Deborah Brinn 1954-2016
Deborah Brinn passed away on May 2, 2016 after her long battle with cancer. She worked in the fluid power industry for over 40 years as an employee for Vickers, Eaton, Morrell, and Western FluiDyne. Ms. Brinn was a member of the IFPS Detroit Chapter One. She held various positions in the Detroit chapter, including secretary, treasurer, vice president, and president (2002-2004). She is survived by her two sons, Robert and Devin.
DAMAN CELEBRATES 40 YEARS IN CUSTOM MANIFOLD INDUSTRY In 2016, Daman Products celebrates 40 years of excellence in the hydraulic manifold industry. In 1976, Jack Davis, with only a high school education, a sharp engineering mind, and a desire to build a better product, began the business venture with his son, Larry. In 1997, Daman executives embraced LEAN—a system based on the principles of eliminating waste, streamlining processes, and increasing efficiencies by focusing on processes, technology, and people. This initiative was a catalyst to the company’s culture of continuous improvement. The employees are actively engaged in the community as volunteers, donating time and money to various services and programs, most specifically the public education system where they advocate changing obsolete paradigms and encouraging innovation to help children succeed. www.daman.com
NELSON FASTENER SYSTEMS CREATED AS REBRANDED BUSINESS UNIT The formation of Nelson Fastener Systems (NFS) in Elyria, Ohio, creates a rebranded business unit that consists of six manufacturing entities: Nelson Stud Welding, Inc.; Ferry Cap & Set Screw; Specialty Bar Products; EBC Industries; Automatic SMP; and Spiegelberg Manufacturing. They were formerly part of Doncasters Fastener Systems. The establishment of this family of companies brings together manufacturing technologies for critical engineered fastening applications required in the power generation, oil and gas, military, aerospace, transportation, marine, and construction markets. www.nelsonfastenersystems.com
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Fluid Power Journal Manufacturers Directory 2016