BLM Group USA Hosts 'Tube Innovation Week,' Announces Plans to Build New Headquarters

The company welcomed customers and vendors to view its latest tube processing technologies, tour its facilities and to receive news of the company’s plans for expansion 

Wixom, MI — BLM GROUP USA (, a global leader in the manufacture of tube processing equipment hosted a week-long event that brought customers and suppliers together focusing on the company’s latest technologies. The event entitled, ‘Tube Innovation Week,’ was held on June 6-10 at the company’s Wixom, Michigan headquarters.

Highlighting the event were live demonstrations and technical presentations on several of the company’s products including: The LT FREE, a five-axis laser cutting system for three-dimensional parts, bent tubes, hydroformed tubes, welded assemblies and stamped or flat sheet; the all new LT8.10, a three dimensional fiber laser tube cutting system; the E-TURN, a tube bending system for left or right hand bending, single or multiple radii, with simultaneous load/unload; the E-FLEX wire bender which is able to bend wire up to 8 mm; and the LC5, a unique fiber laser system that can cut tube and flat sheet all in one machine.

Also on hand were demonstrations of BLMelements, a BLM GROUP proprietary suite of tube processing software for programming, simulation, production and monitoring of bending, laser tube cutting and sawing technologies all from one source.

According to Jeff Ahrstrom, president and COO, “We were very pleased with the response and excited by the interaction and discussions with customers and prospects alike. It was a week that we will not forget and it makes us more focused on the job ahead, working with customers to provide the best tube processing technology

solutions available.”

In a related matter, the company announced its plans to move into a new, larger, 75,000 sq.ft. Headquarters and Tech Center in 2017. The new location will more than double the space of the current facility and provide even greater access for customers to explore the company’s tube processing technologies.

As it relates to the new facility, Mauro Corno, vice president of technical services added, “Our new Headquarters and Tech Center will bring a wealth of knowledge to the market and our customers. Our commitment to customer service and support has always been high and this expansion only reinforces that focus. It continues to be an exciting time for BLM GROUP USA.” 

BLM GROUP is a global leader in tube processing solutions. Its product line includes laser cutting, cold sawing, bending, end-machining and wire bending machines. With more than 50 years of tube experience and thousands of applications, the BLM GROUP is a leader in the manufacture of tube fabrication equipment.

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