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Local Entrepreneur is New Owner of Charlotte-Area PIRTEK Franchise

Viresh Sitapara, a local business owner and engineer, is the owner of PIRTEK in Gastonia, North Carolina. The center features four 24/7 mobile service vehicles …

Enerpac Wins Contract to Build Rotor Removal System

Enerpac has been awarded a contract from S.T. Cotter Turbine Services to build a rotor removal system that will provide a tool to reduce the time and labor …

National Oilwell Varco Sponsors “Impact A Hero” Event

National Oilwell Varco (NOV), together with Impact a Hero, hosted the fifth-annual NOV sporting clay shoot on October 30, 2015 at Westside Sporting Grounds in …

Trelleborg Opens Technology Resource Center for Engineers

“The Knowledge Center” by Trelleborg Sealing Solutions was developed to bridge the gap between design engineers’ needs and standard technology …

Gardner Denver Opens Applied Technology Center

The Thomas Division of Gardner Denver opened the Thomas Center of Applied Technology (TCAT) facility in Sheboygan, Wis. This 65,000-ft2 facility provides to …

Parker Hosts Engineering Student Challenge

The “Stretch Your Mind” engineering challenge by Parker Hannifin Corp. gives university students an opportunity to design and create original market …

Trelleborg Unveils Swivel Stack Seal Inspection Facility

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions opened a dedicated climate-controlled swivel stack seal inspection facility for the validation of custom seals. The global …

SPX Flow Opens New Dehydration R&D Center

Through its dehydration business, SPX Flow opened a new 10,000-ft2 research and development lab and training center at its dehydration headquarters in Ocala, …

Motion Industries Acquires Epperson and Co.

Motion Industries, Inc., a subsidiary of Genuine Parts Co., entered into a definitive agreement whereby Motion Industries has agreed to acquire Epperson and …

North American Robotics Market Sets New Records in 2015

Robot orders and shipments in North America set new records in 2015, according to Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry’s trade group. A total …

Altec Opens Service Center in Kentucky

Altec Industries opened a service center in Elizabethtown, Ky., which sits on adjoining property to the company’s manufacturing and engineering operations. …

Hydradyne Acquires Gatlin Corp/Seal Group

Hydradyne LLC completed an agreement to acquire Gatlin Corp./Seal Group at Gatlin Corp., headquartered in Brookhaven, Miss. Hydradyne, a Parker Hannifin …

ASCO Numatics Announces 2015 Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarship Winners

The two recipients of the ASCO Numatics 2015 Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarship were each awarded $5,000 to support their pursuit of a bachelor’s …

IMI Critical Engineering Produces Turbine Bypass Valve in India

IMI Critical Engineering, a global specialist designer and supplier of critical valve solutions, has manufactured a turbine bypass valve for a 1,050-MW …

Despite Decreases in Funding, A&D Industry Develops Innovative Technologies

Aerospace and Defense (A&D) innovation funding has declined sharply since 2009 with independent research and development (IRAD) spending down 26.5% and …

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