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Steel Industrys Lifetime Achievement Award

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) awarded its 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award to Will M. Heenan, Jr., who served as president of the Steel Recycling Institute from 1990 to December 2010. Prior to joining the institute, Heenan was general manager, tin mill products, for U.S. Steel Corp. SMDI is a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute;

METALFORM Mexico a Resounding Success

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
For the fifth year, PMA’s METALFORM Mexico tradeshow was co-located with FABTECH Mexico and the AWS Weldmex shows. The "Mega Event” was held May 7-9, 2013, at the Cintermex in Monterrey, Mexico, featuring 324 exhibitors over 76,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space, and attracting 9400 attendees.

METALFORM Mexico featured 13,600 sq. ft. of exhibits, among them press supplier Sutherland Presses, which sold five presses at the show. “We haven’t felt a tradeshow to be this powerful and productive in years,” said Jill Sutherland, director of business development. “METALFORM Mexico 2013 has been a breath of fresh air and an uplifting indicator of the manufacturing economy in Mexico.”

Next year’s show runs May 6-8, 2014, in Mexico City.

West Michigan Metalformers Form Strategic Alliance

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
GR Spring & Stamping (GRS&S), Grand Rapids, MI, and Automatic Spring Products Corp. (ASPC), Grand Haven, MI, have formed a strategic alliance designed to enable both companies to leverage each other’s product strengths. GRS&S specializes in progressive and transfer stamping, and value-added assembly and welding; APSC specializes in four-slide and spring products, and manufactures springs, wire forms, stampings and washers;


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