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INDUSTRY NEWS PERSONALS John Steinhauer has been hired


by Simpson Technologies (Aurora, Illinois) as a buyer/planner. Aaron Stovall has been added to the


customer support desk at B&L Infor- mation Systems (Bridgman, Michigan). Stovall will provide application support and problem resolution to customers for B&L’s Odyssey ERP system.


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Veritas Financial Partners an- nounced it is extending $8.5 million in credit to Stainless Foundry & Engineering to “refinance their existing senior debt and provide additional capi- tal for an opportunistic transaction set to close in the fourth quarter.” “Getting to know the SFE management team through our process has been a personal highlight,” said Gregg Simpson, senior vice president, Veritas. “Working with such high caliber individuals is what keeps us passionate to deliver solutions to businesses with complex needs.” JH Lavender & Co. (West Brom-


wich, England) has invested £2 million in its facility. Te funds are going toward new machinery and expanding casting and finishing capability. “To meet the demands of new products, mass production and increased quality control, JHL has consistently invested in the latest technology in order to ensure the company retains its position as a leader in its field,” the company said in a news release. “Tis positive approach has kept JHL at the fore- front of the UK manufacturing indus- try in terms of both process capability and cost competitiveness.” Sheffield Forgemasters (Shef-


field, England) has secured a series of exported defense contracts worth more than $30 million. Te firm will provide a sequence of castings for the U.S.S. Ohio submarine replacement program. “Work has already started on these orders and the first parts will complete in 2016 with another tranche of components anticipated to follow in 2017, providing work for our melt shop, foundry and machine shops,” said Graham Honeyman, chief execu- tive, Sheffield Forgemasters.


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Jazlyn Gehlhausen has been named the fall 2016 recipient of the Dick Laney Memorial Scholarship, announced by B&L Information Systems (Bridgman, Michigan). Te scholarship is available to children of current B&L employees who attend


accredited colleges after high school graduation, and Jazlyn will be a fresh- man at Indiana University—Purdue University Indianapolis this fall where she is majoring in dental hygiene. She is the daughter of B&L software qual- ity engineer Phillip Gehlhausen.


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