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BTM Corp. Adds Two Distributors

Wednesday, July 28, 2004
BTM Corp., Marysville, MI, manufacturer of the Tog-L-Loc sheetmetal-joining system, presses, power clamps and grippers, has added two North American distributors to its network. Joining in the firm’s sales efforts are Metal Tech Machinery, Monclova, OH, and Production Resources Inc., Franklin, TN. Metal Tech will cover the northwest-Ohio territory. Production Resources employs five application engineers covering Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, western Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

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.


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