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Earn Supplier of the Year Status for D&S

Tuesday, November 11, 2008
D&S Manufacturing, Black River Falls, WI, earned Supplier of the Year recognition from Parkson Corp., Ft. Lauderdale, FL, a supplier of components and systems for water and waste-water treatment. Among its accomplishments, D&S developed an innovative pricing tool to combat rising steel prices, say Parkson officials, and developed a scheduling system to provide the necessary flexibility in the manufacture and shipment of orders for Parkson. D&S performs laser, oxyfuel and high-definition plasma-arc cutting, machining, and manual and automatic welding, as well as value-added processes such as painting, shot blasting, assembly and testing;

NC Supplier Shipping Conveyor/Elevator Lines to Royal Australian Mint

Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Gough Econ, Inc., Charlotte, NC, is supplying three of its Elecon bi-axial conveyor and elevator systems to the Royal Australian Mint to convey blanks and coins, without any loss, from a counter in batches to help modernize its automation system serving a line of 13 stamping presses. Besides striking coins, the Mint also manufactures medals, seals and tokens. One of the new lines will deliver blanks to the presses, and two others will feed finished coins to the packaging facility. The bucket elevators will include 9-in.-wide buckets with a capacity of 200 cubic ft./hr. Learn more at

Pepperl+Fuchs Acquires Maker of Industrial-Grade Monitors

Friday, November 7, 2008
Pepperl+Fuchs, Twinsburg, OH, a manufacturer of safety interfaces and industrial-control equipment for hazardous locations (monitors, PCs etc.) has acquired Christensen Display Products, Preston, WA. Christensen designs and manufactures ruggedized, industrial-grade flat-panel monitors. Learn more at


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