Century Tool and Gage Launches Joint Website with CTG Bel-Kur
The website will highlight the history, public engagement and offerings of the two manufacturers.
Century Tool and Gage (Fenton, Michigan) has launched a website in conjunction with CTG Bel-Kur (Temperance, Michigan) to serve as an information hub for both companies. Centurytool.com is configured so that users can immediately access information from both companies, while other areas on the site illustrate their collaboration and synergies.
As a one-stop composites tooling resource, the site contains a section that addresses lightweighting as an industry trend, as well as an area illustrating many of the high-level customers both companies have provided work for. There is also information on the history of each company and their processes. A separate section provides information on their community engagement.
Century Tool and Gage, founded in 1974, is a compression mold specialist that serves companies primarily in the automotive, heavy truck, aerospace and personal watercraft industries. It provides tools to manufacture composite components of with high precision and surface finish. CTG Bel-Kur provides design, engineering, fabrication, building, commissioning and service for a variety of secondary-materials processing equipment. It specializes in post-mold solutions including cooling jigs and fixtures, bond and drill fixtures, trim dies, and automated assembly.
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