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NTC America Consolidates Machine-Tool Business

Monday, August 29, 2011
As of July 1, 2011, NTC America Corp., Novi, MI, now handles all machine-tool products, such as crankshaft mills, which previously had been handled by its parent company Komatsu America Industries. The consolidation follows the April 2011 merger of Komatsu NTC Ltd. and Komatsu Machinery Corp. NTC America’s machinery lineup now includes laser systems, transfer machines, grinders, machining centers, milling machines, turning and broaching machines and wire saw systems;

Ace Metal Crafts Moves to New Digs

Friday, August 26, 2011
An 82,000-sq.-ft. plant in Bensenville, IL, is the new home of Ace Metal Crafts, specialists in stainless-steel fabrication. The firm provides laser cutting, forming, welding, sanitary finishes and value engineering. It has stocked the new, larger plant with plenty of new equipment, including a third laser-cutting machine and a nitrogen-generating system to support its laser-processing operations, as well as additional welding equipment that boosts capacity by 30 percent. More at

Oregon Metal Slitters to Add
Heavy-Gauge CTL Line

Friday, August 26, 2011
Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, IL, will provide a new heavy-gauge cut-to-length line to Oregon Metal Slitters, Portland, OR, with blanking capacity to ½ in. The line will process coils to 50,000 lb. and 72 in. wide, and will include a variable-rake shear, drop stacker, automatically lowering stack table and end-discharge rollouts; More about Oregon Metal Slitters at


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