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Plante Moran Joins Epicor Consulting Network

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Accounting and consulting firm Plante Moran, Southfield, MI, has joined the Epicor Inspired Partner Network of more than 400 value-added resellers and authorized consultants. Plante Moran maintains an independent team of ERP-software advisors and implementation specialists; Learn more about business-management software (ERP, SCM and HCM) from Epicor, Austin, TX, at

Alabama Welcomes 100,000-sq.-ft. Coil-Processing Plant

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
ThyssenKrupp Materials NA, Inc. has opened a new 100,000-sq.-ft. steel- and aluminum coil-processing and distribution service center in Woodstock, AL. The $15-million facility, also occupied by Ken-Mac Metals, houses two cut-to-length lines and a 72-in.-wide slitter. Learn more at

Metalforming Industry Movers & Shakers

Friday, March 21, 2014
Oberg Industries, Freeport, PA, a contract manufacturer of machines and stamped metal components and assemblies, has hired Mark Pelo as director of manufacturing. He’ll help advance the firm’s work with customers on design for manufacturability;

Waterjet-cutting equipment manufacturer Omax Corp., Kent, WA, named Chris Baer senior sales manager, government and education. He’ll oversee all U.S. Department of Defense and government accounts for the firm, manage sales to 4-yr. colleges and universities and develop training curriculum for educational customers;

Techni Waterjet, Lenexa, KS, named Charlie Allen service technician for the east coast. Techni manufactures 2D and 3D waterjet-cutting systems;

Bunting Magnetics Co., Newton, KS, named Steven Clark territory manager for New England, and Steve Swaney industrial territory manager for the central United States (KS, NE, ND, SD, MN, IA and MO). Swaney will service customers in the metal stamping, recycling, plastics and general manufacturing industries. The firm also named Donald Lindstrom general manager of its Magnet Applications, Inc., subsidiary in DuBois, PA, to manage custom-magnet design and manufacturing;

Harrington Hoists Inc., Manheim, PA, promoted Bret Lussow from business development sales manager to vice president business development. In addition to continuing his focus on sales and sales training, product development and marketing, Lussow’s responsibilities will expand into engineering and customer service. The firm manufactures hoists, cranes and related equipment;


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