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Fine Line Stencil and Metal Etching Technology Announce Merger

Jul 14, 2017

MET and FLS Agree to Merge

MET and FLS Agree to Merge

Lumberton, NJ - Fine Line Stencil (FLS) and Metal Etching Technology (MET) Associates announce they are merging. The new company will be known as BlueRing Stencils. BlueRing Stencils will maintain 8 manufacturing locations across the USA (TX, NJ, NH, CA, FL, IN, MN & NC). Fred Cox of MET has been appointed President of BlueRing Stencils. Mr. Cox said, “We look forward to providing improved technology and greater service to all of our stencil customers. Our combined companies will allow us to offer the latest innovations in SMT stencil printing.”

Brent Nolan of Fine Line Stencil had this to say; “FLS and MET are a perfect match. We have different technical solutions that will now be combined. Additionally, our new geography will allow us to reach 90% of the demanding stencil market in 1 day using ground freight.”

BlueRing Stencils will provide laser cut and electroformed stencil solutions. They will offer NanoSlic Gold and Microshield coatings, EZ-Step laser welded steps, Mesh-Weld foil bonding, Root Cause Analysis and CAD-matic software solutions, as well as other stencil printing technologies.

You can learn more at www.blueringstencils.com

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I order my stencils now?
A: Use the same method you are currently using. We have joined our ordering systems to ensure a smooth transition.

Q: Who is my contact at BlueRing Stencils?
A: The same person you are familiar with will continue to handle your stencil business.

Q: Will BlueRing Stencils continue with business as usual?
A: Yes, however, the merged company will bring additional technology and support to help our customers more than ever. Our combined technologies will offer the highest quality printing solutions in the industry.

Q: Who is MET and FLS?
A: MET and FLS are very similar stencil manufacturers. Our customer bases are primarily in different geographies than each other.

Q: Is my existing quote still valid?
A: BlueRing Stencils stands behind all the quotes issued by MET and FLS.

Q: How is this merger better for me?
A: The combined company will have new technologies to share from both manufacturers. Our capacity to service customers will be dramatically increased. BlueRing Stencils will also have improved shipping options for many locations.

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