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Disc-Brake Developer under New Ownership

Tuesday, May 17, 2005
Mechanical Industries, Inc., a 56-yr.-old Milwaukee-based contract custom manufacturer of complex metal parts and assemblies, has been acquired by C & J Acquisition LLC, also of Milwaukee. Mechanical Industries, credited with developing the disc brake later popularized by Kelsey-Hayes, offers tube-end forming and tube bending, tubular stamping, machining, rod and wire fabrication and other operations. It’s online at

Cognex Acquires Vision- Sensors Company

Tuesday, May 17, 2005
Cognex Corp., Natick, MA, supplier of machine-vision systems, has acquired DVT Corp., Duluth, GA, a supplier of vision sensors for inspection and quality control. The acquisition provides Cognex with a worldwide network of more than 150 industrial distributors, in addition to its own network of 40 distributors, mostly in North America. Learn more at

Ohio Metalworking Company
to Open Stamping Plant in South Carolina

Monday, May 16, 2005
McGregor Brothers Holdings, Springfield, OH, will soon open a $10-million metal-stamping plant in Aiken, SC, to be called S.C. Metal Products. The plant will inhabit a refurbished 50,000-sq.-ft. building and will employ 15 to 20 by late summer. Plans are in the works to expand the facility to 72,000 sq. ft. McGregor Brothers Holdings is owned by Dan and Jim McGregor, who also own four metalworking companies employing more than 410 people in Ohio.


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