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Tooling Technology Names Sean Couse as New President

Tooling Technology, a Tooling Tech Group Company and provider of thermoform, compression and blow mold tooling, has appointed Sean Couse as company president, replacing the retiring Gary Poeppleman who led Tooling Technology for the past 17 years. Couse, originally joining Tooling Technology as its controller in 2022, will guide the company to expand its markets,...
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Blm Group Demonstrates Versatile LT7 Lasertube at Fabtech Canada

BLM GROUP is demonstrating its versatile and highly productive LT7 lasertube in booth #3031 at FABTECH Canada at the Toronto Congress Center, June 11 -13, 2024. The LT7 features a 3D tilt cutting head and can perform high-precision angular cuts in round tubes, square, rectangle, open profiles and special sections from 0.5” to 6”, up...
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Star Cutter Names Andrew Epstein Vice President of Human Resources

Star Cutter Company has appointed Andrew Epstein as Vice President of Human Resources. Epstein oversees all HR functions for the Star Cutter family of companies, guiding HR resources across global locations and analyzing HR strategies. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, he reports to the Chief Financial Officer, Becky Grech.
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RaaS vs. Gas

So, how do you tackle an ongoing labor shortage? What about busing people in from nearby states to fill open positions? According to a 2019 article in a Tennessee newspaper, that’s exactly what FedEx did as part of a pilot program, transporting nearly 200 employees from Cleveland to the company’s Memphis hub and back again...
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Star Cutter Displays Precision Tooling Solutions for Firearms Manufacturing

Star Cutter Company, a provider of custom-engineered tooling solutions for precision applications, will be displaying its cutting tools tailored for firearms manufacturing at the Shot Show 2024, Jan. 23 – 26 in the Supplier Showcase, booth #51317 at the Venetian Expo + Caesar’s Forum in Las Vegas.
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Tooling Tech Group Announces New President of Die Cast Division

Tooling Tech Group has announced that Doug Jack has been appointed president of the Die Cast Division, consisting of the company’s G.H. Tool & Mold brand with facilities in Missouri and Georgia. In this role, Jack will focus on customer diversification, along with driving financial growth and improving operational systems.
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Tooling Tech Group Announces ITAR-Compliance Across All Facilities

Tooling Tech Group has announced the company’s ITAR-compliance across its 12 facilities. This has been accomplished through its company registration with the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls of the U.S. State Department, in combination with establishment of compliance programs and training of all applicable personnel in the ITAR control processes at all locations.
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Tooling Tech Group Hires Key Account Manager to Serve Composites Market

Tooling Tech Group has announced the hiring of Brandy Badami as a key account manager for the company’s composites tooling and automation equipment produced by the company’s Century Tool and Century Automation groups. Badami will be responsible for working with both teams to support and develop business with key customers, including overseeing tooling trials and...
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Majestic Industries Announces New Materials Manager

Majestic Industries has announced the hiring of Jill Peters-McQuery as its materials manager, responsible for managing and exploring programs regarding new materials, suppliers, and processes to achieve the best possible quality, reliability, prices, continuity, and delivery for the company and its customers.
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COE Press Equipment Hires New Engineering Manager

COE Press Equipment has announced the appointment of Paul Sandrock as its engineering manager. He will be responsible for overseeing the engineering team as well as being involved in new product development and ensuring engineering activities are aligned with company objectives. This is Sandrock’s second tenure with COE Press Equipment, having formerly worked for the...
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COE to Demonstrate Coil Feed Line with Integrated Shear

COE Press Equipment will be running a 30” coil processing line equipped with a shear for cutting blanks in booth D41702 at FABTECH 2023. The line being demonstrated features COE’s Series 530 Servo Roll Feed, a 3.50 x 30” Power Straightener, a 15,000# x 30” capacity Coil Reel and a straight Servo Shear. The line...
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Century Automation Announces Randy Tackett as Business Development Manager

Century Automation has announced the hiring of Randy Tackett as business development manager. Tackett will be responsible for expanding the company’s sales of customized automation solutions across North America and for managing communication between customers and internal application engineers to ensure development of optimal solutions.
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Tooling Tech Group Announces Custom CNC for Machining of Precision Parts

