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A Metalforming Miracle: 20 Years
Without a Lost-Time Accident

Friday, July 16, 2010
E.J. Ajax and Sons, Minneapolis, MN, a manufacturer of precision metal stampings, fabricated sheetmetal products, deep-drawn parts and assemblies, has recently passed the 20-yr. mark without a single hour of lost time. The firm ( also has worked the last 7 yr. with zero OSHA 300 log incidents—“no cuts, stitches, slips, falls or back strains,” says vice president Erick Ajax. “Statewide,” Erick continues, “Minnesota metalformers average one amputation a month—that’s why everyone at E.J. Ajax considers safety to be our highest priority and moral responsibility.” Erick will discuss his company’s safety culture at the Precision Metalforming Association Safety Professional Roundtable, September 28-29 in Cleveland, OH;

Bilsing Automation Expands
in Germany and the U.S.

Friday, July 16, 2010
Modular-tooling-system manufacturer Bilsing Automation has increased its distributor network, added engineering staff at its U.S. office in Clinton Township, MI, and expanded its manufacturing capabilities with a new facility in Germany. At its Michigan office, the firm added Michael Froehlich as an inhouse tooling engineer, with expertise in 3D mechanical design and performing automation feasibility studies. Expanding its distributor network, the firm named Michigan Automation and MJM to its North American sales team. And, in Germany, the firm has moved to a new 8100-sq.-ft. plant with added capacity for prototyping, preassembly and inventory. More at

Waukesha Metal Products Earns
Aerospace Quality Cert.

Thursday, July 15, 2010
AS9100:Rev B 2004 quality certification has been bestowed upon Waukesha Metal Products, Sussex, WI. The AS9100 version includes the ISO9001 standard and adds supplementary requirements that apply to the aerospace, aviation and defense industries. Those markets, for which Waukesha Metal produces safety-critical products, account for about five percent of the company’s sales. Learn more about its precision stamping, sheetmetal fabricating and tool design and build capabilities at


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