PM News: Metalworking Technology Company Changes Identity


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Metalworking Technology Company Changes Identity
Formerly known as Seco-Carboloy (Detroit, Michigan), the new “Seco” identity, which will be official on January 1, 2007, is said to better reflect the company’s global reach, resources and solutions it offers. In conjunction with the introduction of the Seco identity, the corporate name of Carboloy Inc. will change to Seco Tools Inc. Seco Tools Inc. will remain part of the Swedish-based Seco Tools AB global organization.

“Enhanced integration with our parent company offers access to a globally available product range consisting of both standard and special tooling developed with the goal of providing profitable machining solutions to a range of applications.

On August 21, the nation’s first National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Certified Journey-level Machinist Certificate was awarded to Donald Stegner at Penn United Technology in Cabot, Pennsylvania.

The award is the result of an industry-wide effort led by NIMS to change and improve the way workers are trained in American manufacturing. Mr. Stegner is the first to complete a new competency-based apprenticeship program in which employees test both on the job and in the classroom against national industry standards. In order to earn the award, Mr. Stegner earned 12 NIMS credentials in which he met rigorous industry performance and knowledge requirements. Contact NIMS at (703) 352-4971.

The Dayton Tooling & Manufacturing Association (DTMA) is holding its Advanced Manufacturing & Technology Show (AMTS) on October 25 and 26 at the Dayton Airport Expo Center in Dayton, Ohio. AMTS is a regional show that attracts tooling and manufacturing organizations and suppliers from a broad geographic area. Contact DTMA at (937) 427-9119.

A new LMT (Cleveland, Ohio) U.S. hob manufacturing and service facility has opened in Libertyville, Illinios. The first phase of this plant will handle the production of ground hobs 8DP to 30DP. Hob resharpening and reprofiling services are also available at this location for hobs as high as 9 inches in diameter. Contact LMT at (800) 225-0852.

Mitutoyo America Corporation (Aurora, Illinois) announced it has received a Ford Motor Company World Excellence Award. The award was one of 60 World Excellence Awards presented to Ford’s top global suppliers for their performance in 2005.
The awards recognize suppliers who not only achieve highest levels of cost, quality and delivery, but who also embrace the vision to build on Ford’s legacy of driving innovation to new heights. Mitutoyo’s award was for recognition of achievement in new customer-focused technology. Contact Mitutoyo at (630) 820-9666.

In August, Kennametal Inc. (Latrobe, Pennsylvania) opened a new $31 million manufacturing facility in Tianjin, China, to more effectively serve a rapidly developing Asia-Pacific market, as well as to support the company’s global customers in China.
The plant will initially employ more than 200 people in manufacturing and advanced engineering design activities, and the plant’s footprint expands to a total capacity of 450,000 square feet. The facility manufactures standard inserts, solid carbide drills and wear parts and provides custom solution tooling systems. Contact Kennametal at (724) 539-4618.

Optical Gaging Products (OGP) (Rochester, New York) has relocated its Western Region Technology Center to Tempe, Arizona. This facility is equipped to support sales, applications analysis and training for its Western Region customers and act as a single-source location for all of its dimensional measurement needs.

“Greater Phoenix is a fast-growing, high-tech area, with many industries that require the type of multisensor measurement offered by OGP systems,” says Western Region Sales Manager Chuck Marks. “Our Tempe location also provides economical, convenient and direct access to the western United States, western Canada and all of Mexico.” Contact OGP at (602) 882-1600.