2002
Pipe and tube maker Maverick Tube Corp., Blytheville, AK, has installed a new entry-end system to its 16-in.-dia. by 0.625-in. wall pipe mill, to increase mill capacity to process 56,000-lb. by 80-in. coils. The entry-end setup, from Royalton Industries, Inc., Strongsville, OH, includes a positioning uncoiler and top and bottom peeler holddown unit. Royalton also supplied a touch-screen operator station, PLC controls and programming of the AC controls and drives through the exit end of the existing looping system.

New Association Represents Michigan Diemakers

Monday, April 29, 2002
The newly formed Coalition for the Advancement of Michigan Tooling Industries (CAMTI) looks to bring unity and organization for Michigan tool, die and mold makers in state and federal policy matters. CAMTI’s goals, to elevate awareness of issues important to the tooling industries, are supported by the Michigan Economic Development Corp., National Tooling and Machining Association and the West Michigan chapter of the American Mold Builders Association. There are some 1600 tooling companies in Michigan, employing roughly 50,000 workers. Check out CAMTI at

Automatic Spring Products Earns ISO-14001

Monday, April 29, 2002
Improved facility efficiency and a cleaner environment—two goals set forth by Automatic Spring Products Corp., Grand Haven, MI, as it earned its ISO-14001 registration. The standard contains elements for ensuring pollution prevention and waste reduction, and commitment to compliance, continuous improvement and environmental performance. Automatic Spring Products manufactures springs, clips, stampings and assemblies for the automotive, office furniture and appliance industries.


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