Gear Industry News 2009

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Hainbuch Opens Manufacturing Facility
Mequon, WI is the new home to Hainbuch America. The German workholding company moved into the facility in November, and manufacturing is ... (posted 2009-12-28)

Michigan Automatic Turning Purchases AA Gear
AA Gear LLC and Michigan Automatic Turning Inc. completed the purchase of the assets of Ann Arbor Machine Gear Division. Michigan Automat... (posted 2009-12-11)

QC American Welcomes Division Manager
Ross Wegryn-Jones was appointed vice president and division manager for QC American, a division of American Broach and Machine Company ba... (posted 2009-12-10)

Brevini Holds Topping Off Ceremony
Local Indiana state and federal officials along with Brevini Group president Renato Brevini and others gathered for a topping off ceremon... (posted 2009-12-03)

Bennie R. Boxx - 1956-2009
Bennie R. Boxx, president of B & R Machine and Gear Corporation located in Sharon, TN, passed away October 19, at the age of 53. B... (posted 2009-11-16)

Delta/Tifco Purchases Former Newspaper Facility
Delta Gear is setting up shop in the former Observer Newspapers facility in Livonia, MI. The 61,000 square-foot facility will be torn dow... (posted 2009-11-10)

MP Groups Elect Officers
Michael E. Lutheran, vice president of United States Metal Powders Inc. (USMP), of Flemington, NJ, was elected president of the Metal Pow... (posted 2009-10-27)

Auburn Gear Welcomes Sales Manager
Craig Wisner (pictured) was appointed regional sales manager for Auburn Gear. He reports to Greg Henderson, director of marketing. He is ... (posted 2009-10-16)

Gear Technology Signs Contract with Raytheon
Rancho Cucamonga, CA-based Gear Technology signed an annual contract with Raytheon Systems Limited to manufacture eight high-performance ... (posted 2009-10-08)

Barnhart Announces Western Region Office in California
Barnhart Crane and Rigging opened a Western Region Office and local branch in Long Beach, CA. The Long Beach branch will serve as an ... (posted 2009-10-02)

Gleason Appoints VP Worldwide Sales
Udo Stolz is vice president of worldwide sales and marketing for Gleason Corporation, as announced September 1. Stolz has global responsi... (posted 2009-09-30)

Irving Laskin:1924-2009
Gear Technology contributor and author Irving Laskin passed away August 27, according to AGMA. Born August 9, 1924, Mr. Laskin was an AGM... (posted 2009-09-11)

IQwind and Guascor Partner to Commercialize Variable IQGear Technology for Wind Turbines
IQwind and Guascor announced that they will partner to commercialize and bring to market the IQGear, a high efficiency variable gearbox f... (posted 2009-09-10)

GE Forms Gear Venture with Chinese Partner
GE Drivetrain Technolgies, a unit of GE Transportation, has formed a joint venture company with Chongqing XinXing Fengneng Investment Co.... (posted 2009-08-27)

Halifax Rack and Screw Invests in New Equipment
The Cincinnati North America distribution center for Halifax Rack and Screw Cutting Company of Cincinnati, OH and Brighouse, England has... (posted 2009-08-25)

Ideal Gear and Machine Works Celebrates 90 Years Supporting Power Transmission Industry
After 90 years, Ideal Gear and Machine Works looks to the future with new investments in people, expanded capacity and equipment, inclu... (posted 2009-08-21)

FMS Awarded for Outstanding PM Part
The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) presented FMS Corporation with the Outstanding Powder Metallurgy Parts Grand Prize in the l... (posted 2009-08-19)

Xspect Solutions Launches Rent2Measure Program
Manufacturers can rent brand new Wenzel X-Orbit CMMs with no long-term purchase commitment in Xspect Solution's Rent2Measure program.... (posted 2009-06-08)

Gear Technology Recognized by Boeing for Excellence
The Silver Performance of Excellence Award was presented to Gear Technology of Rancho Cucamonga, CA by Boeing.  "We are pr... (posted 2009-05-20)

MIM Materials Standard Released
An addendum to the 2007 edition of MPIF Standard 35, "Materials Standards for Metal Injection Molded Parts," has been released.... (posted 2009-04-23)

Addition of Robot Blasting Cell Enables Shot Peening Demonstration
Guyson Corporation expanded its engineering test laboratory with the purchase of a robotic blast system to sustain application developmen... (posted 2009-04-23)

Hansen Delivers First Gearbox from Chinese Facility
Hansen Transmissions announced the delivery of the first gearbox manufactured in the new facility in the Beichen Hi-tech Industrial Park,... (posted 2009-04-13)

Skills Certification System Targets High Unemployment, Unfilled Manufacturing Jobs
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is partnering with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and The Manufacturing Ins... (posted 2009-04-02)

Kapp Taps Northeast Sales Rep
Dwight Smith of Cole Manufacturing Systems, Inc. was awarded a contract to exclusively represent Kapp and Niles products in New York, Mic... (posted 2009-04-02)

PM Association Names President
Richard Pfingstler, president of Atlas Pressed Metals in DuBois, PA, has been appointed president of the Powder Metallurgy Parts Associat... (posted 2009-04-02)

IQwind is Awarded Red Herring Top 100 Global Company
IQwind, a developer of variable gear technology that improves the energy generation efficiency of wind turbines, announced that it has b... (posted 2009-03-19)

International Precision Gear Manufacturer, Gear Technology, Receives High Quality Management Systems Certification
ISO 9001:2000 and AS 9100B:2004 certifications, the highest standards of quality, safety and manufacturing efficiency, have been awarded ... (posted 2009-02-27)

Howard Sanderow, 1945-2009
AGMA consulting member Howard Sanderow passed away February 2, 2009 in Columbus, OH. He was 64 years old. Sanderow was president of Manag... (posted 2009-02-12)

Forest City Gear Invests in Capital Equipment
Forest City Gear has announced it has invested more than $6 million in the purchase of new capital equipment during the last 18 months. T... (posted 2009-02-12)

Broadwind Energy Announces Expanded Organizational Structure
Broadwind Energy recently announced an expanded organizational structure and leadership team to support its wind and alternative energy b... (posted 2009-02-04)

American Axle Announces Agreement with FormTech
American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) recently announced a purchase agreement with FormTech Industries LLC. The agreement has American ... (posted 2009-02-04)