Charlotte-based SPX Corp. held a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of its 53-acre China manufacturing campus.
Charlotte-based SPX Corp.
held a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of its
53-acre China manufacturing campus, which is being built in the FOHO Economic
Development Zone in Shanghai. The planned campus represents a $40 million
investment by SPX over the next three years to support the company’s business expansion
in China and facilitate product localization efforts serving both China and
CEC Combustion Services
Group, Cleveland, has redesigned www.combustionsafety.com with an improved
user interface and navigation. Features include expanded content, video
capabilities and answers to many of CEC’s most commonly asked questions.
Niles, Ill., joined the network of sales representatives for Colville,
Wash.-based Colmac Coil Manufacturing.
Imbert can help customers in north central Illinois, northwestern Indiana,
southeastern Iowa and southeastern Wisconsin select and specify plate-fin
heating and cooling coils, dry coolers, and air-cooled condensers.
A 74-page reference guide from ABB, Cary, N.C., serves as a primer for selecting and
applying electromagnetic flowmeters. The guide includes topics such as
principles of operation, construction, magnetic fields, maintenance,
transmitters, installation and calibration. To request the guide, send an
e-mail to email@example.com or call (800) 922-2475.
Two experienced plastics industry sales executives were named
to new regional sales manager positions for Conair,
Cranberry Township, Pa. Peter Armbruster,
formerly a regional vice president of sales for Novatec, will manage Conair activities in
the Midwest and Northeast as well as Canada. John Heinrikson, formerly the director PET
North America for Piovan/Una-Dyn,
will oversee sales in the north central region and the Southeast.
Landskrona, Sweden, introduced its T-Reg heat exchanger, which is used in the
plastic molding industry as a single- phase water-to-water heat exchanger
combined with an electrical heater. The device uses parts of a temperature
control unit (TCU) and combines them into a compact brazed unit. For more
information, visit www.t-reg.net.
Lund, Sweden, has received a more than $7 million order for its Packinox heat
exchangers to be used in a refinery in India, scheduled for 2011. The heat
exchangers will be used in a catalytic process to remove sulphur from refined
Iselin, N.J., agreed to acquire the styrene catalysts business of CRI/Criterion, a wholly owned subsidiary
of Houston-based Shell.
CRI/Criterion manufactures chemical catalysts used in the dehydrogenation of
ethylbenzene to styrene, a vital ingredient in the making of plastics, rubber
Sao Paulo, has selected St. Louis-based Emerson
Process Management to provide process automation
technologies and services for the petrochemical complex of Rio de Janeiro
(Comperj) in Brazil. As main automation contractor for Comperj, Emerson will
deliver engineering services and technologies for process automation and
systems integration of the refining unit, selected utilities and offsite
operations that are part of the Brazilian energy giant’s project. The facility
is expected to process 165,000 barrels of heavy crude daily at its 2013 startup.
Harvel Plastics Inc.,
Easton, Pa., promoted Greg Martino
to vice president of sales. Martino previously served as the national sales
manager for its industrial PVC and CPVC pipe, duct and extruded products
The International Society
of Automation (ISA), Research Triangle Park, N.C., has
published Alarm Management: A
Comprehensive Guide, Second Edition, by Bill Hollifield and
Management, a provider of technology systems, software
solutions and consulting services to the manufacturing and infrastructure
operations industries, entered a partnership with Russia’s National Center for Development of Innovative Technologies (NC
DIT), based in Moscow. Under the agreement, TimeZYX Group, an organization within the
NC DIT focusing on improving efficiency in the use of natural resources, will
combine its reservoir simulation package, MKT, with Invensys Operations
Management’s SimSci-Esscor simulation software to deliver an integrated
reservoir and surface facilities simulation system.
Gas Technology Institute,
Des Plaines, Ill., named two new board members: Marc Florette, senior vice president of
research and innovation for GDF Suez,
Paris, and Ronald W. Jibson,
president and CEO of Questar Corp.,
Salt Lake City. Board members who were re-elected to new three-year terms are Terry D. McCallister, chairman and CEO of WGL Holdings Inc.'s Washington Gas, in
Washington, D.C.; Arthur Corbin,
president and CEO of Municipal Gas Authority
of Georgia, Atlanta. For a complete list of newly elected officers, go to
was named president of APV Engineered
Coatings, Akron, Ohio. Venarge had served as the company’s
vice president of manufacturing since 2004 and also has been the plant manager
C. A. Litzler Co. Inc.,
Cleveland, was accepted as an associate member to the Control System Integrators Association
(CSIA). Litzler’s Litzler Automation provides drives and control systems for industries
such as composites, tire and rubber, automotive and web converting.
Places & Faces (January 2011)
January 1, 2011