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Want to Work with Fiat/Chrysler?
Get to Know Magneti Marelli
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Now that Fiat has closed the deal to take control of most of Chrysler’s assets, creating a new company called Chrysler Group LLC, the focus of lower-tier North American automotive suppliers must shift to working with the three Fiat suppliers firmly established in North America. They are parts maker Magneti Marelli, casting specialist Teksid, and robot integrator and automation house Comau. Metalformers in particular must cozy up to Magneti Marelli, which builds electronic systems, exhaust assemblies, lighting products, and powertrain and suspension systems. The firm operates several facilities in Farmington Hills, MI, as well as plants in Sanford, NC (powertrain), Kingsport, TN (suspension systems), and three plants in Mexico that manufacture lighting and electronic systems. Learn more at www.magnetimarelli.com/english/nord_america.php
Name Change for data M Reflects Expanded Services
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
data M Software GmbH has changed its name to data M Sheet Metal Solutions GmbH, to reflect its expansion into consulting and engineering services. The provider of CAD/CAM and CAE software products also offers design support, analysis of reforming processes and custom research and development in the field of rollforming. Learn more at www.datam.de
Indiana Tool and Die Maker
Growing by Leaps and Bounds
Monday, June 08, 2009
C&A Tool Engineering, Inc., Churubusco, IN, has acquired the former Dana engine-parts facility in Churubusco, to accommodate future company growth. The company, which operates a 200,000-sq.-ft. headquarters and production machining facility as well as a newly acquired 105,000-sq.-ft. facility in nearby Auburn, IN, employs 530, and manufactures molds and dies, specialty tooling and tightly toleranced precision machined parts from prototype runs to production runs. Learn more at www.catool.com