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Metalformers Expecting a Good Summer Ahead

Wednesday, May 26, 2010
 
According to the May 2010 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metalforming companies expect business conditions to continue in a positive direction during the next three months. The May report shows that 42 percent of survey participants expect an improvement in economic activity during the next three months, 48 percent predict that activity will remain unchanged, and 10 percent expect a decline through the summer months. Eighty-five percent forecast incoming orders to increase or remain fairly steady for the next three months, and 54 percent report that average daily shipping levels are above levels of three months ago.

Robotics Webinars Free On Demand

Wednesday, May 26, 2010
 
The Robotic Industries Association’s (RIA) Market trends Webinar Series is now available free on demand at the RIA website. Titles include How Robots Help Companies Compete in a Global Economy; and Career Opportunities in Robotics.

Ugandan Metal-Building Manufacturer
Installs 72-in. Slitter

Monday, May 24, 2010
 
Braner/Loopco, Schiller Park, IL, shipped a 60,000-lb. by 72-in. by ¼-in. precision coil-slitting line to Roofings LTD in Kampala, Uganda. The line, rated to 1000 ft./min., features a turret-head slitter with two 9- by 72-in. quick-change heads, and variable strip tensioning; 450 hp is available for recoiling straight-wall tight coils. Roofings LTD manufactures metal building products; www.roofings.co.ug. Braner/Loopco is online at www.braner.com.

 

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