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Grace rewards Strux Fiber Catalysts

Recognizing their role in development of a synthetic macro fiber product line that has seen sales exceed $100 million, W. R. Grace & Co. has awarded Grace Construction Products Dr. Klaus-Alexander Rieder and Dr. Kumar Ranganathan the 2014 Grace Award for Technical Excellence (GATE). Accompanied by $10,000, GATE recognizes individual or employee teams for achievement resulting in significant commercial, societal, and industrial impact.

 

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IronPlanet, Cat auction pinpoint synergies in pending merger

IronPlanet, a leading online marketplace for buying and selling used heavy equipment and trucks, and Associated Auction Services LLC, an alliance of Caterpillar Inc. and a group of its dealers operating as Cat Auction Services, anticipate finalizing a merger agreement—announced late last year—during the first quarter. The combined business will afford used heavy construction equipment buyers and sellers a unique auction experience, officials note, backed by unmatched technology and services.

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Actuant integrates precision Sure-Lock, Hayes Industries

46-BR-PH-150Menomonee Falls, Wis.-based Actuant Corp. has announced Precision-Hayes International, combining two businesses with global reach and significant brand recognition, plus reinforced concrete construction and energy infrastructure market presence. The move completes an integration of Sugar Land, Texas-based Hayes Industries, which Actuant acquired in 2014, eyeing synergy with its Precision Sure-Lock business.

 

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