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Samuel, Son & Co. Broadens Industries Served with Acquisition

Monday, January 8, 2018
Samuel, Son & Co., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, announced its acquisition of Metal Spinners Holdings, which includes Missouri Metals, St. Louis, MO, and Metal Spinners, with plants in Indiana, Illinois and Texas. Missouri Metals is a leading manufacturer of precision components and assemblies for the aerospace and power-generation industries. Metal Spinners supplies metal spinning, hydroforming, deep drawing and other specialized metal formed products for air-handling, energy, agriculture and other industrial market segments.

“With this acquisition, Samuel is broadening our metalforming capabilities, and is positioning both Missouri Metals and Metal Spinners for significant growth by leveraging our extensive customer relationships in key targeted markets, such as aerospace,” says Samuel Manufacturing President Rod Crawford.

Metal Spinners Holdings CEO Olin Wiland will remain as group president for the business, which will operate as a separate group within Samuel’s manufacturing division. “Joining forces with Samuel,” says Wiland, “allows Metal Spinners and Missouri Metals to leverage Samuel’s commercial organization, culture and sales network for incredible growth opportunities.”

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Industry Movers & Shakers

Friday, January 5, 2018
The Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative (IWDC), Indianapolis, IN, announced the appointment of Barry Mitchell as regional sales manager. The IWDC is a cooperative that leverages the strengths of its independent welding distributor members across North America. IWDC member companies collectively represent over $2.2 billion in sales. Mitchell will be responsible for promoting IWDC’s value proposition to its members and driving growth of Weldmark and vendor-partner brands.

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Beckwood Press Company Expands Engineering Department by 40%

Thursday, January 4, 2018
Beckwood Press Company, St. Louis, MO, a maker of custom hydraulic presses, automation systems, and the Triform line of precision forming equipment, recently expanded its engineering department from 15 persons to 21, for a 40-percent increase in engineering staff. Since June 2017, Beckwood added a structural/hydraulics engineer, four electrical/controls engineers, and one drafter.

“Over the last five years, we have seen an increase in requests for sophisticated machinery with improved safety and efficiency,” says Adam Strein, Beckwood’s engineering manager. “These new engineers have really helped to expand our capabilities in these areas.”

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