The Boeing Co.

Boeing Completes Acquisition of Summit Aeronautic Group in Montana

Helena, Mont.-based hard-metals facility to be renamed Boeing Helena SEATTLE, Dec. 21, 2010 - Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced today the completion of the acquisition of the business and operations conducted by Summit Aeronautics Group in Helena, Montana. Terms of the transaction, announced on Nov. 22, were not disclosed. The newly acquired business will be named Boeing Helena. It will become part of...

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CDI Acquires the Business of DSPCon

Adds Testing and Analytic Capabilities in Aerospace Engineering Vertical PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 20, 2010 - CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) announced today that it has acquired the business of DSPCon, Inc., an engineering and software development firm headquartered in Bridgewater, New Jersey. With approximately 40 employees, DSPCon creates, sells and services real-time data acquisition and analysis systems used...

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Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Acquires German Provider of Laboratory Water Purification Systems

TKA Products Are Designed to Provide Versatility and Increase Reliability Across Multiple Applications MILFORD, Mass. (December 21, 2010) - Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of TKA Wasseraufbereitungssysteme GmbH, a European provider of laboratory water purification systems. Based in Niederelbert, Germany, TKA...

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FleetPride Acquires Friction Materials Co of Eugene, Oregon

FleetPride to move its existing Eugene operations into new facility THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Dec. 20, 2010 - FleetPride, Inc., the nation's largest independent aftermarket distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, announced that it has acquired the assets of Friction Materials Co. The acquisition includes the leasing of Friction Materials' 15,000 square foot facility in Eugene, Oregon....

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Mesa Laboratories, Inc.

Mesa Labs Acquires the Biological Indicators Business of Apex Laboratories, Inc

LAKEWOOD, Colo., Dec. 21, 2010 - Mesa Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq: MLAB), a Lakewood, Colorado based manufacturer of electronic instruments and disposables today announced the acquisition of the biological indicators business of Apex Laboratories, Inc., a North Carolina based company. The acquisition of the Apex business is expected to be immediately accretive to Mesa's earnings per share. Apex...

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Owens Corning

Owens Corning Reaches Definitive Agreement to Sell Masonry Products Business for a Minimum of $90 Million

TOLEDO, Ohio, Dec. 20, 2010 - Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a world leader in building materials and glass fiber reinforcements, announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement with Boral Industries Ltd. to sell its Masonry Products business. The divestiture will be in two stages. Owens Corning will sell a 50 percent stake in its Masonry Products business to Boral Industries Ltd. for $45...

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Harsco Corp.

Harsco Announces Retirement of Vice Chairman Geoffrey Butler

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 21, 2010 - Worldwide industrial services and engineered products company Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) announced today the retirement at the end of this month of Vice Chairman and Board member Geoffrey D. H. Butler. Mr. Butler has served Harsco throughout nearly two decades of strategic expansion and business growth, joining the Company in 1993 through the acquisition of...

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Nidec America Corporation

Nidec Establishes Sales Subsidiary in India

KYOTO, Japan, Dec. 21, 2010 - Nidec Corporation (NYSE:NJ) ( Nidec") today announced that it has established its first India-based sales subsidiary, Nidec India Private Limited, in Gurgaon, a city adjacent to India's capital, New Delhi, on December 16, 2010. I. Background leading to the establishment of the sales subsidiary India ranks only behind China as the world's second most populous country...

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Applied Industrial Technologies

Applied Industrial Technologies Aamong Selling Power Magazine's 2010 "Best Companies to Sell For"

CLEVELAND, OH (December 20, 2010) - Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT) has been named to Selling Power magazine's annual list of The 50 Best Companies to Sell For" in the U.S. Out of the 25 "Service" companies on the list, Applied again was the highest ranked distribution company on the list and ranked third overall in the service category for the third consecutive year. Companies...

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American National Standards Institute

Commerce Dept. issues framework for protecting consumer privacy.

U.S. Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force outlined initial set of recommendations to strengthen foundation of commercial data privacy in U.S. Also, Federal Trade Commission issued preliminary report proposing framework to balance interests of consumers with innovation that relies on consumer information to develop new products and services. Report recommends Do Not Track" mechanism...

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