Complete Heat Treating LLC, Milwaukee, has completed
its acquisition of all assets and equipment of the former
Wisconsin Steel Industries Inc., purchased in 2011.
All equipment from both companies has been consoli-
dated at the 65,000-sq.-ft. Complete facility, which fea-
tures a gas-fired car bottom furnace with a 53- by 22- by
14-ft. workspace, powered by 40 million BTUs with a 1
million-lb. load capacity
The equipment and services now offered include five
car bottom furnaces, five box furnaces, heavy-duty poly-
mer and water quench tanks, stress relieving, sandblast-
ing, prime and finish painting, annealing, normalizing,
BHN inspection, straightening, saw cutting of test speci-
mens, tractor/trailer fleet, and full compliance with ISO
9001 certification standards. The company can process
workpieces to 50 tons.
port. “But we already are seeing early
evidence. Foreign companies such
as Toyota, Airbus, Yamaha, Siemens,
and Rolls-Royce are starting to move
more production to the U.S. for export around the world.”
The firm projects that by 2015, the
U.S. will gain $3 billion to $12 billion
from Western Europe and Japan in
exports of machinery, a broad category that includes everything from
construction and industrial machinery to engines and air conditioners.
The U.S. will have a manufacturing cost advantage in machinery of
about 7 percent over Japan, 14 percent over Germany and France, and
15 percent over Italy. Labor costs will
be the big differentiator.
The company projects that in that
same time period, the U.S. will gain
$3 billion to $9 billion in exports of
transportation goods such as cars,
trucks, buses, and aircraft from
Western Europe and Japan. The U.S.
will have an approximate 6 percent
average cost advantage over Japan
and an 11 percent advantage over
Germany in this industrial category,
primarily because of lower productivity-adjusted labor costs. China
will still have an estimated average
production cost advantage of about
6 percent in 2015 for transportation
equipment, but it will likely make
more economic sense for such products to be made in the U.S. if they are
consumed in the U.S., when shipping
and other costs are accounted for.
A copy of the report can be downloaded at www.bcgperspectives.com.
Leonard announce merger
Tube bending and end forming technology companies AddisonMckee,
Lebanon, Ohio, and Eaton Leonard,
Vista, Calif., have announced that
they have merged under the common ownership of AddisonMckee
Holding LLC (ADMC).
Both companies provide equipment and systems to the automotive, aerospace, furniture, and general tube manipulation markets
around the world via regional offices
and production facilities in Canada,
China, France, Mexico, the U.K., and
the U.S. In addition to tube bending and end forming equipment,
the companies collectively provide
measuring and muffler-making machines, tooling, fixtures, and global
service and support.
Complete Heat Treating acquires Wisconsin Steel assets
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