No guitar solos, Anchor Lamina is into heavy metal. The company produces and sells die sets, mold supplies, and precision parts for metalworking and plastic forming equipment. Its Die Set unit customizes die sets and steel plates, and offers torch cutting, grinding, and machining services. Lamina Components makes metal parts and assemblies for mechanical tooling and machine building. Metal and steel plate fabrications used in constructing complex frames are made by Reliance Fabrications. European unit Anchor Lamina GmbH specializes in large dies, and complex steel plates for vehicles. The company caters to a diversity of auto, industrial, and textile OEMs. Anchor Lamina is owned by Connell Limited Partnership.
The company maintains a strong hold in serving North America's markets for die sets and die markers' supplies by delivering a broad product portfolio. It is equipped to manufacture a swath of custom metal components, including every conceivable pin and bushing, and metal wear component and assembly. Although Anchor Lamina products are largely demanded by the automotive industry, and thus subject to its cycles, the company is diversifying, tapping appliance, agricultural equipment, furniture, and even Canada's nuclear energy industry. In 2007 the company snagged machining and sub-assembly service work with Bruce Power nuclear reactor's refurbishment.
Anchor Lamina's prominence is also attributable to its acquisition by Connell Limited Partnership. In March 2005 Connell Limited purchased Anchor Lamina and merged its operations with Danly IEM to form the Anchor Danly Group. The deal has leveraged each businesses' manufacturing capabilities; together they operate 11 plants and warehouse centers at strategic points in the US and Canada, as well as Germany and China. – less