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Kemper Launches Safe-Welding Portal

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
With the intent of raising awareness of robust work safety for metal processors, Kemper GmbH, headquartered in Vreden, Germany, and manufacturer of extraction and filter systems for the metal-processing industry, has launched
Tightening of general requirements are forcing manufacturers to focus more strongly on work safety, and companies still have catching up to do when it comes to effective employee protection, according to Kemper officials. That is why the company is seeking to generate awareness about robust work safety among welders and employers. The portal includes subjects focusing on hazards that exist in welding and how they can be minimized. It also offers information on effective extraction and filter technology.

The Watermill Group Acquires Quality Metalcraft

Friday, July 24, 2015
The Watermill Group, a private-investment firm, has announced the acquisition of Quality Metal Craft, Inc. (QMC). Based in Livonia, MI, QMC is a niche provider of engineered, metalformed assemblies, serving a range of transportation industries including automotive, aerospace and defense, heavy trucking, and construction. The company specializes in advanced prototyping, inhouse tooling, low- to medium-volume production and factory-assist services.
As part of The Watermill Group, according to company officials, QMC will expand its products and services, enhance offerings to aftermarket customers and drive operational improvements throughout the organization. Watermill advisor David Robinson will serve as chairman of QMC.
“We have been impressed with QMC’s ability to deliver its products quickly and with exceptional service levels, without compromising quality or precision,” says Steven E. Karol, Watermill managing partner and founder. “Our vision is to help QMC strategically expand these capabilities to enable its customers to bring better-designed, higher-quality and safer vehicles to market. “We are looking forward to bringing Watermill’s strategy-driven approach to QMC to help it realize its full potential.”
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New Coil-Feeding Line to Superior Roll Forming

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Superior Roll Forming, Valley City, OH, has ordered a coil-feeding line from Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, MI. The 18-in. line can process coil in thicknesses from 0.030 to 0.250 in., and features an 18-in. servo roll feed with a Coe ServoMaster Touch controller capable of processing speeds to 409 ft./min., an 18-in. by 20-ft. threading table, a 4-in. by 8-in. power straightener and a 15,000-lb.-capacity coil reel.
Superior Roll Forming, primarily serving the automotive industry, provides rollformed and welded assemblies.


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