Seattle-based Heatcon Composite Systems entered into an expanded distributor agreement with St. Louis-based Watlow, a designer and manufacturer of industrial technology and thermal solutions.

As a result of the agreement, Heatcon will distribute Watlow’s standard products, services and thermal systems to the aerospace industry. Heatcon Composite Systems manufactures and supplies aerospace composite repair equipment and products with ISO9001, AS9100D and AS9120 certification.



1 PH 0222 Places & Faces Tad McGwire

Tad McGwire, the CEO and owner of Industrial Heater Corp., Cheshire, Conn., was elected chairman of the board of the Plastics Industry Association, Washington, D.C. McGwire has been an active member of the plastics association for more than 30 years. In addition to his role as chairman, McGwire also serves on the association’s NPE2024 executive committee.


2 PH 0222 Places & Faces SPX Cooling Chris Kapp

SPX Cooling Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of evaporative cooling systems, named Chris Kapp as general manager for the Gulf Coast. Based in Deer Park, Texas, Kapp expects to focus on the extensive cooling tower installed base already in the Gulf Coast area, according to the company. He also will work to expand awareness of and preference for SPX Cooling and Marley brand products throughout the region.


Temperature sensors manufacturer Burns Engineering has moved its operations to a new facility. It is located at 9675 W 76th St., Suite 100, Eden Prairie, MN 55344-3756.


3 PH 0222 Places & Faces 2022 Made In Visual Cypress

At manufacturing sites in France, the United Kingdom and the United States, Teledyne produces gas and flame detection solutions to meet the requirements of customers across all industry. Teledyne Gas & Flame Detection comprises three brands: Teledyne Oldham Simtronics, Teledyne Gas Measurement Instruments and Teledyne Detcon.

In the United States, Teledyne Detcon has its 31,527 ft2 (2,929 m2) headquarters in Cypress, Texas, from which it manufactures 15,000 fixed gas detectors, control systems and analyzers every year. The site is ISO9001 certified and carries accreditations to IECEx and Intertek.


4 PH 0222 Places & Faces Marsh Instruments Unveils Redesigned Website

Marsh Instruments, Newell, W.V., a manufacturer of pressure gauges, thermometers and accessories, launched a new website at marshgauges.com. Features include revamped navigation; distributor links; an RFQ area; a resources tab; and downloadable product literature. Marsh Instruments is a member of the Marsh Bellofram family of companies.


Arxada AG acquired Enviro Tech Chemical Services Inc., a manufacturer antimicrobial and biocidal products. The acquisition represents the second strategic deal by Arxada, formerly known as Lonza Specialty Ingredients (LSI), in its first six months as an independent company. Arxada is owned by private equity funds Bain Capital and Cinven.


International technology group Andritz was selected by Comisión Federal de Electricidad, the national utility of Mexico, to modernize and upgrade nine hydropower stations. Andritz will execute the order together with three local companies: GENERMEX, Hydroproject and SEISA.

The scope of supply includes design, manufacturing, supply, transportation, erection, testing and commissioning of 29 generators, 17 turbines, 21 transformers, turbine governors, SCADA supervisory control and data acquisition system, and control, excitation and protection systems, as well as the electrical power and associated auxiliary systems.

The contract began in December 2021, and commissioning is to be completed in February 2027.