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Transpro Acquires Auto-Components Company

Monday, February 10, 2003
Transpro, Inc., New Haven, CT, a manufacturer and distributor of aftermarket and OEM heat-transfer and temperature-control products for automotive, truck and industrial applications, has acquired Fedco Automotive Components Co., Buffalo, NY. Fedco manufactures copper/brass and aluminum automotive and truck heaters for specialty OEMs and aftermarket retailers and distributors. The transaction, according to Transpro officials, provides the company with additional model coverage, patented product designs, enhanced production capabilities and opportunities to serve new heater customers. For more, visit

Sheetmetal Fabricator Awarded $10-Million
Contract through Online Lead Service

Monday, February 10, 2003
MarkHon Inc., Wabash, IN, a precision custom sheetmetal fabricator has been awarded a three-year parts contract worth $3.5-4 million per year, procured through MarkHon’s membership in First Index Inc., a business-to-business electronic marketplace for custom manufactured parts. First Index, at, is a lead service as opposed to an anonymous online bidding service or auction, say First Index officials, so job shops can pursue customers that fit their niches. Suppliers also can collaborate on design features and production issues prior to submitting a bid.

Nylok Upgrades Fastener-Product Website

Friday, February 7, 2003
Nylok Corp., Macomb, MI, a supplier of value-added fastener coatings and chemical adhesives for sealing and locking, has redesigned its website, The site highlights fastener-technology engineering and design capabilities as well as company literature and promotional activities. The updated site also offers simple access to Nylok information and illustrations on self-locking and self-sealing products as well as information on the national sales organization and global network of licensees. A special Problem Solver section lists common fastening and sealing problems along with Nylok products that provide solutions.


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