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IHI Press Technology Earns ISO Registration

Friday, July 8, 2005
IHI Press Technology America, Inc., Troy, MI, has earned an ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System certificate for sales and service of metalforming machinery. The firm, online at, offers transfer and tandem press lines, blanking lines and tryout presses.

AJB Automated Systems Partners with W. Strothman

Friday, July 8, 2005
German-based W. Strothman Machines & Handling will market its pressroom equipment and other products through a new partnership with AJB Automated Systems, LLC, Fenton, MI. AJB/Strothman USA will offer, among other products, linear robotics, pressroom automation systems, coil-feed lines, stacking/destacking systems, end-of-line equipment, blank-washing systems, conveyors, and laser- and conventional-blanking lines. For more details, visit AJB moved into a new 23,000-sq.-ft. facility on May 1, 2005.

Kaiser to Supply Al Sheet to Airbus through 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2005
Kaiser Aluminum, Foothill Ranch, CA will supply Airbus with heattreated aluminum sheet and plate through 2011, based on an agreement recently signed by the two companies. “Kaiser has been a supplier primarily of lightweight sheet to Airbus for many years,” says Jack A. Hockema, president and CEO of Kaiser Aluminum. “However, the new agreement represents an important piece of committed business for Kaiser and is an outgrowth of the Airbus qualification of additional Kaiser sheet and plate products in 2004. “Airbus has clearly demonstrated an increased demand for aluminum sheet and plate,” he continues, “as evidenced in part by the development of the new A380 (550-seat passenger jet).” Kaiser Aluminum produces fabricated aluminum products for aerospace and other industries requiring high-strength, lightweight materials. For more, visit


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