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Balluff Launches New Global Website

Friday, July 28, 2006
The new U.S. website of Balluff Inc., Florence, KY (the U.S. subsidiary of Balluff GmbH & Co., Neuhausen, Germany), is now part of a completely revamped global network of websites. Each Balluff site, including the U.S. site at, provides market-specific content for customers, employees and distributors of the firm’s sensors, linear-position transducers and ID systems. Each country’s website also features upgraded search fields and multilingual options.

White Paper Covers Die-Protection
Technology and Strategies

Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Turck Inc., Minneapolis, MN, has posted to its website a new white paper titled Die Protection for Metal Stamping Operations. The three-page article provides a concise overview of the types of sensors available to stampers and how they work, and offers solid application advice. Check it out at .

Yarde Metals to be Acquired

Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., Los Angeles, CA, has agreed to acquire Yarde Metals, Inc., a metals service center company headquartered in Southington, CT. Yarde, which processes and distributes stainless-steel and aluminum-alloy plate, rod and bar products, operates additional service centers in Pelham, NH; East Hanover, NJ; Hauppauge, NY; High Point, NC; Streetsboro, OH; and Limerick, PA. Reliance owns a network of more than 150 locations in 37 states and in Belgium, Canada, China and South Korea. It’s online at


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