Places and Faces (July 2015)
Filtration technologies, personnel changes at industrial refrigeration equipment makers, and mergers and acquisitions are among the news briefs for July 2015.
The Customized Membrane Technology Division of Burkert was founded in April 2004 to provide membranes and modules for critical applications such as in the food industry and metal processing. Tubular, hollow-fiber and spiral-wound modules are manufactured at its site in Erkrath near Dusseldorf, Germany. Custom-designed micro-, ultra- and nano-filtration membranes and modules are available at www.burkert-usa.com.
Spectronics Corp., Westbury, N.Y., promoted Debra Hammond to global customer service manager. Hammond is responsible for streamlining the daily workflow of the international and domestic customer service departments, which have been combined into a global customer service department.
Evapco, Taneytown, Md., has created profiles in social media, with pages on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. The company plans to update customers and prospects with company news, products announcements and other information on the pages. Social media users can tag the company by using the hashtag #evapco.
Colfax Corp., Annapolis Junction, Md., inked an agreement to acquire the Roots blowers and compressors business unit, also known as Industrial Air & Gas Technologies, from GE Oil & Gas. Roots manufactures blower and compressor technologies for the water treatment, chemical production and power generation markets, among others. Colfax, which also owns the Howden brand of compressors, expects the acquisition to build on Howden’s global strength in compressors and blowers.
Cincinnati-based Ceco Environmental Corp. signed an agreement to acquire Dallas-based PMFG Inc. PMFG provides engineered equipment for the abatement of air pollution, the separation and filtration of contaminants from gases and liquids, and industrial noise-control equipment. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2015.
Cincinnati-based Exair developed a digital electronic temperature control for dual-cabinet cooler systems installed on large or high-heat-load enclosures. It can keep electrical enclosures cool while minimizing compressed air use.
Chart Industries Inc., Garfield Heights, Ohio, inked an agreement to acquire vaporizer manufacturer Thermax Inc., Dartmouth, Mass. Thermax will be operated as part of Chart’s Distribution & Storage business segment. Thermax provides cryogenic fluid vaporizers utilized in industrial gas, petrochemical and liquefied natural gas (LNG) applications.
Baltimore-based Danfoss was recognized by the Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County for its impact on local community. Danfoss manufactures its Turbocor oil-free, magnetic-bearing, variable-speed centrifugal compressors in Tallahassee. Also, Danfoss collaborates with Florida State University on experimental aerodynamic technologies and meftaterials research as well as the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory on new materials and manufacturing processes.
Radnor, Pa.-based Airgas opened a specialty gas facility in Tooele, Utah. The 20,000 ft2 specialty gas facility will provide high-purity and precision-blended specialty gases used in manufacturing, environmental monitoring and research and commercial laboratories.