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New Bilsom/Howard Leight Website
Focuses on Hearing Conservation

Thursday, September 29, 2005
The Bacou-Dalloz Hearing Safety Group has launched a new website,, combining the informational assets of both Howard Leight and Bilsom brands, to provide safety managers with a new resource for hearing-conservation programs. The new site features complete product information for Howard Leight and Bilsom hearing protection devices, including all recognized attenuation ratings, literature downloads, global sales contacts, news archives and a user-friendly search function. Central to is a series of short articles designed to address the questions and concerns of safety professionals engaged in the development and implementation of hearing conservation programs. Authored by expert hearing conservationists and edited by noted hearing conservation authority Brad Witt, Sound Source is intended for safety professionals, including industrial hygienists, audiologists, hearing conservationists, students and interested members of the public. Topics include: Understanding Ratings, Earmuffs & Safety Eyewear, A- and C-Weighted Noise Measurements, How NRR is Calculated and more. Coming soon to will be an expanded hearing-conservation section, dubbed the Hearing Portal Resource Center, incorporating a number of other practical tools for safety/conservation program managers, hearing conservationists and the general public. Included will be regulatory information, new research findings and educational/motivational tools.

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.


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