Steve Lanzel, President; Robert Schutz, Vice President Manufacturing; Dave Parsons, Vice
President Sales; and Lonnie House, Sales Engineer; Catalus Corporation, St. Marys,
Pennsylvania, accepted an Award of Distinction in the Lawn & Garden/Off-Highway Category
of the 2018 Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence Awards Competition. The award was
given for a copper-steel spacer that is used in a tilt steering mechanism as a pivot on an
They accepted the award for their company at POWDERMET2018: International Conference
on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials in San Antonio, Texas.
Powder metallurgy (PM) is an automated metalworking process that forms metal powders
into precision components used in applications such as auto engines and transmissions,
hardware, industrial machinery, sporting goods, defense, and firearms. More than 800 million
pounds of PM parts are made annually in North America.
The competition is sponsored annually by the Metal Powder Industries Federation, an
international trade association for the metal powder producing and consuming industries.