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Business Buzz ¦ Palmer Johnson Power Systems announced new developments in their partnership with ZF Services North America. The off-highway division of ZF Services North America has expanded Palmer Johnson’s authorized territory to include...


Business Buzz

¦ Palmer Johnson Power Systems announced new developments in their partnership with ZF Services North America. The off-highway division of ZF Services North America has expanded Palmer Johnson’s authorized territory to include Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. Combined with the Great Lakes and Upper Midwest territory awarded to Palmer Johnson in 2005, Palmer Johnson is now an authorized ZF distributor and service center for 18 states in the U.S.

¦ proveo GmbH has changed its name and will now conduct business under the name of Zebra Enterprise Solutions GmbH. Zebra Technologies Corporation acquired proveo in July 2007 to be a part of a division, which also includes Navis, WhereNet and Multispectral Solutions. Over the past two years, these four companies have been integrated into one business, to serve customers throughout the world as Zebra Enterprise Solutions.

¦ ASIG® announced that its Denver International Airport fuel facility operation has achieved Gold Leader status under the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Environmental Leadership Program. It is a three-tiered program with Gold being the highest level. For an organization to achieve Gold, they must demonstrate continual environmental improvement with goals that are measurable and beyond compliance; work towards sustainability; have a fully functional environmental management system and a clean compliance record three years prior to applying to the program. Last year ASIG was recognized as a Bronze Achiever.

¦ Palmer Johnson Power Systems’ Phoenix location has officially completed its move that began last October from a facility in Mesa to a larger 8,000 sq. ft. building near Sky Harbor International Airport.

¦ Velcon Filters LLC announced the Notice of Acceptance of US Trademark for “FDPM” (Flow Differential Pressure Module), thus making “FDPM” a registered trademark of Velcon Filters LLC. FDPM® is a computerized system designed to calculate the corrected differential pressure (DP) (corrected for flow and change-out DP) of a fuel filter vessel and determine if the filtering media inside has surpassed its useful life. The FPDM® system was developed mainly for use in the jet fuel and aviation industry.

Partnerships/Acquisitions/Contracts

¦ Unitron LP announced that it has entered into a worldwide distribution agreement with Aviall Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, for the sale of its all-electric “green” 28 VDC and 400 Hz mobile and towable ground power units into the ground support equipment market and into the completion center market with Unitron’s onboard solid state frequency converters.

¦ Cavotec MSL has recently signed agreements to supply ground support equipment to several commercial and military airports around the world. The total amount of these orders comes to approximately EUR 4.1 million.Cavotec MSL is to supply a range of advanced ground support systems for applications in Qatar, at New Doha International Airport (NDIA), and in the United States, including Las Vegas airport’s new international terminal and the US Air Force’s Hill air base in the state of Utah.

¦ Velcon Filters LLC, a portfolio company of The Sterling Group L.P., announced that it has completed the acquisition of Chemflo, a division of Process Filtration LLC. Chemflo, headquartered in Houston, Texas, specializes in the manufacturing of high-capacity filters and coalescers for petrochemical producers, refineries, pipeline companies, natural gas processors, the food and beverage industry and many other process industries.

¦ Lift-A-Loft Corporation announced that it has begun deliveries of its new Mobile Man Lift to the Naval Air Warfare Center in Lakehurst, N.J., for U.S. Marine Corps. Lift-A-Loft has completed development of a new product designed specifically to support maintenance operations on the V-22 Osprey manufactured by Bell Boeing. The Mobile Man Lift (MML) was developed to be a lightweight, easily deployable scissors lift that could access many points on the V-22. It was developed to operate in both land-based or ship based environments.

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