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SMC marks 70th year with new technology

11:43 AM, May 2, 2013
Dan Ernst of the SMC Laser Dept. sets up the computer for the laser to start its cutting sequence as Bill Hentz, SMC engineer checks the program in their new fiber optic laser cutting machine that was recently installed at SMC Metal Fabricators on Oakwood Road.
Dan Ernst of the SMC Laser Dept. sets up the computer for the laser to start its cutting sequence as Bill Hentz, SMC engineer checks the program in their new fiber optic laser cutting machine that was recently installed at SMC Metal Fabricators on Oakwood Road.
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A new fiber optic laser is giving SMC Manufacturing high hopes for bolstering production capacity and sales as it celebrates its 70th anniversary.

Founded in 1943 as a coal and fuel oil distributor, Stelzner Manufacturing Co. quickly shifted gears after its employees gained a reputation for their skill in production welding and repairs.

SMC President Bill Evans said the purchase of a Cincinnati fiber laser fabricator late late last year, which complements its three carbon dioxide laser fabricators, represents a major investment in the company's future. ...

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