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IN BRIEF

Originally Published MPMN April 2005

INDUSTRY NEWS

IN BRIEF

West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. (Lionville, PA; www.westpharma.com) has acquired Monarch Analytical Laboratories Inc. (Maumee, OH), which provides a variety of testing services, and will operate under the name West Monarch Analytical Laboratories.

Ampac Packaging LLC (Cincinnati; www.ampaconline.com) has acquired Flexicon Inc. (Cary, IL; www.flexiconinc.net), a manufacturer of high-performance, flexible packaging materials.

ISO 9001:2000–certified Prent Corp. (Janesville, WI; www.prent.com), a global manufacturer of custom plastic thermoformed packaging, has announced that it has received seven industry awards, including four AmeriStar and two WorldStar Awards. The company will begin production in Puerto Rico in July.

Creganna Medical Devices (Galway, Ireland; www.creganna.com) which specializes in minimally invasive devices, has formed a partnership with TDC Medical (Westbrough, MA; www.tdcmedical), which will offer regulatory assistance for FDA submissions. The firms will provide design and development services to the medical device industry from a Boston facility.

Spirol Industries Ltd. (Danielson, CT; www.spirol.com), a subsidiary of Spirol International Corp., has added to its line of engineered fasteners by acquiring assets and the ongoing business of GE Bissell Ltd. (West Midlands, UK; www.bissell.co.uk).

Micro Stamping Corp. (Somerset, NJ; www.microstamping.com) has opened the 4000-sq ft Frank Semcer Development Center for product design and production processes.

Graco Inc. (Minneapolis; www.graco.com), a provider of fluid-handling systems and components, has purchased the stock of two North Canton, OH–based companies: Liquid Control Corp. (www.liquidcontrol.com), a designer and manufacturer of highly engineered precision resin dispensing equipment, and Profill Corp. (www.profill.com), a contract manufacturer and supplier of resin repackaging.

Hitachi Computer Products Inc., Oklahoma Manufacturing Div., (www.hitachiomd.com), an electronics contract manufacturer, has announced that its Norman, OK–based manufacturing facility has qualified for FDA registration.

Fluke Biomedical (Everett, WA; www.flukebiomedical.com), a manufacturer of biomedical test instruments, has acquired the Radiation Management Services business of Cardinal Health (Dublin, OH; www.cardinal.com), which is involved in maintaining a safe, regulatory-compliant facility in the medical imaging and therapy fields.

House of Batteries (Huntington Beach, CA; www.houseofbatteries.com), a certified woman-owned custom battery assembler and distributor, has purchased a 36,000-sq ft facility in Fountain Valley, CA that quadruples the company’s manufacturing capacity, and it also received ISO 9001:2000 certification.

InnovaQuartz Inc. (Phoenix; www.innovaquartz.com) has acquired the 3M TECS multimode optical fiber product line located in West Haven, CT. The fiber-production business will move to Phoenix.

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