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MTI Now Provides Cost-Estimating Services

Tuesday, July 11, 2006
MTI Systems, W. Springfield, MA, a provider of cost-estimating software for manufacturers, has formed a new division called ShouldCost Estimating Services (SES). The division provides part cost-estimating services to mid-to-large-sized manufacturing companies. The detailed cost data SES can provide will allow manufacturers to identify cost-reduction opportunities throughout the product-development life cycle, from design to procurement. Learn more at

Hess Launches New Spinforming Business Unit

Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Hess Industries, Inc., Niles, MI, a manufacturer of metalforming and press-automation equipment, has launched a new spinforming and flowforming business unit, Formitt Metal Labs. Formitt Metal Labs offers prototyping and short- and production-run metalforming services to produce hollow symmetrical and asymmetrical shapes, fabrications and assemblies from flat stock and tubing. Learn more at

MISA Acquires Building-Products Manufacturer

Friday, July 7, 2006
Marubeni-Itochu Steel America (MISA), New York, NY, has acquired Quality Edge, Inc., Walker, MI, a rollforming company that manufactures roofing, siding and rainware finishing products—fascia, soffit, drip edge, steel siding etc. Quality Edge joins Clark Western Building Systems as part of the MISA Building Products Group. MISA, a joint venture between the steel divisions of Japan’s two largest trading groups, is the parent organization for an integrated network of affiliates in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Learn more at


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