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Houston to Welcome Huge Materials-Testing Lab for Oil/Gas Industry
Friday, June 14, 2013
Amsterdam-based Element Materials Technology announced plans to relocate its Houston materials-testing laboratory to a new 5.3-acre site. The new 40,000-sq.-ft. main building will house core testing capabilities including advanced fracture mechanics and sour-service corrosion testing; a second 15,000-sq.-ft. building will be dedicated to nondestructive testing. More at www.element.com/
Roto-Die to Join the Formtek Family
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Formtek Inc., Cleveland, OH, has agreed to purchase Roto-Die, Inc., also based in Cleveland. Roto-Die manufactures hydraulic press brakes from 60- to 144-in. capacity; www.roto-die.com/
. Formtek’s metalforming-equipment manufacturing brands include Iowa Precision, Lockformer, Engel, Lion and ISM; www.formtekgroup.com/
Boeing Awards Metal Distributor Supplier of the Year
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
TW Metals, Inc., Exton, PA, earned Supplier of the Year recognition from The Boeing Company, in the Common Aerospace Commodities category—one of 16 companies honored for distinguished performance in working with Boeing. The metal distributor supplies extrusions, fittings, pipe, tube, sheet and other products in several materials including mild, alloy and stainless steels, and aluminum and nickel alloys. It delivers to Boeing production facilities several times per day using a just-in-time cut-to-length program; www.twmetals.com/