Schurter Inc. (Santa Rosa, CA; www.schurter.com) has announced the acquisition of Otto Heil GmbH (Oberursel, Germany; www.otto-heil.de) by Schurter Holding AG. The company will continue to operate autonomously as a competence center for cord-connecting products within the Schurter Group…On the heels of its purchase for $975 million by Apollo Management L.P., Covalence Specialty Materials Corp. (Princeton, NJ; www.covcorp. com) has been launched as a private company. The company produces plastics and adhesives…Gauthier Biomedical Inc. (Grafton, WI; www.gauthierbiomedical.com) has been nominated for the 2005 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year award presented by Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP and Virchow, Krause & Co. The firm is one of 11 companies nominated…A manufacturer of biomedical test and simulation products has announced that it will expand its global calibration laboratory capabilities to include both biomedical and radiation test instruments. The Fluke Biomedical (Cleveland, OH; www.fluke biomedical.com) laboratory consists of a team of physicists, engineers, and technicians that calibrates and repairs instruments at a high turnaround rate…Davis-Standard LLC (Pawcatuck, CT; www.davis-standard.com) has restructured its business into two operating units focusing on converting systems and extrusion systems, respectively.