GE Specialty Materials, Wilton, Conn., and a unit of General Electric Co., completed the acquisition of the water treatment services business of BetzDearborn, Trevose, Pa. The move launches GE into a new business segment and adds $1 billion in annual sales to GE Specialty Materials. The new business will be known as GE Betz.
Winters Instruments, Buffalo, N.Y., has acquired Rhomberg (Pty) Ltd., a manufacturer of industrial instrumentation and automation located in Cape Town, South Africa. Rhomberg (Pty) Ltd. originated as two separate organizations: Control Instruments Gauge and Rhomberg Electronics. In a related transaction, Winters Instruments also acquired Rhomberg Electronica, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Rhomberg Electronica distributes electronic products for industrial applications.
National Electrical Manufacturers Association, Rosslyn, Va., published "Condensed MG 1-2002, Information Guide for General Purpose Industrial AC Small and Medium Squirrel-Cage Induction Motors." These types of motors are used in blowers, compressors, pumps, conveyors, process machinery and air-handling equipment. Call (800) 854-7179 or visit www.nema.org/motors.