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Formtek Integrating Some Operations

Thursday, August 4, 2005
Formtek, Itasca, IL, has integrated its Dahlstrom Flexible Fabrication Systems company with FMI, at the Iowa Precision facility in Cedar Rapids, IA. The newly named FMI Dahlstrom will be lead by Garry Jensen, as product general manager—flexible fabrication. The Dahlstrom Rollforming product line continues to be built at Formtek Metal Forming in Cleveland, OH.

Great Designs in Steel 2006--Call for Abstracts

Wednesday, August 3, 2005
The American Iron and Steel Institute Automotive Applications Committee (AAC) has issued its call for abstracts for the annual Great Designs in Steel Seminar, slated for Wednesday, March 8, 2006, in Livonia, MI. Coming on the heels of the 2005 edition of the seminar, which hosted more than 1300 automotive engineers for the all-day three-track program, the 2006 version promises to be even more successful. The AAC encourages automotive designers and engineers and representatives from Tier One and Two suppliers to submit abstracts that focus on successful case studies illustrating the latest trends in steel usage for vehicles. Submit abstracts—300-500 words--via e-mail to Deanna Lorincz:

Coil Processing Seminar in St. Louis

Tuesday, August 2, 2005
Red Bud Industries Tech Support will host a coil-processing seminar at the Sheraton St. Louis City Center Hotel & Suites in St. Louis, MO, on September 20, 2005. The workshop, directed toward service-center personnel, covers a host of topics including: close-tolerance blanking and multi-blanking; the geometry of shape variations; taking the magic out of metal slitting; and advances in processing equipment. Featured speakers will include coil-processing experts Eric Theis and Harold Kerns. The seminar will conclude with a tour of toll processor The Material Works and an optional tour of Red Bud Industries. For more, visit or call 800-851-4612.


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