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Classic Turning buys Great Lakes Metal Finishing

Classic Turning Inc., Jackson, Mich., a CAD/CAM design and CNC machine shop, has acquired Great Lakes Metal Finishing Inc., also of Jackson. GLMF specializes in quick turn, small lot size anodizing and chemical conversion coating of aluminum.

Philip J. Curtis, chairman of Classic Turning, said, “The acquisition of GLMF positions the company for growth particularly in the aerospace and medical markets. It qualifies Classic Turning to supply parts complete with all special metal finishing operations done in house with greatly reduced cycle time. Further, it gives us the needed floor space to continue to expand and to be responsive to the needs of our customers.”

Various made to print fully machined fittings, adapters and valves will be processed at the newly acquired plant for Classic Turning’s aerospace, medical and high performance industrial customers.

Said Alex Webster, president and CEO of Classic Turning, “We anticipate hiring 5 to 10 new employees in the next 18 months and will be expanding the metal finishing capabilities offered by GLMF.”

GLMF’s senior management will join Classic Turning with John Spencer as CEO and Dennis Zdanowitz as COO of the Great Lakes Metal Finishing Division of Classic Turning. Classic Turning has facilities at 3000 E. South St. and 4905 James McDevitt St. GLMF is located at 120 S. Dwight St.

For more information visit www.classicturning.com.

Posted Jan. 14, 2013

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