Tooling Tech Group has announced Tooling Tech Custom CNC, machining services that provide fast, reliable custom machining of build-to-print needs for precision parts in sizes up to 150” x 100”, delivering tolerances within 0.005 +/- 0.001. Speed and quality are key to Custom CNC’s capability with a commitment to quick turnaround. Additionally, the company holds...
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Tooling Tech Group Announces New President for Stamping & Engineering Division

Tooling Tech Group has announced that Frank Silvagi has been hired as president of the Stamping and Engineering Division, consisting of the company’s Majestic and Die Cad brands. Silvagi will be responsible for finding and developing new business markets, growing offshore die capability, and refining operational systems.
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Read and Watch Coil Processing Basics for Today’s Workforce in Metalforming

Stamping manufacturers vary in many ways, but they share in the struggle to find skilled labor to fill open manufacturing positions. Filling and retaining people for these positions can be tough, especially as baby boomers retire from the workforce. Many of the new generation of workers want remote or flexible work schedules, which is difficult...
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Tooling Tech Group Appoints Matt Phillips as Director of Sales for Automation Division

Tooling Tech Group announced the appointment of Matt Phillips as its director of sales for its automation division. In this position, Phillips is responsible for revenue growth and customer diversification inclusive of supporting business development managers in customer development. Additionally, he oversees automation concepts and proposals.
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Coe Ships Coil Line to Eaton/Global Energy Infrastructure Solutions

COE Press Equipment has recently shipped and installed a 48” coil processing line to the Highland, Ill. facility of Eaton Corporation, a leading manufacturer of quality support systems and enclosures for the mechanical, electrical and telecommunications industries. The line consists of COE’s 48” Series 4 Servo Roll Feed, 3.5” x 48” Power Straightener, a 15,000#...
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COE Press Equipment Promotes Bill Shomo to Machine Shop Manager

COE Press Equipment has announced the promotion of Bill Shomo to the position of machine shop manager, where he had formerly been the assistant manager. In this position, Shomo is responsible for scheduling of machining jobs, purchasing of tooling and materials, quality certification and supervising the machining staff.
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Alpha Integration Announces Jared Smalley as New President

Alpha Integration, a Tooling Tech Group (TTG) company and provider of custom automated systems, has announced the appointment of Jared Smalley as its new president, replacing Matt Phillips, who has been moved to sales director of the Tooling Tech Group automation division.  As president, Smalley is responsible for setting sales goals, managing budgets and ensuring...
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COE Ships Coil Line to Carmeco

COE Press Equipment has recently shipped and installed a 24” coil processing line to Carmeco, a general fabricator located in Lebanon, MO. The press feed line consists of a Series 3 Servo Roll Feed, a Series 350 Power Straightener, a 15,000# capacity Reel, and a 24” x 60” Threading Table.
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COE Ships Coil Line to Nucor

COE Press Equipment has recently shipped and installed a 6” coil processing line to Nucor’s facility in Frankfort, KY, which manufactures building envelope systems designed to protect roofs, exterior walls, foundations and fenestration systems. The new line, which consists of COE’s 6” Series 1 Servo Roll Feed, a Series 250 (2.5” x 6”) Power Straightener...
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COE Press Equipment Appoints Regional Sales Manager for Latin America Regions

Coe Press Equipment has announced the appointment of Jose Dominguez as a new regional sales mánager (RSM), responsible for Mexico, Costa Rica and Chile. In this position, he is responsible for managing business with transnational and domestic customers, working closely with the COE Mexico service office, run by Fernando Alverado. He will also work with...
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Automatic Feed Receives Order for Cut-to-Length Line from Canadian Stamper

Automatic Feed Company (AFCO) announces that it has received an order for a custom designed and built Cut-to-Length (CTL) line from an Ontario-based automotive stamping company. In addition to the uncoiler, feeder, straightener and shear in the CTL line, the system also includes a coil cart, threading table and magnetic stacker. The line is designed...
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COE Announces “Science Behind the Solution” Calculators

COE Press Equipment has announced its “Science Behind the Solution” calculators, a series of software utilities based upon actual FEA data used to prove to customers that proposed coil processing equipment can meet their processing requirements, as well as optimizing various operations.
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