Gear Industry News 2005

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United Gear Opens Office In Shanghai
United Gear & Assembly has opened an office in Shanghai, China. According to the company’s press release, UGA along with parent c... (posted 2005-04-22)

Joint Venture for AFC Holcroft and ALD Vacuum
AlD Holcroft of Wixom, MI, and ALD Vacuum Technologies GmbH of Hanau, Germany, have formed a joint venture called Joint Venture ALD Vacuu... (posted 2005-04-19)

Samputensili and Shanghai Tool Works Join Forces
Antonio Maccaferri, president of Samputensili S.p.A. and Yang Jinchang, president of Shanghai Tool Works Co. Ltd. announced a joint ven... (posted 2005-04-16)

Mahr Federal Acquires Majority Interest in OKM of Jena, Germany
The Mahr Group has announced the acquisition of the majority interest of Optische Koordinatenmesstechnik GmbH (OKM) of Jena, Germany. ... (posted 2005-04-15)

Ikona Gear Receives Technology Innovation Award
Ikona Gear received the 2005 Technology Innovation Award from Frost & Sullivan at the Excellence in Emerging Technologies Banquet. The... (posted 2005-04-15)

New Product Manager at Inductoheat
Mike Rugg was appointed product manager of the tube and pipe heating division at Inductoheat of Madison Heights, MI. According to the ... (posted 2005-04-14)

Gleason, Harbin Enter Joint Venture
Gleason Corp. announced today that it is in the process of forming a joint venture company with Harbin No. 1 Tool Corp. for the productio... (posted 2005-04-13)

Koepfer Named North American Distributor for Wenzel Gear-Tec
Koepfer America was selected as the exclusive North American distributor for the Gear-Tec products of Wenzel Precision GmbH. Wenzel Preci... (posted 2005-04-13)

Bonfiglioli Acquires Tecnoingranaggi
Bonfiglioli acquired Tecnoingranaggi, a Bologna-based supplier of planetary gear units. According to the company's press release, ... (posted 2005-04-13)

New North American Subsidiary for Atlanta GmbH
Atlanta GmbH in Bietingheim-Bissingen, Germany, announced the formation of its new North American subsidiary, Atlanta Drive Systems Inc.,... (posted 2005-04-13)

Gleason Celebrates 140-Year Anniversary
The Gleason Works will celebrates 140 years on July 15, 2005. James Gleason, chairman of the board, is hosting a special dedication ce... (posted 2005-04-13)

Cowley Hired as Sales Manager of Process Equipment
Bruce Cowley was hired as sales manager for the metrology systems division of Process Equipment Co. According to the company's p... (posted 2005-04-12)

Liebherr Opens Sales and Service Center in Dubai
Liebherr and service partner Frontline Cranes and Construction Machinery FZE, opened a customer service center for the contruction machin... (posted 2005-04-12)

U.S. Group Purchases Roto-Flo Line and Gear Tooling Divisions
U.S. Group, has purchased the Roto-Flo spline and thread rolling machine product line and its rack and thread tool manufacturing division... (posted 2005-04-10)

Bourn & Koch, Star SU Consolidate Sales
Star SU and Bourn & Koch announced a mutual agreement for consolidation of the sales activities of each company’s machine tool produ... (posted 2005-04-05)

KPS Acquires Jernberg Industries and Related Entities
KPS announced the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Jernberg Industries Inc., Iron Mountain Industries LLC and related en... (posted 2005-04-03)

Inductoheat Expands After-Market Service
Inductoheat has expanded its aftermarket service department. According to the company’s press release, service is provided for ... (posted 2005-04-03)

Minnick Appointed as VP of Engineering at Inductoheat
Randy Minnick was named vice president of engineering at Inductoheat Inc. According to the company's press release, he has been in... (posted 2005-03-16)

Inductoheat Expands Coil Department
Inductoheat has expanded its inductor coil build and repair department and now operates a state-of-the-art machine shop in tandem with it... (posted 2005-03-16)

Ipsen Delivers Furnace to Hansen Balk Steel Treating
Hanson Balk Steel Treating of Grand Rapids, MI, has installed the new Abar Ipsen 15 bar Super Turbo horizontal vacuum HPGQ furnace. As... (posted 2005-03-16)

George Stefan Appointed as Ikona COO
George Stefan was hired as COO at Ikona Gear International. He will report directly to President and CEO Laith Nosh. "We are pleased t... (posted 2005-02-28)

Boswell Acquires Majority Interest in SECO/Warwick
Jeffrey W. Boswell has acquired the majority interest in SECO/Warwick and has been named president and CEO. SECO/Warwick Ltd. Poland w... (posted 2005-02-27)

New President at Inductoheat
Frank C. Veno was promoted to president at the Alpha 1 Induction Service Center, an Inductotherm company. Veno was previously vice pre... (posted 2005-02-24)

Pridmore Hired at Star SU
Kit Pridmore has joined Star SU as a technical service engineer. He held that same position at Gleason for the past eight years and for n... (posted 2005-02-22)

