Bytewise gets overseas reps
Bytewise Measurement Systems Inc. has added sales representatives in South Korea and Brazil.
The Columbus, Ga., provider of non-contact industrial measurement systems signed ANA Co. Ltd. of Seoul, South Korea, to handle all its products in that nation. In Brazil, the firm added Thermochem Negocios e Comercio Ltda. of San Bernardo Do Campo as its national representative.
Foamex to boost prices
Foamex International Inc. will raise prices 16 percent on virtually all its polyurethane and polymer foam products to offset raw material increases from chemical suppliers.
The hikes go into effect July 3 and cover all Foamex divisions except its Carpet Cushion Group, which earlier said it would raise prices 8 percent effective June 3. The company didn't give a breakdown of the increases but said most other foam producers already raised prices.
Rubber Division gives scholarships
Three students have won undergraduate scholarships for the 2002-2003 academic year from the ACS Rubber Division.
The $5,000 scholarships will go to Steve Collins, a senior in rubber technology at Ferris State University; Adam M. Feist, a senior in chemical engineering at the University of Nebraska; and Abraham Z. Levy, a junior studying rubber technology at Ferris State.
The winners also will receive a plaque. The scholarship program began in 1998. Scholarships go to students in their junior or senior years studying a technical discipline.
Parker Hannifin buys filtration unit
Parker Hannifin Corp. has acquired Camfil Farr Co.'s engine air filter business.
The Holly Springs, Miss., division posted sales of $15 million last year, producing air-intake filtration products for diesel-powered fire trucks, buses, off-road equipment and other applications, Parker Hannifin said.
The cost of the deal wasn't released.
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