Midwest Rubber Service and Supply Company has recently won the 2013 Manufacturer of the Year Award sponsored by the Manufacturers Alliance in Minnesota. The organization presents this award annually to recognize companies that share best practices with peer companies to strengthen the Minnesota manufacturing community. Midwest Rubber was the recipient in the less than 100 employees category at the awards ceremony in Minneapolis.
NIBA's popular Vulcanized and Mechanical Heavyweight Splice Training Technical Seminar will be held March 12-14, 2013 in Atlanta, GA. This educational program combines practical classroom session with hands-on training to enhance splicing skill level and to increase the knowledge of standard splicing and fastening procedures.
Marubeni Corporation acquired an 80% ownership in All-State Belting (ASB), the conveyor belt distribution division of All-State Industries, Inc. All-State was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa. ASB's business is complementary to Marubeni's long-standing belt distribution strategy, which focuses on importing and distributing quality products manufactured from natural as well as synthetic rubber. Operating through its strategically located regional facilities in the United States, ASB will continue to serve its customer base in grain, mining, fertilizer, seed and material handling equipment.
Apache Inc. has continued its growth strategy with the acquisition of Trico Belting & Supply Company. Trico Belting & Supply is one of the pre-eminent suppliers of light-duty conveyor belting in North America with locations in Cincinnati, Ohio and Chicago, Illinois. Apache’s expertise and knowledge in the heavy-duty belting market is an ideal fit alongside the Trico expertise in light-duty belting. This is the fifth acquisition in 5 years for Apache, which has played a key role in Apache’s revenues doubling since 2009.
The 2013 NIBA Convention will take place from Thursday, September 12 until Sunday, September 15, 2013 at the beautiful J.W. Marriott San Antonio Hill Country in San Antonio, TX. Book your room today!
Registration is now open for UID 2013. The University of Industrial Distribution is a concentrated educational program focused on the unique needs of the industrial wholesale distribution industry. 2013 marks the 20th year that UID has been serving the distribution industry. Known worldwide for excellence in education....
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BDI (Bearing Distributors, Inc.), headquartered in Cleveland, OH, announces the acquisition on June 1, 2012 of the Spokane, WA-based Brown Bearing Co. The family-owned-and-operated business is now known as Brown Bearing Co., a division of BDI (Branch 87).
Maxi-Lift, Inc launched their new website this month with new enhancements. The website boasts a modern, clean, colorful design that drives users to their specific bucket and accessory needs. The launch of the new website, which offers quick and easy access to essential information on elevator buckets, is part of Maxi-Lift’s ongoing effort to enhance the quality and availability of information to customers world-wide.
Teijin Aramid presented “Digging the Sustainable Gold – Teijin Aramid’s Eco Efficiency Analysis (EEA) makes it accountable” at the Global Sustainable Mining Summit held in London. Teijin also collaborated with Professor Lodewijks from the Delft University of Technology on a paper entitled “The Next Generation Low Loss Conveyor Belts”, which was published in “Bulk Solids Handling”. Both presentations demonstrate the attractiveness of using aramid in place of steel cord reinforcement in conveyor belts.