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Olson to Expand Mexican Stamping Operations

Friday, August 30, 2002
Olson International Ltd., Lombard, IL, has announced the planned expansion of its progressive-die tool construction and design capabilities in Matamoros, Mexico. Olson International S.A. de C.V., which began operation in 1988, currently operates in a 90,000-sq.-ft. plant providing stamping and assembly capabilities as well as tool construction and maintenance. Ground breaking will soon take place to add another 10,000 sq. ft. of tool-shop space; project completion is slated for first-quarter 2003. The firm is online at

Eagle Stainless Gains Upgraded ISO Certification

Friday, August 30, 2002
Of the 252 U.S. producers of stainless-steel products with ISO 9000-series certification, only 12 have chosen to upgrade to the optional 9001:2000—Eagle Stainless Tube & Fabrication Inc., Franklin, MA, is one of them. The upgrade to 9001:2000 sets progressive standards that focus on customer satisfaction and continuous improvement, in addition to rigorous quality assurance. To meet certification requirements, companies must evaluate customer satisfaction and demonstrate superior response to customer requests and concerns. Along with its ISO 9001:2000 certification, Eagle Stainless holds AS 9000 aerospace-industry certification. It’s online at

Online Source for Canmaking-Tooling Spare Parts

Thursday, August 29, 2002
S&S Tool, Inc., Anoka, MN, now allows two- and three-piece canmakers to order spare parts from an online spares inventory. Parts available include cupper tooling, die centers, blank punches, blank dies, draw pads, blank and draw dies, draw horns, stripper fingers, cupholder sleeves, nested dies and cup locators. Check it out at


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