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Ready Technology Adds Distributors in Ohio, Michigan

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Ready Technology, Dayton, OH, has added two distributors, Sup-R-Die, Inc., Cleveland, OH, and Freer Tool & Supply, Clinton Township, MI. For more on Ready Technology, a supplier of die components, visit

Metalforming Industry Movers & Shakers

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Balluff Inc., Florence, KY, has appointed Tony Canonaco as president effective May 1, and CEO effective August 1, 2015. Kent Howard, previous president and CEO, is transitioning into retirement and will move into the role of advisor to the president and board of directors. For more on Balluff, a sensor specialist, visit

Lee Spring, Brooklyn, NY, has named Jim Callaghan to the newly created position of executive vice president of business development. The company is a global supplier of mechanical springs and related products. For more, visit

Ametek Acquires Global Tubes

Thursday, May 14, 2015
The Watermill Group has sold Global Tubes, a manufacturer of specialized, precision metal tubing from metals and alloys such as stainless steel, nickel, zirconium and titanium, to Ametek, Inc. Global Tubes’ products are used in applications serving the aerospace, energy, power generation and medical markets. Global Tubes joins Ametek as part of its Electromechanical Group
Investment firm Watermill acquired Fine Tubes Ltd., Plymouth, United Kingdom, and Superior Tube Co., Collegeville, PA, in 2012 and united the two companies under the Global Tubes name. Significant changes and investments were made to streamline manufacturing operations, increase production capacity, upgrade equipment and decrease product lead times. 


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