Monthly Archives: May 2013


We recently had the opportunity to attend the Fabtech-Mexico conference in Monterrey, Mexico, and had an amazing time learning, networking, and exhibiting alongside other industry professionals there. In preparation we also created several marketing pieces in Spanish to hand out at the event. We are committed to consistently growing our reach and including more and more companies, and this was a great step in that process. If you’d like to download a copy of the Spanish PDF, follow the link below:


NY Daily News

A sad report from Agence France-Press shared by Industry Week today has the details of a blast in a factory in Beijing which killed 12 people dead and another 20 missing. Below is an excerpt of their report. Click here to read the full story.

China Factory Blast Leaves 13 Dead

Another 20 are missing at the civilian explosives manufacturer’s facility.

BEIJING, May 21, 2013 (AFP) – A blast which ripped through an explosives plant in China has left 13 people dead and another 20 missing, an official said Tuesday, compounding the country’s poor industrial safety record.

Another 19 people were injured in the explosion on Monday at a three-storey workshop owned by Poly Explosives (Jinan), a state-owned company in the eastern province of Shandong, the Xinhua news agency reported.

Televised images showed orange-suited rescue workers combing through rubble after one building completely collapsed, leaving a framework of bent metal and scattered bricks.


Turnkey Solutions for New & Retrofit Cut-to-Length Lines

The Peak of Stretch Leveling Superiority

Leveltek Stretch Levelers fit easily into existing or new cut-to-length lines. Our unique design concepts and stretch leveling technology give you a big advantage over competitors and help you fill a vital market need.

Stretch Leveling SuperiorityLeveltek International designs, manufactures and installs stretch leveling systems for retrofit and new light to heavy gauge cut-to-length and coil-to-coil lines. The company is headquartered in Benwood, WV, about 60 miles (100 km) southwest of Pittsburgh.

Leveltek Stretch Leveling can help you cut sheets that satisfy fabricators’ increased demand for the memory-free steel required by laser and plasma cutting.

Since 1997, we’ve been installing our equipment in steel production facilities worldwide. With few moving parts, leveling occurs reliably and consistently, helping you meet or exceed your productivity goals.

Maintain a Firm Grip On the Cost of Your Materials

Leveltek manufactures non-marking stretcher leveling systems that correct the flatness in coils of stainless steel, titanium, aluminum, brass, copper, high-temperature alloys, galvanized steel, and other ferrous and non-ferrous materials, to make them commercially acceptable.

A patented, non-marking process grips and stretches the unrolled steel, eliminating shape defects such as edgewave, center buckle, quarter buckle, camber, crossbow, mandrel or coil breaks, some types of chatter, herringbone/mill chop, and twist.

Leveltek’s system:

  • Uncoils
  • Stretches
  • Levels
  • Re-coils

On coil-to-coil stretch level processing, every pound of metal that Leveltek receives from the customer is returned.  The only measurable effect on the coils is a slight reduction in width, and a slight increase in length.

Leveltek is a full-service toll processor that can easily handle all your processing needs.