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Metalformer Expands into Short-Run Stamping via Acquisition

Thursday, April 04, 2013
 
Lake Air Companies, Minneapolis, MN, a long-run precision metal stamper and fabricator, has acquired short-run stamper WB Tooling, Bloomington, MN. WB Tooling will relocate to Lake Air’s facility in New Hope, MN. Lake Air operates three plants overall, totaling nearly 200,000 q. ft. of production space; www.lakeairmetals.com/.

T.J. Snow Supplies Multi-Gun Spot Welder to Muffler Maker

Thursday, April 04, 2013
 
Resistance-welding-equipment manufacturer T.J. Snow Co., Chattanooga, TN, recently furnished the Tier One muffler supplier for the new 2014 Corvette with a specially designed multi-gun spot-welding machine. The firm, which celebrated its 50th anniversary on April 1, 2013, also has on its production floor two machines being readied for seam welding the necks of shock absorbers. T.J. Snow operates out of a 64,000-sq.-ft. facility on 12 acres adjacent to the Chattanooga airport, and maintains a 12,000-sq.-ft. warehouse where it stores an inventory of more than 300 used welding machines; www.tjsnow.com/.

 


Amada Acquires Miyachi Corp.

Wednesday, April 03, 2013
 
Miyachi Unitek Corp., Monrovia, CA, a manufacturer of resistance-welding and laser-processing equipment, has been acquired by Amada Co., Ltd., headquartered in Isehara, Kanagawa, Japan. Miyachi becomes a consolidated subsidiary of Amada. Learn more about Miyachi Unitek’s product line at www.miyachiunitek.com/; Amada is online at www.amada.com/.

 


 

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