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Banner Earns Export Achievement Certificate

Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Banner Engineering Corp., Minneapolis, MN, recently received the Export Achievement Certificate from the United States Commercial Service. The certificate recognizes small- and medium-sized businesses that have successfully entered the international marketplace for the first time or entered a new market. The US Commercial Service is the global business solutions unit of the United States Department of Commerce. US Senator Norm Coleman (R-Minnesota) presented the award to Bob Fayfield, president and founder of Banner Engineering, and Bob Schlicksup, Banner’s vice-president of international sales, at the company’s headquarters. “The US Commercial Service has been very helpful to us as we enter new international markets,” said Fayfield in accepting the certificate. “The global market is where most of our growth is, and this certificate shows the success our international department has had and continues to have.” For more on sensor products available from Banner Engineering, visit

Three-Day Technology Expo For Die/Mold Makers

Tuesday, September 27, 2005
The Built for Die/Mold Technology Expo 2005 will be held in Auburn Hills, MI, October 4-6. Single Source Technologies, Inc., Auburn Hills, which sells and services machine-tool products used in niche-type metal-cutting industries, teams with Makino Die/Mold Technologies to host the event. Sponsors expect the expo to draw hundreds of die and mold professionals, primarily from Michigan and Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Day one of the expo will feature guest speakers and cover these topics: State of the Die/Mold Industry; Strategies to Improve Profitability in Mold Shops; and New Business Development. Days two and three will feature an array of interactive presentations, exhibitors, machine and process demonstrations, and question-and-answer sessions. For more information or to register, visit or call 248/232-6200.

Earle M. Jorgensen Co. Adds
Metals Facilities in WA, CT

Monday, September 26, 2005
Earle M. Jorgensen Co., Lynwood, CA, a supplier of steel and aluminum bar, tubing and plate, has opened a facility in Spokane, WA, and is set to open another in Southington, CT. The 15,000-sq.-ft. facility in Spokane features an inventory of bar and tube stock and also features state-of-the-art metal-cutting equipment to provide value-added options for manufacturers, according to company officials. In Southington, a new 32,000-sq.-ft. facility is scheduled to open this October and also will offer bar and tube stock as well as processing machinery.


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