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Private-Equity Firm to Acquire Plex Systems

Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Global PE firm Francisco Partners has announced the pending acquisition of ERP-software provider Plex Systems from a group of shareholders. “We believe Plex Systems has the potential to lead the transition to cloud ERP for manufacturers,” says Francisco Partners’ Petri Oksanen. Learn more at; Plex is online at

New Laser at Tella Tool Can Cut 5/8-in. Steel

Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Metalformer Tella Tool & Manufacturing Co. has installed a new Trumpf TruLaser 1030 three-axis laser-cutting machine at its facility in Lombard, IL. The machine can cut mild steel to 5/8 in. thick; Learn more about the TruLaser 1030 here.

Sioux Falls to Welcome New Metal-Panel Manufacturing Plant

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Metal Sales Manufacturing Corp., Louisville, KY, announced plans to open a facility in Sioux Falls, SD, to manufacture metal roof and wall panels for the building and construction industry. The plant will be Metal Sales’ 21st U.S. location;



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