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    Lehigh Valley Plastics

    LVP is facing efficiency issues with their turning centers. LVP was selected as a participant in the Technology Scouting Pilot Research Initiative offered by NIST MEP, MRC and RTI International. This initiative identified potential solutions, which will eliminate the cooling fluid, increase machine capacity and reduce the risk of safety issues.

     
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    Bally Block

    Bally Block, a long-surviving manufacturer of wood products, was struggling with a marketplace that was moving toward cheap, offshore producers. With MRC's help, the company adopted a fresh outlook, resolving not to limit product possibilities. The result? An expanded, innovative product line – and a healthy bottom line.

     
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    Solar Technology

    Solar Technology has worked with MRC on many projects, including the ISO 9001:2000 implementation and a plant layout for a new facility. MRC assisted and the company grew, expanded its innovative product line and grew its market throughout the entire U.S.

     
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    Salimetrics, LLC

    Salimetrics, LLC, based in State College, Pennsylvania, with offices in the U.K. and distributors around the world, is a small company that supports researchers, the immunodiagnostic industry, and laboratories around the world with innovative salivary immunoassay products and services for measuring numerous hormones and biomarkers.

     
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    HoverTech International

    HoverTech International is a Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based manufacturer of air-assisted patient-handling equipment for emergency medical and acute care applications. Its patient-transfer, repositioning, and ergonomic lifting products are designed to reduce caregiver injury while increasing patient comfort and safety.

     
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    HoverTech International

    The company faced two parallel challenges, each of which required specific response strategies. Due to a fire they needed a new supply partner and new drawings, plus a new valve design that would streamline their manufacturing process and make their product more user-friendly.