Power Transmission Engineering Industry News 2005

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Timken Signs Five-Year Contract With RWE Power
The Timken Co. signed a five year contract to supply RWE POwer AG in Essen, Germany, with anti-friction bearings. According to the com... (posted 2005-12-12)

Emerson Motors Upgrade Customer Service Center and Catalog Listing of NEMA-Approved Motors
Emerson Motor Technologies added motor conversion capabilities to its southern California customer service center. "Our Chino customer... (posted 2005-12-12)

PTDA Announces Market Data, Welcomes New Members
The Power Transmission Distributors Association announced its March 2006 outllok support data for distributors and manufacturers of power... (posted 2005-12-12)

Philadelphia Gear Hires Mark Cooke as Sales Manager
Philadelphia Gear Corp. hired Mark Cooke as regional sales manager for the Gulf Coast region. Among Cooke’s new responsibilities... (posted 2005-04-30)

Process Equipment Sold, President Retires
Larry Ewald announced his retirement after 27 years at Process Equipment Co. In 1978, he succeeded the company's founder, Emmert Stud... (posted 2005-04-24)

Gleason Acquires M&M Precision
Gleason Corp. acquired M&M Precison Systems Corp. of West Carrolton, OH, a manufacturer of process control systems for gears as well as a... (posted 2005-04-24)

EMAG Buys Jos. Koepfer & Sohne GmbH
EMAG has acquired majority interest in Jos. Koepfer & Sohne GmbH. Present product lines and personnel will remain, according to the c... (posted 2005-04-21)

The Gear Works Opens Test and Assembly Center
The Gear Works-Seattle Inc. announced the opening of its new gearbox assembly and test center that has much increased the company’s ... (posted 2005-04-20)

Process Equipment Sold, President Retires
Larry Ewald announced his retirement after 27 years at Process Equipment Co. In 1978, he succeeded the company’s founder, Emmert Stu... (posted 2005-04-19)

Bison Gear Awarded $100,000 Grant
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to Bison Gear and Engineering to determine the feasibility of a breakthrough... (posted 2005-04-19)

Voith Delivers 10,000 Transmissions in 2004
For the first time in the history of Voith's commercial vehicle transmission product group, they have delivered 10,000 DIWA transmis... (posted 2005-04-16)

Ritchie Moves to Star-SU
Mark Ritchie was hired as gear tool project engineer at Star-SU. Ritchie has held a similar position at Gleason Cutting Tools for the pas... (posted 2005-04-15)

Ikona Gear Appoints Nicola Simon to Board of Directors
Ikona Gear announced the appointment of Nicola Simon to its board of directors. Simon is currently the platform leader for Ballard Pow... (posted 2005-04-13)

Bison Gear, Armature Electric Partner for Power Transmission Distribution
Bison Gear and Engineering announced the addition of Armature Electric Ltd. as the Bison power transmission distributor for western Canad... (posted 2005-04-13)

Philadelphia Gear Completes ISO-9001 for All Five Regional Service Centers
Philadelphia Gear Corp., a full-service provider of gearing and power transmission solutions, has completed ISO-9001 (2000 standard) cert... (posted 2005-04-13)

New GM at Philadelphia Gear
Boyd Swearingen was promoted to general manager for Philadelphia Gear’s Gulf Coast and Southeast region. According to the company... (posted 2005-04-13)

Philadelphia Gear Extends Standard Warranty
Philadelphia Gear Corp. has announced its "best-in-industry" standard warranty. The company's original standard warranty covered t... (posted 2005-04-12)

Parker Hannifin Acquires Bayside Controls
Parker Hannifin Corp. acquired Bayside Controls on February 14, 2005. Specific terms of the deal were not disclosed. Bayside will be i... (posted 2005-04-12)

New AGMA Officers
At the AGMA Annual meeting in March, the officers for 2005 were announced. Incomging officers are: Leslie Hennessy, Chairman Stan... (posted 2005-04-12)

