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Ohio Laser Adds Precision Leveler

Monday, January 18, 2016

Precision metal fabricator Ohio Laser, Plain City, OH, has added a new FlatMaster 55 hydraulic leveler from Arku to its arsenal. The leveler allows Ohio Laser, which produces punched, laser-cut and flame-cut parts from sheet, plate and tube, to flatten sheetmetal parts from high-strength steels ranging from 0.05 to 12 mm thick. Learn more at


Mill Steel Buys Assets of S&S Steel Services

Monday, January 18, 2016
Mill Steel Co., Grand Rapids, MI, a distributor of flat-rolled carbon steel, has acquired assets of S&S Steel Services, Inc., an Anderson, IN-based supplier of carbon flat-rolled steel services. The purchase allows Mill Steel to expand its product line and geographic presence.
Mill Steel will continue steel slitting and cut-to-length processing operations and certain members of the company's leadership and commercial teams will remain in place, according to company officials. In addition, Mill Steel expects to create as many as 20 sales and production jobs at its 215,000-sq.-ft. Anderson processing facility, and plans to increase its existing production and distribution capability with the installation of additional processing equipment.
The strategic acquisition will support Mill Steel's growing automotive, construction, home appliance, agriculture and HVAC business in the southeastern United States and Mexico.
For more information about Mill Steel Co., visit

Homeyer Purchases Manufacturing-Analytics Software

Thursday, January 14, 2016
Homeyer Precision Manufacturing Co., Marthasville, MO, has purchased Merlin Enterprise Edition, an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) company-wide communications platform that provides manufacturing analytics in real time, from Memex Inc. The sale includes 23 licenses of Merlin for overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and direct numerical control, as well as nine MTConnect hardware adapters for legacy CNC-manufacturing machines.
“IIoT is a powerful trend, and Merlin makes IIoT real by equipping industrial machines with the necessary interfaces for connecting, collecting and analyzing manufacturing data in real time,” says Homeyer, who also is chairman of the board for the National Tooling and Machining Association. “One of the things that most impressed us is how no machine is left behind regardless of make or vintage, and the software’s ability to implement quickly on our factory floor without costly integration services or associated time lags. With this real-time visibility, we look forward to a significant boost in OEE.”
Homeyer Precision Manufacturing produces precision metal parts for many industries, including aerospace, defense, oil and gas, and energy production. Memex provides manufacturing-productivity analytics. For more on Merlin, the company’s flagship product, visit


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