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  News Fronts
Dengensha and Nastoa Merge to Create Dengensha Toa
boro, PA, a manufacturer of precision fasteners, announced the acquisition of fastener manufacturer Whitesell Formed Compo- nents, with facilities in Water- ford, Romulus and Novi, MI, and Whitesell Canada, Vaughan, Ontario, Canada.
ble, but honorable mention recipients can be nominated. The nomination deadline is August 18.
the Medina County Manufac- turers Partnership, an employer-led organization focused on bringing appren- ticeship training to Medina County, OH, located to the south of Cleveland.
Japanese resistance-weld- ing-equipment manufacturers Nastoa Welding Technologies Co. Ltd. and Dengensha Mfg. Co. Ltd., the parent company of Dengensha America, Bed- ford, OH, have merged to cre- ate Dengensha Toa Co. Ltd. The newly merged company will manufacture resistance- welding equipment for auto- motive, agricultural-machin- ery and general manufacturers on an interna- tional scale.
Bodycote Receives GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award
The partnership’s core companies, all located within Medina County, include Automation Tool & Die, Inc.; Atlantic Tool & Die; Clampco Products, Inc.; Die-Mension Corp.; Fire-Dex, LLC; ID Images, LLC; Northlake Steel Corp..; SFS Intec, Inc.; Superi- or Roll Forming Co.; and Technical Tool & Gage, Inc.
 United Performance Metals Updates International Branding
The award recognizes Bodycote’s Silao, Mexico, facility for exceeding GM’s quality-performance criteria. The Silao facility provides low-pressure carburizing and nitriding services for GM transmission gears.
The partnership’s appren- ticeship programs will be offered in conjunction with Cuyahoga Community Col- lege (Tri-C), Cleveland, OH, and Lorain County Communi- ty College, Elyria, OH, and will take place in Medina County at Tri-C’s Brunswick, OH, campus. The initial focus will be on training for advanced manufacturing, with each company attaining certifica- tion for its specific appren- ticeship program.
United Performance Met- als (UPM), Hamilton, OH, an international distributor of specialty metals, has updated its international branding, including a new logo and updated European website, The re-brand- ing comes on the heels of UPM’s January 2017 merger with three other affiliates of O’Neal Industries, UPM’s par- ent company, and a corre- sponding expansion of prod- uct offerings.
Nominate Women of Excellence in Metalforming 2017
PennEngineering Acquires Whitesell
Evan Dietrich is the first to complete the program, which aims to bring young
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The Whitesell facilities will join the existing PennEngi- neering brand and operate as part of the PennAutomo- tive division, supplying auto- motive OEMs with fastening products.
Bodycote, a global provider of thermal-process- ing services with headquar- ters in the United Kingdom, has received General Motors’ Global Supplier Quality Excel- lence Award for 2016.
Once again in 2017, Met- alForming magazine is seek- ing nominations for its Women of Excellence in Met- alforming and Fabricating section, set to run in the November 2017 issue. We are looking for women in all positions, from shop floor to leadership, who demonstrate excellence in meeting their workplace responsibilities and dedication to their com- pany and the industry.
people into the trade, strengthen skills required for successful employment and supplement Bihler’s future workforce.
  Business Notes
New Company Name, Key Additions for Tower Metalworking Fluids
Tower Metalworking Fluids is the new name for the Chicago, IL-based company formerly known as Tower Oil & Technology. In addition, the company has named Scott Prince chief operat- ing officer. Also, Phil Albertson joins as a field sales engineer for the Georgia territory.
Tower Metalworking Fluids is an ISO-certified manufacturer of specialty metalforming lubri- cants, metal cutting and grinding fluids, and corrosion inhibitors. The name change identifies Tower’s core competencies and reflects more than 80 years of the company’s global presence as a specialty lubricant manufacturer to a variety of industries.
 OH Manufacturers Form Apprenticeship Program Ten OH-based manufac- turers have partnered to form
 Nominate a coworker today at www.metalforming- Previous winners are ineligi-
Machine and automated- systems manufacturer Bihler of America, Inc., Phillipsburg, NJ, announced the gradua- tion of the first tool-and-die- maker apprentice from the company’s certified appren- ticeship program.
While the partnership cur- rently is focused on workforce concerns, it hopes to address other local concerns in the future. The companies will meet in August to form an official board structure, and the partnership is in the process of creating a website.
Bihler Apprenticeship Program Produces First Graduate

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