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names GenMet president to advisory board
The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) has named Mary Isbister, president of GenMet Corp., Mequon, Wis., to a three-year
term on its advisory board.
Isbister, who holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry,
worked at Pfizer for 11 years. In 1997 she moved to Wisconsin
and founded Synergy Solutions, an organizational develop-
ment and strategic planning consulting business, which she
ran until 2001. In 1999 Isbister and her husband purchased
GenMet Corp., a custom manufacturer specializing in high-
value-added metal fabrications and enclosures. From 2010 to
2014, Isbister also served on the U.S. Manufacturing Council,
reporting to the U.S. secretary of commerce.
The MEP advisory board comprises members representing
the interests and needs of the manufacturing sector and provides MEP advice and assessments on programs, plans, and
policies focused on supporting and growing the U.S. manufacturing industry.
Kemper to deliver clean
air system to Digga Machinery
Kemper GmbH, Vreden, Germany, has
signed a project assignment to fit a production line at Digga Machinery Attachments, Yatala, Australia, with a clean air
Kemper will deliver work protection
equipment for 26 welding workplaces.
The extraction arms can be moved flexibly and can be rotated 360 degrees.
They are self-supporting in the air and,
with the extraction hood, capture up to
40 percent more welding fumes. The extraction arms are connected via a pipe
system with two central System 9000
extraction units for extracting large volumes of dust. Automatic filter cleaning
allows uninterrupted operation.
Parkhurst Mfg. purchased
by longtime employees
Parkhust Mfg., Sedalia, Mo., has been
purchased by longtime employees Sam
Trelow and Toby Pierce, along with
James Trelow. The company, which has
been family-owned since its founding
70 years ago, manufactures truck bodies, truck body hoists, and a variety of
Sam Trelow, who has been with
the company more than 32 years, was
named president/CEO and chairman
of the board in 2016. His son James will
serve on the board of directors. Pierce
has worked for the company for 20
years, now serving as vice president of
Valence Surface Technologies
achieves Nadcap accreditation
for Washington plant
Valence Surface Technologies, an independent provider of metal processing
and finishing services in the aerospace
and defense industry, has received Nadcap accreditation for its new shot peening facility in Everett, Wash., located less
than a mile from its existing Valence Everett operations.
The 10,000-sq.-;. facility was built to
shot-peen large aerostructure components up to 30 ;. in length, matching the
capability of the existing Everett special
processing facility. The plant combines
an automated shot peen capability and
an integrated digital masking cell designed to streamline the processing of
geometrically complex components.