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In Brief

Originally Published MPMN October 2004

INDUSTRY NEWS

In Brief
Susan Wallace

Medical device outsourcing firm Precision Medical Products Inc. (Denver, PA; www.pmp.net) has purchased the operating assets of Hershner Enterprises Inc. (Shrewsbury, PA), a company trading as Specialized Precision Injection Molding. . . Curtiss-Wright Controls Inc. (Gastonia, NC; www.cwcontrols.com) has agreed to acquire the assets of Synergy Microsystems Inc. (San Diego, CA; www.synergymicro.com) for $49 million. . . The Protomold Company, Inc. (Maple Plain, MN; www.protomold.com) has been named a Deloitte & Touche 2004 Minnesota Technology Fast 50 winner. The list ranks the fastest-growing Minnesota-based technology companies, measured by revenue growth over a five-year period. . . Polytec PI Inc., a provider of laser-based measurement systems, has reorganized to become Polytec Inc. (Tustin, CA; www.polytec.com), completing the separation of Polytec and PI’s North American operations. . . Indigo Systems (Goleta, CA; www.indigosystems.com) has changed the name of its miniature infrared camera from Omega to ThermoVision Micron. . . Microphoto Inc. (Roseville, MI; www.microphoto.net) has announced the completion of a 3000-sq-ft metal-etching facility and will begin another phase of expansion in the near future. . . Nypro Inc. (Clinton, MA; www.nypro.com) will create new applications for hook fasteners, using patented technology by Inter-Mold Corp. (Naples, FL; www.inter-mold.com) that allows a one-step injection molding of fasteners directly into plastic parts. . . Precision Wire Components (Portland, OR; www.pwcwire.com) expanded into a 40,000-sq-ft manufacturing plant to mark its eighth-year anniversary. . . Rice Lake Weighing Systems (Rice Lake, WI; www.rlws.com) has purchased the assets of Powell All-Steel Scales (Jasper, AL; www.powellscales.com), a manufacturer of heavy-capacity scale equipment. . . GE Inspection Technologies (Huerth, Germany; www.geinspectiontechnologies.com) has opened its China Application Center in Shanghai, bringing its total number of centers to eight worldwide.

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