Industry Roundup: Awards and Anniversaries

By Consulting Specifying Engineer Staff April 8, 2005

• Baldor Electric Company, Fort Smith, Ark., manufacturer of industrial electric motors, drives and generators, celebrates its 85th year of business in March 2005. The company was founded in St. Louis, Mo. in 1920 by Mr. E.C. Ballman and Mr. E. Doerr. Baldor realized sales of $648 million in 2004.

• Victaulic, Easton, Pa., is celebrating 80 years of delivering pipe joining solutions. Beginning in the early part of the last century with new ideas in mechanical pipe joining methods, today the company offers start-to-finish piping solutions that can be found at work the world over, including the world’s tallest building—Taipei 101 in Taipei, Taiwan.

• Honeywell has received the 2004 Frost & Sullivan Technology Leadership Award. The award follows a recent Frost & Sullivan study, Strategic Analysis: Integration of Building Technologies with BAS, which recognizes Honeywell for leading the integration of building automation systems (BAS), security systems and fire- and life-safety systems, along with other shared services.

• Greenheck, Schofield, Wis., maker of air movement and control equipment, recently received the 2004 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Grand Award for excellence from the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce. A successful business strategy during the past four years was cited as one of the key reasons the company was honored.

• Osram Sylvania, Manchester, N.H., recently named an Energy Star Partner of the Year by the U.S. Dept. of Energy, turned the spotlight on Jeb Bradley (NH-01) when the congressman visited plant. Plant manager Graham Wark reviewed the company’s most recent lighting innovation. Claiming to already be the producer of 30% of the high-intensity discharge (HID) lighting used in the United States, the company has developed a light source with greater color rendering characteristics than ever before.

• Fluent Inc., Lebanon, N.H., provider of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software has chosen the winners of its first annual CFD User of the Year awards. Winners are: Most Innovative Use of CFD Technology, Dr. John Hart of SportsPulse at the University of Sheffield in the U.K.; Most Impact of CFD on Society, Dr. Tamer Hassan and his team of researchers from several Japanese universities and hospitals; Most Impact of CFD on a Business Process, Dr. Matt Hyre, Associate Professor at Virginia Military Institute, U.S.A.; Best Use of CFD as a Design Tool: Dr. Lin-Jie Huang, Delphi Inc., U.S.A.; and Best Industrial CFD Study: Dr. Peter Vogel, GTD, Germany.