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Trio of Manufacturers Form Springmaking JV

Tuesday, September 9, 2008
The spring-manufacturing business of GR Spring & Stamping Inc., Grand Rapids, MI, has entered into a joint venture with Stumpp, Schuele, & Somappa (SSS) USA Inc., and MultiTech Industries, Inc., Carol Stream, IL. SSS USA Inc., a subsidiary of Stumpp, Schuele & Somappa Pvt. Ltd, the largest spring-manufacturing company in India, will hold a majority position in the new venture, named Stumpp, Schuele, & Somappa Spring & Wire LLC (SSS Spring & Wire LLC), and headquartered in Walker, MI. GR Spring & Stamping operates facilities in Michigan, Kentucky and Chihuahua, Mexico; Stumpp, Schuele & Somappa Pvt. Ltd operates 11 plants in India and one in Germany; Learn about MultiTech Industries and its strategic alliances at

Hidden Supply of Resistance-Welding “Classic”
Found, Available

Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Lors Machinery, Inc., Union, NJ, has discovered, hidden a in a warehouse, a limited supply of the book, Resistance Welding--Designing, Tooling and Applications, written by Wallace A. Stanley. Called a “classic book” and the “definitive source for resistance welding information and methodology,” the hard-cover book can be had by contacting Lors Machinery at; tel. 908/964-9100.

KY School Lands Rollforming Mill, Software Seats

Friday, September 5, 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.


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