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Birmingham, AL, North America's largest distributor of industrial maintenance,
repair, and operation replacement parts, is pleased to announce that Tom Miller
and Bob Summerlin will each be promoted to the position of Executive Vice
President for Motion Industries, Inc. Tom Miller will be responsible for all
U.S. branch operations, which will include Motion's sales groups and divisions.
Bob Summerlin will be responsible for sales and marketing for the entire
organization. See article href="/pub/1_1/breaking-news/2823-1.html"
strengthened its strategic position in the aerospace industry with the
acquisition of Bearing Inspection, Inc. (Bii), an independent provider of
aerospace bearing inspection and reconditioning services. Bii will continue to
operate under existing management at its current location in Los Alamitos, CA,
as part of Timken Aerospace Services. It will become Timken's headquarters for
these services, consolidating existing repair operations under the unit's
leadership. Former Bii President Drew Baker has been appointed general manager
of the combined operations. See article href="/pub/1_1/breaking-news/2822-1.html"
Airgas, Inc., Radnor, PA, announced that effective
Nov. 21, 2005, or as contracts permit, its operating units will increase prices
on packaged and bulk gases and other products. Prices will increase, on average,
as follows: 6%-8% for carbon dioxide, dry ice, specialty gases and medical
gases; 8%-10% for certain packaged and bulk industrial gases, including oxygen
and nitrogen; and 12%-15% for hydrogen, helium, acetylene and other fuel gases.
"We are in a period of tight supply and high demand, which combined with
unprecedented increases in raw material costs, higher operating costs, including
rising utility and labor costs, all factor into our need to take these actions,"
said Airgas Chairman and CEO Peter McCausland.