Briefs (September 01, 2002)
T-G Compressed Air Systems of Burlington, Ont., has been named the factory authorized distributor in Ontario for the Gardner Denver/Belliss & Morcom lines of reciprocating air and gas compressors. R...
T-G Compressed Air Systems of Burlington, Ont., has been named the factory authorized distributor in Ontario for the Gardner Denver/Belliss & Morcom lines of reciprocating air and gas compressors. Recently purchased by Gardner Denver from the Hamworthy Group in the United Kingdom, the Belliss & Morcom product line features oil-free compressors and boosters, as well as lubricated models. Further information is available from Gardner Denver Canada, tel. 905-501-0071, or from www.gardnerdenver.com.
V.J. Pamensky Canada Inc. Toronto, the exclusive Canadian importer of WEG electric motors, has moved into a new head office and warehouse located at 64 Samor Road in Toronto. The move coincides with the 25th anniversary of Victor Pamensky’s founding of the Pamensky company.
Anita Charran has joined SKF Canada as manager of customer service for the region from Ontario west to British Columbia. She has a customer service management business diploma from Seneca College in Toronto and a business degree from the University of Toronto.
The Loctite Corporation in the United States officially changed its legal name in July 2002 to Henkel Loctite Corporation. In the near future, Loctite companies around the world, including the Canadian head office in Mississauga, Ont., will also follow suit. The Henkel Group, headquartered in Dusseldorf, Germany, acquired Loctite in 1997.
The Timken Company of Canton, Ohio, has entered into a joint venture to supply hot forged and machined rings for bearing manufacture with two Japanese companies, Sanyo Special Steel Co. Ltd. and Showa Seiko Co. Ltd. The joint venture, Advanced Green Components LLC, will operate as an independent manufacturing business. It will acquire the assets of Timken’s Winchester, Kentucky, plant.
PwC Consulting, upon completion of its separation from Pricewaterhouse Coopers, will be named “Monday.” Its areas of focus include Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), supply chain services and maintenance management consulting. Greg Brenneman, president and chief executive officer of PwC Consulting, said: “Our new name — Monday — is exactly what we want it to be as we create our new business: a real word, concise, recognizable, global, and the right fit for a company that works hard to deliver results.” (Editor’s note: Sounds like meaningless consultant-speak to us.)
A.O. Smith Electrical Products Company, a manufacturer of electric motors in Milwaukee, Wis., has begun a refinement of its processes as part of a customer relationship management (CRM) initiative to make it easier for customers to do business with it. According to Donald Heinrich, president, CRM is not limited to e-business, process re-engineering or simply providing customers with the information they need — it means all of these actions and more. In addition, the company plans to develop and refine its business processes by deploying sophisticated information technologies.
Advantage Sales Network Corp. of Mississauga, Ont., now represents Lincoln Motors in Canada, reports Joe Vavpetic, regional sales manager for Lincoln. Customer service continues to be provided by the Regal-Beloit Corp. warehouse in Mississauga, which can be reached at 1-866-582-3174.
Rotator Products, located in Markham, Ont., has been appointed the authorized stocking distributor for the complete line of actuators and rotary unions for the Duff-Norton family of products. For more information, visit www.rotatorproducts.com.
Technicor of Orangeville, Ont., has improved its CNC manufacturing capability so it can now supply chain guides and wear strips with various complex profiles. They can be made for most ANSI roller chain types and sizes, in standard lengths of 10 ft. For details, call the company at 1-800-858-1707 or visit www.technicor.on.ca.
Indus International has announced that it has been named the leading global supplier of enterprise asset management/computerized maintenance management systems (EAM/CMMS) software and services by industry analyst ARC Advisory Group.
LPS Laboratories has been awarded a patent for technology used in its electrical cleaning products, NoFlash NU precision contact cleaner and NoSpark electrical cleaner. This technology allows the company to manufacture cost-efficient, non-flammable electrical cleaners that meet environmental and safety requirements. Both cleaners can be used in place of HCFC 141b-based cleaners, which will not be produced in the United States after 2002 due to ozone depletion concerns. Visit www.lpslabs.com for details.
Chicago Rawhide’s Elgin, Ill., and Franklin, N.C., manufacturing facilities recently received industry awards from the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA). Both facilities were recognized for their worker safety efforts with Safety and Health Improvement Program (SHIP) awards. Consisting of the steps Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize and Sustain, the company’s 5-S program played a major role in winning these awards. Visit www.chicago-rawhide.com for more information.
The Allan Crawford and Associates subsidiary Integrys, a supplier of integrated solutions to OEMs and system integrators, and Advantech Automation, a provider of e-platform products and solutions, have announced a partnership that will see Integrys distributing Advantech products across Canada.
Advanced Sales Network Corp. has announced the addition of Rus Magnusson to its sales team. Magnusson has assumed the position of western sales manager and will operate out of the company’s sales office in Edmonton, Alta. He can be contacted at 780-464-2928.
GBO1 Global Benchmarking Organization, located in Cambridge, Ont., has announced implementation of UCMS (Universal Corporate Measurement Standard), the GBO1 world standard for performance measurement for manufacturers. The UCMS compliance process includes enterprise-wide performance assessment through measurement using Key Performance Indicator (KPI) data collection, automating the interpretive analysis of that data. Under this process, users may benchmark any and all portions of their enterprise against other sister companies, sector companies or the aggregate global manufacturers database. Further information is available by calling 519-894-4292.
Labcor has announced its accreditation to CAN-P-4D (ISO/IEC 17025) for specific temperature calibrations by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and the National Research Council of Canada’s (NRC) Calibration Laboratory Assessment Service (CLAS). The company claims to be the first Canadian private laboratory to win this accreditation for temperature calibration. For additional information, call 514-355-6100.
Remanufactured spare parts from Falk Renew are designed to save time and money. The company inspects, tests and provides a proposal to remanufacture existing gear drive components, including recut gears with new pinions, bearing rebuilds, seal surface repair, housing rebore and weld repair. In addition, it can search its database to locate surplus parts and components. For more information, visit falkcorp.com/renew. The Falk Corporation also has announced that it has successfully completed its ISO 9001:2000 recertification.
Measurement Technologies of Colleyville, Texas, has recently acquired the measurement products group of Hathaway Process Instrumentation. Included within this acquisition are Hathaway’s previously acquired line of power transducers and related instrumentation from Wodex Technology of Toronto and signal conditioning and process transmitter product lines from Promac Controls of Toronto. These and other products added to the mTech lines are distributed in Canada through techniCAL Systems of Hamilton, Ont. Contact techniCAL via www.technical-sys.com.
Jim Webb has been named manager of business development for Bahco North America Inc., which produces premium tools for tradespeople. His sales territory includes Canada. Bahco is a subsidiary of Snap-on Inc. Bahco North American’s Milford Bandsaw Div., formerly Sandvik Saws & Tools, has named Dallas Stuck as manager of business development. A trained machinist, he also is president of the North American Sawing Association.