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Trumpf Receives Innovation Award

Thursday, April 12, 2007
The Connecticut Quality Improvement Award, recognizing Connecticut manufacturing and service companies that excel in quality improvements for business success and growth, has been bestowed upon Trumpf Inc., Farmington, CT. Trumpf earned a silver-level Innovation Prize recognizing its Synchro production of the TruLaser2025, a blend of laser resonator, cutting machine and automated material handling. Learn more at

Industrial Powder Coatings Under New Ownership

Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Greenkote PLC, which offers metal-coating services from its plants in Israel and Germany, has acquired the assets of Industrial Powder Coatings, Inc. (IPC). The new North American entity, headquartered in Shelbyville, KY, becomes Greenkote-IPC Inc., with five plants in the southern and Midwestern United States and Mexico. It provides powder coating, e-coating, zinc and nickel chrome plating and nylon and plastisol (dip coating) services. Learn more at

New Truck Plant Slated for Alabama

Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Japanese truck maker Isuzu Motors Ltd. has acquired a 300,000-sq.-ft. warehouse near Birmingham, AL, with plans to convert the property into a truck-making factory by 2009 or 2010, with initial capacity of 5000 mid-size trucks per year. Isuzu joins several other foreign auto suppliers—Hyundai, Toyota, Honda and Mercedes-Benz--that have been lured to Alabama by its low taxes, a union-free environment and other incentives.


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