Spirax Sarco(Blythewood, S.C.) has completely refurbished its Blythewood training facility and will offer training to help steam system operators address key issues, such as improving energy efficiency, reducing downtime and operating costs, and ensuring safety.

Heat Pipe Technology Inc. (Gainesville, Fla.) a division of MiTek, a Berkshire Hathaway company, announced that it has made improvements to its manufacturing facility and product delivery times, as part of a fresh capital investment campaign. A new R&D area was added, including production offices on the production floor. Additionally, new quality control standards have tightened tolerances for purchasing specifications and manufacturing practices.

Genteq® (Fort Wayne, Ind.) celebrated the production of the 10 millionth motor at its Springfield, Mo., manufacturing plant, which included a visit by Springfield Mayor Jim O’Neal.

Anvil International (Portsmouth, N.H.) promoted Lisa Turner to the position of operations excellence manager and Brandon Gunnell to director of marketing.

Venstar® Inc. (Chatsworth, Calif.) has signed an exclusive agreement with Bruce-Rogers Co. (Fort Smith, Ark.) for the distribution of Venstar HVAC control products throughout Arkansas.

Michael LannersWhirlpool Corp. (Benton Harbor, Mich.) is marking its 100th anniversary with a year-long celebration.

Ritchie Engineering Co. Inc. (Bloomington, Minn.) announced the hiring of Michael Lanners (right) as vice president, domestic sales and marketing.

Publication date: 12/12/2011