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Ace Earns Pittsburgh-Area Manufacturing Award

Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Ace Wire Spring & Form Co., Inc. has won the Pittsburgh Business Times’ 2015 Manufacturer of the Year-Premo J. Pappafava Family Business Award.
Located in McKees Rocks, PA, Ace, family owned and operated for more than 75 years, manufactures compression, extension and torsion springs as well as wire forms. The company boasts onsite engineers to assist customers in developing solutions for a variety of applications, as well as an onsite quality-control staff.
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Lantek to Supply Waterjet Corp. Machines with CAD/CAM Software

Monday, December 28, 2015
Lantek has reached an agreement to supply its Expert CAD/CAM software with Waterjet Corp.’s waterjet-cutting machines worldwide, with Lantek providing software tailored to each machine in Waterjet Corp.’s range.
“Building a global partnership with the Waterjet Corporation will enable it to offer its customers a turnkey solution which is fully supported internationally,” says Alberto Martínez, Lantek chief executive officer.
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Southwest Steel Coil Implements ERP System

Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Steel service center Southwest Steel Coil Inc., Santa Teresa, NM, a division of Calstrip Industries, has implemented Stratix metal-service-center ERP software from Invera.
Southwest Steel ( implemented a full complement of Stratix features such as online production planning, online slitter and cut-to-length setup functions, shop-floor receipt of goods, shop-floor production recording and packaging with barcode scanning, toll processing, and online shipment planning.
“When our customers now call for a status of the order, we can tell them exactly where their order stands in our company,” says Ed Camden, Southwest Steel president, “and the nonconformance-reporting functions help us keep a close eye on any customer feedback and ensure that our customers receive high-quality products from our company.”
Implementation of the metals-ERP software included sales, purchasing, receiving, inventory management, multi-step production, production scheduling, delivery and logistics planning, non-conformance reporting, invoicing, and financials.
Invera provides steel and metal-service-center ERP software, metals-industry-based business-analytics dashboards and Internet systems. For more, visit


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