Boston Gear Wins Website Award
Boston Gear, a division of Altra Industrial Motion, was named "Website of the Month" by IndustrialLeaders.com, an online industrial porta... (posted 2005-04-11)

Rexnord Buys Falk for $295 Million
Rexnord Corp. announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase The Falk Corp. from Hamilton Sundstrand, a subs... (posted 2005-04-06)

Lambert, Wahli Officially Merge Operations
The core competencies of Lambert Ltd. and Wahli Ltd. have merged to created Lambert-Wahli Ltd. The two companies have already been op... (posted 2005-04-04)

Winco and Star Cutter Consolidate Sales
Michael E. Winbald, president of Winco Industries, Brad Lawton, president of Star Cutter Co. and David W. Goodfellow, president of Star S... (posted 2005-04-01)

Preco Division Opens in Ohio
Preco Laser Systems announced the opening of the Preco Laser Systems Automotive and Powertrain Group in Troy, OH. According to the com... (posted 2005-04-01)

Regal Beloit Announces Sale of Illinois Gear Open Gear Division
Regal Beloit Corp. announced today that the company has reached a definitive agreement for the sale of the Illinois Gear open gear divisi... (posted 2005-03-31)

Timken Named Vendor of the Year
The Timken Co. was awarded the Vendor of the Year Award for product excellence by Parts Plus at their national convention. "This year&... (posted 2005-03-30)

Jos. Koepfer & Sohne GmbH Partners With EMAG
EMAG has acquired a majority interest of Jos. Koepfer & Sohne. The present product lines and personnel will remain, according to the c... (posted 2005-03-27)

Dana Corp. Consolidates Off-Highway Axle and Transmission Production
Dana Corp. is closing its Statesville, NC, facility, reducing the work force in Brugge, Belgium and realigning machining and assembly ope... (posted 2005-03-16)

Methods Machine Tools Opens Detroit Branch
Methods Machine Tools recently opened a branch in Wixom, MI, to serve the automotive industry and its suppliers with new technologies and... (posted 2005-03-16)

RBC Bearings Buys U.S. Bearing
RBC Bearings Inc. completed an agreeement with Networks Electronics Cor. for the purchase of U.S. Bearings. "This acquisition comes at... (posted 2005-03-15)

mG miniGears Acquires New Furnace
mG miniGears acquired a high temperatures furnace that can perform at 1,300 degrees C sintering temperature. According to the company&... (posted 2005-03-09)

Broaching Machine Specialties Completes ISO Registration
Broaching Machine Specialties of Novi, MI, was awared a certificate of registration for ISO 9001:2000 conformance for the design, manufac... (posted 2005-03-02)

Alfe Heat Treating Hires General Manager
Alfe Heat Treat Corp. hired Jerry Brasiola as general manager of their Defiance, OH, division. Most recently, Brasiola was plant manag... (posted 2005-03-02)

Emerson Announces Five Point Relief Plan for Hurricane Victims
Kop-Flex, a business unit of Emerson Power Transmission, contacted 400 customers in the Gulf Coast region to offer a five point relief pa... (posted 2005-03-02)

Hermann Stadtfeld Returns to Gleason as VP
Gleason Corp. has appointed Hermann J. Stadtfeld as vice president of bevel gear technology. According to the company’s press re... (posted 2005-02-26)

Thornycroft Acquires Newage Transmissions
Thornycraft Ltd., an automotive and off-highway equipment company, has acquired Newage Transmissions Ltd. Effective immediatly, Newage... (posted 2005-02-26)

Perrotti Promoted to CEO at Gleason
John J. Perrotti was promoted to president and CEO of Gleason Corp., replacing John W. Guffey who will remain as vice chairman. The mo... (posted 2005-02-25)

Rexnord Completes Acquisition of Falk Corp.
Rexnord Corp. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Falk Corp. from Hamilton Sundstrand, a subsidiary of United Technologies... (posted 2005-02-24)

