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Trico Mfg. Expands its Lubrication Offerings

Tuesday, July 27, 2004
Via acquisition, Trico Mfg., Pewaukee, WI, has expanded its capabilities in predictive maintenance (PM) of lubrication systems. The firm recently acquired Schematic Approach Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, a provider of PM services for a variety of industrial manufacturers. The company will offer on-site lubrication-system training, auditing, consulting and monitoring, and will build and execute individualized lubrication-maintenance programs. Learn more at

Phoenix Metals Adds Third High-Speed Blanking Line

Monday, July 26, 2004
The new Phoenix Metals CO. facility in Springhill, TN, has installed a high-speed blanking line from Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, IL. The line is the third for Phoenix Metals, headquartered in Norcross, GA. It features a heavy-gauge servo hydraulic grip-feed system that allows material to ¼-in. thick to run in a deep loop, at high speeds without slipping. The grippers also allow material as thin as 28 gauge to be run mark-free. Included in the line is a high-speed heavy-gauge shear with variable blade rake.

J.P. Pattern Earns ISO Registration

Thursday, July 22, 2004
J.P. Pattern, Inc., Butler, WI, a manufacturer of prototypes, patterns, models, molds, dies and fixtures, has achieved ISO 9001:2000 registration. The firm is online at


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