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Mexican Plant Awarded ISO Certification

Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Chromalox, based in the United States in Pittsburgh, PA, a manufacturer of electric heating and control products, has been awarded ISO 9001:2000 certification for its Mexican manufacturing facility in Nuevo Laredo in the state of Tamaulipas. The 75,000-sq.-ft. facility manufactures air heaters, tubular heaters, cartridge heaters and other styles of heating products. Chromalox manufacturing plants perform, among other metal-fabrication processes, arc welding, robotic plasma-arc cutting, semiautomatic pipe coping and CNC machining;

Minn. Service Center Upgrades Lines
to Handle Thicker, Stronger Steels

Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Ratner Steel, Roseville, MN, has ordered a pair of stretcher levelers from Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, IL. The units will upgrade two existing processing lines—one will handle steel to 65 KSI and 0.375 in. thick, the other will process steel to 75 KSI and 0.5 in. thick. Stretcher leveling exceeds the yield point in all of the material—top to bottom and side to side—to produce flat material with no trapped internal stresses, says Red Bud, eliminating springback. Learn more at

Supplier of Heat- and Corrosion-Resistant Materials
Acquires Italian Service Center

Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Rolled Alloys, Temperance, MI, acquired Clama Trade, Melegnano (Milan), Italy. Clama Trade supplies corrosion-resistant and high-temperature-service nickel-based alloys and duplex stainless steels as plate, sheet, bar, flanges, fittings and welding materials. Rolled Alloys, a supplier of heat- and corrosion-resistant alloys and titanium-alloy products, operates several U.S. facilities, as well as facilities in Canada, China, Japan and throughout Europe.


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