Month: August 2017

  • Apogee Reports FY18 Second-Quarter Results

    Revenues of $343.9 million were up 24 percent, vs. prior-year period. Operating income of $27.8 million was down 16 percent before adjustments, vs. prior-year period. Adjusted operating income of $34.1 million was up 3 percent, vs. prior-year period. Operating margin was 8.1 percent, or 9.9 percent adjusted, vs. 11.9 percent…

  • Apogee Looks To Acquisitions For Long-Term Growth

    Apogee Enterprises has had to deal with a sluggish construction market over the past several years in its efforts to foster faster growth in its architectural glass and framing divisions, which make up a substantial part of its overall business. In response, Apogee has sought to amplify future increases in…

  • Constellium HSA6 High-Strength Aluminium Alloys Introduced for Automotive Components

    Constellium N.V. has introduced a new generation of high-strength 6000-series alloys, Constellium HSA6TM, to help automakers meet growing demand for lighter weight vehicles. Constellium HSA6TM is in production for several 2017 and 2018 model year vehicles, including the MINI Countryman. Constellium HSA6TM allows designers to optimize extrusion shapes and reduce…

  • HB Fuller Targets Growth With Trio Of Deals

    Since the beginning of the year, US adhesives and sealants manufacturer HB Fuller has acquired three of its smaller rivals in a push to expand both sales volumes and geographic reach. In early September, the company agreed to purchase Royal Adhesives and Sealants – a US firm operating 19 sites in five…

  • Atlas Copco Launches Liquid Ring Vacuum Pumps for Challenging Environments

    Capable of operating in humid and dusty environments, the AWS and AWD units by Atlas Copco are designed to deliver vacuum to a variety of industries including food and beverage processing; mining and minerals; petrochemicals; steel; cement; plastics; pulp and paper; textiles and pharmaceuticals. Capacities for liquid ring pumps typically…

  • Toyota Tsusho Invests in Grab Inc., Southeast Asia’s largest Ride-Hailing Service Platform First Investment for Company’s “Next Technology Fund”

    Toyota Tsusho Corporation (“Toyota Tsusho”) announces that it has invested in Grab Inc. (“Grab”) as part of efforts to accelerate business in a new mobility service sector. With advancements in digital technologies and increased use of smartphones and other mobile devices over recent years, many countries and regions around the…

  • First Review of the New Husqvarna 572xp

    We got our hands on a pre production Husqvarna 572xp. The purpose was to test it out and give the new chainsaw a first review. The 572xp is made for heavy logging but with the new C85 saw chain it is also suitable for delimbing, hence you need only one…

  • Tremco Illbruck Expands Into New Markets In Asia

    Sealants and adhesives will be manufactured in South Korea, its new production location. tremco illbruck is investing in a new central factory in Uiwang, south of Seoul. https://www.glassonweb.com/news/tremco-illbruck-expands-new-markets-asia

  • Siemens Forms Global Partnership with ISA to Improve Awareness of the Need for Industrial Cybersecurity

    Research Triangle Park, North Carolina USA (30 August 2017) – The International Society of Automation (ISA) announced today Siemens-a worldwide technology leader in electrification, automation and digitalization- has formed a global partnership with ISA to improve awareness of the need for industrial cybersecurity. Both organizations will share expertise in protecting automation…

  • Atlas Copco Introduces New WEDA+ Dewatering Pump Range

    Atlas Copco Portable Energy has added to its family of medium and large submersible dewatering pumps with the launch of the WEDA+ plug-and-play range. The new range has undergone a top-to-toe design overhaul, resulting in innovative new pumps that offer up to 20 per cent overall reduction in power consumption…

  • Shaw Floors Announces 2018 Color Of The Year: GOLD RUSH

    DALTON, Ga., Oct. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Shaw Floors, a leading floorcovering manufacturer, announced today its 2018 Color of the Year: Gold Rush (shawfloors.com/goldrush). The warm neutral celebrates the return of gold to the home after grays and other cool palettes have owned the design spotlight for years. “Gold Rush speaks to the…

  • Loxam – 2016 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results

    LOXAM, Europe’s leading equipment rental company to professionals, published today its financial statements for the second quarter of 2017. Q2-2017 financial and business highlights: • Revenue up by 48% to €356 million (+5% like-for-like and at constant FX) • EBITDA of €124 million, with a margin of 35% • Good…

