Due to the rising cost of copper, aluminum, galvanized steel and fuel, Century Refrigeration, Pryor, Okla., increased its prices by 4.9 percent. Kevin Trowhill, vice president of sales, attributes the pricing change to the rising cost of diesel, which has affected both inbound and outbound freight rates, as well as increases of 12 and 30 percent in the prices of all metals used in production of the refrigeration systems maker’s products.
Fluid Research Corp. unveiled a new logo and web site at www.fluidresearch.com. According to the company, the logo design better reflects its experience in supplying progressing-cavity, metering, mixing and dispensing pumps. Web site features include links to pump material manufacturers, application reports, and examples of the savings that can be realized when using the pumping systems.
In response to increasing demand, Kathabar Dehumidification Systems Inc., Buffalo, N.Y., opened a sales office in Brazil to coordinate its Latin American activities. A team of specialists will manage all Latin American projects from this office. Kathabar engineers and manufactures industrial dehumidification systems for the pharmaceutical, chemical and food and beverage industries.
Fort Collins, Colo.-based RLE Technologies relaunched www.rletech.com with improved web site structure, content and visual appeal. According to the company, the enhanced navigation structure improves usability while the content is more comprehensive and creative.
A full-color brochure describing Buffalo, N.Y.-based Mokon’s line of circulating-liquid temperature control and cooling systems was released. The four-page guide covers water temperature controls systems, heat transfer fluid temperature control systems, portable chiller systems, maintenance systems and accessories, blown film coolers, central chillers and pump tank systems.
Cleveland-based Parker Hannifin Corp. broke ground for a new European headquarters in Etoy in the Canton of Vaud, Switzerland. Located approximately 25 miles northeast of Geneva, the planned 57,000 ft2 building will house up to 150 people over the next three to five years, where the newly created shared-services team will support Parker sales and manufacturing operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.