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Ohio Pickling Facility Adds Top/Bottom Coil-Inspection System
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The Samuel Steel Pickling Co. facility in Twinsburg, OH, has installed an ISRA Vision Parsytec inspection system to perform 100-percent top and bottom inspection over the complete surface of each coil. The unit identifies and classifies surface defects and generates surface-inspection reports; www.parsytec.de/
Additionally, the facility also recently acquired an inline Butech Bliss leveler, designed to remove flat-coiled shape defects such as coil set, crossbow, edge wave and center buckle. It’s rated for leveling 0.060- to 0.26-in. sheet to 72 in. wide. And, coming soon to the facility: a circumferential coil-strapping machine. More at www.samuelsteelpickling.com/.
165-Yr.-Old Oven Manufacturer to Add More than 100 New Jobs
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Manitowoc Foodservice of Wisconsin has named Cleveland Range, in Cleveland, OH, headquarters for its oven-manufacturing division. As such, the 165-yr.-old company will expand its 260-employee workforce by more than 100, after Manitowoc closes its oven factory in Fort Wayne, IN. Also on the way is a new 30,000-sq.-ft. headquarters building next to the Cleveland factory, and new manufacturing and warehouse equipment. Cleveland Range, acquired by Manitowoc in 2011, fabricates commercial ovens for restaurants, hospitals and universities. According to Cleveland.com, the firm will receive a $250,000 loan from the city of Cleveland to buy new machinery; a $180,000 loan to help build the new offices; and a 10-yr. 60-percent tax abatement on the new construction. The loans will be forgiven if the company hires at least 100 people within 5 yr.
Metal Service Center Earns AS9100 Rev. C Certification
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Yarde Metals, headquartered in Southington, CT and with 16 U.S. locations, has earned AS9100:2009 Rev. C certification, the quality-management system certification for the aerospace and defense industries. Rev. C focuses specifically on customer satisfaction and quality by emphasizing risk management and mitigation, supply-chain management controls, and planning and project management. Yarde Metals supplies aluminum, brass and carbon- and stainless-steel sheet, plate, tube, pipe, rod and bar; www.yarde.com/