| DeKalb, IL, August 2003
- LMC, Inc., located in DeKalb, Illinois, announced their
move to new corporate facilities in DeKalb, IL. as of
August 1st. The new facility will maintain all corporate
offices including engineering, and research and development.
The 40,000 square foot facility will allow for the manufacturing
and assembly of their complete line of press systems for
the straightening and cut of coil or bar stock in rounds,
shapes and tubing, as well as press systems for net shape
forming and blanking.
Gordon Goranson, President stated "we are pleased
with the continuing growth of LMC and our customers
recognition worldwide of our leadership position in
high velocity adiabatic technology for the metal fabrication
In 2002, LMC had just moved to a new corporate and
manufacturing facility in DeKalb, IL, which no longer
meets their future market needs, and also expanded to
Europe with the opening of its subsidiary, LMC AB, in
Sweden to market, engineer, manufacture and service
support the metal fabrication industry within the EU
markets. Goranson stated "the needs of our customers
to be able to significantly lower their processing costs
and raw material waste in these economic times allows
them to be more competitive worldwide." The growth of
LMC's Adiabatic Process Manufacturing Technology (APM)
has made numerous manufacturers cost effective and efficient
to grow and compete in their markets.
LMC is the world's leading manufacturer of High Speed
Adiabatic Process Manufacturing Technology. The patented
press line and production operations are recognized
for their advanced manufacturing process which significantly
reduce costs, eliminates secondary operations and with
improved quality. In October 2001, the company was selected
by Research & Development Magazine to receive their
internationally coveted R&D100 Award for the development
of their 'Net Shape Forming' process. Unique to the
process is its ability to generate controllable ram
speeds up to 100 meters per second, which only explosive
energy sources exceeded this rate.
The company has over 275 press systems operating worldwide
for the support of manufacturing metal components for
the automotive, trucking, ball bearing, electronics,
aviation, hardware, and flow control industries. LMC
has also close cooperative ties with the US Department
of Energy, Fermi National Laboratory, Stanford Linear
Accelerator Center and Northern Illinois University.
Currently, all systems are engineered and manufactured
in the USA.
LMC's complete range of press systems have the capability
to cut, in a mille-second, solid metals of virtually
any tensile up to 4.00" (100 mm), tubing up to 6.00"
(150mm) in diameter and net shape components formed
up to 30 lbs (10-15 kg.) Significant cost savings and
quality benefits exist which make companies more competitive
The LMC Press System is recognized for its extreme
energy efficiency with utilization as low as 10% of
conventional equipment. Material waste is minimal, no
recycling of coolants or metal chips, and with no fumes
or smoke. The system is very environmentally friendly.
The presses are very operator friendly. Tooling costs
are minimal with die life extreme at rates up to 150
million cycles per die set.