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TriMas Creates Fastening Systems Group

Tuesday, May 6, 2003
TriMas Corp., Bloomfield Hills, MI, has created the Fastening Systems Group (FSG), consisting of two businesses that were part of the company’s Industrial Specialties Group: Lake Erie Products and Monogram Aerospace Fasteners, Inc. The new group manufactures ferrous, nonferrous and special-alloy fasteners and provides specialized metallurgical and finishing services to a variety of customers. Executive appointments to FSG include Terry Campbell as president, Dave Gibson as vice president of operations, Ed Zelaski as sales and marketing vice president and Jim Zils, vice president of engineering and quality assurance. For more, visit

Report: U.S. Truck Market at 10-Year Low

Tuesday, May 6, 2003
U.S. sales of medium-heavy trucks fell 4.7 percent in March to 25,714 units, according to waitnews (at, which provides e-mail news and statistics on various markets. March numbers bring 2003 year-to-date sales to 68,148, down 3.9 percent from the same period last year. If 2003 finishes out at a similar rate, according to the report, sales will total about 310,000, compared to the average annual demand of 385,000 throughout the past decade.

Conveyor Manufacturing Conference Coming Soon

Monday, May 5, 2003
The 76th CEMA (Conveyor Equipment Manufacturing Association) Engineering Conference is slated for May 18-21 at the LaPlaya Beach Resort in Naples, FL. Included on the agenda is a 3-hr. project-management course aimed at helping attendees overcome challenges presented by the increased level of engineering, integration and management complexity within the conveyor industry. Course instructor is Al Santucci, director of project services for The Casey Group, Parsippany, NJ. Learn more at


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