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American Axle & Mfg. Holdings
acquires Metaldyne Performance Group
American Axle & Mfg. Holdings Inc. (AAM), Detroit, has completed the acquisition of Metaldyne Performance Group Inc.
(MPG). MPG now is a wholly owned subsidiary of AAM.
AAM will operate four business units: Driveline, Metal Forming, Powertrain, and Casting.
David C. Dauch remains chairman/CEO of AAM. The board
of directors has been expanded to include George Thanopou-los, former MPG CEO, as well as former MPG board members
Kevin Penn and Loren Easton.
Rev Group acquires
Midwest Automotive Designs
Milwaukee-based Rev Group Inc. has acquired Elkhart, Ind.-based Midwest Automotive Designs, a manufacturer of custom-built RVs and limousine, charter, and tour (LCT) vans.
The company’s 130 employees at its combined 100,000-sq.-;.
manufacturing and o;ice space will remain in Indiana.
This acquisition will add to Rev Group’s product o;erings in
both its recreation and commercial segments through the RV
and bus divisions, adding a selection of Class B RVs and multiple products for the luxury LCT bus markets, respectively.
National Steel City receives
Triangle Safety Award
National Steel City (NSC), Plymouth,
Mich., a structural/mechanical erector to the power industry, has been
awarded its second Triangle Safety
Award from U.S. utility Southern Co. for
outstanding construction safety performance on its projects in 2016.
In 2016, NSC achieved a total recordable incident rate of zero; a lost-time
injury rate of zero; and a days away, restrictions, and transfers rate of zero.
Salvagnini marks 40th
anniversary of panel bender
Salvagnini, Hamilton, Ohio, marks the
40th anniversary of the invention of its
first P4 panel bender. On Sept. 19, 1977,
the first Salvagnini patent was awarded
for a machine entitled “Machine for the
production of rectangular sheet metal
panels with bent edges,” invented in suburban Milan, Italy, by Guido Salvagnini.
The original panel bender brought
automation to the bending process using a single bending tool, a pair of coun-terblades, a sheet manipulator, and a
mechanical programmer to orchestrate
sheet and bending movements.
Midwest Steel Supply
relocates to Minnesota
Midwest Steel Supply Inc., a metal service center and distributor of aluminum, stainless steel, steel, and brass,
will move its operations from New
Hope, Minn., to Rogers, Minn.
The $5.2 million expansion, which
will include a 55,000-sq.-;. o;ice and
distribution facility, will enable the
company to double its space and hire
15 additional workers.
U. S. Steel completes
Midwest Plant restart
United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh,
has completed the restart at its Midwest
Plant in Portage, Ind. The company re-
leased the following statement regard-
ing the process release on April 11:
“All water sampling and visual in-
spections performed during the restart
process at and around the outfall where
the process release occurred, within
Lake Michigan, including the public wa-
ter intake, and adjacent shorelines have
shown no elevated hexavalent chromi-
“We take all incidents very seriously
and are fully committed to investigating additional corrective actions we can
take to prevent a future occurrence. We
remain committed to protecting the environment, to the communities in which
we operate, and to the safety of our employees.”