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AirBoss of America appoints new chief financial officer  

Monday, June 27, 2016

Newmarket, Ontario, Canada - Gren Schoch, chairman and CEO of AirBoss of America Corp., announced on behalf of the board of directors the appointment of Daniel A. Gagnon to the position of chief financial officer (CFO), effective June 20, 2016. Gagnon is a seasoned financial executive with over 30 years of progressive financial experience in a variety of industries, including 10 years in manufacturing. He has a solid track record as a CFO building effective teams, improving processes and driving profitable growth. Gagnon received his bachelor’s degree in business commerce (with honors) from Concordia University and is a certified public accountant and chartered accountant. Gagnon will succeed Wendy Ford, who served as AirBoss’ CFO since 2014, during a period of substantial transition and growth at the company, having previously served as director of finance of the company since 2011. Ford has agreed to remain with AirBoss for the next few months and will work closely with Gagnon to ensure a seamless transition. Ford has been an important member of the AirBoss senior team during a period of significant change both within the company and in the industries, and the company would like to express its appreciation for her dedication and contributions during that period and wish her much success in her future endeavors. AirBoss welcomes Gagnon and looks forward to his contribution to the senior leadership team as it enters an important growth phase for the firm. - * Email

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Continental favors location near Pferdeturm for new headquarters in Hanover  

Monday, June 27, 2016

Hanover, Germany - Global technology company Continental is favoring the location near the Pferdeturm in Hanover as the site for its future headquarters. The company has now officially entered concrete, detailed negotiations about this with the city of Hanover. The focus here is on the possible acquisition of two areas north and south of Hans-Böckler-Allee. The plots have a combined surface area of around 37,600 square meters. The plan is for the two plots to be structurally linked, should the headquarters be built there. "After examining various offers of potentially suitable plots in Hanover and Garbsen, we opted for the two vacant areas near the Pferdeturm in Hanover. We are planning to build our new headquarters there in the form of a modern construction with a campus-style design that is a striking feature for both the city and our company and facilitates communication. We will also have sufficient reserve space there, which will offer further development potential for the future," said Dr. Elmar Degenhart, chairman of the Continental executive board. He went on to say: "Perfectly acceptable, brilliantly thought-out, and highly competitive offers from Hanover and Garbsen were submitted to us, both of which would have been worthy winners, as the representatives from both the city of Hanover and the town of Garbsen showed an extraordinarily high level of commitment. We are extremely grateful to both administrative bodies for this." "Continental and Hanover belong together in the future as well. The city's administrative body was able to offer Continental the best possible location during a highly professional selection process. We will provide professional support in terms of design and construction for all further steps in the creation of modern Continental headquarters in Hanover with an interdisciplinary project team," said the mayor of state capital Hanover, Stefan Schostok. "We made the decision in favor of Hanover after carefully considering all advantages and disadvantages based on important criteria such as costs, transport links, and administrative support. The plots in both places were more or less on a par in this regard," said Degenhart. He stated that it was the greater degree of planning security in Hanover that ultimately proved decisive. This alternative is now to be substantiated by means of further negotiations. The important issues for this were initially laid down in writing by Continental and the city in a memorandum of understanding between both parties. In keeping with this, the transport links, the provision of support in conducting an architectural competition, the creation of an innovative structure over the road to connect the two plots, a binding schedule, and the concrete project execution are just some of the issues that will be the subject of the up-and-coming discussions. Both parties hope to conclude the negotiations by the end of the year. The transfer of ownership is planned for the first quarter of 2017, and the move to the new headquarters is to be completed in 2020. The technology company is expecting its capital expenditure for the complete project (plot, building, interior design, etc.) to reach into the high double-digit million euro range. - * Email

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Ground-breaking ceremony held for major Freudenberg project in Maisach  

