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    Castool Opens New Facility in Morocco to Support Aluminum Extruders

    Castool Tooling Systems, a division of Exco Technologies Limited, opened its latest production facility in Kenitra, Morocco. This is Castool’s third facility, complementing its existing operations in Uxbridge, Canada, and Chon Buri, Thailand. “We started Castool in Canada in 1986 to support our existing die casting and extrusion customers, to make our customers’ castings and […]

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    Plibrico Acquires Refractory Manufacturer Redline Industries

    The Plibrico Company, a supplier of monolithic refractories and construction services headquartered in Northbrook, IL, completed the acquisition of Redline Industries, Inc., a supplier of low-cement refractory castables and gun mixes in Chicago, IL. “We are thrilled to bring Redline into the Plibrico family,” said Brad Taylor, president and CEO at Plibrico. “We believe this […]

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    Emission-Free Forklift Helps to Green the Aluminum Industry

    Materials handling specialist Combilift, headquartered in Monaghan, Ireland, has launched its latest product, the Combi-XLE, adding to its wide range of electric models. In line with the growing demand for electric powered equipment, this multidirectional forklift with up to 5-ton (10,000 lb) lift capacity has the ability to handle long loads, such as aluminum extrusions. […]

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    Gillespie & Powers Acquires Thorpe Technologies

    Gillespie & Powers Inc. completed the acquisition of Thorpe Holding Company, including Thorpe Technologies Inc. and JT Thorpe Inc., both located in San Dimas, California. Both companies will continue to operate independently. Jack Gillespie will be assuming the role of president of Thorpe Technologies Inc. and will also act as vice president and COO of […]

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    Mecfor and Advanced Dynamics Merge Heavy Machinery Businesses to Form New Company

    Mecfor, based in Saguenay, Quebec, Canada, and Advanced Dynamics, based in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Quebec, Canada, are merging their operations. The newly formed company will be known as EPIQ Machinery. “Today’s announcement is the culmination of several years of fruitful collaboration between our two companies,” said Éloïse Harvey, CEO of EPIQ Machinery (and former president of Mecfor). […]

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    ISRA VISION Starts Construction of Its New Headquarters

    ISRA VISION AG held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of its new headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany. According to the company, this marks “the dawn of a new era of growth.” For over 35 years, ISRA VISION has been an international provider of key technologies for industrial digitization that ensure the success […]

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    Belco Partners with Macrodyne to Produce Extrusion Presses

    Belco Industries is partnering with Macrodyne Technologies to provide short-stroke, front-loading extrusion presses for the North American market. The extrusion presses will range from 500 to 8,000 tons and will feature various billet sizes and lengths according to customer needs. Both companies are thrilled to be able to meet demand through this collaborative union. “This […]

  • REEL International, based in France, acquired two businesses serving the primary aluminum industry, including Metso Outotec’s worldwide aluminum business and GE Steam Power’s aluminum air quality control systems (AQCS) technology portfolio

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    REEL Acquires the Assets of Two Primary Aluminum Industry Suppliers

    REEL International, based in France, acquired two businesses serving the primary aluminum industry, including Metso Outotec’s worldwide aluminum business and GE Steam Power’s aluminum air quality control systems (AQCS) technology portfolio. REEL has been operating in the aluminum business sector for the past 20 years, serving every major aluminum producer in the world. These two […]