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Hydraulic-Component Maker
Contracts for RFQ Automation

Friday, July 05, 2002
Mid-State Sales, Columbus, OH, a manufacturer of hydraulic components, has contracted with business-to-business company First Index, Whippany, NJ, to provide e-sourcing, RFQ automation and supplier relationship management. “Our Defense Products Group wanted a to communicate faster and more accurately with suppliers,” explained Ed Graves, Mid-State marketing manager. “We found that First Index offered us a to enter RFQ details once, submit them to all selected suppliers simultaneously, then monitor supplier progress and evaluate bidders more quickly than before. For more on Mid-State and its recent acquisition of Youngstown Rubber Products, a maker of industrial hose, ducting, v-belts and couplings, visit For more on First Index and its B2B capabilities, visit


Thursday, July 04, 2002
I - - Me; an individual; a committee of one. Pledge - - Dedicate all of my worldly goods to give without self-pity. Allegiance - - My love and my devotion. To the Flag - - Our standard; Old Glory ; a symbol of Freedom; wherever she waves there is respect, because your loyalty has given her a dignity that shouts, Freedom is everybody's job. United - - That means that we have all come together. States - - Individual communities that have united into 50 great states. Fifty individual communities with pride and dignity and purpose. All divided with imaginary boundaries, yet united to a common purpose, and that is love for country. And to the Republic - - Republic--a state in which sovereign power is invested in representatives chosen by the people to govern. And government is the people; and it's from the people to the leaders, not from the leaders to the people. For which it stands One Nation - - One Nation--meaning, so blessed by God. Indivisible - - Incapable of being divided. With Liberty - - Which is Freedom; the right of power to live one's own life, without threats, fear, or some sort of retaliation. And Justice - - The principle, or qualities, of dealing fairly with others. For All - - For All--which means it's our country. I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic, for which it stands; one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Acme-Fab Builds Radiator Washer
To Combat High Rejection Rates

Wednesday, July 03, 2002
Acme-Fab, Cincinnati, OH, has designed and built a high-volume radiator washer to resolve problems a customer had with high rejection rates. In designing the washer, Acme-Fab employed concepts to improve cleaning and drying, including high-velocity blow-off units. These concepts reduce cross-contamination between process stages and remove excess water from the radiator’s dense coil, thus ensuring complete drying capability. To ease maintenance, the washer design features full-width interlocking access doors, and because heat for wash, rinse and dry stages is provided by natural gas, the washer offers cost-efficient operation. For more on Acme-Fab, a division of A-F Industries, visit


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