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Outokumpu Helps Develop Award-Winning Fuel Tank

Friday, May 29, 2015
A stainless-steel fuel tank co-developed by metal-sheet supplier Outokumpu received the New Applications Award from the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) in the Best New Development Award category at the ISSF Annual Conference in Hong Kong, China.
Outokumpu, headquartered in Espoo, Finland, and the Swedish fuel-system company TechROi Fuel Systems partnered on the innovative tank, with stainless-steel properties that make it a competitive alternative to plastic tanks. Use of Outokumpu’s HyTens stainless-steel grade allowed thin walls and tailored strength, making the tank about 6 lb. lighter than a conventional plastic tank, thus reducing overall vehicle weight.
According to the ISSF, the winning concept provides a combination of good design, appropriate material selection, engineering expertise and sufficient delivery reliability. The stainless-steel provides superior crashworthiness and does not require surface treatment or maintenance, according to Outokumpu officials.
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360 Sheet Metal Products Selects Syspro ERP System

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Syspro, Costa Mesa, CA, reports that 360 Sheet Metal Products, Vancouver, WA, has selected Syspro’s enterprise-resource-planning (ERP) system to facilitate company growth. Serving the commercial heating and air-conditioning market, 360 custom-produces ducts and sells accessory items, including fans, grills and louvers. It plans on using the ERP system for inventory control, ordering and pricing on the customer side, and on the manufacturing side to track orders.
Syspro, which provides software to mid-market manufacturers and distributors for on-premise and cloud-based utilization, is a finalist for an American Business Award in the category, “Company of the Year – Computer Software – Up to 2,500 Employees.” As a finalist, the company will be recognized with a Gold, Silver, or Bronze “Stevie” Award later this year. For more on Syspro, visit

Fronius USA Begins Making Solar Inverters in United States

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Fronius USA recently has invested more than $1.5 million in the development and integration of a full solar-inverter manufacturing and testing facility at its Portage, IN, 400,000-sq.-ft. headquarters. The company is part of Fronius International, a worldwide supplier of welding technology, solar inverters and other power electronics.
The manufacturing line in Portage produces and tests more than 200 Fronius Primo solar inverters per day, and the company has hired 30 employees to staff it. Fronius USA plans to manufacture additional products at this facility, according to company officials.
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