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Mechatronics, electronics main feature at event

Festo AG gathered an international contingent of editors to company headquarters in Esslingen-Berkheim near Stuttgart, Germany, on Oct. 22-13 for a briefing on the company's latest news.
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Leister Process Technologies, Sarnen, Switzerland, formed a new master distribution network for the United States. The U.S. market will be serviced by the following factory-trained sales and service centers: Assembly Supplies Co., western region; Heely-Brown Co., southeast region; Hy-Tech Products, midwest; and Malcom Co., northeast region.
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Max Garcia has been hired as a field service technician based in Mexico City, Mexico, for Multivac (Kansas City, MO). Bob Koch has been named director of sales, food div.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Dorner Mfg. (Hartland, WI) has announced the formation of two separate divisions. The company will manufacture and market its complete line of low-profile conveyors through its new Standard Products Div., while the new Systems Div.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

HK Systems, Inc. (New Berlin, WI): Thomas B. Mann, vp, sales and mktg., Unit Handling Systems Business Unit.
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RPMI Handling Systems (Mason, OH): Michael R. Hillerich, president.
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Supplier news: International agreements

MAXX Material Handling, LLC. (Hampton, VA) will represent Gramac Handling Systems, Ltd.'s (Hoddesdon, England) power belt turns in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

HK Systems, Inc. (Milwaukee, WI) has acquired the Material Handling Systems division and VantageWare Software subsidiary of Western Atlas Inc. (Hebron, KY).
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

HK Systems, Inc. (New Berlin, WI) acquired the Material Handling Systems Div. and VantageWare Software Subsidiary of Western Atlas Inc. (Hebron, KY).
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Western Atlas (Hebron, KY): Ronald Fredrick, mgr., Material Handling Systems Div.
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Western Atlas, Inc. (Hebron, KY): Randy Bender, dir. of distribution and intl. sales for material handling systems div.