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Great Lakes Air Systems Opens Columbus Office

Thursday, December 9, 2004
Air-filtration-system manufacturer Great Lakes Air Systems, whose manufacturing and engineering divisions operate in Clawson, MI, has opened a new office in Columbus, OH, to be home to all sales and marketing operations. The firm manufactures air-filtration equipment primarily for robotic welding.

ATR Systems Becomes Siempelkamp Canada

Thursday, December 9, 2004
ATR Systems, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, has changed its name to Siempelkamp Canada Inc., as a result of Siempelkamp Limited Partnership, Marietta, GA, acquiring majority ownership of ATR Systems Inc. in November 2003. Current product branding will continue as-is, with Strothmann Machines and Handling, Batch Objects, Sealant IQ and Inspection IQ brands all represented by the company. Siempelkamp Canada Inc. manufactures industrial automation, information and vision systems, and linear and rotary robotic components and systems. Check out

Zap Plasmatherm and Thermacut Consolidate

Wednesday, December 8, 2004
Effective in January, Thermacut, Inc. becomes the new corporate name for Zap Plasmatherm, the direct division of Tatras, Inc. The name change places Zap Plasmatherm and Thermacut brand names under the Thermacut, Inc. umbrella. The company is based in Claremont, NH, and provides plasma-cutting and welding accessories, consumables and torches.


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