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DaimlerChrysler AG Recognizes Outstanding Suppliers

Tuesday, January 24, 2006
DaimlerChrysler AG recently honored eight members of its international supply base for outstanding performance in 2005. The OEM held its third annual Global Supplier Awards program in conjunction with the 2006 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Winners: Johnson Controls, U.S. (interior); Gentex, U.S. (exterior); Mubea, Germany (chassis); Yazaki, Japan (electrical/electronics); Denso, Japan (powertrain); Dell, U.S. (general goods and services); NYK Line, Japan (logistics); and Marposs, Italy (manufacturing goods and services). DaimlerChrysler evaluates suppliers in four objective measures: quality, systems cost, technology and supply.

New Name for Alpha Steel:
Macsteel Service Centers USA

Monday, January 23, 2006
Following its acquisition, Alpha Steel, a distributor of hot-rolled and structural-steel products in the Midwest, will now operate under the name of its new parent company, Macsteel Service Centers USA. The Hammond, IN, operation also runs an inhouse processing center for hot-rolled steel products. For more, visit

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.


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