Students, faculty and staff at Brock enjoyed some pie this week to celebrate the mathematical constant pi.The Data Research Services team of the James A. Gibson Library served up more than 150 slices of pie to commemorate Pi Day, which is observed around the world on March 14 because it is the date equivalent of the ratio 3.14.The event was hosted to highlight numeracy. And to illustrate that numbers can be fun, as well as delicious.
ContiTech has strengthened its industrial business in specialised conveyor belts by purchasing Specialised Belting Supplies. This British company has been in the market since 1984 and, with 50 employees, produces primarily steep-angle conveyor belts for the transport of bulk materials including ore, coal or gravel. “The purchase of this profitable and established company is strategically important and opens additional opportunities for us in the growing worldwide market of steep inclined and vertical conveying,” said Hans-Jürgen Duensing, Business Unit Manager of the ContiTech Conveyor Belt Group. “We are not just taking over the business operations, but the production as well and want to further expand it. We also have for the future the new production technology to produce particularly temperature resistant corrugated sidewall belts.”