Gear Industry News 2003

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Former AGMA President Dies at 75
Robert Bergmann, 75, a former president of the American Gear Manufacturers Association, died June 10. Bergmann was CEO of Abart Gear &... (posted 2003-12-30)

Lees Bradner Line Sold to Industrial Products
Fayscott LLC and Industrial Products announced the sale of the Lees Bradner line of gear hobbers and thread cutting machines to Industria... (posted 2003-12-22)

Balzers Begins New Coating Research
Balzers, along with cooperating partners Plansee AG, the Montan University Leoben and University of Innsbruck, began developing new thin ... (posted 2003-12-22)

Houghton Ships Record Number of Fluids
Houghton International has shipped 3 million gallons of Hocut 795 biostable coolant, achieving an industry milestone for sales of grindin... (posted 2003-12-22)

Surface Combustion Helps Destroy Weapons of Mass Destruction
Surface Combustion of Maumee, OH, has been authorized to proceed in building a highly engineered thermal system for the decontamination o... (posted 2003-12-22)

Magna Completes Purchase of New Venture Gear
Canadian auto parts supplier Magna International Inc., based in Aurora, Ontario, has completed its acquisition of Syracuse, NY-based New ... (posted 2003-12-22)

Phillips Accepts Senior Position at Gleason
Bob Phillips was appointed senior vice president of the Tooling Products Group at Gleason Corp. Prior to this assignment, he served a... (posted 2003-12-22)

Equity Firm Acquires Majority of VCST
Fox Paine & Co.,a San Francisco-based private equity firm, has acquired a majority stake in VCST Industrial Products N.V., a Belgium-base... (posted 2003-12-21)

Mahindra & Mahindra to Acquire SAR Auto Parts
Indian conglomerate Mahindra & Mahindra is in the final rounds of negotiations to acquire SAR Auto Products, a Rajkot, India-based manufa... (posted 2003-12-21)

Pyromaitre Announces Indian Joint Venture
Pyromaitre, a Canadian manufacturer of high speed metal stress relieving equipment, has announced a joint venture with Hightemp Furnaces ... (posted 2003-12-21)

Power Transmission Association Releases Purchasing Report
The Power Transmission Distributors Association's (PTDA) latest report claims that U.S. and Canadian end users consider the product q... (posted 2003-12-19)

GE Energy Announces $1.3 Billion in Wind Turbine Projects
GE Energy announced that it has secured contracts and order projections for wind turbine projects in 2004?2005 that are valued at more th... (posted 2003-12-17)

United Gear Installs New Inspection Equipment
United Gear & Inspection has installed a new M&M Precision gear inspection machine to double its manufacturing capacity. According to ... (posted 2003-12-16)

DoAll Founder, Ingersoll President Added to American Precision Hall of Fame
The American Precision Museum named four new members to their Hall of Fame. These individuals join 43 leaders in the American machine too... (posted 2003-12-16)

Romax Technology Receives Award
Romax Technology, a transmission-engineering specialist based in Nottinghamshire, U.K., was a recipient of the Queen?s Award for Enterpri... (posted 2003-12-14)

New President at Sumitomo Machinery
Ronald J. Smith was promoted to president and COO of Sumitomo Machinery Corp. of America. He has been with the company for the past 12... (posted 2003-12-14)

IMS Gear and Jos. Koepfer Expand Cutting Tool Divisions, a new cutting tools company created from the combined divisions of IMS Gear of Eisenbach, Germany and Jos.... (posted 2003-12-14)

LeCount Receives Exporter Award
LeCount Inc. was named Exporter of the Year by the Vermont International Business Council (VIBC), a standing committee of the Vermont Cha... (posted 2003-12-14)

AFC-Holcroft Opens Shanghai Operation
AFC-Holcroft LLC of Wixom, MI, and Shanghai Powermax Furnace Corp. of Shanghai, China, have signed a cooperative agreement. Both compani... (posted 2003-12-14)

Absolute Machine Tools Adds New Product Line
Absolute Machine Tools has entered into an exclusive marketing agreement with Lih Chang Machinery Co., Ltd. of Taiwan to carry its Argo S... (posted 2003-12-14)

Nitrex Partners with Process Electronic
Nitrex Metal, a supplier of nitriding and nitrocarburizing technologies, has entered into a partnership with Process Electronic GmbH, a G... (posted 2003-12-14)

New Sales Exec at Jorgensen Conveyors
Mark A. Praneis was hired as manager of filtration product sales at Jorgensen Conveyors of Mequon, WI. According to the company?s pres... (posted 2003-12-14)

Greaves Cotton Sells Power Transmission Units
Greaves Cotton will sell off units involved in the manufacture and sale of power transmission products, which includes the plants at Pune... (posted 2003-12-12)

New Facilities for Hansen Transmissions
Hansen Transmissions has moved to a new assembly and repair center, located in Verona, VA. According to the company?s press release, ... (posted 2003-12-12)

New Sales Reps for Philadelphia Gear
Ron Wilson,Mark Voelkel and Rick Wilson were appointed as sales reps at Philadelphia Gear Corp. for the Gulf Coast, Southeast and Wester... (posted 2003-12-06)

Columbia Gear Awarded ISO/TS 16949?2002 Certification
Columbia Gear Co. was awarded ISO/TS 16949?2002 certification. The standard was created to meet the quality requirement for automotiv... (posted 2003-12-06)

New Finishing Process from Kapp
The Kapp Group has introduced a combined process for hard finishing transmission gears that involves two machines?one for grinding and th... (posted 2003-12-06)

Xtek and Metlab Form Alliance
Xtek Inc. and Metlab formed a strategic partnership that leverages Metlab’s carburizing furnaces to expand the capabilities of both ... (posted 2003-12-01)

Paulo Products Receives 2nd Nadcap Accreditation
The Kansas City, MO facility of Paulo Products Co. joins another of the company's divisions?American Brazing of Willoughby, OH?in re... (posted 2003-12-01)

Philadelphia Gear Acquires New Test Stand
Philadelphia Gear announced the availability of a new 1500 HP test stand at its Eastern Regional Service Center in New Castle, DE. Ac... (posted 2003-12-01)