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W.A. Whitney Adds Fab. News to Website

Friday, May 9, 2003
Visitors to, the website of W.A. Whitney Co., Rockford, IL, will find a new publication, Whitney Metal Fabrication News. The publication, in .pdf format, includes application articles on companies that include Whitney tools in their capabilities mix, news on new products and updates on company activities. W.A. Whitney manufactures plasma, laser-cutting and other fabrication equipment as well as hydraulic-punching-machine tools.

Honeywell FM&T Orders Laser Welding System

Friday, May 9, 2003
Laserdyne Systems, Champlin, MN, has received a $2.5-million-plus order from Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies for four multi-axis laser-welding systems. The order, according to officials from Prima North America, parent company of Laserdyne, is the largest single order received in the company’s 22-year history. The systems incorporate Laserdyne’s System 94 laser process control with dual CPUs and Windows NT operating system.

SBA Honors Aranda Tooling for Export Success

Thursday, May 8, 2003
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has named Pedro Aranda, president of Aranda Tooling, Huntington Beach, CA, as 2003 Regional Exporter of the Year. Aranda Tooling, with 130 employees at its 70,000-sq.-ft. plant, is a value-added manufacturer of metal-stamped parts and assemblies. It makes parts for a number of industries with automotive being its largest market. The company exports 55 percent of its parts (as measured in sales volume) to Mexico, with other parts exported to Japan, England, China, Brazil and Korea. “International trade is very important to our nation’s economy and Aranda Tooling is an excellent example of the positive impact of exporting on the success of a business,” says Sandy Sutton, SBA district director. Aranda Tooling took top honors for the region that includes California, Hawaii, Arizona, Nevada and Guam.


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