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Linpac Awarded ISO Certification

Thursday, July 29, 2004
Linpac Materials Handling, manufacturer of Ropak reusable molded-plastic containers, has been registered to ISO 9001:2000. The registration applies to the firm’s design and manufacturing location in Georgetown, KY, and to its manufacturing facility in Bardstown, KY. Ropak containers are used in warehousing, manufacturing, transportation and distribution. Learn more at

BTM Corp. Adds Two Distributors

Wednesday, July 28, 2004
BTM Corp., Marysville, MI, manufacturer of the Tog-L-Loc sheetmetal-joining system, presses, power clamps and grippers, has added two North American distributors to its network. Joining in the firm’s sales efforts are Metal Tech Machinery, Monclova, OH, and Production Resources Inc., Franklin, TN. Metal Tech will cover the northwest-Ohio territory. Production Resources employs five application engineers covering Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, western Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Trico Mfg. Expands its Lubrication Offerings

Tuesday, July 27, 2004
Via acquisition, Trico Mfg., Pewaukee, WI, has expanded its capabilities in predictive maintenance (PM) of lubrication systems. The firm recently acquired Schematic Approach Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, a provider of PM services for a variety of industrial manufacturers. The company will offer on-site lubrication-system training, auditing, consulting and monitoring, and will build and execute individualized lubrication-maintenance programs. Learn more at


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