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Metalforming Industry Movers & Shakers
Friday, August 09, 2013
The Precision Machined Products Association (PMPA), Brecksville, OH, named Michael T. Kobylka, II executive director, having previously served as president and CEO of Racine (WI) Area Manufacturers and Commerce. Kobylka also has held positions with the Cleveland, OH-based Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network (Magnet) and the City of Lorain (OH). Learn more about PMPA, an international trade association representing the interests of the precision-machined product industry, at www.pmpa.org/
The McGregor Metalworking Companies, Springfield, OH, appointed Tom Wright president, having previously served as plant director of Gestamp Automocion, in Alabama. Wright also has held positions with Lear Corp., Talon Automotive and Tower Automotive. McGregor Metalworking operates five contract-manufacturing plants specializing in stamping, machining, robotic welding and more; www.mcgregormetal.com/.
Magnetic Products, Inc., Highland, MI, added Mark Shaffer to its sales team, as regional sales manager for the Western United States and Canada; www.mpimagnet.com/.
Arku Coil Systems, Cincinnati, OH, appointed Nicholas Miller technical director for its U.S. operations. The firm manufactures coil-feeding and sheet-leveling equipment; www.arku.com/.
Roll-Kraft, Mentor, OH, a manufacturer of roll tooling to the tube and pipe and rollforming industry, hired Sanjay Singh as executive vice president; www.roll-kraft.com/.
Samco Moves to Bigger Digs
Thursday, August 08, 2013
Rollforming-equipment manufacturer Samco Machinery has moved to a new, larger facility in North Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The 160,000-sq.-ft. facility, double the size of its previous plant, will enable the company “to take on more and larger projects requiring more material handling,” says president and CEO Bob Repovs. Samco is online at www.samco-machinery.com/
CTL Line at Frigoglass Supports Inhouse Blanking
Thursday, August 08, 2013
The speed and flexibility to respond to production demands, reduced toll-processing fees, reduced scrap and improved quality—all are reasons why beverage-cooler manufacturer Frigoglass North America, Spartanburg, SC, decided to install a new cut-to-length (CTL) line and bring blanking inhouse. The line, manufactured by Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, MI, features a servo roll feed, straightener with 5-in. pinch rolls, and an integrated 60-in. hydraulic shear and single-station drop stacker. It can process coils to 60 in. wide by 20,000 lb., with the ability to handle prepainted steel to 0.078 in. thick at 60 in. wide, and 0.090 in. wide at 48 in. wide. Maximum speed is 30 strokes/min./120 ft./min. Coe is online at www.cpec.com/