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Process Technology celebrated its new global headquarters and R&D center in July with a ribbon-cutting ceremony held with the Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce.

The company also is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, with operations in Willoughby and Mentor, Ohio, and Amery, Wisconsin.

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Lightweight construction, changing manufacturing and coating technologies, and new materials and material combinations. These trends are putting pressure on manufacturers to clean parts and surfaces to meet ever-higher standards.

The parts2clean show October 23–25 in Stuttgart, Germany, aims to help manufacturers and finishers solve some of the issues associated with those trends.

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During its annual meeting in Sarasota, Florida, the Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) recognized award recipients and installed its 2018-2019 national board of directors.

CCAI’s highest honor, the James F. and David J. Wright Lifetime Achievement Award, was presented to Rex Winemiller, who had been an active member of the organization for 26 years until his retirement in 2015. He served on the national board of directors from 1989 to 1994, held all officer positions, and was its president from 1991 to 1992.

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Therma-Tron-X (TTX) of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, has acquired Heat Treat Furnaces (HTF), which is also located in Sturgeon Bay. The deal was completed in May.

HTF has been making industrial furnaces for more than 30 years in applications ranging from aging and annealing to forging and tempering. TTX fabricates custom ovens and automated finishing systems for electrocoat, powder and liquid paint systems. TTX officials say they will add high-temperature furnaces to their product offerings and carry on the HTF brand. Former HTF  employees, who officials say supported the sale, now will be employed by TTX.

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FANUC America Corp. plans to construct a new facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan, that will be used for engineering, product development, manufacturing and warehousing.

“Robotics and automation are key drivers of manufacturing competitiveness,” says Mike Cicco, president and CEO. “We’re looking forward to expanding our facilities here in Oakland County to keep pace with the growing demand for automation.”

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