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New Digs for Supplier of Stainless-Steel Strip, Foil and Wire

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Ulbrich Stainless Steels and Special Metals, Inc. has relocated its headquarters in North Haven, CT, after having sustained heavy damage to its previous location during Hurricane Irene. The firm supplies light-gauge strip, foil and wire products of stainless-steel and specialty alloys;

Ross Controls Acquires DECCO Assets

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The assets of the Detroit Coil Co. have been acquired by Ross Controls, Troy, MI, a manufacturer of pneumatic valves and control systems. Detroit Coil, which manufactures coils and solenoids for a variety of applications, maintains an office in Ferndale, MI, and operates a coil-winding facility in Frankfort, MI, and a screw-machining facility in Benzonia, MI; Ross Controls is online at

A New Era for Automation-Focused Trade Associations

Monday, January 23, 2012
The Association for Advancing Automation, or A3, is the new name of the umbrella trade association for the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the Automated Imaging Association (AIA) and the Motion Control Association (MCA). The three associations represent more than 650 companies under the A3 umbrella, and work to promote the successful application of robots, vision and motion control in companies and organizations.

Separately, RIA announced the appointment of Catherine Morris its 2012 chair. Morris, senior account manager for ATI Industrial Automation, is the first woman to lead the association, and also is the first chair coming from a component-supplier company. More at


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