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Three D Metals Buys Metal Supplier

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Three D Metals, Inc. a ferrous- and nonferrous-metal service center based in Valley City, OH, has acquired Williams Metal and Welding Alloys, Inc. The combined companies will provide the customers of both companies with access to an expanded range of products and services. Joe Walton, president and chief executive officer of Williams will remain with Three D to assist with the transition.
Three D also announced an unrelated change in its executive structure. David D. Dickens Jr. will assume the position of chief executive officer, Christopher A. Berry takes over as president, and Stephen R. Switaj has been promoted to vice president, finance. David D. Dickens Sr. retains his position as board chairman.
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New Metalforming Applications for Cloud-Based ERP

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Cloud-based manufacturing-ERP provider Plex Systems announced that metal forming companies Motion Dynamics Corp. and Tower Oil & Technology have partnered with Plex to move their manufacturing operations to the cloud. Motion Dynamics, Fruitport, MI, manufactures custom micro springs, medical coils and wire components. Tower Oil & Technology, Chicago, IL, provides metalworking fluids to the automotive, appliance, defense, transportation and other industries. Plex is online at

LVD Strippit Adding Regional Support Centers

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
LVD Strippit, Akron, NY, announced that it will expand its U.S. customer-service operation with the addition of three regional support centers in 2016.
A Midwest support center in the Minneapolis, MN, is already open. Two additional support centers in Charlotte, NC, and Dallas, TX to assist customers in the Southeast and Central/Southwest areas will open in the third quarter. Customers in the Northeast will continue to be serviced through the company’s Akron headquarters.
“By adding support centers in key regions across the country, our goal is to deliver better overall customer support and more personalized attention at the local level,” says Mathieu Vanbraekel, LVD Strippit customer service manager.
Each new support center will offer comprehensive service support, including spare parts, upgrades and retrofits. The centers will also house a range of LVD Strippit sheetmetal-fabrication equipment for training and demonstration purposes.
“Our support centers will act as complete service and support hubs and will be staffed with factory-trained service techs offering phone and onsite service support,” adds Vanbraekel. “Each support center also will include a machinery demonstration and training area, and will have the capacity to house more commonly used spare parts for immediate access.
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