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Balzers Acquiring Gold Star Coatings

Friday, April 07, 2006
Balzers, Inc. is acquiring the PVD coating operations of Gold Star Coatings, a subsidiary of Star Cutter Co. With the transaction to be completed by the end of April, Balzers will become a coating partner for the tool resharpening service centers operated by Star Cutter, and will open an inhouse coating center in the gear-tool manufacturing operation of Star Cutter in East Tawas, MI. In addition, the existing Gold Star coating center in Richmond, IN, will be expanded to become a Balzers regional site. Also, business at Gold Star’s West Branch, MI, facility will be integrated into three existing Balzers coating centers in Michigan. For more, visit

Dieffenbacher Increases North American Capacity

Friday, April 07, 2006
Dieffenbacher North America, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, has completed a 12,000-sq.-ft. addition to its heavy production and welding area to boost production capacity of frame sections for large presses and new/reconditioned heating platens. The company manufactures hydraulic presses and machines for forming metal and plastic.

NTC America Has New Home

Thursday, April 06, 2006
Laser-system supplier NTC America--Laser Group has moved. Its new address: 46605 Magellan Dr., Novi, MI, 48377. The firm, which supplies three- and five-axis systems for welding and cutting, is online at


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