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Electrex and its Rexcon Div. Assume New Identity

Thursday, November 20, 2008
Electrex Co., Inc., Harrison Township, MI, a turnkey industrial electrical, mechanical and automation contractor, and its Rexcon Controls division will now operate as Electrex Industrial Services—North America. The company takes on all types of industrial-services projects, including equipping manufacturing plants with controls and automation, plating and metal finishing systems, rigging for machine moves and creating foundations for new machines. Learn more at

Mayfran Acquires Canadian Conveyor Company

Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Mayfran Intl., Cleveland, OH, a manufacturer of engineered automation systems and equipment, has acquired Press Room Techniques, Lindsay, Ontario, Canada, a manufacturer of press-mounted conveyor systems for a variety of applications, including automating the handling of parts and scrap from stamping presses. Read up on its product line at Mayfran is online at

Robot Orders Off 19 Percent

Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Orders from North American manufacturing companies for robots have declined by 19 percent through September 2008 compared to the same period last year, according to the North American-based robot companies reporting statistics to the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, MI. Orders from the automotive industry are off 36 percent in units and 26 percent in dollars through September. At the same time, nonautomotive orders are up 15 percent in units and 10 percent in dollars, with strong growth reported in several markets including semiconductor, electronics and photonics.


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