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No. 347, August 1998

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The leader in base metal thermocouple alloys has moved into the Japanese market. HOSKINS MANUFACTURING CO., which produces a complete line of nickel-chromium, iron-chrome-aluminum and copper-nickel electrical resistance and resistor alloys, gave NIPPON THERMOELECTRIC INDUSTRY CO., LTD. exclusive rights to distribute its products for two years. The Tokyo company's three agents are expected to focus their marketing efforts on the Hamburg, Michigan company's spark plug electrode alloys, although they also will handle Hoskins' other special-purpose alloys as well as its electrical resistance and resistor alloys.

An exchange rate of ¥141=$1.00 was used in this report.

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