In September, Met-Pro Global Pump Solutions added an online calendar, CCAI awarded a lifetime achievement award, and Pyromation marked 50 years, among other newsmakers.

Telford, Pa.-based Met-Pro Global Pump Solutions added an online calculator to allow users to quickly estimate the total lifecycle cost for one or more pumps. Users input process and facility-specific data, and the calculator generates an analysis. Visit to try it.

Bruce Bryan, director of sales at Chicago-based Mighty Hook, has earned the Chemical Coaters Association International’s 2012 James F. Wright Lifetime Achievement Award. Bryan, a CCAI past president, is a board member.

From its humble beginnings as a two-man sales and service operation designing and installing control systems for industrial equipment, Pyromation Inc., Fort Wayne, Ind., has grown and endured to celebrate 50 years in the temperature sensor business. Dick Wilson and Bill Lewis founded Pyromation in 1962 and worked in the region, selling and servicing controls for industrial ovens and other equipment. Pete Wilson, son of co-founder Dick Wilson, transitioned to president and owner of the company in 1992, and led Pyromation’s growth in both domestic and international sales. Pyromation has marked the anniversary year with celebratory events, including a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a 15,000 ft2facility expansion.

Lewco, Sandusky, Ohio, has appointed Scott Parish purchasing manager.

Can-Eng Furnaces International Ltd., Niagara Falls, Ont., has made the following appointments: Alan Van Geyn, vice chairman; Michael Klauck, president; and Gregory Stanley, sales manager for North America, steel products.

Pamela Kan, president of Bishop-Wisecarver Corp., Pittsburg, Calif., has been appointed chair of the Sacramento-based California Manufacturers and Technology Association’s board of directors.

Eraser Co. Inc., Syracuse, N.Y., a manufacturer of wire, cable and tube process equipment, launched a new website at Features of the site includes an RSS feed, blog, testimonials, insert wizard, product videos, detailed images of products, and links to product operating manuals. Planned enhancements include live chat, online ordering and an interactive catalog.

John Piazza was appointed senior vice president of the Process Technology Division of Alfa Laval Inc., Richmond, Va. Piazza will lead sales and marketing efforts for the energy, environment, food, life science and process industry segments for Alfa Laval in the United States.

Rockwell Automation Safety Automation Forum, planned for November 6 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, will include presentations on best practices and how safety programs can improve business performance. For more information from Milwaukee-based Rockwell Automation,