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Balzers Ups Tool-Coating Capacity

Wednesday, May 07, 2003
 
Balzers, Inc., Amherst, NY, has installed a sixth coating vessel at its coating center in Agawam, MA. With the new vessel, the Agawam center will be able to run more batches and bring a 25 percent improvement in capacity, thus cutting turnaround time from 2.5 to less than two days for the company’s standard Balinit PVD coatings.

Roller Die & Forming Gains ISO Certification

Wednesday, May 07, 2003
 
Roller Die & Forming, Louisville, KY, has been certified to ISO 9001-2000 by Perry Johnson Registrars. The firm produces rollformed parts, performs in-line secondary operations such as notching, punching and bending, and can run material to 3/16-in. thick.

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

Tuesday, May 06, 2003
 
U.S. sales of medium-heavy trucks fell 4.7 percent in March to 25,714 units, according to waitnews (at www.waitnews.com), 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.

 

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