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Rockford Mill Appoints CEO, Establishes New HQ

Monday, July 14, 2003
Rockford Mill, exclusive distributor of Namsun machining centers in North and South America, has appointed John Forlow as chairman and CEO. Also, the company has established its new headquarters at 202 W. State St., Suite 1100, Rockford, IL 61101. Forlow’s new responsibilities include all aspects of Rockford Mill’s strategic alliance with Korean-based Namsun Corp. in conjunction with his role as business and technical liaison for Rockford Mill’s customers. The company offers vertical machining systems with three-axes capability and machines with five-sided cutting ability. Portal designs are standard and can accommodate workpieces from 40 to 250 in. wide. In addition, the machines can carry heavy workpieces and can reach traverse rates of 780 in./min. For more, visit

Charlotte to Host Fastener-Technology Seminar

Monday, July 14, 2003
Sensor Products Inc., East Hanover, NJ, in conjunction with Clemson EduPro Inc., will conduct a two-day seminar, Fastening Technology and Bolted/Screwed Joint Design, August 13-14, in Charlotte, NC. The seminar will give engineers and other technical personnel up-to-date specifications and a better understanding of the complexity of mechanical joining with fasteners, according to company officials. Topics to be covered include material standards, fastener manufacturing, screw threads, corrosion and protection, quality, joint design, safety factors, tightening strategies and locking methods. For more information or to register, call 973/884-1755 or visit

Fagor to Install Inspection and Slitting Lines
at Thyssen Facility in Shanghai

Friday, July 11, 2003
Fagor Arrasate, with U.S. offices in Bensenville, IL, will install two major slitting and rewinding lines at Stainless Krupp Shanghai, a property of the Thyssen Group. The lines will process high-resistance stainless steel in thicknesses from 0.0098 to 0.118 in. They will accepts coils sized to 53.15 in. wide and weighing to 28 metric tons, with working speeds of 666 ft./min. These lines are automated via a central computer that, besides monitoring and controlling all mechanisms, includes failure diagnosis, production control, on-line operator help and presetting. The new lines will offer capability for application of protective plastic sheeting. To improve coiling, winders have interchangeable mandrels, and high-capacity slitters feature automatic hydraulic blocking of the knives set. For more, visit


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