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New Website Focused on Hearing Protection

Thursday, September 1, 2005
The Bacou-Dalloz Hearing Safety Group, Smithfield, RI, has launched a new website,, combining data from its two prominent brands—Howart Leight earplugs and Bilsom earmuffs. Safety managers can peruse the site for the latest in hearing-protection technology and products, and for information to help ensure safety-program compliance and effectiveness. The site features a series of short articles addressing topics such as understanding ratings, noise measurements and how noise-reduction ratings are calculated.

Formtek Sells Equipment for Strip Galvanizing Line

Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Gregory Industries, Canton, OH, has installed a turret recoiler and turret uncoiler from B&K, a Formtek Group (Itasca, IL) company. Gregory manufactures high guard rails. The new B&K equipment has increased coil capacity, reduced downtime and increased throughput of its continuous-strip galvanizing line.

Metalforming Controls Corp. Earns DOE Grant

Tuesday, August 30, 2005
The U.S. Dept. of Energy awarded MetalForming Controls Corp., Cary, IL, a $250,000 grant to commercialize its Force Modulator stamping-press control that it says could help reduce U.S. gasoline consumption by more than a billion gallons/yr. The control aids in the stamping of lightweight high-strength steels, used to improve vehicle safety and fuel efficiency. Learn more at


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