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Automotive Body Technology

Wednesday, August 30, 2006
 
Travel to Novi, MI, Sept. 19-21, for the World Automotive Body Expo, sponsored by the International Automotive Body Congress (IABC). IABC provides a forum for engineers, managers and industry professionals to discuss advances in component manufacture, stamping, sheetmetal assembly and tool and die making. The technical program represents 15 countries with more than 80 pier-reviewed technical papers. Learn more at www.bodycongress.org.


Penn United Has the First NIMS-Certified Machinist

Wednesday, August 30, 2006
 
The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) has awarded its first Certified Journey-level Machinist Certificate to Donald Stegner, an employee of Penn United Technology, Cabot, PA. Stegner is the first to complete the NIMS competency-based apprenticeship program, which requires workers to demonstrate their skills by writing programs, setting up and operating machines and controlling quality. The program replaces the traditional hours-based method. Learn more at www.nims-skills.org.

Ice Industries to Stamp Parts for Raybestos

Tuesday, August 29, 2006
 
Ice Industries, a metal stamping and assembly company headquartered in Sylvania, OH, recently signed an agreement to provide Raybestos Products Co. with parts for its wet friction operations. The three-year agreement calls for Ice to provide Raybestos with 4.4 million stamped components annually. The work will be conducted at the ICE facility in Grenada, MS. The 258,000-sq.-ft. Grenada plant has capabilities including metal stamping, rollforming, manual and robotic welding, buffing and assembly. Additional work under this contract will be completed at the Ice Deerfield Manufacturing plant in Mason, OH. Ice will acquire a press from Raybestos for a portion of the program. The components will be used in a variety of applications including powershift transmissions, wet brakes and power take-offs, predominantly for the off-highway market. For more, visit www.iceindustries.com.

 

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