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Olson Int. to Add 600-ton Straightside Press

Olson Int. to Add 600-ton Straightside Press

Friday, August 6, 2004
 
Olson International, Ltd., Lombard, IL, is adding a new 600-ton straightside press, allowing to serve industry needs for larger parts, according to company officials. The press is scheduled to go online in September. Currently, Olsen’s largest press is 400 tons with a 120-in. bed size—three of these at the Lombard plant. “The future is in doing more value-added in the dies and offering a more cost-effective product and service to our customer,” says Time Gleason, Olson president. “(With larger presses,) we are able to consolidate tapping, staking and riveting operations into the progressive die, providing a driver to cost savings on high-volume products.” In addition, reports Gleason, Olson hopes to expand its core competencies to more comprehensive parts that require larger press tonnage and bed size.

 

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