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Indiana Tool and Die Maker
Growing by Leaps and Bounds

Monday, June 8, 2009
C&A Tool Engineering, Inc., Churubusco, IN, has acquired the former Dana engine-parts facility in Churubusco, to accommodate future company growth. The company, which operates a 200,000-sq.-ft. headquarters and production machining facility as well as a newly acquired 105,000-sq.-ft. facility in nearby Auburn, IN, employs 530, and manufactures molds and dies, specialty tooling and tightly toleranced precision machined parts from prototype runs to production runs. Learn more at

Worthington Industries Acquires
Mississippi Metalforming Company

Monday, June 8, 2009
Columbus, OH-based Worthington Industries Inc., a diversified company with 60 manufacturing facilities in 10 countries, acquired Piper Metal Forming Corp., New Albany, MS, a producer of aluminum high-pressure cylinders and impact extruded steel and aluminum parts. The acquisition includes Piper’s related companies—U.S. Respiratory, which assembles and distributes medical cylinder products; and Pacific Cylinders, which provides West Coast distribution from Diamond Springs, CA. Worthington Industries ( produces metal framing, pressure cylinders, automotive stampings, metal-ceiling grid systems and laser-welded blanks.

HK Metalcraft Earns Delphi Award

Friday, June 5, 2009
HK Metalcraft Corp., Lodi, NJ, a supplier of metal stampings, spring washers, formed products and related assemblies, earned the Pinnacle Award for Supplier Excellence from Delphi Corp. Among the criteria for winning a Pinnacle award: zero major disruptions or repeat problems, single-digit PPM, and zero parts on controlled shipping. The firm also earned an OSHA SHARP Award for 2009, and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Environmental Stewardship Award, for “voluntary and proactive measures to go beyond compliance, in an effort to improve the environment and ensure a sustainable future.” More at


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