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McNichols Co. Wins Safety Award

Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Liberty Mutual Insurance has awarded its Outstanding Safety Award to McNichols Co., Tampa, FL, in recognition of its superior safety record. The more than 300 employees at McNichols worked for two years (Jan. 2003-Dec. 2004) without a lost-time accident. McNichols supplies perforated and expanded metal, wire cloth and al types of grating and flooring. It’s online at

Orchid Intl. Adds 660-Ton Seyi Press

Monday, June 20, 2005
Orchid Intl., Brentwood, TN, has installed a new 660-ton Seyi press, with 61-by-145-in. bed, at its metal-stamping plant in Mount Joliet, TN. The installation includes a Wintriss SmartPac 2 control and operator interface and Shadow VII light curtain, and a 30-in. Coe feed line. The facility houses more than 40 presses, from 60-ton high-speed models to 1000-ton presses. Orchid is online at

Ionbond Opens Coating Facility in Mexico

Monday, June 20, 2005
On June 1, 2005, Ionbond, Madison Heights, MI, opened an 8000-sq.-ft. tool-and-die coating facility in Monterrey, Mexico. Ionbond Monterrey will service the Mexican stamping and forming markets, and support local tooling customers with its thermal-diffusion (TD) and physical-vapor-deposition (PVD) coating services, along with vacuum heattreating and die-polishing capabilities. It can TD-coat tools weighing as much as 300 kg, and PVD-coat tools to 800 kg. Learn more at


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