Advanced Manufacturing News

FOCUS Investment Banking Represents Metaltech Service Center, Inc. in its sale to Newbury Franklin Industrials

FOCUS Investment Banking (“FOCUS”), a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance services, announced today that Metaltech Service Center, Inc. (“Metaltech”), a hybrid steel service center and value-add processor headquartered in Houston, has been acquired by Newbury Franklin Industrials (”NFI”), a leading value-added manufacturer and supplier of consumable industrial components. FOCUS initiated this transaction and advised Metaltech throughout the process.  
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Automation Is Coming to Your Machine Shop. Are You Ready?

The FOCUS Advanced Manufacturing team recently returned from our trip to the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago. Our main takeaway from the gathering can probably be summed up in one word—Automation.

When you think of automation, you usually think of large manufacturing plants, like an automobile assembly plant, with hundreds of robotic arms installing …

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What the CHIPS Act Could Mean for U.S. PCB and EMS Manufacturers

The recently passed CHIPS Act and the introduction of the Supporting American Printed Circuit Boards (SAPCB) Act are promising developments, with the CHIPS Act providing $52 billion for semiconductor manufacturing incentives and research investments, plus the proposed $3 billion to support PCB and EMS production via SAPCB.