Cintec America, Inc., manufacturer and supplier of engineered masonry strengthening and reinforcing systems, has announced the appointment of Keith Matney as their National Sales and Training Manager. This new position is part of Cintec's planned expansion of U.S.-based operations. Matney comes to Cintec with 11 years experience from Cathedral Stone, manufacturer of Jahn Restoration Mortar, where he led both the marketing department and the Jahn Certification Program. He can be reached electronically at

CMS North America Inc. announced a 15% increase in sales in 2000. "Our success in part is because we continue to bring innovation and new technology to manufacturers in all market segments," said President Amedeo DeCarolis. The company manufactures 3-, 4- and 5-axis CNC machining centers and routers that can process wood, glass, marble, plastics and composites and aluminum.

At the recent Coverings exposition in New Orleans, LA, three generations were working the booth for Vic International: Vic Green, president, his daughter, Kelly Milligan, and granddaughter, Casey Milligan, age 7. "We start them young," Green said, recalling his own youthful start making Greenstone honing and polishing heads, which were Vic International's original products.

Abrasive Technology has implemented major enhancements on its e-business Web site that allow customers to view their individual account information in "real time," 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Abrasive Technology customers now have immediate Internet access to their individual order history, all open and closed invoices, quotations, shipment tracking both inside and outside the U.S. and much more. Customers may also easily reorder products from past orders. These enhancements are designed to provide customers with the tools to personally and confidently review the status of their orders via the Internet at no cost. To utilize the e-business tools, customers may visit the site at and register to set up their account.