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Mokon, Buffalo, N.Y., signed on two new service companies. Encompass is Mokon's nationwide service company with more than 300 locations for service and repairs on the company's complete line of circulating-liquid temperature control systems. Combotronics, Mokon's controller repair center, will provide repairs on all out-of-warranty controllers and electronic components from its Oklahoma location.

The service arrangements make it more convenient for Mokon users to maintain original performance and operational safety of their units as well as receive an improved response to service and repair needs. Mokon service can be reached at (800) 331-5941.

On July 4, Avatar Instruments moved to a new facility that affords the company 50 percent more floor space for its operation. The new address is 577 Abbott Dr., Broomall, PA 19008. The new phone number is (610) 543-5155; the new fax is (610) 543-5255.

Four-color guide from Minneapolis-based Despatch Industries provides information for selecting thermal processing ovens. The guide details the steps and considerations for matching a batch or continuous oven to specific processing applications. For a free copy, call (800) 860-3944.

HeatRep, located in suburban Minneapolis, is a sales representative company for the process heating industry. Serving Minnesota, Iowa, western Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota, the company supplies heating, sensing and control products to companies for use in heating processes such as drying, preheating, curing and solder reflow.

Founder and owner Norm Cox has 20 years of business experience, including sales, sales and marketing management, thermal design, engineering management, product marketing and business unit management.

HeatRep has signed an agreement with Soneko IR Inc., Middlesex, N.J., and is seeking other lines in the process heating industry. Call (952-937-3523 or visit

John R. Puskar, P.E., principal of Cleveland-based Combustion Safety Inc., is the newest member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) CSD-1 National Committee. ASME CSD-12 relates to controls and safety devices for automatically fired boilers that have a heat input of up to 12.5 million BTU/hr.

Ohaus Corp., Pine Brook, N.J., appointed Ted Xia president. Xia joins the company from Mettler Toledo China, where he was instrumental in building the manufacturing, distribution, sales and marketing network for Ohaus and Mettler Toledo during the past eight years.