Hubbell Electric Heater Co., Stratford, Conn., acquired Vaughn Thermal Corp. and its subsidiary, Vaughn Manufacturing, and other industry briefs.

Hubbell Electric Heater Co., Stratford, Conn., acquired Vaughn Thermal Corp. and its subsidiary, Vaughn Manufacturing. According to Bill Newbauer III, COO of Hubbell, the company will continue to develop and improve Vaughn’s manufacturing, marketing, sales and post sales support systems while making sure that both company brands are kept intact and independent of each other. Staff, sales and manufacturing locations for both companies will remain intact.

Pittsburgh-based Chromalox, a manufacturer of electric heat and control products, was awarded the ISO 9001:2008 certification for all three of its manufacturing sites: LaVergne, Tenn.; Ogden, Utah; and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. To be certified to the standard, companies must implement a comprehensive quality management system that addresses all areas of operation.

Rittal Corp., Urbana, Ohio, a manufacturer of enclosure, cooling and electronic packaging systems and accessories, named Ken Fairleigh its president.

Metso Corp., Helsinki, will supply a complete front-end system for ultra-thin fiber board production to Swedspan Polska sp. z.o.o, in Poland, for installation at the mill in Bielsk Podlaski, northeast of Warsaw. Delivery includes the front-end system from the woodyard to the EVO defibrator system, as well as electrical and process control systems and steel structures.

Superior Boiler Works Inc., Hutchinson, Kan., introduces a line of ready-to-ship, stocked horizontal firetube boilers under the name of Senergy. They are offered in three standard sizes: 40, 60 and 100 horsepower at 150 psig operating pressure.

Andritz Group, Graz, Austria, will supply two complete wood pelleting plants, one in the United States and the other in Russia, each valued at $54.2 million. Andritz Feed & Biofuel will deliver a debarking line, chip-handling system and hammer and pellet mills to the Waycross, Ga., plant, which will be the largest such plant in North America. It is scheduled for a 2011 startup. The company also will supply all process equipment for a Russian pulp and paper producer in Vyborg, set for startup in the second half of this year. The mill will be the largest in the world, according to Andritz.

Minco, Minneapolis, released “Sensors & Instruments Solutions,” which walks readers through the steps to defining their temperature sensing application requirements and choosing a sensor and instrument solution. The catalog also shows how to compare sensor alternatives and helps the reader obtain parts for testing and prototyping sensors. Visit www.minco.com to download the guide or order a print copy.

To meet the needs of operators in the petrochemical, environmental and military sectors, Larson Electronics, the maker of Magnalight in Kemp, Texas, has added explosionproof blowers to its product line. They now are for sale or rent at www.magnalight.com.

ECD, Milwaukie, Ore., a manufacturer of thermal profiling equipment and software, has received a patent on its “OK Button,” which is standard on its MegaM.O.L.E. 20, V-M.O.L.E. and OvenChecker thermal profilers.

Ernest Lever joined the Gas Technology Institute, Des Plaines, Ill., as a senior institute engineer to lead GTI’s research, testing, development and deployment of plastic pipe, fittings and other products.

Paul Dodd, an Albuquerque-based Sandia National Laboratories researcher, was named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers “for contributions to the understanding and simulation of single-event effects in microelectronic,” according to IEEE and Sandia.

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