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2010-04-20
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Ceradyne Inc., in conjunction with Turner Strategic Technologies LLC, has been awarded a contract for the supply and installation of protective armor for the command station of nine new 35-m (115-ft) patrol vessels being manufactured for the Iraqi Navy by Swiftships.
2009-02-13
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Mack Trucks Inc. and Volvo Trucks North America have chosen HUSS for their new retrofit diesel particulate filter solution to allow operators of older-model Mack and Volvo trucks to meet stringent new emissions requirements approved by California environmental regulators in December 2008.
2008-06-19
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With a surface composed of tightly packed nanostructures that resemble tiny nails, thus the term “nanonails,” University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers and their colleagues from Bell Laboratories have created a material that can repel almost any liquid. But with a jolt of electricity, the liquid on the surface slips past the heads of the nanonails and spreads out between their shanks, wetting the surface completely.
2011-11-16
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Caterpillar Inc. plans to build a mining truck facility in Batam, Indonesia, to produce a range of chassis and bodies that will be shipped to customers throughout Asia-Pacific. Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman announced the growth plans for mining at the 2011 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit “because much of the global demand for commodities today is being driven by the positive economic growth and development that is taking place in the growth markets of the Asia-Pacific region.”
2011-10-03
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Polaris Industries Inc. has received a $54 million, three-year contract to provide all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), spare parts, and trailers to Afghan and Iraqi security forces, the U.S. government, and other allied governments.
2011-10-03
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The Timken Co. has agreed to acquire privately held Drives LLC for $92 million in cash. Drives is a Fulton, IL-based manufacturer of highly engineered drive-chains, roller-chains, and conveyor augers for the agricultural and industrial markets.
2011-08-26
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ALTe Powertrain Technologies has developed a modular range-extended electric powertrain (REEP) system that specifically targets light- and medium-duty fleet vehicles such as delivery trucks, vans, and shuttle buses for retrofit application—and eventually maybe as an original-equipment option. The company projects an 80 to 200% improvement in fuel economy with a REEP installation.
2011-08-10
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Advanced solar-control glass can alleviate the A/C system’s workload and is about 10% lighter than similar-thickness tempered glass—both of which can contribute to better fuel economy/freight efficiency as well as increased range in electrified vehicles.
2011-09-02
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Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. has completed the previously announced acquisition of the shares of Sensor-NITE Group Companies from Elex Group. Sensor-NITE is a manufacturer of high-temperature sensors used in the exhaust aftertreatment systems of diesel and advanced gasoline engines.
2011-09-02
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Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. Engine and Power Products Division plans to begin rating its engines in accordance with SAE J2723 starting in September. Kawasaki believes this “critical power” rating will alleviate end-user confusion over horsepower labeling and “usable” power.
2011-09-02
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UQM Technologies Inc. has expanded into the marine hybrid-electric market through collaboration with ReGen Nautic USA Inc. to develop multiple UQM PowerPhase-based propulsion systems. ReGen Nautic is working with several marine OEMs to provide these systems as options for powering yachts, trawlers, and larger sailing boats.
2011-09-07
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Tennessee-based Diesel Engine Parts Corp. (or DHPS, for company’s founding name Diesel Head and Parts Service) has expanded its diesel-engine cylinder head remanufacturing capacity using its refined fusion-welding process, which helps commercial, military, and governmental organizations meet “reuse and recycle” goals.
2011-10-13
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Eck Industries Inc. has teamed with military- and specialty-vehicle axle manufacturer AxleTech International to deliver lightweight cast components made from A206 aluminum alloy, including a new steering knuckle that saves about 60 lb (27 kg) per axle on a military vehicle (the specific truck, OEM, and vehicle details could not be disclosed).
2011-10-28
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Dana Holding Corp. and Bosch Rexroth AG have completed their 50:50 joint venture to develop and manufacture advanced powersplit drive transmissions for global off-highway markets. Known as Dana Rexroth Transmission Systems, the JV will engineer, manufacture, and market hydromechanical variable powersplit transmission (HVT) systems, which the suppliers believe will play an important role in improving fuel economy, productivity, emissions reductions, and vehicle maneuverability.
2011-10-28
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Cummins Inc. and Guangxi LiuGong Machinery Co. Ltd. have formed a joint-venture partnership to manufacture engines at a new facility to be built in Liuzhou City, Guangxi Province, in southern China. The JV operation is expected to commence engine production in 2013, with initial operations beginning as early as 2012 to include engine-kit assembly.
