Business has perked up for Standex International Corp., so the firm has boosted its bank borrowing. Over the last 12 months, Salem, N.H.-based Standex has drawn on its short-term credit lines by an extra $10 million or $15 million compared to the year before.

The industrial equipment maker, with about $500 million in annual sales, has used funds borrowed from lenders including Bank of Boston and Bank of Tokyo to finance the start-up of a new line of commercial refrigeration equipment.

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