Garlock wraps up plant project
Garlock Sealing Technologies has completed construction of a manufacturing and distribution facility in Houston.
The company said metallic gasket products will be produced at the site, which has an expanded distribution center and 7,500 square feet of office space.
The plant replaces one that was almost twice the size but only half as efficient, according to Joe Boggan, Garlock vice president and general manager.
Emerald buys Wolstenholme unit
Emerald Hilton Davis L.L.C. has acquired the carbon black dispersions business and assets of Wolstenholme International Ltd.
Neither firm disclosed financial details of the deal.
Emerald Hilton Davis said the acquisition helps the company broaden its water-based product line, add resin-based black dispersions and create customer relationships in target markets.
Lear to produce in China
Lear Corp. will begin producing tire pressure monitoring systems in China in the third quarter of this year to supply auto makers in China and the U.S.
The automotive interior components supplier will make the tire pressure monitoring systems at its newly built subsidiary Lear Automotive Electronics and Electrical Production Corp. in Shanghai.
Firestone plant earns honor
Firestone Industrial Products Co. L.L.C.'s plant in Dyersburg, Tenn., has received Volunteer Protection Program status from the Tennessee Occupational Safety & Health Administration.
VPP status is awarded to companies that have safety and health programs with injury rates below the industry's national average, Firestone said.
Trelleborg to buy out subsidiary
Trelleborg A.B. said it will acquire the remaining 20-percent interest in Trelleborg Sealing Solutions India it doesn't own.
Trelleborg said the deal is part of its investment in Asia, where it considers India one of the key markets.
Trelleborg has held a majority share in the Bangalore-based company since it bought Polymer Sealing Solutions in 2003.
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