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IMS, Parent to Four Contract
Manufacturers, Launches Website

Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Innovative Manufacturing Solutions Companies LLC (IMS), Elk Grove Village, IL, has released a 20-page brochure as well as a complimentary website describing the capabilities and services offered by its four operating units. They are IMS Buhrke Industries—high-volume progressive-die metal stampings; IMS Exton—sheetmetal fabrications and assemblies; IMS Global Gear & Machining—contract machining and subassembly; and IMS Electrol—wire harnesses, cable and electro-mechanical assemblies. Check out the new website:

Columbia Grinding Adds
Flat Honing/Fine Grinding to its Resume

Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Need an ultra-flat surface finish on your stamped, machined or fineblanked parts? If so, one option is to contract the services of Columbia Grinding, Inc., Oak Creek, WI, which recently invested in new state-of-th4e-art high-tolerance grinding equipment. The flat-honing and fine-grinding equipment provides ultra-flat finished surfaces at stock-removal rates reportedly three to 20 times faster than conventional lapping. Surface finish is in the 2-4 Ra range. Learn more at

Superb Industries Earns Recognition for Zero PPM

Tuesday, July 19, 2005
Tier-two automotive supplier Superb Industries, Sugarcreek, OH, has received an award from its Tier One customer Wabash Technologies, recognizing its shipment of 7.8 million defect-free components. Superb delivered, on time, 89 shipments of parts to the Wabash facility in Mexicali, Mexico. Its components are used in Ford F-150 engines, as well as on Jaguars, Mustangs and the Chrysler 300M. It’s online at


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