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Online Source for Laser Technology

Thursday, June 27, 2002
Trumpf Inc., Plymouth Township, MI, has expanded the laser-technology section of its North American website to include application information about lasers, and links from each application section to relevant Trumpf products. Product pages include specs and downloadable brochures on lasers and laser systems, beam-guidance products and 3D laser-machining centers. Also available to surfers is information on laser training and service. Website:

Strip-Steel Processors Form Alliance

Wednesday, June 26, 2002
An alliance between Cold Metal Products, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, and Samuel, Son & Co. Limited, Ontario, Canada, will result in the idling of the Samuel-Whittar operation in Detroit, MI. Its production assets and equipment will relocate to the Cold Metal plant in Hamilton, Ontario, which then becomes a joint processing plant for both firms. The alliance also gives Samuel-Whittar access to the Cold Metal plants in Ottawa and Youngstown, OH, and Indianapolis, IN.

Sandvik AB to Acquire Valenite

Wednesday, June 26, 2002
Swedish metalcutting-toolmaker Sandvik AB has agreed to acquire Milacron’s North American metalcutting-tools business, Valenite, Madison Heights, MI. Valenite, with 1300 employees, will remain a separate company within the Sandvik Tooling business area. Valenite sold for $175 million; its 2001 revenues were $200 million, yielding an operating profit of $3 million.


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