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Metalforming Industry Movers and Shakers

Wednesday, May 09, 2012
The IFH Group, Rock Falls, IL, named Keith Ellefsen president. The firm manufactures custom-fabricated oil reservoirs, fuel tanks and fluid storage and dispensing systems;

Superior Die Set, Milwaukee, WI, promoted Lynette Ellman to CFO; Mark Ullstrup to vice president of sales and marketing; Steve Janiszewski to sales manager; and Nick Janiszewski to customer and product support manager. The firm manufactures die sets, mold bases and related products;

Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, MO, hired Dan Frederich as technical support engineer and electrical controls specialist, to facilitate the supply of hydraulic-press replacement parts, generate proposals for system upgrades and manage the firm’s field-service efforts;

HK Metalcraft Acquires Gasket and Lock Line, Among Other Products

Tuesday, May 08, 2012
ISO- and TS-approved precision metal stamper HK Metalcraft Manufacturing Corp., Lodi, NJ, has acquired certain assets of BEC Manufacturing Corp., Saddle Brook, NJ. Included is BEC’s gasket and lock line, electrical-tubing line and several military-industry products. BEC’s assets related to these product lines will move to HK Metalcraft’s facility, and BEC’s former owner and CEO Bart Sciaino will act as a consultant to foster a smooth transition. HK Metalcraft specializes in the manufacture of spring washers, folded metal gaskets, shallow drawn cups and cup washers;

Gibbs Wire & Steel Launches Updated Website

Friday, May 04, 2012
Wire and strip distributor and processor Gibbs Wire & Steel Co., Southington, CT, has a new website featuring a daily-updated list of finished coil stock available for discounted purchase and same-day shipment. Also new is a Technical Tool Box section that includes coil-conversion calculators and a toll-processing calculator. Lastly, visit the website to stay current on monthly nickel-chromium surcharges;


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