Manufacturers for the Week: Invensys Building Systems, General Filters, Inc., Lau Industries, Inc., Cryogel, Eurotherm Controls Inc., Barber-Colman Industrial Instruments, Airtech International Group, Inc. and Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp.

September 15, 2000
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Invensys Building Systems (Rockford, IL) reports that its joint-venture operation in the Baltimore-Washington area has established a New York Division. Invensys-Pritchett is now responsible for sales, service, and energy support programs offered to the central New York market.

General Filters, Inc. (Novi, MI) has launched its new GeneralAire promotion, Operation I.S.P. 2000, for dealers. The military-theme operation is designed to battle bad residential indoor air. Points are awarded toward various prizes by selling GeneralAire products. The grand prize is a cruise to Alaska. For more information, contact 248-476-5100; (website).

Lau Industries, Inc. (Dayton, OH) announces that after more than 37 years with the company, Barbara Worth-Kiminecz has retired as general manager of Lau's Conaire (aftermarket) Division. Worth-Kiminecz started her career in 1962 as a sales secretary and worked her way up, ultimately being named general manager.

Cryogel(San Diego, CA) announces that it has passed a milestone, celebrating 10 years of operation in the U.S. Over the years, the company says, it has supplied more than 18 million Cryogel Ice Balls for a variety of thermal storage applications.

Eurotherm Controls Inc. has relocated its home office facility from Reston, VA to Leesburg, VA. The sales and marketing office of Barber-Colman Industrial Instruments has also relocated from Reston to Leesburg.

Airtech International Group, Inc.(Dallas, TX) reports results of operations for its fiscal year ending May 31. Consolidated total revenues increased approximately $597,007 or 58%. Consolidated total costs and expenses decreased $1,246,185 or 76%. Cost of sales decreased $144,753 or 22%. The result is a net loss of $2,441,594 or $0.14 per share of common stock (basic and diluted) for year 2000 compared to a net loss of $4,311,459 or $0.50 per share for 1999.

Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp.(Brookfield, WI) is accepting memberships for its new “Heavy Duty Club” for heavy-duty electric tool users. A user’s group for contractors and other professionals who use power tools every day, the club provides such things as tool tips, a discussion bulletin board, and the chance to win free tools and receive “special members only” offers. Tool users can become members free of charge by visiting

Publication date: 09/18/2000

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