SPX Cooling Technologies Inc., headquartered in Charlotte, and Xcel Erectors Inc., a subsidiary of SPX in Shawnee Mission, Kan., have been recognized by the Greater Houston Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors with the Safety Training and Evaluation Process Platinum Award. Created in 1989, the award acknowledges both large and small contractors and combines OSHA-required safety data with self-assessment requirements to give a wide-ranging report on the entire nature of a company's safety program.

FläktWoods, Geneva, has received the Supply Chain of the Year Award, a category within the Factory of the Year Awards, judged by Cranfield University, Bedfordshire, U.K.

Group Andritz, Graz, Austria, has acquired pump maker Ritz Pumpenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG, based in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany. Ritz has approximately 280 employees. Its pumps are used mainly in the water supply and mining sectors as well as in offshore and subsea applications.