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Prab Becomes Exclusive Distributor
for the Neff Press MetalBrik Line

Friday, October 2, 2009
Through an exclusive private-label distributor agreement, Prab, Inc., Kalamazoo, MI, has become the exclusive distributor for the MetalBrik line of metal-chip compaction equipment from Neff Press, Inc., St. Louis, MO. The agreement covers distribution throughout the world with the exception of Missouri and part of Illinois. MetalBrik hydraulic presses compact metal chips into nearly solid and fluid-free briquettes; learn more at

Plex Systems Earns Best Practices Award

Friday, October 2, 2009
Independent research firm Frost & Sullivan presented ERP-software vendor Plex Systems its 2009 Excellence in Best Practices Award, in recognition of its commitment to technology and customer value. The awards, say Frost & Sullivan, go to companies that have “identified emerging trends before they became the standard in the marketplace, and have created technologies that will catalyze and transform industries in the near future.” Plex is online at

Minn. Medical-Device Maker
Moves to New, Larger Facility

Wednesday, September 30, 2009
LSA Laser, specialists in laser-beam cutting, welding, ablation and marking for an array of medical devices, has moved into a new 26,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing plant in Plymouth, MN. Among the devices it manufactures are defibrillation leads, stents, catheters, surgical and dental instruments, orthopedics and heating devices. Along with adding manufacturing space, the move allows the firm to expand its R&D capabilities, to work with customers’ design engineers throughout the product-development process. LSA Laser operates 22 laser-processing systems;


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