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Authoritative Brazing Resource Now Online

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Lucas-Milhaupt, Inc. has launched, based off of the original publication of “The Brazing Book.” The original publication, released nearly 30 years ago, has long been a tool for both the novice brazer and the seasoned engineer.

The new mobile-compatible website better suits the needs of customers, according to company officials, with its mission to expand the applications of brazing by relaying the many advantages of it as a metal-joining method, while being realistic about its limitations. The site includes science behind the process as well as fundamentals and tips. An overview of the many people and industries using brazing techniques to increase their manufacturing efficiencies also is included.

Lucas-Milhaupt, based in Milwaukee, WI, supplies brazing and soldering products and services.

When Jackson, MI, Gave the North Pole a Run for Its Money

Friday, December 23, 2016

There was a time when toy cash registers were the rage, and this Michigan stamper played Santa Claus. Here’s an excellent history that provides the details.

MetalForming magazine and its staff wish you Happy Holidays and health and happiness in 2017!

$185 Million Credit Facility for Heidtman Steel Products

Thursday, December 22, 2016

To support its working-capital needs, steel processor Heidtman Steel Products Inc. has obtained a $185 million credit facility through lead arranger Wells Fargo Capital Finance, part of Wells Fargo & Co.

“We are very excited to be working with a great company such as Wells Fargo, that provided us with a credit facility which will allow us to build upon our own business momentum,” says Tim Berra, president of Heidtman Steel Products. “We were greatly impressed with the vast knowledge the Wells Fargo team had about our industry and how quickly they understood our business. This new credit facility is a significant step forward for our company, providing us with the resources and flexibility to successfully navigate thru the cyclical demands of our business and enable our strategies for profitable business growth.”

Heidtman Steel operates nine direct or joint-venture facilities in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio, serving hundreds of customers across a variety of industries including automotive, truck, heavy equipment, agriculture, lawn and garden, tanks, construction, furniture and other steel service centers.


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