Companies making news include Cargill, Superior Boiler and Andritz.

Superior Boiler Works Inc., Hutchinson, Kan., named Gabriel Dauphin as national sales manager for the manufacturer of Scotch marine firetube boilers.

SPX Corp., Charlotte, N.C.,has completed the acquisition of the Anhydro business, a Soeborg, Denmark-based global supplier of liquid concentration equipment, powder processing solutions, and dewatering plants and equipment.

Huntsman Corp., The Woodlands, Texas, entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the chemicals business of Laffans Petrochemicals Ltd., Ankleshwar, India. The Laffans chemicals business manufactures amines and surfactants, has 130 employees and annual sales of approximately $45 million.

Paratherm Corp., West Conshohocken, Pa., appointed Suzanne Costanza director of sales to head up worldwide sales operations and management for the firm.

Siemens Industry Inc., Buffalo Grove, Ill., appointed Andreas Schierenbeck president of the Building Technologies Division.

The International Union of Food Science and Technology has named Cargill, Cobham, U.K., a recipient of the 2010 President’s Award, which recognizes efforts to advance food science and technology.

Voith Paper, Tranby, Norway, received an order for the first turn-key tissue production line in Bahrain.

MovinCool, Long Beach, Calif., promoted Mike Paulson to manager, heat management group, where he will oversee sales, customer service and engineering.

Metallized Carbon Corp., Ossining, N.Y., released a full-line catalog describing its self-lubricating materials. The catalog describes the materials’ composition and physical characteristics, including strength and temperature limits. It also contains tables illustrating the corrosion resistance properties of Metcar grades. For a copy, send an e-mail to

Andritz AG, Graz, Austria, announced several changes on its executive board. Franz Hofmann will retire on March 31, 2011. Therefore, effective April 1, 2011, Wolfgang Semper will join the board and be responsible for the hydro business area, together with Friedrich Papst, and for automation on a group-wide level. Also, Friedrich Papst, who currently is responsible for the hydro and the feed and biofuel business areas, will add responsibility for the metals business area. Finally, Humbert Köfler, who is responsible for the service and units segment of the pulp and paper business area, will add responsibility for the environment and process business area. The responsibility areas of Wolfgang Leitner, president and CEO, and of Karl Hornhofer, a member of the executive board, will remain unchanged.

Carlo Gavazzi has fulfilled a global corporate objective and achieved ISO 14001:2004 certification for all of its manufacturing locations worldwide. At its U.S. headquarters in Buffalo Grove, Ill., the company’s Automation Components Business Unit is implementing measurable programs to manage and reduce the impact on the environment as a part of its compliance efforts.

Piping Technology & Products Inc., Houston, released a pipe supports catalog to celebrate its 35th anniversary. To receive a printed or CD copy, visit

An eight-page, color, brochure from ABB, Ambler, Pa., describes the company’s Torbar averaging pitot tubes, a flowmeter for gases, liquids and steam. For a copy, visit or send and e-mail to