Heyl & Patterson, Pittsburgh, signed an agreement with Torrefy Corp., Research Triangle Park, N.C., to represent and sell Heyl & Patterson’s biomass torrefaction systems.
Gas Technology Institute, Des Plaines, Ill., received two contracts totaling $3.5 million from the California Energy Commission, Sacramento, Calif., to develop combined heat and power (CHP) and waste heat recovery technologies at industrial facilities in California.
Spirax Sarco Inc., Blythewood, S.C., released the 14th edition of its “Mechanical Product Catalog on CD,” which includes brochures, technical information sheets and a two-part textbook series, “Design of Fluid Systems, Hook-ups and Steam Utilization.” To receive it, place a literature request on www.spiraxsarco.com/us.
Lewco Inc., Sandusky, Ohio, restructured its sales organization. The company’s regional sales team is now organized by product line, serving the key sectors of process heating and material handling.
Michael Murphy joined Eraser Co. Inc., Syracuse, N.Y., as a part of the sales team for the maker of infrared heating equipment, wire/cable/tubing cutters and strippers, and measuring tools.
The 2013 Chem Show will celebrate its 98th year of serving the chemical process industry by shifting the event back to its traditional December dates and Crystal Palace locale. Planned for December 10-12, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York, the event also will include a process control and automation center, product technology theater, educational conference lineup produced by AIChE and special workshops. For more information, visit www.chemshow.com.
Alfa Laval, Lund, Sweden, acquired Gamajet Cleaning Systems Inc., Exton, Pa., a provider of tank-cleaning machines as well as self-contained and portable cleaning systems for the industrial and sanitary markets.
SMS Elotherm, a manufacturer of induction heating, welding and heat treating welding systems in Cranberry Township, Pa., named Michael Doerr senior sales and applications specialist.
Atlanta-based Georgia-Pacific plans to begin a ramp up of production at its oriented strand board (OSB) facility in Clarendon County, S.C., in the first quarter of 2013. The mill was part of an acquisition in May 2010 from Grant Forest Products that also included an operating plant at Allendale County, S.C., and another operating plant at Englehart, Ontario. Georgia-Pacific spent an additional $30 million to complete construction on the Clarendon facility in 2011.
A redesigned website from Roberts-Gordon LLC, Buffalo, N.Y., includes a product focus on its infrared and unit heaters as well as associated accessories and controls. The company added an RSS feed to www.robertsgordon.com so visitors can subscribe to receive news from the company.
Electrochemical sensor manufacturer Analytical Technology Inc., Manchester, United Kingdon, was awarded the ISO 14001 environment management standard.