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June 1, 2009
Schunk hires Bob Holtz SCHUNK Inc., Morrisville, N.C., a manufacturer of automation, workholding, and toolholding technology, announces the addition of

Schunk hires Bob Holtz

SCHUNK Inc., Morrisville, N.C., a manufacturer of automation, workholding, and toolholding technology, announces the addition of Bob Holtz to fill the newly formed position of business unit manager of toolholding and workholding. Holtz has been in the metal cutting industry for more than 20 years. For more information, visit

HaydonKerk offers new catalog

HaydonKerk Motion Solutions, a manufacturer of linear motion products, announces the availability of a new product catalog and design guide. This is the first comprehensive listing of motion products offered by HaydonKerk since the companies Haydon Switch and Instrument and Kerk Motion Products joined brands last year. The 190-page catalog includes linear motion products that can be used for different levels of precision motion assemblies. In addition to product specifications, each section also includes a technology overview, as well as sizing charts and product comparison charts where appropriate. Based in Waterbury, Conn., Haydon Switch and Instrument and Kerk Motion Products, Hollis, N.H., joined brands in May 2008. For more information, visit

RQ&D, Industrial Control streamline services

Research, Quality, and Design Engineering LLC (RQ&D), Elmore, Ala., and Industrial Control Associates Inc., Pine Mountain, Ga., announce the completion of a three-year Memorandum of Understanding to streamline product development services for their customer base in the automotive, appliance, food, aerospace, and defense industries. With this agreement, the two companies will collaborate to provide centralized services for product development, production equipment, industrial automation, and continual quality assurance services. Cooperation will be facilitated through sharing of technical and marketing services. Visit or for more information.

PTDA releases 2009 Directory

The new Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) 2009 Membership Directory includes more than 400 distributors and manufacturers of power transmission/motion control products. A comprehensive distributor listing includes complete company contact information; executive contacts; number and location of branches; and manufacturers' lines represented. The manufacturer section includes company contact information, management contacts, and product categories manufactured. A quick-reference index of manufacturers by product also is included. The directory is available to PTDA members for $30, and nonmembers for $250. It is also available in electronic format (members only) for $100. For more information, visit or call (312) 516-2100.

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