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Stamper/Rollformer Earns OSHA Recognition

Wednesday, June 7, 2006
Elrae Industries, Inc., Alden, NY, a supplier of stamped and rollformed components, custom assemblies and retail-ready products, has been accepted into the national Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). The program recognizes small employers that operate exemplary safety-and-health management systems. Companies accepted into SHARP are exempt from programmed OSHA inspections for a given period of time, and can renew their exempt status via an on-site visit to ensure continued exemplary status.

Coil-Slitting and Packing Lines
Slated for Lafayette Steel Sales

Wednesday, June 7, 2006
Lafayette Steel Sales, Indianapolis, IN, has ordered a turret-head coil-slitting line and automatic slit-coil-packaging line from Braner USA, Inc., Schiller Park, IL. The slitting line, capable of speeds to 1000 ft./min., will process 0.015- to 0.250-in.-thick coil weighing to 60,000 lb. in widths to 72 in. the packaging line will handle slit coil weighing to 10,000 lb. in widths from 1 to 24 in. For more on Braner USA equipment, visit

New Parts Washer at Bettcher Amherst

Wednesday, June 7, 2006
Bettcher Amherst Metal Stamping, Brook Park, OH, has added a new parts washer, from Walsh Mfg. Corp., Cleveland, OH, part of the company’s ongoing plan to rework the facility’s layout to improve material flow. “Our new washer is 33 percent larger than its predecessor and is capable of processing more parts per hour to help meet our customers’ needs,” said Jerry Lynch, company president. The new washer features a four-step cycle to ensure that each part is washed, rinsed, coated with a rust-prevention solution and dried. The washer was placed strategically on the plant floor to reduce material handling and improve product throughput. For more on Bettcher Amherst, visit For more on parts washers and related equipment from Walsh Mfg., visit


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