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Hydraulic-Component Maker
Contracts for RFQ Automation

Friday, July 5, 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 4, 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.

Reveamped Website Highlights
Cable and Hose Reels

Wednesday, July 3, 2002
Hannay Reels, Westerlo, NY, a manufacturer and distributor of industrial cable and hose reels, has revamped its website to include user-friendly navigation tools, improved search capabilities and downloadable product literature. Visitors to will find an explanation of the three basic reel types—live hose, live cable and storage—as well as cutas that illustrate reel anatomy. Twenty-one PDF product catalogs are available for download. Also available are product reference guides in various languages. Other site tools include a dealer locator and technical-support section. To be added is an online parts store.


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