Gear Industry News 2008

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Tyrolit Inc. Appoints New President and Sales Managers
Tyrolit Inc., a manufacturer of grinding, cut-off, sawing and drilling tools, recently announced the appointment of Chip Storie (pictured... (posted 2008-12-17)

EMAG Appoints Loetzner CEO
EMAG recently announced the appointment of Peter Loetzner as the company's CEO. Loetzner was previously executive vice president and ... (posted 2008-12-04)

Irving Laskin Receives AGMA Lifetime Achievement Award
Irving Laskin, a consultant in gear technology specializing in fine pitch gearing, received the AGMA Lifetime Achievement Award for his d... (posted 2008-12-03)

Solar Manufacturing Names President
James M. Nagy has been appointed president of Solar Manufacturing, Inc. He became vice president of operations in 2002 after joining the ... (posted 2008-12-02)

KBC Welcomes Mike Pryce to Sales Team
KBC Tools & Machinery recently announced the hiring of Mike Pryce to its sales team. Pryce's main responsibility will be to promo... (posted 2008-12-02)

Mahr Federal Opens Customer Resource Center
Mahr Federal announced the opening of a customer resource and training facility in Cincinnati, Ohio. The facility is intended to facilita... (posted 2008-12-02)

Ipsen Secures Remaining Shares of Joint Venture in India
Ipsen International, a manufacturer of heat treatment plants for the automated hardening of metal components, recently acquired the remai... (posted 2008-12-02)

AFC-Holcroft Names New Authorized Refractory Contractor
AFC-Holcroft, a manufacturer of heat treating furnaces, has named Northern Refractory its authorized refractory contractor. Controlled At... (posted 2008-12-02)

AMT Elects New Officers and Directors
The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) elected its officers and directors at its annual meeting in Austin, Texas in October. ... (posted 2008-12-02)

Two Materials Experts Hired by M&P Lab
The M&P Lab appointed Matthew J. Hallihan as business development manager and Edward Vesely as senior metallurgist to its Greenville,... (posted 2008-12-02)

Northstar Aerospace Focuses on Record Backlog, Divests Non-Core Business
In order to handle a significant core-business backlog in manufacturing aerospace gears and transmissions, Northstar Aerospace is divesti... (posted 2008-12-02)

Bodine Electric Doubles Size of Iowa Plant
More than 100 new CNC machining jobs were created as a result of Bodine Electric Company's recent plant consolidation project. The ... (posted 2008-11-25)

Survey Puts China at the Forefront of Wind Energy Market
An annual wind survey conducted jointly by the Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International expects China to surpass Germany... (posted 2008-11-24)

Schafer Gear Announces New Hires
Schafer Gear has appointed Robert Doshi as operations manager of its South Bend, Indiana production facility. Doshi will be responsib... (posted 2008-11-24)

Mico Names New International Sales and Marketing Consultant
Mico Incorporated, a designer and manufacturer of hydraulic components, controls and brake systems, recently announced that Nigel Jenni... (posted 2008-11-24)

Sumitomo Acquires Norton Manufacturing Company
Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd. and Sumitomo Corporation have completed the acquisition of Norton Manufacturing Company, a manufacturer... (posted 2008-11-24)

AMSC Partners with Shenyang Blower Works for Turbine Development
American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) recently signed an agreement with Shenyang Blower Works Co., Ltd. to co-develop wind turbine... (posted 2008-11-24)

Bryant Celebrates 100 Years of Grinding
Bryant Grinder, a division of Vermont Machine Tool Corporation, is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2009, making it one of the olde... (posted 2008-11-24)

AxleTech Expands Systems Capability with Acquisition of U.S. Gear
AxleTech International recently announced the acquisition of Chicago-based U.S. Gear, a designer and manufacturer of specialized differ... (posted 2008-11-24)

Brevini Relocates U.S. Headquarters to Indiana
Brevini USA Inc., a subsidiary of Brevini Power Transmission, headquartered in Italy, has recently announced its decision to relocate i... (posted 2008-11-24)

Mitsubishi Laser Establishes Central U.S. Distributor
Mitsubishi Laser and automation solutions are now represented in Nebraska and Kansas by Van Boskirk and Associates, a distributor that ha... (posted 2008-11-21)

