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When the March tornadoes ravaged parts of the South and Midwest, leveling small towns throughout Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky, Ransohoff employees began looking for a way to help the victims. Through both employee and company donations, Ransohoff was able to raise $3,500 for the Neediest Kids of All. The NKOA, founded in 1952, collects and disburses funds to children around the Greater Cincinnati tri-state area and has helped over 174,649 children within the last decade. Ransohoff's donation helped contribute to over $59,461 that was raised by NKOA to help the smallest victims of the tornadoes! Congratulations, Ransohoff, on a job well done!

Executive Director of NKOA, J.J. Wales Accepts Ransohoff's Donation

From L to R: President of Ransohoff, Barney Bosse, Executive Director of NKOA, J.J. Wales, CTG Corporate Controller, Helene Buse and CTG Human Resources Director, Judy Hoffman

Ransohoff has been selected as a winner for the 6th annual MANNY Awards in Greater Cincinnati. The MANNY Awards, presented by Cincy Magazine,  recognize companies who have overcome the many obstacles and challenges the manufacturing industry has faced. Over the past year, Ransohoff has recovered strongly, investing in and introducing 2 new cleaning systems to customers. These new product developments led to over a 10% increase in revenue in 2011 alone. In addition to being recognized for innovative product developments, Ransohoff will be honored for its unique customer-focused approach and for the company's commitment to adding engineering and manufacturing jobs to the Cincinnati market. The MANNY Awards presentation will be held on June, 5 2012 at the Sharonville Convention Center.

This week, CTG is participating in the Shenzhen International Machinery Manufacturing Exhibition in Shenzhen, China. This year's show features displays from over 1,100 exhibitors with the newest machinery technology, service and supplies. SIMM 2012 is expected to draw 100,000 attendees over 3 days. CTG employees from Ransohoff, Blackstone-NEY Ultrasonics and CTG Asia have been on hand for product demonstrations and to answer any questions from show attendees. There's one day left to visit Cleaning Technologies Group in booth 1P-16 at the largest exhibition in South China's equipment manufacturing industry!

CTG - SIMM 2012

CTG - SIMM 2012

CTG - SIMM 2012 Booth Activity

CTG - SIMM 2012 Booth Activity

On Wednesday, the Business Courier named CTG as one of thirteen finalists for the 2012 Cincinnati USA Innovation Awards. The 13 local finalists selected have fueled the Tri-State’s economic engine with new ideas and innovative approaches to problem solving. The awards will be presented by the Business Courier, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and Cincy Tech at an awards program on April 17th at the Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati. Be sure to check back in April to see if we bring home the award for Outstanding Engineering Innovation or Outstanding Information Technology Innovation! For more information about the finalists for the 2012 Cincinnati USA Innovation Awards: http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/07/2012-innovation-award-finalists.html
Reuben Chasteen has been named Chief Operating Officer of Ransohoff.  Mr. Chasteen will oversee and manage all operations at Ransohoff, including purchasing, engineering and manufacturing. "Reuben has been an essential part of Ransohoff's success as the VP of Manufacturing for many years.  His excellent work, company knowledge and dedication provide a solid foundation as he assumes responsibility for all operations within Ransohoff, as well as supporting the other Cleaning Technology Group divisions.  I'm confident that Reuben will lead us as the Chief Operating Officer to achieve our stated values and purpose," said Barney Bosse, President of Ransohoff. Reuben resides in Trenton, Ohio and has three daughters, a son and eight grandchildren. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family and friends while traveling the USA on his Harley Davidson motorcycle.
Kailash Chauhan has joined Cleaning Technologies Group, LLC as the India Business Development Manager, effective December 5th, 2011. Mr. Chauhan will direct and oversee all of Cleaning Technologies Group’s sales and business development efforts in India. "Kailash has the technical and business experience and expertise necessary to carve the path for CTG to become India’s leading provider of parts cleaning and waste minimization equipment. His ambition and drive will clearly make him a successful addition to our Global Sales Team," said Chris Whittaker, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Cleaning Technologies Group. Kailash has over 11 years of experience in industrial equipment applications and 3 years of experience in industrial cleaning. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master's Degree in Business Administration. Mr. Chauhan currently resides in Delhi with his wife.

Last week, the women of Ransohoff got into the holiday spirit, celebrating with a luncheon and ornament exchange. An annual tradition, each participant is asked to bring in one wrapped ornament to be placed into the mystery exchange. Everyone enjoys lunch and dessert and leaves with a new ornament to take home! Check out some of the pictures from the festivities:

 

Ornament Exchange Ornament Exchange

 

Judy Hoffman Showing off her New Ornament Judy Hoffman Showing off her New Ornament

 

Cleaning Technologies Group and FIRBIMATIC are pleased to announce the addition of solvent cleaning systems to CTG’s wide array of available cleaning technologies. Cleaning Technologies Group has partnered with FIRBIMATIC, the world leader in alternative

FIRBIMATIC Solvent Cleaning System FIRBIMATIC Solvent Cleaning System

 

CTG Asia has started a new learning forum for all CTG Asia employees called the "CTG Asia Technical Salon." Every Friday, the CTG Asia employees gather to discuss topics related to Cleaning Technologies Group's products, technologies and business strategies. The first two “Salons” covered topics including CTG Asia’s market position, competition and customers as well as an overview of solvent cleaning technology. Stay tuned for recaps on future sessions that will cover subjects like basic cleaning methods and cleanliness checking!

CTG Asia Technical Salon

CTG Asia Technical Salon

November's Production Machining Magazine featured, "Meeting Medical Manufacturing's Tough Demands," an article written by John Fuchs, author of CTG’s, John’s Corner Technical Blog. An excerpt from the piece on ultrasonic cleaning and the medical manufacturing industry follows:

“Manufacturers in the high-visibility medical manufacturing industry are under growing scrutiny and pressure to ensure that products continue to meet ever more stringent standards for cleanliness. The push to meet these standards is coming from multiple angles. When properly applied, ultrasonic cleaning technology is well suited to play a major role in helping medical manufacturers meet their increasing need for critical cleaning. The mention of the word ‘medical’ brings immediate and heightened awareness to any process, especially cleaning. The life-and-death consequences of medical manufacturing tend to get attention unrivaled by that of any other industry…”

Click Here to visit Cleaning Technologies Group’s online technology library, and finish reading about the role ultrasonic cleaning will play in the medical manufacturing industry.

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