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    Younsgstown Tool & Die Installs Two New HPGQ Vacuum Furnaces

    Youngstown Tools & Die (YTD) upgraded their existing heat treatment capabilities by installing two new high-pressure gas quench (HPGQ) vacuum furnaces. YTD, located in Ohio, specializes in manufacturing aluminum extrusion dies (since 1961) and are in the process of moving into a larger facility to accommodate increased production needs due to rising demand. This May, the city […]

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    WEFA Cedar Celebrates Its Ten-Year Anniversary

    WEFA Cedar in Cedar Springs, Michigan, celebrated its ten-year anniversary in August. The company — which is a division of WEFA Group based in Singen, Germany — operates a 30,000 sq ft shop, producing precision round aluminum extrusion dies. Company History WEFA Group started operation in 1972 as a subsidiary of Alusuisse (Constellium). After a management buy-out […]

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    Ambienta Acquires Extrusion Die Manufacturer Phoenix International

    Phoenix International SpA, an extrusion die manufacturer in Verdello, Italy, was acquired by Ambienta SGR SpA, one of Europe’s largest sustainability focused private equity investors. “The acquisition of Phoenix International marks Ambienta’s entry in the aluminum industry, showcasing that long-term sustainable materials are transforming a number of sectors, driving energy savings and substituting less-environmental materials across industrial applications,” […]

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    Our Annual Aluminum Extrusion Issue Now Available!

      The April 2014 annual aluminum extrusion issue of Light Metal Age is now available. The digital edition has been released to subscribers and the print edition will be shipped next week. The cover features a 39 hollow aluminum extrusion for a heat exchanger that was made by Almag Aluminum in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, an […]