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Badger Alloys Adds Environmental Health & Safety Specialist

Tim Truitt has joined Badger Alloys, Inc. as environmental health & safety (EHS) specialist. As EHS specialist, Truitt will be responsible for developing company safety and environmental programs. He also will oversee safety policies as they relate to federal, state and local regulations and codes.

Truitt brings to Badger Alloys a strong background in EHS. He has experience working with the EPA and other federal compliance agencies. Truitt attended the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater and is certified in heavy crane and equipment operations through the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO).

Forum Energy Technologies Announces Sale of Interest in Ashtead Technology

Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. and its subsidiaries have entered into a definitive agreement to sell their aggregate 40% interest in Ashtead Technology, a subsea rentals company. Total consideration for Forum’s interest and the settlement of a Forum 3 million pound loan to Ashtead will be $47.8 million. Forum will receive approximately $39 million in cash proceeds at close and a new approximately GBP 7 million loan with a three-year maturity. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter. The buyers of Forum’s interest are Buckthorn Partners and other investors that currently own the majority of the equity interests in Ashtead.

Formosa Plastics U.S.A. Names Mounger Executive Vice President

Ken Mounger FormosaFormosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A. named Ken Mounger its executive vice president, effective July 22, 2019. In his new role, Mounger will oversee all business and manufacturing operations for the company.

Mounger joined Formosa in January 1983 and spent his entire 36-year professional career with the company. He has held positions of increasing responsibility during his tenure including the general manager roles at Formosa’s Baton Rouge, LA and Point Comfort, TX facilities. Most recently, Mounger served as the vice president and general manager of the Polyolefins Division since 2001.

alliantgroup Once Again Named ‘Healthiest Employer’

alliantgroup has been recognized as the Houston Business Journal’s Healthiest Employer for 2019, the second year in a row it has been honored with the award. The Houston Business Journal awarded alliantgroup the honor in the “small and medium businesses” category during a breakfast ceremony on May 23, 2019 at the Marriot Marquis in Houston.

To qualify for the award, the nominated companies were required to show how they go above and beyond in their promotion and support of both healthy work environments and lifestyles for their employees.

Badger Alloys Expands Team

Badger Alloys, Inc. recently announced three new additions. Reid Petges, foundry engineer, will be responsible for designing the risering and gating systems for new and complex castings to ensure their quality. He has 10 years of foundry experience.

Anthony Triplett has joined the company as supervisor of the Mold Line and Core Room. Triplett brings more than 25 years’ manufacturing experience. In addition, Ricardo Vallejo has been brought on board as an engineering technician. In that role, he oversees Badger Alloys’ six-axis robot, including prototyping and patternless molding projects. He also works with the company’s Magma solidification modeling software for casting optimization.

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