Auburn Hills, Mich.-based DESTACO, a provider of automation, workholding, and containment systems, has received Tooling Components Vendor of the Year honors from MSC
Industrial Supply Co., a distributor of metalworking and MRO products and services.
The award recognizes DESTACO for excellence in sales performance, profitability, product innovation, marketing, field
support, operational performance, and outstanding customer
service in 2016.
Sharonville, Ohio-based chemicals manufacturer DuBois
Chemicals has acquired Blue Star Lubrication Technology,
Schaumburg, Ill. Blue Star o;ers industrial lubricants and
metalworking fluids to the general manufacturing, steel, mining, and automotive industries.
Hexagon AB has completed the acquisition of FASys Industrie-EDV-Systeme
GmbH, a Germany-based provider of
so;ware and hardware systems for pro-duction-oriented tasks. FASys has an established working relationship with the
Hexagon-owned CAD/CAM provider Vero
So;ware, and the acquisition enhances
Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence’s product offering for production processes.
Kern Laser Systems is adding 20,800
sq. ;. to its facility in Wadena, Minn.,
more than doubling its current manufacturing and R&D departments. The
company plans to move into the new
area by fall 2017. This expansion is the
first phase of a two-phase project. The
second phase, expected to begin in the
next three to five years, will expand
technical support and o;ice buildings.
Mahr Federal, Providence, R.I., has
changed its name to Mahr Inc. The firm is
a member of the Mahr Group, a producer
of dimensional metrology instruments.
Mahr Inc. is a producer of custom-designed gauges and a provider of calibration and contract measurement services.
Aurora, Ill.-based Mitutoyo America
Corp. has announced the grand opening of its newest M3 Solution Center
in Novi, Mich. The 8,455-sq.-;. facility
o;ers product demonstrations, assistance with application challenges and
metrology systems, and product and
educational training seminars.
The facility showcases the company’s
automated measurement cell technology. It features a Mach Ko-ga-me CMM
and a Quick Vision Active CNC vision
measuring system equipped with a
touch probe. Parts are fed by a robot
and held with modular Eco-Fix fixture
PennEngineering®, a manufacturer
of fasteners and installation systems in
Danboro, Pa., has acquired Whitesell®
Formed Components, with operations
in Waterford, Romulus, and Novi, Mich.,
and Whitesell® Canada in Vaughan, Ont.
Whitesell Formed Components, also
known as FabriSteel®, is a manufacturer
of piercing, clinching, and riveting fasteners for the automotive market. Whitesell Canada is a technical distributor
of proprietary design-in, print-specific
fasteners and components to the automotive and transportation markets
throughout North America. It will operate alongside PennEngineering’s existing automotive make-to-print business.
The acquired businesses will join the
existing PennEngineering brands and
operate under the PENNAutomotive™
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