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Sko-Die Buys Fineblanker and Stamper Harig Mfg.

Friday, April 15, 2016
Sko-Die, Inc., Morton Grove, IL, a manufacturer of custom steel laminations and heavy-gauge metal stampings, has acquired the fineblanking and metal-stamping business of Harig Manufacturing Corp. Harig makes precision parts for the automotive, appliance, power-tool, aerospace and controls industries.
Harig’s fineblanking and stamping operations have been incorporated into the Sko-Die Morton Grove facility, with recently installed equipment including four Feintool fineblanking presses (two 160-ton and two 250-ton). These presses can run parts from 0.060 to 0.375 in. thick, circular parts to 5 in. OD and straight parts to 8 in. long. Two deburring systems also have been moved into the facility, and two of Harig’s experienced operators have joined the Sko-Die staff.
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Weld-Ed Announces Welding-Training Workshops

Thursday, April 14, 2016
The National Center for Welding Education and Training (Weld-Ed), located at Lorain County Community College in Ohio, has announced its 2016 professional-development workshop series, which includes seven key state-of-the-art training modules designed exclusively for welding educators and industrial trainers. The hands-on, instructional workshops offer welding educators interactive training conducted throughout the summer at teaching facilities located throughout the United States.
The seven workshop modules: Welding Metallurgy; Joining and Cutting Processes; Design, Assembly and Robotic Welding; Welding Codes, Specifications and Safety; Laser Welding; Instructional Design and Teaching Strategies; and Non-Destructive Testing. Each workshop encompasses five days of comprehensive training, and participants earn four Continuing Education Units and 40 Professional Development hours. Detailed descriptions, locations and registration for the professional-development workshops can be found at

Metalforming Industry Movers & Shakers

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Brian Thompson has been appointed chief financial officer of Feed Lease Corp., Auburn Hills, MI. The company ( provides automated pressroom feed equipment.

Dengensha America, Bedford, OH, has added Jack Zhang as technical service engineer. The company ( offers resistance-welding equipment to automotive, agricultural and general manufacturers.


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