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Corrosion Control Products Co., a Div. of Farwest Corrosion Control Co., received the Outstanding Performance Award for a Supplier from San Diego Gas & Electric Co. and the Southern California Gas Co. during their annual Supplier Recognition Dinner held at the Sempra Energy headquarters building in San Diego. The Supplier Recognition Dinner is an executive sponsored event to thank suppliers, contractors and representatives for their outstanding service. CCP was selected by supply management in conjunction with its internal business owners, and executive management, as a company that has provided superior products and services and has made a positive impact on their business.
  Corrosion Control Products Co. and Farwest Corrosion Control Co. partner with Sempra Energy, San Diego Gas & Electric Co. and the Southern California Gas Co. throughout the West in their constant battle against corrosion.

Bridgeport, NJ-based Godwin Pumps teamed in 2009 with Sunoco Philadelphia to participate in Operation Santa Claus, a gift drive organized by the Office for Youth and Young Adults of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  The drive is non-sectarian, and finds information on those that will receive gifts through various local community organizations.
  “This drive is important because it reaches out to those that wouldn’t otherwise be able to celebrate the holiday season,” said Godwin president, John M. Paz.

Wyo-Ben Inc. recently announces the retirement of Pat Kelly who has worked at the company as a technical sales engineer for 19 years and is now on his way to enjoying time away from the mud business.  Kelly has been one of the chief instructors at the annual Wyo-Ben Mud School, given countless number of presentations for drillers and distributors and performed on-site support functions throughout North America, Asia, Europe, and South America. 

Red Wing Shoe Company opened its third global operations hub in Houston to serve as its North American operations headquarters supporting its global contracts for oil and gas personal protection equipment. The expansion allows the company to supply a full line of Red Wing industrial workwear directly to the oil and gas industry and select distributors.

Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland announced that 25 Ohio solar and wind projects will receive more than $13 million in grants funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s State Energy Program. The announcement was made on Nov. 29 at Lincoln Electric’s Automation Center of Excellence in Cleveland, highlighting the company’s welding solutions for wind tower fabricators.
  Among those projects was $1 million awarded to Lincoln Electric to help install a wind turbine at its Cleveland manufacturing facilities. The plans call for a 2.5 MW turbine that will generate approximately 10% percent of the electrical needs for Lincoln’s Cleveland manufacturing operations.

Terex recently welcomed Congressman Jim Oberstar (D-MN), chairman of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, for discussions and a facility tour at its compact equipment manufacturing facility in Grand Rapids, MN. The visit was the result of an invitation from Terex.
  “The economic downturn has had a significant impact on our business,” said Lisa Walsh, general manager of the Terex Construction Americas facility in Grand Rapids. “We are positioning ourselves to keep and grow jobs here in Grand Rapids with lean manufacturing practices, but we can’t do that unless there is a market recovery. We greatly appreciate Congressman Oberstar’s leadership on transportation infrastructure investment and are extremely pleased he came to meet with us and see our facilities.”

Volvo Construction Equipment
has announced it will fit as standard its remote monitoring (telematics) system on all larger machines – along with a no charge 36 month CareTrack service subscription.
  Under the plan, all newly produced larger machines (wheel loaders over 10 tons, articulated haulers, excavators over 12 tons, motor graders ordered for markets with CareTrack availability, will be standard equipped with telematics and will be delivered with a no charge, 3-year CareTrack customer subscription that enables owners to enlist the full range of benefits available with remote monitoring. 

Obituaries
Judy Jones Smith passed away on Dec. 13, 2009. She was born in Oakland, CA on July 25, 1957 to June and Bill Jones. Jones graduated from Spring Woods High School in 1975 and attended the University of Texas. Judy retired after more than 27 years with the Texas Workforce Commission in 2008 where one of her biggest accomplishments was helping to find jobs for people in need. She is survived by her mother June P. Jones; husband Gary L. Smith; daughters Carly and Lauren; brothers Larry, Robert, Scott, Sam Kelly and Michael Jones; treasured sister in laws, and numerous nieces, nephews, friends, co-workers and neighbors.. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart for Honduras Well Water Team c/o Salem Lutheran Church 22601 Lutheran Church Road Tomball, TX 77377 or the Abandoned Animal Rescue, 419 East Huffsmith, Tomball, TX 77375.
 
Lorne Jerome Stoppler, of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada passed away on Dec. 20. 2009 in Scottsdale, AZ. Stoppler started his pipeline career in Canada as a welder and formed Mid West Construction in Edmonton in the 1980’s. He ran the company successfully until he sold it in the early 1990’s. Subsequently, he revived U.S. Pipeline Contractors and later became an investor in R. B. Somerville and Rockford Corporation.
  Stoppler was preceded in death by his parents, Larry and Rose Stoppler; birthmother Eva Parker, and son Perry James Stoppler. He is survived by his wife Deborah; four children, Sherry Lynn Stoppler Trentini, Laura Lee (Tim) Logan, Dori Anne (Geoff) Yaworski and Christopher Bradley (Darla) Stoppler; and  eight grandchildren.
  Memorial services were held Dec. 23 in Scottsdale, AZ and on Dec. 28 in Regina, Saskatchewan.
 
Sam Sorrell of Houston passed away on December 31, 2/009 at age 81. He was born in Peoria, IL, son of Edna and David Sorrell.  After serving in the Navy, Sorrell joined Gulf Publishing Company in Houston, where he retired as vice president in 1992.
  Sorrell is preceded in death by his daughter Nancy Sorrell Muirhead. He is survived by his wife Mauvirine Sorrell; son Mark Sorrell and wife Laura; son Scott Sorrell and wife Jan; son-in-law Joe Muirhead;  grandchildren, Katherine, Stephen, Samuel, Luke and Ben Sorrell; brothers Ben Sorrell and Merle Sorrell;  and sister Mary Laird.
  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be directed to Baylor University One Bear Place, #97026 Waco, Tx 76798-7028 For: Nancy Sorrell Muirhead Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund; or Open Door Mission P.O. Box 9356 Houston, TX 77261-9356.