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H1: Chassix is the leading largest single integrated resource for high- quality, precision casting and machining solutions with manufacturing capabilities in key regions around the world. Chassix was formed through the integration of the Diversified Machine, Inc. (DMI) and SMW, LLC (SMW) businesses. Check out our major company milestones below:
TIMELINE:

1996

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Opened first Warren, Michigan facility to produce control arms and steering knuckles for General Motors

1997

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Established São Paulo, Brazil facility to serve local market

1998

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Opened first Port Huron, Michigan facility

1999

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Acquired LeRoy Industries, a major supplier of steering knuckles to Ford Motor Company

2000

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Opened engineering and design center in Hyderabad, India

2003

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Built Batavia, New York facility

2004

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Purchased second Port Huron, Michigan facility Built new manufacturing facility in Compiegne, France

2005

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Purchased Uni Boring – established core platform with precision machining

2007

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Purchased Hayes Lemmerz Suspension – achieved vertical integration through the addition of aluminum casting capabilities Purchased Aluminum Casting and Engineering Company – added unique thin-wall, high-speed casting capability for customized products Opened Wixom Technical Center – established product design and testing capabilities

2008

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Launched Citation and Butler, Indiana programs – added gravity casting capabilities

2009

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Purchased Intermet Columbus Foundry – enhanced vertical integration through the addition of ductile iron casting capabilities Purchased Iztapalapa, Mexico, plant from Metaldyne - enhanced machining expertise and established global footprint

2010

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Purchased chassis plant in Barcelona, Spain, from Metaldyne – increased global machining footprint

2011

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Opened China metal shop – expanded global footprint to accommodate customer needs

2012

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Chassix was formed through the integration of two industry leaders: DMI and SMW Automotive, becoming the industry's largest single resource for high-quality, precision casting and machining solutions

2013

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Began integration of DMI and SMW

2014-2015

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Bristol manufacturing issues arise

2015

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Emerged from bankruptcy in July 2015

2015-2016

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New Board of Directors and new senior management in place

2016

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Bristol de-stress plan complete Quoting and winning business

2017

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Refinance/ dividend recapitalization