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Lee Spring Acquires Clark Spring & Manufacturing

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Lee Spring, Brooklyn, NY, a provider of stock and custom springs, has purchased Clark Spring of Hayward, CA.
“Eric Eckberg (president of Clark Spring) has built a strong company over the last 30 years based on ongoing engineering support, excellent quality control and attentive customer service,” says Steve Kempf, CEO of Lee Spring. “This fits our culture perfectly and adds significantly to our customer presence in California. We both believe this acquisition will help serve Clark Spring’s customers with expanded spring capabilities and products.”
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Metalforming Industry Movers & Shakers

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Clips & Clamps Industries, Plymouth, MI, has announced the appointment of Jeff Aznavorian as president. Mike Aznavorian, previous president, retains the title of CEO as he transitions towards retirement. The company, at, manufactures stamping, slideforming and wireforming components.

Prima Power Laserdyne, Champlin, MN, provider of precision multi-axis laser processing systems, has announced organizational changes in response to the company’s growing customer base and product demand. Dr. Aaron Montello has been named product manager for the LaserDyne product line; Tim Hawkes has joined the company in the newly created position of senior project manager; and Dr. Mohammed Naeem, senior manager-business development, has assumed responsibility for applications engineering.For more, visit

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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