Industry Roundup

Contracts awarded, and other industry news

08/11/2009


Chloride North America , a subsidiary of Chloride Group PLC , has acquired Houston-based Custom Power Inc . Custom Power is a supplier of secure power solutions and maintenance services to the oil and gas, petrochemical, energy, and industrial sectors in United States and South America.

Orlando, Fla.-based Mechanical Services Inc. (MSI) has been awarded a contract to upgrade the HVAC and plumbing systems for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Florida Hospital in Orlando.

Sparta, Wis.-based Multistack announced a new business division, Maglev Retrofit Solutions . This contractor-based division of the modular chiller manufacturer will focus on bringing the MagLev compressor and control system to older, less efficient existing systems.

Cleveland-based River Electrical Sales was launched by Andy Drellishak. Drellishak, a 13-year veteran of the electrical industry, left Adalet to broaden his product offerings and to expand his service area.

New York-based Syska Hennessy Group Inc. has been awarded a contract to design the building systems and architectural lighting for a new Life Sciences Building on the campus of University of California, Los Angeles. The 175,000 sq ft building would meet the university's goal to provide a state-of-the-art research facility.





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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.

There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.

But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.

Read more: 2015 Salary Survey

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