  • CLAAS Announces Latest Features On 2018 Lexion Combines CLAAS Touts New Touch Controls and Grain Quality Technology

    CLAAS announced today the latest enhancements to their LEXION combines at this year’s Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois. Most of the updates were technology upgrades designed to simplify operation and improve operator feedback. LEXION combines have long been known for highly efficient harvesting technologies including the recent addition of…

  • Hesston by Massey Ferguson Introduces WR9900 Series Self-Propelled Windrowers

     Hesston by Massey Ferguson®, the industry-leading hay equipment brand from AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO), introduced the company’s next generation of self-propelled windrowers during Farm Progress Show 2017. Designed to deliver more horsepower and throughput capacity, the Hesston by Massey Ferguson WR9900 Series offers four new models, all with the power and capability to…

  • Supplies Disrupted, Hyundai Halts China Production

    South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co has suspended production at all of its four Chinese factories due to supply disruption, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday. Media reports said Beijing Hyundai, Hyundai’s Chinese joint venture with China’s BAIC Motor Corp Ltd, has been unable to pay suppliers after sales slumped following a…

  • Sapa Re-Opens Welsh Factory

    The first customer to be supplied from the refurbished facility will be London Electrical Vehicle Company (LEVC), who has developed an all new zero-emissions capable black cab. Sapa is investing £9.6 million in the plant refurbishment and new equipment to supply advanced aluminium components. The investment is backed by £550,000…

  • Flooring Market To Hit USD 450 Billion By 2024

    Global flooring market share was led by soft coverings with accounting for over 35% in 2016. Rising construction spending on residential as well as non-residential buildings particularly in emerging nations will propel the industry growth. Global construction spending is anticipated to reach USD 16 Trillion by 2024. China leads the…

  • Fiberglass Flooring Market Is Growing Rapidly

    Fiberglass flooring market is growing rapidly due to the factors such as increased construction and building activities. Currently, APAC is expected to dominate the market of fiberglass flooring. Strong growth of the construction industry in emerging countries such as China and India are creating further opportunities for the market to…

  • CLAAS Announces 2018 Baler And Hay Tool Additions

    At the Farm Progress Show today, CLAAS announced several updates to their baler and hay tool lines. In addition to their self-propelled LEXION combines, JAGUAR forage harvesters and XERION tractors, the long-line manufacturer of harvesting equipment offers a wide selection of hay and forage equipment including QUADRANT, ROLLANT and VARIANT…

  • New Michelin Enduro Motorcycle Tyre Range

    Michelin has chosen to take advantage of this world-renowned competition to announce the start of sale of its latest enduro tyres which took four years to develop. In addition to having been streamlined compared with the previous collection, the new MICHELIN Enduro range was carefully conceived to cover a wide…

  • Armstrong World Sued By Rival Over Alleged Anti-competitive Practices

    A competitor of Armstrong World Industries Inc. is accusing the Lancaster County-based manufacturer with “anti-competitive” practices in the ceiling industry. Roxul USA Inc., doing business as Rockfon, filed the lawsuit Sept. 1 against Armstrong in U.S. District Court in Delaware “to return the market to a level playing field, one where informed…

  • Envirotainer Opens Two More RAP e2 Stations Today

    Today Envirotainer added RAP e2 capabilities to two more stations in our network, one in Italy (LIN/MXP) and one in Puerto Rico (SJU). With these two latest additions Envirotainer now has 24 full service RAP e2 stations across the world and more to come. “We are proud to add San…

  • Emerson Sues Air Conditioning Provider for Trademark Infringement

    The Ferguson-based manufacturing giant said in a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court in St. Louis that Home Easy Ltd. and Emerson Quiet Kool Co Ltd., both listed as defendants and based in Fairfield, New Jersey, have violated its trademarks since roughly May 2017. https://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/news/2017/08/28/emerson-sues-air-conditioning-provider-for.html?ana=RSS%26s%3Darticle_search&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+bizj_stlouis+%28St.+Louis+Business+Journal%29

  • Hitachi Partners With VMware for Its New Unified Compute Platform Offerings

    Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., and VMware today announced Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) RS series, a fully integrated, software-defined data center (SDDC) rack-scale platform, powered by VMware Cloud Foundation. Hitachi UCP RS enables customers to embrace hybrid cloud for faster time to market and pay-as-you-go economics. It also gives customers…