2012-01-17
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The Military Vehicle High Performance Capabilities (MVHPC) project, developed by U.S. Senator Kay R. Hagan (D-NC) to help bring motorsports industry technologies and capabilities to the military’s wheeled vehicle fleets, is managed by the Institute for Defense and Business and IMSolutions LLC, with help from the Marine Corps Systems Command.
2012-01-17
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Takata Corp. recently entered an agreement for the purchase of the BAE Systems Safety Products Inc. and Schroth Safety Products GmbH businesses from BAE Systems for cash consideration of approximately $32 million.
2012-01-17
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SDCmaterials, a Tempe, AZ-based developer of advanced high-performance catalyst materials, has commenced field trials for its Nano-Nano-Micron (NNm) emission control catalyst product. As part of this final phase of pre-production testing, the company’s NNm product will be deployed as the active catalyst ingredient within a critical exhaust system component used on municipal transit buses.
2012-01-17
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Magna International Inc.’s Magna Seating operating unit has acquired the assets and business of Vogelsitze GmbH in Karlsruhe-Stupferich, Germany, a company that specializes in the development and production of seats for the bus and light train industries.
2011-12-01
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China Zenix Auto International Ltd. has won a contract from Sany Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. to supply wheels for its mobile construction equipment. Zenix also will provide service and aftermarket support to Sany’s customers through its network of more than 5300 distributors throughout China.
2011-12-01
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Eaton Corp. has been awarded an engineering services contract from the U.S. Coast Guard, in conjunction with Integrated Marine Services, valued at approximately $20 million. Under the contract, Eaton will provide electrical infrastructure preventative maintenance services for up to 12 Coast Guard cutter vessels in San Diego, Seattle, San Francisco, and Hawaii.
2011-12-01
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BAE Systems and Visteon Corp. have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop in-vehicle electronics technology for the automotive and defense markets. The cooperation combines BAE Systems’ advanced scientific and engineering expertise with Visteon’s range of automotive electronics solutions and system-integration knowledge.
2011-12-05
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American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. (AAM) has expanded its existing joint venture (JV) with Hefei Automobile Axle Co., Ltd. (HAAC), a subsidiary of the JAC Group (Anhui Jianghuai Automotive Group Co., Ltd.), to include 100% of HAAC’s light commercial axle business.
2011-12-08
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Steel is a staple in the design of heavy-duty equipment and vehicles that carry heavy loads for a living. But that doesn’t mean these machines can’t stand to shed a few pounds here and there, especially if it means increasing fuel efficiency or upping payload capacity at no penalty to durability. That's exactly what Caterpillar is pursuing.
2011-12-16
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Caterpillar Inc. plans to build a new, $150 million engine manufacturing facility in India that will produce Perkins-branded 4000 Series engines. A company spokesman told SAE Off-Highway Engineering that Caterpillar is “still not in a position to publically announce the location of the new facility,” and he declined to share the plant’s expected production volume.
2011-12-15
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Innovation Network Corp. of Japan (INCJ), Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd., and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. have signed a memorandum of understanding to integrate their forklift businesses into a new company to be established and operated mainly by INCJ.
2011-12-19
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Balqon Corp., a California-based developer of electric drive system technologies for commercial electric vehicles (EVs), has successfully demonstrated an all-electric yard tractor that incorporates Balqon’s XR E20 electric drive system into a chassis developed by Mol Transport Solutions, a manufacturer of trucks, trailers, and waste management systems in Europe.
2012-03-19
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Dana Holding Corp. recently began production of the Spicer TZL Series, a new line of powershift transmissions for premium front-end loaders manufactured in China. The first Spicer TZL16 transmission rolled off the assembly line in late February at the Dana assembly facility in Wuxi, Jiangsu, China.
2012-03-19
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Deere & Co. is investing $70 million to expand manufacturing capacity in its Waterloo, IA, operations, where large farm tractors are built for use around the world. The investment will increase capacity by more than 10% by the middle of 2013, helping Deere to better meet the continuing strong demand it sees for large tractors worldwide.
2012-03-16
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Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Co. Ltd. (GYMCL), the main operating subsidiary of China Yuchai International Ltd., has begun a new project to develop and produce a full portfolio of natural gas-powered engines to complement its current diesel-engine range, primarily for the large bus, mid- to heavy-duty truck, power generator, and marine engine markets.
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