Noble Gets GM Laser Pact

Noble International (NOBL) got a body structure development program deal with General Motors (GM).

Terms weren't disclosed. The Warren, Mich., company said it will work with General Motors to design structural systems that improve vehicle performance, safety and manufacturability while reducing cost and weight.

"By working together in the early stages of the vehicle design process, we can work with GM to maximize the benefits of laser-welded flat blanks and tubular structures," said Noble chief Steven Prue. "We believe this agreement provides us with the opportunity to drive the growth of the market for laser-welded structural components, thereby creating additional value for General Motors and their customers, as well as for Noble and its shareholders."

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