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Turck, InterlinkBT Form Turck Process Automation

Tuesday, February 11, 2003
Turck Inc., Minneapolis, MN, a supplier of control products, and InterlinkBT, Plymouth, MN, a supplier of bus network products, have formed Turck Process Automation. The partnership is designed to develop and adapt the companies’ interface, connectivity, sensing and measurement products to process automation markets. For more, visit

Finishing Suppliers Release First
of Metal Finishing Guides

Tuesday, February 11, 2003
The Metal Finishing Suppliers’ Association (MFSA), Dearborn, MI, has released Zinc, Zinc Alloy and Cadmium Coatings, the first in its series of Quality Metal Finishing Guides. The 22-page guide includes production photographs and several tables for quick reference of technical data. The series addresses several topics including surface preparation, decorative copper-nickel-chromium, decorative precious-metal plating, hard chrome, tin and alloy coatings, and pretreatment for paint and powder coatings. The guides are published to promote technically sound standards and specifications for use by design engineers and buyers of metal-finishing products. To purchase the guides, contact MFSA at 703/433-2524.

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


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