Carroll Packaging Inc. (Dearborn, MI) has achieved QS-9000 registration.

Spiral Carbide Tool Co. (Livonia, MI) has achieved registration to QS-9000 TE.

TorqTec International has opened new offices in Raleigh, NC, and Novi, MI.

Southwestern Ohio Steel Inc. (Hamilton, OH) has received the Gold Supplier award from Johnson Controls Inc. The award recognizes suppliers for their achievements throughout the year, including 100% on-time delivery, outstanding customer service and a zero parts per million rejection rate.

Pearpoint Inc. (Thousand Palms, CA) has been acquired by United Dominion Industries.

National Quality Assurance USA (Acton, MA) has earned accreditation to assess and register the management systems of companies to AS EN 9100.

Stratasys Inc. (Eden Prairie, MN) and Fuji Photo Film Co. Ltd. (Tokyo) have signed an agreement to codevelop a rapid phototyping process refinement for use in Fuji's reusable pocket cameras.

Charmilles Technologies Inc.'s southern California technical center has moved to Yorba Linda, CA.

Hi-Tech Steel Treating Inc. (Saginaw, MI) has achieved ISO 9002 registration and QS-9000 compliance.

3D Instruments LLC (Huntington Beach, CA) has been acquired by Stancorp Inc. (Girard, OH).

Advanced Systems and Designs (Troy, MI) has been appointed exclusive agent for Quality America's (Tucson, AZ) shop floor SPC software.

Lord Corp.'s Mechanical Products Division (Cary, NC) has purchased Baladyne Corp. (Ann Arbor, MI). The purchase enhances Lord's technology to handle vibration by dealing with it at the source.

Morgan Advanced Ceramics has expanded manufacturing and engineering operations in its New Bedford, MA, facility.

Fluke Corp. (Everett, WA) has received accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025: 1999 and ANSI/NCSL Z540-1: 1994 from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation, for its precision measurement service facility in San Diego.

Brown and Sharpe (North Kingston, RI) has opened a west coast precision center to provide sales, service and consultation to measuring systems customers throughout the western United States.

Faro Technologies (Lake Mary, FL) has opened sales offices in Turin, Italy, and Barcelona, Spain.