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OEM News 07/03/2008

July 3, 2008


Techniks-- ER Holders For Tight Clearance
Clearance problems are "no problem" for ER mini-nut holders from Techniks. Nut diameters range from .63" to 1.02" (16mm - 28mm) ER11, ER16, and ER20 sizes are available for CAT40, CAT50, BT30, and BT40 spindles. Techniks is a manufacturer of tool holders and accessories, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Click Here


3M Completes Acquisition Of Quest Technologies Inc.
3M said it completed its acquisition of Quest Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of environmental monitoring equipment, including noise, heat stress and vibration monitors. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Read More

3M Acquires K and H Surface Technologies Pty. Ltd.
3M announced said it has acquired K and H Surface Technologies Pty. Ltd., an Australian-based manufacturing company specializing in a range of repair products for the professional and do-it-yourself automotive refinish markets. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Read More

Johnson Controls Forms Joint Venture For North America Interiors Business
Johnson Controls said July 1 that it has formed a joint venture to acquire the interior product assets of Plastech Engineered Products of Dearborn, Michigan. Plastech filed for bankruptcy in February 2008. Read More

Parker Breaks Ground On New European Headquarters
Parker Hannifin Corporation broke ground July 1 for the construction of its new European headquarters in Etoy in the Canton of Vaud, Switzerland, located approximately 25 miles northeast of Geneva. Read More

General Dynamics Awarded $21 Million Contract For Destroyer Program
The U.S. Navy has awarded Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, a $20.7 million contract to provide ongoing Lead Yard Services for the DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class AEGIS destroyer program. This option-year exercise modifies a contract initially awarded in November, 2005 and extends the period of performance through June 30, 2009. Read More

PPG Expands Partnership With Meiller
PPG Industries has been named the coatings supplier for the new Meiller-Dogus plant in Sarkarya, Turkey, that will produce tippers and trailers for the heavy-duty truck (HDT) market. Read More


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American Machinist Announces Launch Of Machine Tool Theater

American Machinist is pleased to announce the beta launch of Machine Tool Theater at Visit Machine Tool Theater; watch videos about machining and machining equipment. You'll see faster, more precise machines; cutting tools to process virtually any material; finishing technologies; automation systems; quality instruments and manufacturing software. You'll see how to reduce cycle times and increase productivity.Click Here

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