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Metalformer Gets to Introduce President Bush

Tuesday, September 24, 2002
John Barnes, chairman of Small Parts, Inc., recently had the opportunity to greet and introduce the President of the United States, George W. Bush, at the South Bend, IN airport on September 5, 2002. Mr. Barnes has long been active in government affairs, and has been a director of the United States Chamber of Commerce since 2000 and was elected Regional Vice Chairman in 2002. He currently serves as Chairman of the Education, Employment, and Training Committee of the US Chamber. Small Parts, Inc. is a custom manufacturer of precision metal stampings and assemblies, with plants in Indiana and Mexico.

Commercial Heat Treater Achieves ISO Certification

Monday, September 23, 2002
Hudapack Metal Treating, Elkhorn, WI, has been awarded an upgrade to ISO 9001:2000 certification. The firm serves Chicago, Milwaukee and Rockford manufacturers. It's online at

AWS Conference to Cover Auto Al Welding

Friday, September 20, 2002
Detroit will host Welding Aluminum for the Automotive Industry, an American Welding Society (AWS) conference slated for December 3-4. The transition from steel to aluminum in auto manufacturing presents many challenges and entails significant changes in current welding processes, note AWS officials in scheduling the conference. Attendees will learn about CO2 and YAG lasers, magnetic-force welding, friction stir welding, hybrid welding and electronic-beam welding. Also covered will be aluminum basics, cleaning aspects, blanking and nondestructive testing. For more information or to register, call 800/443-9353 ext. 449, or visit and click on Conferences.


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