Automotive

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Stamping

Wire & Tube PlantMIG’s stamping operation is located in Athens, Tennessee. This facility is in proximity of most of the southern and east southern automotive OEM’s and tier one suppliers. Our two facilities total over 50,000 square feet of floor space. Our 1,400 employees average 20 years of stamping experience. We provide products to customers across the country and throughout the world. Our stampings and assemblies support end-item customers including Kia, Toyota, Honda, Ford, Nissan, Chrysler, and GM.

  • 17 Stamping Presses
  • 13 Progressive 250 to 1000 ton
  • 4 – Transfer 400, 880, & 1100 ton
  • 96” to 288” Press Bed Length
  • Servo Steel Feed Systems
  • MIG ships 160,000 stampings daily

MIG - Athens’s Stamping Facility Press Sizes

Item Press # Tonnage Bolster Size
Depth x Feed
Shut Height Max SPM Description
1 1100 ton (1101) 1100 96 x 288 32 - 46 30 Fagor 1100 ton (2001)
2 1100 ton (1102) 1100 96 x 288 32 - 46 30 Fagor 1100 ton (2001)
3 880 ton 880 86.5 x 180 32 - 47 30 Fagor 880 ton (2001)
4 4405 400 72 x 144 14 - 32 30 Verson 400 ton(1971)
5 4004 400 60 x 108 19 - 33 30 Niagara 400 ton(1977)
6 4005 400 72 x 144 14 - 32 30 Niagara 400 ton(1977)
7 4000 800 60 x 120 20 - 30 30 Bliss 800 ton (1977)
8 4001 400 60 x 108 19 - 33 30 Niagara 400 ton (1977)
9 4247 300 60 x 96 24 - 30 30 Verson 300 ton (1980)
10 4392 400 72 x 120 14 - 29 30 Verson 400 ton(1971)
11 4404 400 72 x 120 14 - 29 30 Verson 400 ton(1971)
12 4450 400 48 x 96 14 - 24 40 Blow 400 ton (2001)
13 5247 1000 108 x 72 24 - 38 40 Danly 1000 ton(1984)
14 5250 250 36 x 120 18 - 24 49 Minster 250 Ton (1966)
15 3480 600 60 x 144 32 40 Blow 600 Ton (1999)
16 6526 440 59 x 118 18.7-24.6 80 Komatsu 400 Ton (2009)
17 6527 400 45 x 96 22.2-28.1 60 Komatsu 400 Ton (2009)

Assembly

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The use of automated pallet lines for processes such as spinning on these tracks allows MIG to produce high quality manual and power seat tracks and locking mechanisms efficiently and with repeatable performance.

Automated GMAW & Resistance Welding

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MIG uses the latest technology available. MIG has shifted a larger portion of business from manual operations to automated processes making products cheaper and faster.

Robotic Welding
  • 147 Robotic weld cells all new cells are equipped with weld monitoring systems
  • 24 Robotic Resistance Weld Cells
  • 20 Multi-gun resistance welds
  • 9 Turntable multi-gun resistance welders
  • 53 Stand-alone resistance/projections weld stations

Wire & Tube Forming

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Wire & Tube PlantMIG purchased the Modern Industries division in 2008 and formed the MIG Wire and Tube, LLC. MIG has a track-record of providing excellent service and quality to our customers. Their expressions of satisfaction and encouragement are numerous, and we intend to continue our advances and growth in the welded assemblies, wire form, spring and tubular products marketplace. Our accomplishments have allowed us to sustain an aggressive growth rate in recent history and with the help of our outstanding work force and our commitment to continuous improvement we expect to maintain growth well into the future.

  • 2 Four slide Benders
  • 10 Straighten and Cut
  • Single head CNC
    • 8 Latour
    • 1 Zukron
    • 1 Huron
  • Dual Head CNC
    • 11 Pave
  • 150 Customer Owned Dedicated Benders

Light Press Work

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MIG utilizes light tonnage presses to form Teflon coated bushings in holes, join press fit metal components together, stake rivets, punch holes and create forms in metal components.

148 light presses, stakers, clinch presses and joining machines.

Swaging

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Mechanical alternative for affixing brackets to tubular forms with excellent rotational strength and a high degree of dimensional accuracy.

Bead compression of a tube with a finger lock, welding link to the tube.

Fine Blanking & Broaching

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MIG delivers more than 9.4 million fine blank components per year. Current PPM rating is 5.2. MIG has the capability to produce the various components to its recliner assemblies. This give us total control of the critical characteristic specifications of our gears

We operate using three linear broaching machines. Each machine is cutting teeth in stampings .The stamping one is used in automotive sectors and paw seat recliners. Each broach is sharpened in-house or sent for wipeout, and new cutters machined in. Set-ups range from three to eight parts per cycle and gaging to customer requirements.

  • 1 – 1000 Ton Fine Blank Press
  • 1 – 800 Ton Fine Blank Press
  • 2 – 630 Ton Fine Blank Press
  • 1 – 320 Ton Fine Blank Press

Roll Forming

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We use two Roll Forming machines. One is a 12 stand Yoder forming carriage assemblies used in automotive seat tracks for horizontal forward and rearward movement. The other is a 21 stand Yoder forming automotive sun visor extension channels. Channels are formed in different lengths to customer specification.