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  • Opat Returns to Vortex to Lead Sales in Upper Midwest, Northeast

    Vortex Valves has named Shawn Opat as regional sales manager for the Upper Midwest and Northeastern Region, including the cities of Boston, Chicago, Detroit, New York, Philadelphia, and Toronto. He reports to Vortex vice president of North American sales, Jason Marcotte. “We are...

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  • Stedman Appoints Jim Suetholz Central U.S. Sales Manager

    Jim Suetholz has been appointed as the central U.S. sales manager for Stedman Machine Co. Suetholz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Kentucky, and has more than 17 years of experience in capital equipment sales in the mining, steel, and various...

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  • Optima Growing with Technical Advancements

    The filling and packaging equipment built by Optima has continued its growth trend. The company had a record year in 2011 with a consolidated turnover, reaching EUR 220 million, compared to EUR 210 million in 2010. On December 31, 2011, 1500 people were employed worldwide by Optima –...

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  • 4B Components Opens New 53,000-Square-Foot Facility

    4B Components, the USA division of the 4B Group, has re-located to a new state-of-the-art facility in Morton, IL. The new building is only a five-minute drive from the previous East Peoria location. While 4B’s address has changed, the phone and fax numbers will remain the same. “The...

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  • Nu-Con (USA) Announces Formation of Powder Process-Solutions

    Effective March 6, 2012, Nu-Con Equipment USA will change its name to Powder Process-Solutions (PPS). This change includes the formation of Powder-Solutions Group (PSG) as parent company. “PSG will bring together innovative technologies to provide a single source for unique sanitary bulk...

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  • American Chemistry Council Welcomes AlliedBarton as Member

    Conshocken, PA-based AlliedBarton Security Services, the industry’s premier provider of highly trained security personnel with more than 55,000 employees nationwide, has been accepted as an associate member of the American Chemistry Council (ACC). The ACC board of directors voted on and...

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  • Maguire Receives Patent for Pneumatically Powered Hopper Lid that Cuts Downtime for Cleanout of Gravimetric Blenders

    Maguire Products Inc. has received a U.S. patent for a pneumatically powered system that speeds job or color changes for gravimetric blenders that have been deployed with loaders mounted atop the hopper lid. The patent number is 8092070. The system, called Loader Lift, reduces changeover time...

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  • ELFA Shows January New Business up 21% over 2011

    The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity for the $628 billion equipment finance sector, showed overall new business volume for January was $5.1 billion, up 21 percent from volume of $4.2 billion in the...

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  • Ross Expands Static Mixers Inventory

    Charles Ross & Son Company has expanded its inventory of Low Pressure Drop (LPD/LLPD) and Interfacial Surface Generators (ISG) static mixers to meet customer demand. Many popular sizes are now available from stock in just two weeks from receipt of order. The LPD/LLPD models are widely used for...

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  • Innospec Announces Retirement of Bew, Appointment of Blackmore as Chairman

    Innospec Inc. announced the appointment of Milton C "Bud" Blackmore as chairman of the company's board of directors, effective May 9, 2012. Blackmore has been on the Board of Directors of Innospec since June 2010 and will take up the role of chairman at the annual meeting in May,...

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