News briefs and personnel news from industrial process cooling equipment suppliers

The fourth release of Los Angeles-based Parker Boiler Co.'s CD-ROM catalog contains more than 600 pages of information as well as CAD drawings, CSI-type recommended specifications in Microsoft Word, and all the specifications and bulletins currently in the company's 300-plus page Engineer's Catalog. For information, go to or call (323) 727-9800.
Minneapolis-based Despatch Industries has added GS Electronic Vertriebs und Service GmbH to its global distributor network. Focusing on solutions for the fast-growing photovoltaic (PV) cell manufacturing market, the combination of Despatch Industries and GS Electronic will offer manufacturers a complete portfolio of products and services for wafer, solar-cell and PV module fabrication. The appointment coincides with the availability of four new products in Despatch Industries' infrared thermal processing line and further strengthens its position in PV cell production, a key market for infrared solutions.

CCI Thermal Technologies, Edmonton, Alb., appointed Bernard C. Moore president and chief operating officer of the industrial heating equipment company.

Thomas L. Becker joined Research Inc., Eden Prairie, Minn., as national sales manager. Research Inc. manufactures controlled heating systems using infrared and ultraviolet technology.

Franklin, Mass.-based Speedline Technologies Inc. has named three new product managers. Rich Burke has been promoted to product manager for Electrovert wave and reflow soldering systems as well as Electrovert cleaning systems. Also, Chris Wild was promoted to product manager, MPM general-purpose printers. Finally, Hugh Read was promoted to product manager, Camalot dispensing products.

Babcock & Wilcox Co., Barberton, Ohio, has opened two new authorized service centers for replacement parts and rebuild business: Petersen Inc. in Ogden, Utah, and Alabama Dynamics in Calera, Ala.

Toronto-based Aluma Systems and Parker Brothers, Dartmouth, N.S., formed a joint venture, ParkerAluma, to provide a complete range of fabric maintenance services, including insulation, protective coatings, scaffolding, passive fire protection, and ultra high pressure jetting. The two companies have worked on a number of projects as separate service providers.

The Industrial Efficiency Alliance, which focuses on providing Northwest-based food processing and pulp/paper companies with energy management assessments, training, educational tools and
collaborative opportunities, has introduced a new web site at

Turbosonic Technologies, Waterloo, Ont., has received a $2.1 million order for an air-pollution control system for a coal-fired power boiler at a U.S. textile mill. The turnkey contract is scheduled for completion in March 2007.