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Stamper/Fabricator Invests in
Plant Maintenance-Management Software

Monday, August 31, 2009
KSO Metalfab, Inc., Streamwood, IL, has purchased MIE Maintenance, a preventive-maintenance software package from MIE Solutions. The software manages maintenance requests and predefined maintenance tasks to notify the maintenance team to perform work that preserves and restores equipment reliability, replacing worn components before they fail. Workers also can use the software to record equipment deterioration so that they know how to repair or replace worn parts. KSO Metalfab provides metal stampings, fabricated metal parts and prototypes to the computer, fast-food, automotive, medical and other industries, with an impressive equipment list that includes a laser-punch, stand-alone laser-cutting machines, programmable press brakes, and stamping presses to 95-ton capacity; Learn more about MIE Maintenance, and the firm’s other production-control software offerings, at

Kentucky Metal Fabricator
to More than Double in Size

Monday, August 31, 2009
Wolf Steel USA, Inc., Crittenden, KY, manufacturer of Napoleon-brand fireplaces, stoves, inserts and other related products, announced plans to add 72, 150 sq. ft. to its existing 39,000-sq.-ft. facility to increase warehousing, distribution and metal-fabricating and manufacturing space. The project falls under Kentucky’s new incentive program that will provide Wolf Steel with as much as $360,000 in tax incentives earned over a 10-yr. period. The expansion should be completed by March 2010 and result in the creation of 15 new jobs. Website:

Press Room Equipment Acquires Norwalk

Friday, August 28, 2009
Norwalk Innovation Inc., manufacturers of the horizontal Un-Coiler for flat stock and wire, and the vertical Lever Lift Un-Coiler, has been acquired by Press Room Equipment Co., a division of American Products, LLC. Press Room Equipment manufactures equipment for press feeding, material straightening and coil handling, and will continue to build and support Norwalk’s product mix from its manufacturing plant in Springfield, MO;


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