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Motoman, Yaskawa Join Forces

Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Motoman Inc. and Yaskawa Electric America, Inc. will combine to form Yaskawa America, Inc. Motoman, headquartered in Dayton, OH, becomes the Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America; Yaskawa Electric America, headquartered in Waukegan, IL, becomes the Drives & Motion Division. Both divisions will continue to operate independently, retaining current management structures and operating in the same geographical regions currently in place. The Motoman Robotics Division is the second largest robotics company in the Americas, with an installed base of approximately 30,000 units. Its products include robotic automation solutions for virtually every industry and application, including arc welding, assembly, coating, dispensing, material handling, material cutting, material removal and spot welding;

ITEC to Represent Swedish
Tube- and Pipe-Bending Equipment Manufacturer

Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Sweden’s Herber Engineering AB, a manufacturer of hydraulic and electric tube- and pipe-bending machines, announced the formation of a strategic partnership with Innovative Tube Equipment Corp. (ITEC), Rockford, IL. ITEC will be Herber’s exclusive North American representative for sales, applications engineering, technical support and service, and installation; Learn more about Herber’s equipment lineup at

D&S Recognized for its
Business-Education Partnership

Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Metal fabricator D&S Manufacturing, Black River Falls, WI, received the Wisconsin State Superintendent’s Business Friends of Education Award, recognizing its support of local technical-education programs. D&S has purchased welding equipment and annually provides welding gases and wire to the local high school welding program; assisted in the purchase of laser-cutting equipment for the middle school; and provides steel for student projects. D&S employees also work directly with technical-education teachers to provide instruction in math, basic machining and welding. Further, the company supports the First Lego League hands-on program designed to teach science and technology to children ages 9 to 14, and provides scholarships for the Steps for Girls summer program;


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