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Morgal Machine Earns Job-Creation Tax Credit
to Help Fund Diversification Project

Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Metalforming company Morgal Machine and Tool, Springfield, OH, one of the McGregor Metalworking Companies, has received a 40-percent six-yr. job-creation tax credit estimated to be worth more than $27,000. The credit will help the firm implement a three-yr. diversification program that includes plans for more than $2 million in capital expenditures. Morgal Machine supplies the automotive industry, as well as the locomotive, agricultural and lawn-and-garden industries, with stamped sprockets, pulleys, and other metal parts and assemblies. The first new market on its target list is the fitness industry, for which it plans, by year-end, to produce treadmill frames. It also sees opportunities to expand its lawn and garden business, with plans to launch a new product in 2011; production of a redesigned tractor component should begin in 2011-2012. Learn more at

PPG Industries Named Supplier of the year

Wednesday, September 09, 2009
MetoKote Corp., Lima, OH, which operates 33 coating facilities around the world, presented its inaugural Suppler of the Year Award to PPG Industries. PPG, Pittsburgh, PA, supplies paints, coatings and other materials from more than 140 manufacturing facilities in more than 60 countries. MetoKote also recently hosted Ohio Governor Ted Strickland at its Lima coating complex—Strickland toured the facility and spoke to its employees about his education-reform plan. Learn more about MetoKote at

Georgia Service Center Installs Multi-Blanking Line

Tuesday, September 08, 2009
The Phoenix Metals facility in Norcross, GA, has installed a 72-in. precision multi-blanking line from Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, IL. The line can process mild steel to 0.135 in. thick and stainless steel to 0.105 in. as presently configured—the firm may add an additional leveler to the line to take stainless-steel capacity to 0.250 in. Included is a precision grip-feed system and CNC programmable slitter, capable of holding blank width and length tolerances of plus or minus 0.005 in. Learn more at Phoenix Metals is online at


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