Dra;co Inc. to invest $450,000 in
Virginia manufacturing operations
Dra;co Inc., a machine and fabrication shop in Stuarts Dra;,
Va., has announced plans to invest $450,000 to expand its
manufacturing operation. The company will make improvements to its quality inspection room and purchase new machines and welding and testing equipment. The expansion
will create 16 new jobs.
The company provides conventional machine work, CNC
machine work, welding and fabrication, sheet metal fabrication, and machine and equipment building.
DBG to build U.S. headquarters in Arkansas
DBG, a custom metal manufacturer in Mississauga, Ont., has
announced plans to establish its U. S. headquarters in Conway,
Ark. The company supplies the heavy truck, automotive, military, agriculture, and white goods industries with services including in-house design, rapid prototyping, tooling, stamping,
fabrication, VA/VE, and sequenced modular assembly.
The firm acquired Navistar’s former IC Bus operations in
Conway, which employs more than 200 people.
parts that U.S. OEMs procure for vehicle production come from low-cost
countries, and nearly 50 percent of
these components are from Mexico. An
increase in NAFTA’s tari;s or rules of
origin could drive up costs per vehicle
substantially. And it would place the
U.S. motor vehicle companies at a disadvantage against, for instance, German automakers, which import about
the same percentage of components
from low-cost countries as their U.S.
counterparts do now.
For a summary of the analysis and
findings, visit http://bit.ly/2tbMVHh.
American Punch begins
construction on plant expansion
American Punch Co., a manufacturer of
punches, dies, and shear blades used in
the structural steel and metal fabricating industries, has begun construction
on a plant expansion that will nearly
double the size of its production facility in Euclid, Ohio, and significantly increase its manufacturing capabilities.
The project will add 23,000 sq. ;.
of plant space and 1,000 sq. ;. of office space to the existing facility. Two
80-ton air conditioning units are being
installed to cool both the new addition
and the existing plant.
The company will install 800 solar
panels on the roof of the new building,
which will produce more than 7 million
k W of electricity over the next 25 years,
reducing CO2 emissions by more than
11 million lbs.—the equivalent of taking
about 65 cars o; the road for each of the
next 25 years.
Lindberg/MPH ships cyclone
box furnace for use in
Riverside, Mich.-based Lindberg/
MPH has shipped a
gas-fired cyclone box
furnace to a customer for heat-treating
steel parts. The work
chamber, designed to accept a basket
with dimensions of 48 by 84 by 48 in.,
has a maximum temperature rating of
1,250 degrees F.
The heating/combustion system
comprises one nozzle mix gas burner
firing downward into a combustion
chamber before entering the recirculation airflow. The combustion chamber
is located at the rear of the furnace adjacent to the recirculating fan chamber.
The furnace hearth comprises eight alloy rollers positioned across the furnace
chamber floor suitable for load support
and manual movement.
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