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Forged Gear Blanks: Truly Time Tested
Jack McGuinn, Senior Editor
It has been said that clichés become clichés because they typically contain a kernel of everyday truth. One of the more common ones in manufacturing is "garbage in, garbage out"—and with good reason. In many ways, the process path to quality, cost-effective and profit-laden manufacturing begins at the receiving dock, where incoming materials-raw or otherwise-are inspected to ensure they meet agreed-upon specifications....
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News of Note
Things are happening in the gear industry. Here's a look at some of the latest.
Klingelnberg to Acquire Höfler GmbH
Klingelnberg GmbH, the German subsidiary of the Switzerland based Klingelnberg AG, intends to acquire the activities of Höfler Maschinenbau GmbH from NDW Draht und Stahl GmbH, a member of the NDW Group. The relevant contracts were signed on July 11, 2012...Read more.
McClain Joins Schafer Gear
Matthew McClain has joined Schafer Gear Works, Inc., as corporate controller in the company's South Bend office. McClain will be taking over for Greg Parnin who retired this June...Read more.
Parillo Joins Star SU as Director of Marketing
Mark Parillo has been appointed director of marketing at Star SU, LLC. In his new position, Parillo will be responsible for the development, implementation, and management of marketing tools and strategies to further strengthen Star SU's market position and brand recognition... Read more.