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Archives November 2006


November 2006


Company Profile: Walker Forge, Inc.

Careful stewardship over three generations has allowed this company to remain at the leading edge of modern forging technology.

For three generations members of his family have overseen the legacy created by Gordon Walker in 1950. Having worked for Walker Manufacturing—which was also owned by his family and produced a wide range of automotive supplies—he wanted to go into business for himself, which he accomplished by purchasing a spring and axle company and renaming […]
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Company Profile: Schafer Gear Works Inc.

Smart planning and major capital investments have transformed a collection of companies into a true powerhouse in the gear manufacturing industry.

Trained as a chemical engineer —and having spent some 25 years with Uniroyal—Bipin Doshi was looking for a new challenge; namely, going into business for himself. His last assignment with his employer had led him to a town just outside of South Bend, Indiana, where the company had a plant. In charge of a graphic […]
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Q&A with Brett Froats

Vice President of Sales Colonial Tool Group, Inc.

You purchased the company along with your partners in 1993, but Colonial Tool had been around for a long time by then, hadn’t it? Yes, it had. It was originally founded in 1934 as the Canadian arm of a U.S.-based company called Michigan Tool. In 1954 Michigan Tool was purchased by the Ex-cell-O Corporation, which […]
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Special Announcement: AGMA Recruiting VP, Technical Division

The AGMA’s current Technical Division vice president will be retiring soon, and the association is accepting applications for the replacement. This position is the senior technical employee of the association and reports to the president. He/She is responsible for the management and operation of all technical activities, including: those related to the development and maintenance […]
December 1, 2006