Monday, June 27, 2016

Munich, Germany - With a ground-breaking ceremony, the Freudenberg Group, a technology company active throughout the world has started work on the construction of a new European logistics center for its company Freudenberg Chemical Specialities (FCS) of Munich in the Maisach Gernlinden industrial estate. When it has been completed, the new complex will house the logistics function of Klüber Lubrication Munich, a FCS-company. Two other FCS companies are located in the immediate vicinity: OKS Spezialschmierstoffe GmbH and Chem-Trend Deutschland GmbH. They will also benefit from the new location, which will house a new laboratory for the development and testing activities of Chem-Trend, provide additional office space or allow the companies to cease rented storage facilities. “The new logistics center is extremely important for our companies,” said Hanno D. Wentzler, CEO of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities. “Over the past few years, the infrastructure at our sites in the Munich region and the facilities of certain national companies has increasingly restricted our activities. We can now eliminate these bottlenecks and further improve our competitiveness in the years ahead.” In Maisach, Freudenberg already laid the foundation for this expansion in 2007 by acquiring commercial building land in the immediate vicinity of the existing OKS and Chem-Trend facilities. The key data of the project are as follows: Floor space for logistics center with small container filling unit and administrative area: about 16,600 m²; space for laboratories, technology center and additional offices: about 2,700 m²; about 120 employees at the facility; canteen for more than 100 employees; 180 parking spaces; additional reserve space for storage areas, offices and technical systems; total project cost: about €40 million; planned date of completion - second half of 2017. “Tasks which have been distributed between different European companies will be centralized at Maisach in the future,” said Hanno D. Wentzler. This will mean that certain production companies, for example, will have the space they need for expansion in line with their requirements. In the final resort, our customers will also benefit from short delivery times as a result of the very good connections to national and international freight transport routes.” - * Email

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M.R. Mold & Engineering featured in video  

Monday, June 27, 2016

Brea, CA - For 31 years, M.R. Mold & Engineering has been designing, manufacturing and testing silicone and thermoplastic injection molds. M.R. Mold has held strong to its belief in American manufacturing while meeting global challenges. As a result, M.R. Mold is known for its unprecedented expertise in LSR as well as being an educational leader in the industry. The company invites prospective customers to watch its video to become more familiar with who M.R. Mold is and the capabilities it has developed to meet its customer's needs. The video is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOmjlMekJZI&feature=youtu.be - * Email

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Davis-Standard expanding manufacturing facility in Pawcatuck  

Monday, June 27, 2016

Pawcatuck, CT – Davis-Standard, LLC (www.davis-standard.com), said to be the leading manufacturer of extrusion machinery in North America, is expanding its primary facility at its headquarters in Pawcatuck, CT. With the support of Governor Dannel P. Malloy, the State of Connecticut Department of Economic Community Development and local government, Davis-Standard will be adding 15,000 square feet of manufacturing space and over 30 jobs in the next two years to its largest global site, which currently employs over 400 people. The facility will house the manufacturing and precision machining of advanced multi-layer blown film dies. It also enables Davis-Standard to move all blown film manufacturing for its Gloucester Engineering product line from Gloucester, MA, to Pawcatuck. The addition is slated for completion later this fall. “As the largest extrusion machinery manufacturer in North America, this expansion is a necessity for our business,” said Jim Murphy, Davis-Standard president and CEO. “Last fall we aquired Gloucester Engineering, which greatly strengthened our blown film product line through resources in sales, engineering and service. Bringing Gloucester’s manufacturing capabilities to our Connecticut site makes sense for several reasons. One of those reasons is to integrate technology; together we are now the largest manufacturer of seven to 11-layer blown film dies. These dies are used for making highly technical multi-layer films used in packaging and pharmaceutical applications. To that regard, this expansion aligns with our mission of offering customers excellent quality, value and customer service. The larger facility will allow us to do that.” Davis-Standard has operated in Southeast Connecticut since 1848 and is one of the oldest and largest employers in the Southeast Connecticut/Southwest Rhode Island region. The expansion of the Pawcatuck site reinforces the company’s commitment to the local region. Through its long-standing position as a market leader, it is considered the “Center for Excellence” for Connecticut’s extrusion technology sector. In addition to the Pawcatuck facility, Davis-Standard has manufacturing facilities and subsidiaries in the U.S., Europe and Asia. “We are pleased that a global leader like Davis-Standard is continuing to expand operations in our area,” said Diana Urban, Connecticut state representative for North Stonington and Stonington. “Davis-Standard has a long-standing history of employment and profitability that is both unique and valuable to our local economy. We wish them well in this venture and appreciate their continued investment in our community.” “The leadership of Governor Malloy and DECD Commissioner Catherine H. Smith was critical to getting the funding to support this expansion,” Stonington First Selectman Rob Simmons stated, “and we are very excited about bringing new high quality manufacturing jobs to this great Connecticut company.” Davis-Standard would like to thank the following people for their support of this project: Governor Dannel P. Malloy; Catherine H. Smith, Department of Economic Community Development (DECD) Commissioner; Diana Urban, Connecticut State Representative; Paul Formica, Connecticut State Senator; and Rob Simmons, Stonington First Selectman. - * Email

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