MANUFACTURING

ATW relocates Metalform line to R.I.

COURTESY METALFORM
ATW COMPANIES, has relocated its Metalform product line manufacturing operations to the A.T. Wall Co. Warwick manufacturing plant.
Posted 1/15/13

WARWICK – ATW Companies, a provider of highly engineered metal manufacturing solutions, has relocated its Metalform product line manufacturing operations to ATW’s Rhode Island facility.

According to a release, Metalform is now fully consolidated with ATW’s firearms and defense capabilities, which include precision CNC machining, metal injection molding, laser cutting, precision metal tubing and stamping.

ATW says that the consolidation of its manufacturing operations is expected to improve the reliability and quality of Metalform’s magazines as well as bring a renewed technology focus to new product development.

“The relocation of Metalform and consolidation of our dedicated firearms and defense team helps ATW better serve firearms customers, as we seek to bring dramatically improved reliability using our extensive expertise and diverse manufacturing capabilities,” Tracy MacNeal, ATW’s chief strategy officer, said in prepared remarks.

Metalform’s capabilities include deep-drawing, stamping and pistol magazine fabrication. According to ATW, top Metalform products include 38 caliber, 45 caliber, and 9 mm magazines, which are supplied to many top firearms industry companies.

A.T. Wall Co., ATW’s precision stamping and tube drawing subsidiary, acquired New Britain, Conn.-based Metalform in 2011. According to the company, the acquisition supports ATW’s vertical integration into the rapidly growing firearm and defense industry.

ATW said that no disruption to business operations occurred during the manufacturing changeover. A.T. Wall increased its finished goods inventory to satisfy demand and is now completely up to speed at the Warwick manufacturing facility.

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