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MS Fluid Signs South American Distribution Agreement

Thursday, May 17, 2007
Stamping-lubricant and specialty-chemical supplier MS Fluid Technologies (formerly Mid-State Chemical and Supply Corp.), Indianapolis, IN, has signed a distribution agreement with ICQL Química Ltda., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ICQL will sell and distribute MS Fluid’s products—forming and stamping lubricants, paint pre-treatment chemicals, cleaners and anti-rust agents—in Brazil and throughout South America. Learn more at

Calif. Service Center Expands Fabrication Capabilities

Thursday, May 17, 2007
Aluminum service center Southern Aluminum Finishing (SAF), headquartered in Atlanta, GA, has installed a new 12-ft. press brake at its new extrusion and sheet facility in Redding, CA. An Accurpress model, the brake features CNC control. The new plant now houses seven press brakes; the firm also offers CAD services, CNC cutting, welding, paining and anodizing. Learn more at

Coe to Market GSW’s Handling and Feeding Equipment

Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Coe Press Equipment Corp., Sterling Heights, MI, has formed a joint venture with GSW Schwabe AB, Kempen, Germany, to market, sell, manufacture and service the GSW brand of coil-handling and feeding equipment in the North American stamping market. To complement its own equipment lines, Coe has targeted specific GSW machine designs, including piloting feeder-straighteners with five to 13 straightening rolls; heavy-duty “alligator” straighteners designed for use in critical-surface applications; cradle-straightener-feeders; and heavy-duty compact lines. Coe is online at


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