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  • Groundbreaking ceremony for the new SMS Campus in Germany (L-R): Torsten Heising, CFO, SMS group; Holger P. Hartmann, architect and general planner; Hans Wilhelm Reiners, mayor of Mönchengladbach; Peter Peskes and Elke Paul, city works council chairpersons; Heinrich Weiss, chairman of the shareholders' committee of SMS Holding GmbH; Marco Kubiak, project manager; and Burkhard Dahmen, CEO, SMS group.

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    SMS Starts Construction of New Technology Campus

    SMS group held a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the construction of its new SMS Campus in Mönchengladbach, Germany. The new campus will be the home of a new technology, service, and digitalization center, enabling the company to expand its pioneering position in the development of extrusion, rolling, forging, and other equipment and technology for the aluminum […]

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    Youngstown 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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    Combilift Improves Safety and Productivity Throughout the Aluminum Value Chain

    Tuesday, June 9th was National Forklift Safety Day. To celebrate, Combilift in Monaghan, Ireland, is spreading the word about how their state-of-the-art products and services contribute to safer plants and warehouses. Traditional forklifts only move forward and back, but Combilift’s multi-directional trucks are able to move laterally to handle long aluminum loads in smaller spaces. The […]

  • ALTEK's automated salt slag press

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    Harsco Acquires ALTEK

    Harsco Corporation acquired ALTEK Group on a debt and cash free basis for a purchase price of £45 million (approximately $60 million). The acquisition includes an additional future contingent consideration subject to the future financial performance of ALTEK over the next four years, consistent with its growth and revenue. The cost-efficient recovery of metal and […]

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    Mecfor to Accelerate Development Plans Through a Major Investment

    Mecfor, a manufacturer of mobile and stationary equipment for aluminum, mining, and other industries, received a major investment from SeaFort Capital, it’s new Canadian partner. Based in Quebec, the company started off in 1997 as a regional solution provider and has grown to become a global supplier. This transaction enables Mecfor to become independent from Groupe Ceger and provides […]