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BTD Acquires South Carolina Metal Products

Friday, May 19, 2017
 
Metal-stampings and assemblies supplier Batesville Tool & Die, Batesville, IN, a subsidiary of BTD Manufacturing Inc., announced that it has acquired the assets of South Carolina Metal Products, Aiken, SC. With the acquisition, BTD seeks to expand its reach into the southeast region of the United States. The South Carolina facility will supply metal stamping and robotic gas-metal-arc and resistance welding services for the automotive and lawn-and-garden industries.

For more on BTD, visit www.btdinc.com.

Volvo Body-Structure Team Wins Automotive Excellence Award

Thursday, May 18, 2017
 
At Great Designs in Steel 2017, held May 17 in Livonia, MI, Volvo Car Corp.’s body-structure team received the Steel Market Development Institute’s (SMDI) Automotive Excellence Award for its advanced high-strength steel innovations in the 2016 Volvo XC90. The award recognizes those who make significant contributions to the advancement of steel in the automotive industry. The body-structure team at Volvo was honored for its scalable product architecture, developed new for the XC90, which reduced body mass without sacrificing strength.

For more on Volvo’s use of advanced high-strength steels, visit www.volvo.com.

Beckwood Awarded for Press at Lawrence Livermore National Lab

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
 

Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, MO, has been recognized by Bechtel’s Nuclear, Security & Environmental global business unit for outstanding work at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The unit’s Supply Chain Recognition Awards honor subcontractors and suppliers who supported Bechtel‘s work in nuclear power, environmental clean-up, defense, and nuclear security and operations projects during 2016.

Prior to installing Beckwood’s Triform model 20-10-10BD deep-draw sheet- hydroforming press, LLNL relied on decades-old equipment to research, develop and make hydroformed parts. Since upgrading to the Triform, LLNL has increased its forming capabilities–it can now form parts from a variety of materials including high-strength alloys, carbon steel, aluminum, stainless steel, precious metals, copper and brass, each with varying thicknesses. This flexibility is instrumental for developing LLNL’s extensive range of parts.

“We are honored to receive such a prestigious award from Bechtel,” says Josh Dixon, Beckwood’s director of sales and marketing. “Providing technologically advanced machinery to our country’s national labs, including Lawrence Livermore and Oak Ridge, has provided a lasting and positive impact on defense and sustainability initiatives.”

For more on Beckwood Press, visit www.beckwoodpress.com.


 

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