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New Website Features Servo Roll Feeds,
Straighteners, Press Accessories, More

Friday, May 10, 2002
P/A Industries, Inc., Bloomfield, CT, has launched a new website at that provides online product catalogs describing its equipment for coil handling and press feeding, press accessories, winder automation products and carrier-strip and coil-end joiners. Customer case-history short stories, with photos, describe successful cost-saving installations.

MetalMecanica Slated for Early November

Friday, May 10, 2002
Reach the growing metalforming marketplace in Mexico by participating in the fourth annual MetalMecanica USA trade show, which runs November 6-8, 2002, in Mexico City. The exposition, developed by PMA and Penton Media, Inc., brings together the leading suppliers of metal stamping, precision sheetmetal fabricating, assembly, welding and related technologies. The list of more than 200 exhibitors includes suppliers of equipment, material and services for metalforming as well as stampers, fabricators, spinners, slide formers and rollformers. For more information, visit

Team Project Saves Bettcher $150,000 per Year

Thursday, May 9, 2002
Bettcher Manufacturing, Amherst, OH, a manufacturer of precision metal stampings, will save more than $150,000 annually as a result of the first project completed by a team trained in the Employee Involvement Process. A team of 10 employees participated in the training program, provided by Workplace Dynamics, concentrating on developing task skills to help identify and resolve problems. The team brainstormed 15 projects, meeting weekly. Cost savings materialized when the team improved material flow to eliminate operator downtime. For more information on training and facilitation services offered by Workplace Dynamics of North Canton, OH, call 330/966-1499.


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