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Alabama Stamper Purchases Heavy-Duty Feed Line

Monday, July 23, 2007
Choice Fabricators, Inc., Attalia, AL, a high-volume Tier One automotive stamper and precision fabricator, has purchased a 42-in. by 0.25-in. by 35,000-lb.-capacity press-feed system from Cooper-Weymouth, Peterson (CWP), a division of Formtek Maine, Clinton, ME. The feed line includes a ServoMax servo roll feed with 6-in.-dia. full-width matte chrome rolls, handwheel-adjustable edge guides, anti-backup rolls, an automatic lubrication system, adjustable-height cabinet base and touchscreen operator controls. The straightener has 6-in.-dia. pinch rolls, 4-in. backed-up straightening rolls, powered head adjustment, peeler table and blade, and consolidated pushbutton controls with HMI interface. Other features: 35,000-lb.-capacity uncoiler with full-radius drum mandrels, hydraulic expansion, inching drive, ultrasonic brake control, laser coil alignment, secondary holddown arm with powered rider roll and coil-loading car. Learn more at Choice Fabricators is online at

Ceratizit Grows Through Acquisition

Thursday, July 19, 2007
Ceratizit, a Luxembourg-based supplier of hard-material products for wear protection and cutting tools (with North American sales headquarters in Columbia, SC), has acquired Newcomer Products, Inc., Latrobe, PA. Newcomer Products manufactures and finishes tungsten-carbide products for metal cutting and wear applications. It employs 130 people and had sales of $20 million in 2006. For the metalforming marketplace, Ceratizit manufactures cold-heading dies, special cold-forming tools (punches, mandrels, swaging hammers etc.), drawing dies and mandrels and fastening tools;

Moeller Opens Tooling Facility in Mexico

Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Moeller Manufacturing Co., Inc., Plymouth, MI, has opened a manufacturing plant in Queretaro, Mexico, to supply that market with punches, die buttons, retainers, die springs and nitrogen gas cylinders. The plant is in the Industrial Parque El Marques. Learn more at


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