Pferd Inc. appointed John Hibbard regional sales manager, West U.S. Hibbard will be responsible for all sales management efforts including further developing the company’s sales team, new business development, strategic planning and enhancing working relationships with customers in the region. He replaces Ross Bevacqua, who is retiring after 16 years with the company. Previously, Hibbard was vice president of sales and business development for Stellar Industrial Supply, an industrial distributor.
Pferd’s Grinding Wheel Reduces Vibration, Noise
The SG-Plus Whisper depressed-center grinding wheel from Pferd Inc. creates less vibration and noise than conventional grinding wheels. Its ergonomic design cuts noise by up to 12 dBA. The wheel has a unique layered construction, employs aluminum oxide abrasive and is for weld grinding, surface grinding and fillet weld grinding on steel and stainless steel. The grinding wheel is available in 4 1/2-in. and 5-in. diameters, both available with either a plain 7/8-in. arbor hole or 5/8-11 UNC thread.
Milwaukee Tool Announces Planned Expansion
With a planned total investment of $32 million, Milwaukee Tool is proposing another expansion to its global new product development center in Brookfield, Wis. A 114,500-sq.-ft., multi-story building would be built on an existing 3.5-acre lot. This would expand the company’s global headquarter space from 190,000 sq. ft. to a proposed total of 504,500 sq. ft. This expansion would lead to the creation of 350 additional new jobs over five years.
St. Gobain Is A Top North American Employer
Saint-Gobain Abrasives announced its parent company, Saint-Gobain, received the Top Employers Institute’s Top Employer North America Certification for the third consecutive year for its exceptional employee offerings. The annual international research recognizes employers around the world that provide excellent employee conditions, nurture and develop talent throughout all levels of the organization, and strive to continuously optimize employment practices. “Saint-Gobain continues to lead the way in developing a comfortable and engaging work environment to enhance employee well-being,” said Bradley H. Johnson, vice president, Saint-Gobain Abrasives.
Suhner Releases Four New Grinders
Suhner’s new series of cordless compact grinders includes the ASC 9 straight grinder, ABC 7 belt grinder, AKC 3 fillet weld grinder and ATC 7 tube polisher. The grinders’ working speeds are optimized for their respective applications. A detachable particle guard protects the motor from coarse dust. The battery pack delivers 18 V with a total capacity of a 4 Ah. If overheated or overloaded, the grinder is switched off by the electronics. A shock absorbent rubber jacket shields the battery packs.