Shape, Anacomp enter five-year partnership
FITCHBURG, MASS. — Shape Global Technology Inc. of Fitchburg and Anacomp Inc. of Poway, Calif., have reached a five-year agreement that Shape exclusively will supply plastic components for Anacomp's nine-track computer tapes.
Also announced June 24, the companies will develop new magnetic or optical media products, including a current project involving high-capacity data cartridges.
Shape uses plastic molding, assembly packaging and distribution processes to make optical and tape products for the electronic media, data-storage and computer industries. Anacomp provides systems, services and supplies for transferring computer output to microfilm and offers compact disc and other digital storage and delivery products.
M.C. Gill purchases metal fabricating firm
EL MONTE, CALIF. — Composite sheet and panel maker M.C. Gill Corp. of El Monte has acquired the assets of precision sheet-metal fabricator Castle Industries Inc. of Ontario, Calif. Terms were not disclosed.
The June 4 acquisition broadens M.C. Gill's product line and strengthens its position in the commercial-aircraft industry.
Since the early 1980s, the two family-controlled businesses have worked together on projects such as a flight attendant fold-down seat. Castle has assembled an aluminum frame it makes and an M.C. Gill-produced seat base that has a composite sandwich panel.
Castle employs 90. It will operate as a separate unit with access to M.C. Gill's worldwide network of sales agents and distributors.
LMS Beach opening center for assembly
HOUSTON—LMS Beach is establishing a center in Houston to assemble computer chassis quickly.
In mid-June, the firm acquired a 60,000-square-foot building and bought an adjoining 5 acres for expansion. The hub warehousing operation will begin in late July with 50 employees, Frank Dotzler, an owner and member of the LMS Beach management committee, said by telephone.
The new center will perform same-day assembly for area customers such as Compaq Computer Corp., using parts from the New Braunfels, Texas, operation.
LMS Beach is the joint venture of Lightning Metal Specialties of New Braunfels and Beach Mold & Tool Inc. of New Albany, Ind.