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Logan Steel Company Announces Completion of Phase One Expansion Plan
Logan Steel Company has built its business with a strong focus on reinvesting in modern, cutting edge equipment, embracing new technology related to the steel service center industry, and maintaining high levels of inventories to satisfy customer needs. Howard A. Lohmann, Jr., President of this Meriden and Wallingford, CT steel distributorship enterprise, has been at the same location for 39 years and hasn't missed a beat going forward and expanding. Lohmannn says, "When customers ask, we listen. This latest expansion of a 20,000 square foot building addition will house our new and modern sandblasting, priming and painting operations." Logan Steel is a general line service center that stocks a broad range of carbon, aluminum and stainless in all shapes and sizes. The company prides itself on having one of largest inventories of galvanized materials on the east coast. Lohmann's staff of sales and marketing professionals has a combined experience of more than two hundred years in the metals industry. With that available expertise, fabrication on-site, self service open to the public "bargain barn" shopping coupled with all forms of processing make Logan a natural for customers who prefer one-stop shopping. Logan's open door policy welcomes visitors for anytime tours of all facilities and the opportunity to meet those pros who pay special attention to customers' needs. For more information about Logan Steel Company, contact them toll free at 800-560-3317; local phone 203-235-0811; fax 203-237-5917; or visit the company web site, www.logansteel.com. Call them for information regarding their soon to be open Powder Coating Facility. Lohmann claims the facility will be operational sometime in the second quarter of this year.
NOSHOK Solutions for Pump Shutoff Protection
NOSHOK provides application-focused assemblies to the water & wastewater industry, including a non-metallic diaphragm seal & pressure transmitter/switch. This tested, proven solution replaces larger, heavier gauge/switch/diaphragm seal assemblies for pump shut-off protection. With a high level of repeatability and durability, it includes an electronic indicating pressure transmitter with two alarms protected by a corrosion-resistant, chemically inert PTFE-coated diaphragm with a PVC, PP or Kynar lower housing - with one simple connection. Its compact size and lightweight decreases possible leak paths, and with no moving parts, provides significantly extended service life over mechanical analog systems. The instrument and seal can be used with a power supply and Form C relays to easily integrate into any AC chemical feed system. NOSHOK offers an AC to DC retrofit package that easily integrates with this assembly for operation with 110/240 VAC systems. For more information, contact O'Keefe Controls Co., Monroe, CT, tel. 203-261-6711; fax 203-261-8331; or download pdf literature for this product at their new internet home, www.okcautomation.com.
Inlet Traps Protect Vacuum Pumps from VOCs
A full line of vacuum inlet traps for protecting vacuum pumps ranging from small sizes in research laboratories up to scalable production systems used for manufacturing organic LEDs, carbon nanotubes, thin film batteries, and graphene are available from MV Products of North Billerica, MA. MV Vacuum Inlet Traps feature user-selectable filter elements for removing the corrosive gases and abrasive particles created by processes that use volatile organic compounds. Designed for easy in-line installation and filter changes, these traps come in a wide range of sizes for protecting all types of vacuum pumps from fluid contamination and oil back streaming.
Suitable for applications from 1 to 5,000 CFM, MV Vacuum Inlet Traps are made from stainless steel in sizes ranging from 4" dia. with one filter to 16" dia. traps stacked with 16 filter elements. Filters include stainless steel- and copper-gauze, molecular sieve, activated alumina or charcoal, micron-rated pleated polypropylene, and Sodasorb®.
For more information, contact MV Products, Division of Mass-Vac, Inc., 247 Rangeway Rd. / P.O. Box 359, No. Billerica, MA 01862-0359; tel. 978-667-2393 or visit www.massvac.com.
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