April 3, 2007 - Modern Distribution Management

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April 3, 2007

Saint-Gobain to Move Abrasives Plant to Mexico

The Worcester Telegram & Gazette in Worcester, MA, reported that Saint-Gobain Abrasives will close its Littleton, NH, manufacturing plant and move its operations to Mexico.
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The plant employs 43. It produces sharpening stones, abrasive sticks and microabrasive products. The closing is expected by the end of the ...

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Parker Hannifin Adds to Global Fluid Handling Business

Parker Hannifin, Cleveland, OH, has acquired Rectus AG, a manufacturer of quick disconnect couplings and related products for pneumatic, hydraulic, medical and chemical processing applications.
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The company had revenues of about $115 million in 2006. It employs 380 people worldwide including its headquarters in Nussdorf, Germany, its Nycoil operation in Randleman, NC, its TEMA operation in Skovde, Sweden, and several international sales offices.
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Rectus will operate within the Industrial North America and Industrial International segments of Parker's global fluid connectors business.
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With annual sales exceeding $9 billion, Parker Hannifin is a diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems for a wide variety of ...

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