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Scandic Springs Adds Manufacturing Space

Monday, December 7, 2015
Scandic Springs, Inc., San Leandro, CA, has just completed an expansion, adding 13,000 sq. ft. for a dedicated press room with a foundation engineered for presses to 400 tons, and a new training room. New equipment will join Scandic’s existing straightside-mechanical and servo-driven presses for customers in the automotive, medical and electronics fields. The expansion also frees room for growth in Scandic's other core businesses of slideforming, spring coiling and assembly.
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New Star Metals Now Material Sciences Corp.

Thursday, December 3, 2015
Material Sciences Corp. (MSC) is the new name of New Star Metals, Burr Ridge, IL, which acquired MSC in March 2014. MSC joined several other business units under the New Star Metals umbrella as a global supplier of metal products and processing, engineering services and supply-chain management to customers in the automotive, construction and consumer-products sectors worldwide.
“We are on an aggressive path, going to market as one entity: Material Sciences Corporation,” says Pat Murley, chief executive officer of New Star Metals since the company’s founding, and who assumes the same role at MSC. “When we acquired MSC, we gained access to the knowledge and reputation of this publicly-traded 64-yr.-old company. Before long, we came to the conclusion that the superior brand recognition of Material Sciences Corporation could be applied effectively to the entire family of New Star Metals companies. We have more value to offer under the MSC banner, gaining access to new product applications and outstanding growth opportunities in North America and globally.”
Three MSC business units have joined the original New Star Metals entities: Canfield Coating Co., Electric Coating Technologies, Premier Resource Group and World Class Corrugating.
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Diehl Steel Now Under Hitachi Umbrella

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Diehl Steel Co., Inc., has been acquired by Hitachi Metals Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, and has been renamed Diehl Tool Steel, Inc.
“The resources that will now be available to our team will allow us to better serve our cold-work tool-steel customers,” says Mike Sheehan, president and chief operating officer of Diehl Tool Steel, “and will also pave the way for us to offer hot-work tool-steel solutions for diecasting and forging applications.”
The Diel acquisition “greatly enhances our presence in North America, and will accelerate our plans to expand the capabilities we have to offer customers at Hitachi Metals,” says Tom Bell, product group head of Hitachi Metals America, LLC.
Officials note that there will be no interruption of service, and Diehl customers will continue to work with their existing sales and support teams.
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