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Metform Enters Joint Venture to Broaden its Offerings

Thursday, June 3, 2004
Through a joint-venture agreement, rollforming-line supplier Metform Intl. Ltd., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, will market and sell the products of MET Intl., Bridgnorth, UK, throughout the Americas. MET will market and sell Metform products throughout the European Union, Russia and Eastern Europe. MET supplies rollforming lines, blanking lines, cut-to-length lines, press-feed lines, and piercing and notching systems. Rollforming lines from Metform can include coil-handling equipment, pre- and post-piercing equipment, length-measuring and batch-counting systems and rotary piercing and embossing equipment. Learn more at and

Formtek Forms Finance Group

Thursday, June 3, 2004
The Formtek Group of companies—Cooper-Weymouth, Peterson (CWP), B&K, Dahlstrom, Engel, FMI, Hill Engineering, Iowa Precision Ind., IRI, Lockformer, Rowe and Yoder—has formed Formtek Finance Group. The competitive finance programs offered by the group include conditional sales contracts, finance lease contracts, tax lease contracts with and without an early purchase option, and residual lease contracts. For more, visit

Laurel Steel First to Receive TS16949 Certification

Wednesday, June 2, 2004
Laurel Steel, Burlington, Ontario, Canada, has become the first North American cold-finisher to receive ISO/TS16949 certification, a standard that will be required by all Tier One automotive suppliers by 2006. The standard specifies quality-system requirements for design/development, production, installation and servicing of automotive-related products. Laurel Steel ( provides cold-finished bar and wire from its 350,000-sq.-ft. facility.


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