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PTM Corporation
www.ptmcorporation.com / Headquarters: Fair Haven, Mich. / Employees: 300+ /
Donna Russell-Kuhr, president and CEO: "We are a solutions provider to our customers."

Midwest

Moving Forward
ptm is doubling its manufacturing capabilities and
expanding its customer base. by kat zeman
serving industries such as automotive,
appliance and lawn and garden,
ptm quotes more than 1,000 jobs
each year.

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PTM Corporation is moving
into new territories at top speed. A
full-service metal stamping supplier,
the company purchased a 1,000-ton
press line that will nearly double its
tonnage capabilities and allow it to
expand its customer base.
"We're ecstatic," stresses Donna
Russell-Kuhr, president and CEO.
"This puts us into another product
offering category and we can pursue
new customers."
The Fair Haven, Mich.-based company specializes in design assistance,
prototyping, four slide and progressive
die design/building and short/longterm production runs. It has expert engineers, state-of-the-art CAD systems
and world-class tooling facilities.
The new press line is expected to
be fully operational in December.
Once installed, it will stand 32 feet
above ground, with another 20 feet
below ground.
"We're working with a few local
companies right now that are designing the pit and underground
scrap system for it," Russell-Kuhr
says. "The bed size is 244 inches and
large enough to accommodate bigger
stampings. This is really exciting."
Specifically, it will be 244 inches
wide by 95 inches deep. The largest
footprint that PTM currently runs is
144 inches wide by 54 inches deep. The
new press will almost double the tonnage and footprint for the company's
production press line. PTM will continue to offer four-slides capabilities
and value add assemblies - only larger
and more complex.


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