Ruffin to Manage Southeast Sales for Star SU
Rick Ruffin was hired by Star SU as regional sales manager. According to the company’s press release, Ruffin has held sales posi... (posted 2005-02-22)

Mattingly Hired as Tool Service Manager at Star SU
Rick Mattingly has joined Star Star SU as manager of tool services. He held a similar position at Gleason Cutting Tools in Rockford, IL. ... (posted 2005-02-22)

Recent Developments at Ikona Gear
Ikona Gear has entered into a developmental agreement with StarRotor Corp. to provide patented Ikona technology for the third generation ... (posted 2005-02-21)

Ipsen Ships Furnace Line to Taiwan
The IpsenI/O 3000 internal quench batch furnace line has been sold and shipped to the Shenli heat treating facility in Taiwan to heat tre... (posted 2005-02-17)

New Sales Manager at Inductoheat
Michael Doerr was hired as regional sales manager for the Southeast region at Inductoheat. Doerr heads up the sales operation at Indu... (posted 2005-02-11)

Toyota Expands West Virginia Plant
Toyota has announced a $120 millon expansion plan for their West Virginia facility. Beginning in 2007, Toyota Manufacturing will produ... (posted 2005-02-09)

Sigma Pool Merges All Grinding Activities
Sigma Pool partners have merged all activities in the field of cylindrical gear grinding under the roof of Liebherr-Verzahntechnik GmbH i... (posted 2005-02-07)

Rush Gear Announces Reverse Engineering Capability
Rush Gears Inc., of Fort Washington, PA, announced their capability to reverse engineer both drawings and sample parts. According to ... (posted 2005-02-06)

St. Denis Promoted at HD Systems
Brian St. Denis was promoted to vice president of HD Systems from his previous position as engineering manager. According to the ... (posted 2005-02-03)

Brown Named Division President at Inductoheat
Douglas R. Brown was promoted to president of the forging division at Inductoheat of Madison Heights, MI. According to the company'... (posted 2005-02-03)

SECO/WARWICK Installs Furnace for Bodycote
SECO/WARWICK delivered a vacuum furnace with convection heating and a 10-bar gas quenching system to the Bodycote Heat Treatment Centre a... (posted 2005-02-03)

Alpha Gear, Wittenstein Join Forces
alpha gear drives Inc. joined forces with U.S. Wittenstein Group and has relocated to a new 27,000- square-foot headquarters facility in ... (posted 2005-02-03)

Gleason Announces Senior Management Changes
John W. Guffey, Jr. has taken over as CEO of Gleason Corp., as David Burns resigned earlier this month. Guffey, a longtime board membe... (posted 2005-02-02)

New General Manager at Wall Colmonoy
Donald C. Hainley has been named general manager of Wall Colmonoy Corp.’s Dayton business unit. According to the company’s p... (posted 2005-02-02)

Marposs President Receives Prestigious Marketing Award
Stefano Possati, president of Marposs S.p.A., received the News Digest Marketing Award for 2004. The award was presented to Possati by... (posted 2005-01-31)

Alfe Heat Treating Celebrates 25th Anniversary
Alfe Heat Treating of Fort Wayne, IN, recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. The company currently has nine facilities throughout t... (posted 2005-01-31)

Estudio Pina Certified to ISO 9001: 2000
Estudio Pina has received its ISO 9001:2000 certification for the scope of technical assistance services in mechanical gear drives and me... (posted 2005-01-31)

Dianamic Abrasives Named Sole Reishauer Distributor
Dianamic Abrasive Products Inc. was named exclusive aftermarket distributors for Reishauer AG’s diamond and CBN dressing tools and w... (posted 2005-01-13)

Two New Vice Presidents at Gleason
John Terranova was appointed vice president of American sales for Gleason Corp. Terranova is responsible for the sales and marketing acti... (posted 2005-01-07)

Rush Gears Publishes New Gear Design Guide
Rush Gears published a complete design guide that identifies 120,000 pre-engineered English and Western metric gears, gear formulas, hors... (posted 2005-01-07)

Ikona and Magna Advanced Technologies Partner for Gear Tooth Profile
Ikona Gear International and Magna Advanced Technologies have jointly introduced a patented gear technology that utilizes a newly designe... (posted 2005-01-06)

Magna Donates $100,000 to Tsunami Relief
Magna International will provide $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross for victimsof the earthquake and tsunami disaster in South Asia. ... (posted 2005-01-05)

Philadelphia Gear Completes ISO-9001 Certification
The Lynwood, CA facility of Philadelphia Gear Corp. has completed ISO-9001 (2000 standard) for quality management system standards. Ac... (posted 2005-01-05)

New Director of Manufacturing at Ikona Gear
George Stefan was hired by Ikona Gear as director of manufacturing, a newly created position. According to the company’s press... (posted 2005-01-05)

Matlab Increases Heat Treating Capaciy for Gears
Metlab has completed the upgrade of one of its large pit carburizing furnaces, which doubles its capabilities for carburizng, nitriding, ... (posted 2005-01-04)