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FKI Logistex Goes ISO
at Frederick, MD, Manufacturing Plant

Friday, September 30, 2005
FKI Logistex, a provider of material-handling systems, has earned ISO 9001:2000 certification at its 150-plus-employee Frederick, MD, manufacturing plant. The Frederick plant joins FKI Logistex plants in Cincinnati, OH; Danville, KY; Marysville, KY; St. Louis, MO; and St. Peters, MO; in earning the certification. For more, visit

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


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