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The Material Works Adds
New Hydraulic Roller Leveler

Friday, May 13, 2005
Toll processor The Material Works, Red Bud, IL, will soon install a hydraulic roller leveler from Butech, Inc., Salem, OH, on a 72-in.-wide coil-to-coil strip-cleaning line. The leveler features a quick-change cassette system for changing roll diameters. Drive spindles automatically align with the work rolls through a vision system, reducing roll-change time to 10 min. or less. The heavy-gauge cassette holds 17 3.5-in.-dia. work rolls for stock 0.10 to 0.25-in. thick; the light-gauge cassette holds 23 1.9375-in.-dia. work rolls for material 0.030 to 0.125 in. thick. Learn more at

CAD/CAM Firm Moves to New Digs

Friday, May 13, 2005
Advanced Cam Inc., a full-service CAD/CAM/CAE facility with background in pre-construction engineering, die build and tryout, and draw-die development and simulation, has moved from Shelby Twp., MI, to 8344 Hall Rd , Utica, MI. It’s online at

Mitsui Invests in Mexican Joint-Venture Steel Processor

Thursday, May 12, 2005
Mitsui Steel Development Co., Inc., a subsidiary of Mitsui & Co.(USA), Inc., has made a 20-percent-equity investment in Acero Prime, a joint-venture steel-processing operation. Acero Prime, headquartered in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, with other plants in Toluca, and Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, had been a venture of Feralloy Mexico and United States Steel Export Company de Mexico (USSEM), subsidiaries of Feralloy Corp. and United States Steel International, respectively. Following the Mitsui investment, Feralloy and USSEM will each own 40 percent of the company, which provides automotive and appliance industries in Mexico with logistics services and processed flat-rolled steel.


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