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Powder-Coating Equipment Manufacturer
a “Fastest-Growing Company”

Thursday, September 4, 2008
Inc. magazine has issued its second annual ranking of the 5000 fastest-growing private companies in the United States, and ranked number 2185 is Powder-X Coating Systems, Smyrna, TN. Powder-X Coating Systems manufactures ovens, spray booths and automated systems, as well as its own brand of powder, chemicals and other consumables used for powder coating. Learn more at View complete results of the Inc. 5000, sortable by region and industry, at

KY School Lands Rollforming Mill, Software Seats

Thursday, September 4, 2008
On August 7, 2008, the Jefferson Community and Technical College (JCTC) Shelbyville Campus, Shelbyville, KY, welcomed an Engel ( rollforming machine, provided by Shelbyville’s oldest manufacturing company, Roll Forming Corp. ( It will use the 10-pass 7/8-in.-dia. machine, equipped with cutoff and decoiler units, to help train students as setup personnel, maintenance technicians, general machinists, tool and die makers, CNC operators and programmers, and design engineers. Students also will learn the dynamics of the rollforming process. In addition, German software manufacturer dataM Corp. donated 16 seats of software that will enable JCTC students to develop bend progressions and to design rolls.

Stamper Slashes Die-Change Times

Thursday, September 4, 2008
BTD Manufacturing, Detroit Lakes, MN, has slashed die-change time at a two-press manufacturing cell from 15 min. to a mere 3 min., thanks to the installation of magnetic die-clamping apparatus supplied by TCR Integrated Stamping Systems, Wisconsin Rapids, WI. The two-press cell makes a family of parts requiring rapid die changeover and short production runs. BTD ( offers metal stamping, fabrication, machining and other services. Learn more about TCR and the services it provides to the metalforming industry at


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