ERIKS U.K. has acquired the activities of the Diamond Gear Company (DGC), Ltd., located in Houston, Texas. DGC is a manufacturer of industrial worm gears, bevel gears and declutchable worm gears, and the exclusive North American representative and master distributor for the high-technology line pneumatic, rack and pinion actuators, used for valve automation. DGC maintains substantial inventories of the full range of its product offerings with worm gears delivering up to 2,500,000 in. lbs. torque, bevel gears up to 8,000 ft. lbs. torque and 250,000 lbs. thrust. DGC offers rapid delivery and full service shop facilities on-site to meet nearly all requirements. DGC supplies its products and services to primarily valve manufacturers, valve distributors and valve repair and modification shops in the Gulf region. The ERIKS Flow activities in the United States now consist of Rawson Inc., the Newdell Company and the Diamond Gear Company.