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DMS buys grinding systems specialist Border Steel

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Border Steel is a Windsor, Ont.-based manufacturing and service company founded in 1962.

Blanchard grinding on mold steel. Photo Credit: Border Steel Ltd.

Die Mold Services North America Corp. (DMS), a mold component supplier in Oldcastle, Ont., has acquired Border Steel Ltd., a Windsor, Ont.-based manufacturing and service company, operating since 1962.

The financial terms of the purchase have not been disclosed.

The deal is designed to expand DMS’s services, by adding Blanchard’s grinding and flame-cutting services, which company officials say allows for efficient material removal, along with access to a wide selection of tool steel plates.

According to Border Steel officials, the company runs Canada’s largest Blanchard grinding system, allowing the firm to process more parts at once and to quickly fulfill large grinding orders. The Blanchard grinder leaves a trademark crosshatch surface finish pattern, and offers corner-to-corner grinding up to 153 inches and a maximum height of 60 inches.


Under DMS ownership, both companies will continue to operate as separate entities while collaborating closely to enhance synergies, DMS officials said.

“This merger is a win for our dedicated staff at both companies and for our loyal long-time customers,” the DMS officials said. “We are excited about the possibilities this acquisition brings and look forward to sharing more details in the very near future.”

DMS is a provider of manufacturing solutions specializing in mold components, maintenance, refurbishment, and repair services.


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