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Keats Opens Stamping Plant in Queretaro, Mexico

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Keats Manufacturing has opened a new manufacturing plant in El Marques, Queretaro, Mexico, the third manufacturing plant under the Keats corporate umbrella. It will operate under the name Keats de Mexico and manufacture complex precision metal stampings, wire forms and assemblies for the automotive, electrical-distribution, medical, electronics, appliance and home-automation industries. The building is approximately 15,000 sq. ft. and will employ 15-20 people. Total investment will be approximately $1 million, according to company officials.

Keats Manufacturing was established in 1958 in Chicago, IL, and currently operates 180 production machines and employs 175 people in its three plants in Wheeling, IL, El Paso, TX, and the new plant in Mexico.

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Miller Adds Jetline Welding-Automation Products

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, WI, has announced the integration of welding-automation products from Jetline Engineering Inc. into the Miller brand. This allows Miller to better serve customers with an expanded offering of welding-automation solutions, according to Miller officials.

Founded in the 1950s, Jetline developed automated-welding methods and machines for the aerospace industry and went on to produce welding-automation systems, including seam- and circumferential-welding systems. The company was acquired by Illinois Tool Works (ITW) in 2000 and integrated into the ITW Welding Products Group, which also includes Miller and Hobart Filler Metals.

Jetline will transition its branding by changing to a joint logo on all products, labels and marketing-communication materials. Jetline customer support and service staff will remain in Irvine, CA.

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LVD Launches Redesigned Website

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

LVD Company nv, Gullegem, Belgium, has redesigned its website,, and launched it across its global platform. The multi-lingual website features a contemporary look, simple-to-use navigation, more downloadable content and better functionality throughout, allowing visitors to find content in fewer clicks, according to company officials.

The completely revamped home page allows users to easily identify the company’s core technologies of laser cutting, punching, bending and software integration, as well as other key categories. Filters are used throughout the site so that visitors can more quickly access the information they want. The site also features a more expansive service and support section. 

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