Things to know in the industry

The web site for MOKON DIV., PROTECTIVE CLOSURES CO. INC., Buffalo, N.Y., now provides answers to frequently asked questions. The maker of temperature controllers set up the FAQ section on its redesigned site to give users help with products and service. A search section allows visitors to select key parameters and view a list of items meeting certain criteria. Visit the site at

Technical help is a quick click away with MOORE INDUSTRIES-INTERNATIONAL INC.'s E-Help Express at The Sepulveda, Calif., firm's site provides links to technical data sheets and user manuals in PDF format for viewing and printing, more than 75 problem-solving application notes, and other information. Moore manufactures monitoring and control interface solutions relating to signal conditioning, temperature measurement, alarming, data communications and pneumatics.

The redesigned web site,, for WATLOW ELECTRIC MANUFACTURING CO., St. Louis, will speed up response time and increase reliability. Updated and expanded on a regular basis, the site includes interactive features such as a reference section to search for data, guides, tutorials and equations.

GfG DYNAMATION, Ann Arbor, Mich., has changed its name to GfG INSTRUMENTATION INC. According to the 40-year-old sensor technology company, the new name better positions the firm as a leader among gas-detection instrumentation manufacturers.

LAKE SHORE CRYOTRONICS INC., Westerville, Ohio, has received an order for 6,000 Cernox NTC RTDs for the large Hadron collider project under construction at the European Organization for Nuclear Research. The project is a superconducting accelerator equipped with high-field superconducting magnets operating in superfluid helium below 1.9 K. The Cernox sensors resist high levels of ionizing radiation and have a low incidence of magnetic-field-induced errors.

AQUA PRODUCTS CO. INC. has moved to 14301 C.R. Koon Highway, Newberry, S.C. 29108. The mailing address is P.O. Box 39, Prosperity, S.C. 29127; phone: (800) 849-4264; (803) 321-0246; fax: (803) 321-1980.

Aeration equipment from AEROMIX SYSTEMS INC., Minneapolis, has eliminated foul odors from the St. Stephen wastewater treatment plant in St. Stephen, New Brunswick. The smell had forced town residents to wear surgical masks outdoors. Aerobic bacteria, which feed off organic materials that cause odors, had died suddenly due to lack of oxygen. Three Aeromix Tornado surface aspiration aerators solved the problem.

SUIZA FOODS CORP. will buy DEAN FOODS CO., Franklin Park, Ill., for $1.5 billion. Annual sales for the combined company to be called DEAN FOODS are expected to be about $10 billion. The new company will operate out of Dallas, where SUIZA currently is based.

KASON CORP. has launched its new website on fluid bed dryers/coolers/moisturizers, vibratory screeners, static sieves, and other products. The web address for the Millburn, N.J.-based manufacturer is

PARKER HANNIFIN CORP.'s Process Filtration Division in Lafayette, Ind., offers its new Product Overview Guide to manufacturers dependent on clean process water. To obtain a copy, go to

Specializing in separation, heat transfer and fluid handling, Sweden-based ALFA LAVAL has divested its Industrial Flow Division to CRANE CO., Stamford, Conn. The Sanitary Flow Division remains with Alfa Laval.

OSMONICS INC., a maker of high-technology water purification, fluid filtration, fluid separation and fluid handling equipment in Minnetonka, Minn., reported sales of $200.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2000, a seven percent increase over 1999. Net income for the year was more than $5.4 million compared to $964,000 for the prior year.

THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION, Reston, Va., honored DUKE ENERGY, Charlotte, N.C., with its National Conservation Achievement Award. The group specifically cited DUKE for its contributions to the Jocassee Gorges project that led to the protection of tens of thousands of wilderness acres in North and South Carolina.

HILAND DAIRY LLC, Springfield, Mo., has agreed to purchase Oklahoma City-based FARM FRESH INC.'s dairy division. The sale includes the fluid production facility in Chandler, Okla. The dairy division's products include milk, ice cream, cultured dairy products, cottage cheese, yogurt, butter and sour cream.

The U.S. POULTRY & EGG ASSOCIATION, Tucker, Ga., has given $25,000 to a research project at Oklahoma State University designed to acquire data on the pasteurization of liquid egg white. The project, whose goal is to obtain information that will allow processors to provide customers with safe, high quality products, should be completed by December, according to Don Dalton, association president.

PENTAIR WATER TREATMENT, Chardon, Ohio, has earned ISO 9001 for its CodeLine fiberglass membrane housings division.