New Cutting Tool Sales Manager at Star SU
Mark W. Raby has been hired by Star SU to manage cutting tool sales for southeastern and south central Michigan. Raby has worked in a... (posted 2005-02-22)

New GM at Wall Colmonoy
Daniel Nazzarett has been promoted to general manager of Wall Colmonoy's alloy manufacturing facility in Los Lunas, New Mexico. Na... (posted 2005-02-20)

Chairman of Timken Board to be Nominated as Ambassador to Germany
W.R. Timken Jr. will be nominated by President George Bush for the position of U.S. Ambassador to Germany. His nomination will be forw... (posted 2005-02-20)

Hansen Transmission Opens Chinese facility
Hansen Transmissions has opened a facility in Shanghai, China, for the representation of its line of gear units, turbines and industrial ... (posted 2005-02-18)

Holroyd Expands Production Department
Holroyd has expanded its technical support team and introduced a new product structure to help customers. According to the company'... (posted 2005-02-18)

VFS Sells Furnace to Bio-Vac
Vacuum Furnace Corp. sold a vacuum furnace to Bio-Vac Corp. for their Southfield, MI orthopedic coatings plant. The new horizontal two-ba... (posted 2005-02-17)

Heatbath Acquires Chemtech Finishing
Heatbath Corp.of Springfield, MA, has acquired the assets of Chemtech Finishing Systems. According to a letter from Chemtech's pres... (posted 2005-02-17)

REM Chemicals and Rosler GmbH Partner in Metal Finishing
REM Chemicals Inc.and Rosler GmbH developed a 20-year global marketing partnership for chemically-accelerated mass finishing processes, m... (posted 2005-02-13)

Bates Technologies Acquires Micromatic Textron Line
Bates Technologies acquired the honing tool and abrasive product line of Micromatic Textron. Included in the acquisition is the Micro... (posted 2005-02-10)

Timken Acquires Bearing Inspection
The Timken Co. announced its acquisition of Bearing Inspection Inc. in an effort to strengthen its position in the aerospace industry. ... (posted 2005-02-10)

REM Chemical and R?sler GmbH Sign Partnership Agreement
REM Chemicals Inc. and R?sler GmbH announced a global marketing partnership for chemically accelerated mass finishing processes, mass fin... (posted 2005-02-09)

Paulo Products Accredited to ISO/TS 16949:2002
The Murfreesboro, TN, facility of Paulo Products Co. passed the upgrade audit for accreditation to ISO/TS 16949:2002. The standard req... (posted 2005-02-09)

Saint-Gobain Abrasives Introduces New Grinding Wheel Technology
Saint-Gobain Abrasives has combined a new engineered abrasive grain and manufacturing process to control grinding wheel structure, create... (posted 2005-02-07)

Surface Combustion and Air Products Announce Joint Marketing Strategy
Surface Combusion and Air Products & Chemicals have entered into an agreement in which both companies will jointly market their product l... (posted 2005-02-03)

New Management at Twin Disc
Twin Disc Inc. has announced numerous changes in senior management. Jim Feiertag is the new executive vice president with responsibil... (posted 2005-01-28)

New Group Presidents at Regal-Beloit
Mark J. Gliebe was named as president of the electric motors group at Regal-Beloit and David Eisenreich was named president of the mechan... (posted 2005-01-12)

New North American Subsidiary for Atlanta GmbH
Atlanta GmbH of Bietinghein-Bissingen, Germany, has formed a new subsidiary for the North American market. Atlanta Drive Systems, loc... (posted 2005-01-09)

Bodine Donates 40 Motors to University of California
Bodine Electric Co. donated 40 DC gear motors to a robotics class at University of California at Santa Cruz. According to the company&... (posted 2005-01-05)

Timken Plans to Close South Carolina Plant
The Timken Co. announced plans to close its Clinton, SC, plant and phase down production over the next two years. According to the com... (posted 2005-01-05)