Hot Off the Press
Coil-Processing Seminar Slated for November in Ohio
Thursday, August 19, 2004
Red Bud Industries will host a coil-processing seminar at the Sharonville Convention Center in Sharonville, OH, on November 9, 2004. The seminar will cover blanking, multi-blanking, leveling, slitting and new processes for hot-rolled black material. Speakers include industry consultant Eric Theis, formerly of Herr-Voss; Harold Kerns, an expert in slitting and shearing; and Kevin Voges, president of The Material Works, a toll-processing service center. Learn more at www.redbudindustries.com
Spring Business Bounces Upward
Wednesday, August 18, 2004
Manufacturers in the North American spring industry have enjoyed their fourth consecutive quarter of increased business activity, according to the Spring Manufacturers Institute (SMI), Oak Brook, IL. In its second-quarter 2004 Key Business Trends Survey, SMI shows that 78 percent of its reporting companies indicated an increase in business for the quarter ending June 30, 2004. None of the reporting companies noted a business decline over the period. The survey also noted an increase in lead times and work hours, and that the forecast for future quarters is favorable. Learn more at www.smihq.org
Dreistern Markets Rollform Tools as “Made in the U.S.A."
Tuesday, August 17, 2004
Dreistern Inc., Telford, PA, marked August 1, 2004, as the official launch date for its U.S.-made tooling, developed to complement its Professional-series line of rollforming machines. Its tooling capabilities include design, manufacture, heattreatment and tryout. It expects that U.S.-made tools in conjunction with a stock program of machines will reduce delivery times.