Sumitomo Facility Opened in Louisville
A new facility was opened by Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America (SMA) in Louisville, Kentucky on September 1 in response to incre... (posted 2008-11-21)

GearTec Joins United Stars
Beloit, Wisconsin company United Stars Inc. announced the acquisition of GearTec Inc., of Willoughby, Ohio.   GearTec produces s... (posted 2008-10-21)

Hanover Gear Bought by Abundant
The acquisition of Hanover Gear Manufacturing of Hanover, PA by RP Machine/Abundant Manufacturing Inc. includes machinery, equipment, i... (posted 2008-10-21)

Northstar Aerospace Expands, Creates 70 U.S. Jobs
Increasing its production of gears, components and spare parts for the CH-47 Chinook helicopter and Rolls-Royce programs, Northstar Aer... (posted 2008-10-21)

North America's Largest Gear Measuring Machine Purchased
British Columbia-based Vancouver Gear Works Ltd. has placed an order for what is believed to be the largest gear measuring machine in N... (posted 2008-10-21)

Manufacturing Technology Consumption Stumbles in July
U.S manufacturing technology consumption dropped 21.5 percent from June to July according to the American Machine Tool Distributors'... (posted 2008-10-21)

GKS Expands Availability of On-Site Dimensional Inspection Services to Toledo
GKS Inspection Services, Inc., a division of Laser Design Inc., is expanding its area of on-site services coverage to the Toledo market. ... (posted 2008-09-16)

Manufacturing Technology Consumption Increased From 2007
U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $341 million in May, reports the American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association... (posted 2008-08-19)

Siemens Opening Second Elgin Plant
The largest producer of wind turbine gear drives in the United States, Siemens Energy & Automation, is creating a $20 million secon... (posted 2008-07-24)

Solar Manufacturing Fills Two Senior-Level Engineering Positions
John Barron was named vice president of engineering, and Robert Wilson is now the senior mechanical engineer for Solar Manufacturing. ... (posted 2008-07-24)

Outstanding PM Parts Awarded
The 2008 Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence Awards Competition took place at the PM2008 World Congress in June. Several of the winning ... (posted 2008-07-24)

Hansen Opens Environmentally-Certified Plant
After investing around 180 million euros, the expanded Hansen Transmissions Lommel, Belgium factory was officially opened by Flemish Min... (posted 2008-07-23)

Hannover Fairs Appoints Kurt Medert Sales Manager
Kurt Medert, formerly vice president of the business management division of AGMA, joins Hannover Fairs USA, Inc. as the sales manager for... (posted 2008-07-23)

CGTech Developing NC Programs for 20 Years
With two decades of business and growth under its belt, CGTech, a developer of NC program simulation and analysis software, celebrates ... (posted 2008-06-02)

Bosch Rexroth Expresses Future Optimism with 2007 Results
The unsure economic situation was far from avoided by Bosch Rexroth President and CEO, Berend Bracht, in his news and strategy update f... (posted 2008-05-21)

Lenze-AC Tech Names Director of Engineering
Jim Craig joins AC Technology, a member of the Lenze Group, as the new director of engineering. He will direct the design of all new pr... (posted 2008-04-30)

Inductoheat, Inc. Announces Executive Changes
John H. Hooper, senior vice president and general manager of Inductoheat Inc. has retired after 35 years of service at the Inductotherm G... (posted 2008-02-18)

PMA Reports Business Conditions Steady in January 2008
According to the January 2008 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metalforming companies expect business... (posted 2008-02-14)

Hypertherm Adds Two Members to North American Team
Hypertherm, a designer and manufacturer of plasma cutting technology, recently announced the appointment of John Brennan as North America... (posted 2008-02-13)

Bernstein Joins Romax Engineering Staff
Romax Technology recently announced that Charles Bernstein has joined its engineering department. Bernstein has over 40 years of experien... (posted 2008-02-13)

Fairfield's James R. Dammon Center Opens in Indiana
Fairfield Manufacturing Company, Inc. officially opened the James R. Dammon Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in December of 2007. Ac... (posted 2008-02-13)

Romax Provides Ford with Analysis Software
The NVH and bearing analysis software from Romax Technology, Inc. has been designated as the principal engineering tool for predictive an... (posted 2008-01-16)