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Ametek Acquires HCC Industries

Friday, January 20, 2006
Ametek, Inc., Paoli, PA, has acquired HCC Industries, Los Angeles, CA, a designer and manufacturer of hermetic connectors, terminals, headers and microelectric packages. Ametek manufactures electronic instruments and electric motors. HCC has annual sales of about $104 million and becomes a major part of Ametek’s Electromechanical Group.

Macsteel to Add Heattreat Capacity

Thursday, January 19, 2006
Macsteel will be adding a fourth quench and temper line with induction heating, similar to three existing lines, at its heattreat operation in Huntington, IN. The new line, to be completed early in 2007, is part of $6.2 million plant expansion that will add 16,000 tons of bar and tube capacity. For more, visit the website of Macsteel’s parent company, Quanex Corp., at

New SmartMove Conveyors Website
with Video Demonstration

Wednesday, January 18, 2006
SmartMove Conveyors, Fall River, MA, has debuted a website,, featuring video demonstrations and price estimators for the company’s “plug-and-play” modular conveyors. The site describes a broad line of plug-in plastic-belt conveyors that can be installed without technicians. The site, for users looking to select direct from the factory, without an integrator, describes short and long lines, multi-level turns, 90-deg. turns and walkthrough gates. The site includes all product documentation and features a “mouse-over” factory floor that highlights and describes each conveyor type.


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