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Feed Lease Feeds Two More Lines
to Fayette Tool and Engineering

Friday, July 25, 2003
Fayette Tool and Engineering, Inc., Connersville, IN, recently took delivery of two Feed Lease Corp. (Rochester Hills, MI) coil-feeding lines, bringing the number of Feed Lease-supplied lines at Fayette to six. The two new identical lines each consist of a servo roll feed with a pull-through five-roll straightener, which reduces the space normally required for powered straighteners. The servo feed features crodon-surfaced feed rolls, sealed-for-life double-row ball bearings and dual pneumatic cylinders for roll lift and pilot release. The feeder mounts on an adjustable-height cabinet with a four-roll curve section, remote jog pendant and adjustable edge guides. The 10,000-lb.-capacity powered coil reel is includes hydraulic expansion, ultrasonic loop control and optional full-radius mandrel caps for use with lighter-gauge materials. For more on Feed Lease coil-feed products, visit

PennEngineering Forms
Fastening Products and Equipment Group

Friday, July 25, 2003
PennEngineering, Danboro, PA, has formed PennEngineering Fastening Technologies, unifying the parent company’s fastener and equipment brands and resources under one operating group. The new organization develops and manufactures PEM self-clinching and broaching fasteners; SI inserts for plastics; and Atlas SpinTite, MaxTite and Plus+Tite blind threaded inserts. Fastener-installation equipment offered by the group includes PEMserter automatic and manual precision presses, the StickScrew system for small-screw insertion, and equipment for in-die and robotic applications.

Chicago to Host Town-Hall Meeting
on the State of Manufacturing

Thursday, July 24, 2003
The Central States Chapter of the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) will conduct a town-hall meeting on August 21 to discuss the decline of North American manufacturing and measures that can be taken to counter it. “This is the first of as many as a half-dozen town-hall meetings that we plan for the United States and Canada between now and the end of the year,” says M. Robert Weidner, III, MSCI president and CEO. The meeting is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Oakbrook Terrace, IL. Speakers include Donald McNeeley, president and CEO of Chicago Tube & Iron; David Lerman, chairman and CEO of Steel Warehouse Co.; William Hickey, president, Lapham-Hickey Steel Corp.; and John Licht, chairman, president and CEO of Duraco Products. For more details, call 773/867-1300 ext. 105.


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