Utilase Inc., a division of DCT Inc., plans to spend $12 million on a new facility with a new sheet-metal blanking line and additional laser welding systems to produce tailored blanks, sheets of metal bonded together to allow stamped panels to have more strength in specific areas. In addition to a 6.00-ton (544 t) press with a 144- by 84-in. (3.6-by 2.1-m) bed and coil reel for 72-in. (183-cm) coils. Utilase says it has the ability to eliminate steps in the blank-welding process to lower costs.