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In Brief 14385In Brief

October 1, 2000

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In BriefSaint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp. (Wayne, NJ) has acquired Norwood Coating Products (Malvern, PA), a manufacturer of specialty foams and adhesive products for medical and electronics applications. Norwood is a subsidiary of Seton Company.... Bio-Chem Valve Inc. (Boonton, NJ), a leading manufacturer of miniature solenoid valves and pumps, has received ISO registration from the Quality Management Institute. Bio-Chem has also expanded its facility to accommodate growth within design engineering, testing, manufacturing and customer service.... Precise Technology Inc. (North Versailles, PA), a contract injection molder of thermoplastic components, has been purchased by its management and Code Hennessy & Simmons LLC, a private equity investment firm based in Chicago. Precise has received industry recognition for innovations in thin-wall and in-mold labeling of consumer packaging products that offer environmentally friendly solutions to OEM product needs.... B. Braun Medical Inc. (Bethlehem, PA) has relocated its catheter production line to a 49,000-sq-ft facility in Cherry Hill, NJ. The facility, which manufactures balloons and multilumen tubing, comprises manufacturing, molding, packaging, warehousing, and laboratory and office space.... Geon Engineered Films Group (Winchester, VA), formerly O'Sullivan Corp., presented Aristech Chemical Corp. with its 1999 Supplier of the Year Award. Aristech (Pittsburgh) supplies plasticizers that increase flexibility of vinyl products and allow them to withstand low temperatures, humidity, and ultraviolet light.... THK Manufacturing of America Inc. (Schaumburg, IL) has added a 280,000-sq-ft facility to its plant in Hebron, OH. The Hebron plant, THK's first production facility in the United States, manufactures linear motion guides and link balls, which are used by the medical device and other industries. The expansion was prompted, in part, by increased demand from the American market and a drop in imports from Japan.—Rosemarie A. Santora

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