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United Performance Metals
Acquires Bay-Area Distributor

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
United Performance Metals, Hamilton, OH, acquired Plus Ten Stainless, Benicia, CA, specialists in precision carbide-tipped cold-saw cutting of stainless-steel plate. The west-coast distributor provides plate from 3/16 to 4 in. thick in several grades; The acquisition strengthens United Performance Metals’ west-coast presence—the firm also operates a service center in La Mirada, CA. More at

Website Features Photo-Etched Metal Parts

Monday, September 12, 2011
Developed to help design engineers specify circuits for medical devices, implants and other applications, the revised website of Tech-Etch, Plymouth, MA, comprises more than 150 pages detailing three main product areas: photo-etched precision parts, EMI/RFI shielding, and flexible printed circuits. Learn how photo-etching eliminates the cost of hard tooling and shortens lead times. Included are dimensional tolerances as well as explanations of forming, plating and heattreating capabilities. Visit the site:

Shoptech Makes Inc. Magazine’s
Top 5000 List, Again

Thursday, September 8, 2011
For the fifth consecutive year, Inc. magazine has added Shoptech Software, Glastonbury, CT, to its list of the 5000 fastest-growing companies in the United States. The firm provides its E2 shop-management software to small to midsized manufacturing companies. A press release announcing the Inc. magazine recognition describes how Dove Die and Stamping Co., Cleveland, OH, uses the software’s accounting, purchasing, data-collection and quality-control features to streamline its operations. And, the metal-stamping and die-build facility is in the process of implementing modules for shop-floor control, inventory management and estimating. “The E2 advanced materials-planning screen gives us the ability to see if we have enough finished parts to fulfill our customer’s ever-changing demands,” says Dove Die owner Peggy Andryszak. “What used to take 2 hr. now takes about 5 min.” More about Shoptech at


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