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Six-Figure Registration for IMTS

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
 

Total registration for the recently completed International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) topped 100,000, a record-setting 21.6-percent increase over IMTS 2010 registration. The energy level throughout the show (Sept. 10-15) was at an all-time high, as evidenced by the constant traffic at the booth shared by the Precision Metalforming Association and its publications MetalForming magazine and Fabricating Product News.

Says Peter Eelman, IMTS vice president—exhibitions and communications: “We are entering a period of sustained growth that will fuel economic prosperity and job creation.”

Stories of significant equipment orders being booked throughout the show were in abundance. For example, machine-tool manufacturer MAG booked a $36 million order from on customer for eight 5-spindle profilers to increase its titanium-machining capacity.


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.

 

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