Eclipse Inc., Nanmac Corp., General Monitors and ABB Drives are among the companies making news in this edition of "Places & Faces."

Hugh Hiigel, Eclipse Inc.

Hugh Hiigelhas joinedEclipse corporate services product manager. He assumes responsibility for managing the company’s global service and support products portfolio and for achieving service growth objectives.

Nanmac Corp., Framingham, Mass., a manufacturer of thermocouples and temperature measuring systems, hiredDavid Kaganas marketing director. Kagan will help the company address recent growth into new markets.

General Monitors, Lake Forest, Calif., introduced a gas systems web site designed for safety professionals responsible for protecting people, equipment and facilities. The hazardous monitoring systems site provides an overview of fire and gas system designs, applications information, technical how-to articles, answers to frequently asked questions and more.

The completion of a new receiving area marks a milestone in New Berlin, Wis.-basedABB Drives’ $1.2 million, two-year investment in production and operational changes. Hundreds of ABB employees gathered for a ribbon-cutting and opening of three new receiving doors and large dock area at the back of the 136,000 ft2production facility.