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NCI Acquires Ohio-Based Coil-Coating Facility
NCI Group Inc. has acquired the MSC Pre Finish coil-coating facility in Middle- town, OH. The idle 170,000-sq.-ft. facil- ity sits on 21 acres, and strengthens NCI’s coatings and components business segment. The company also operates an engineered building systems segment. NCI Group Inc.: 888/624-8677;
New Website for Provider of Chrome- Plating Services
Empire Hard Chrome, Inc., Chicago, IL, has launched a new and improved web- site at, loaded with fascinating before and after photos and featuring a slew of useful information on all of the appropriate finishing and plating choices. Information is organized in two ways—by application or type of item to be plated (such as pro- duction component, die component, etc.) or by finishing option. Empire offers a proprietary hard-chrome process, PTFE- infused hard chrome, moly-difulside- infused hard chrome, tin and other processes.
Empire Hard Chrome: 773/762-3156;
Yarde Metals Expands in Ohio, Pennsylvania
Metal-service center Yarde Metals, headquartered in Southington, CT, expand- ed its processing center in Streetsboro, OH, by adding a pair of plate saws to its equipment lineup—an Amada 1000 and a Kasto model. The facility stocks and processes aluminum rounds to 40-in. dia, and plate to 30 in. Also, the firm celebrated the grand opening of a new 46,000-sq.-ft. service center in Limerick, PA, to process bar, sheet and plate. The facility will maintain a 1.5-million-lb. inventory. Yarde Metals, Inc.: 860/406-6357;
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