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PPG completes acquisition of IVC Industrial Coatings

September 2, 2015

Pittsburgh-based coatings company PPG Industries has completed the acquisition of IVC Industrial Coatings Inc., a powder and liquid coatings manufacturer. IVC employs more than 300 people and operates plants in Brazil, Ind.; Grand Haven, Mich.; Atlanta; Casa Grande, Ariz.; and Guangdong, China;...

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Acme Mfg. opens second manufacturing facility in Michigan

August 31, 2015

Acme Mfg. Co., a manufacturer of integrated centerless and robotic belt grinding systems and automated polishing, buffing, deburring, and grinding systems, has added a second manufacturing facility in Auburn Hills, Mich. The 45,000-sq.-ft. building will accommodate additional manufacturing...

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Abtex Corp. fills two management positions

August 28, 2015

Dresden, N.Y.-based Abtex Corp. has hired Lyell Adler as controller and Shirley Bendura as purchasing agent. Adler, who oversees all financial operations and controls, worked previously at Mettler-Toledo High-Speed, where he held a similar position. He has more than two decades of financial...

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Pferd hires customer service manager

August 26, 2015

Abrasive and industrial brush provider Pferd Inc., Milwaukee, has hired Janet A. Schweitzer as customer service manager. Having previously worked for the Wm. K. Walthers Co. and C&H Distributors, Schweitzer has more than nine years of experience in customer sales and service and nine years of...

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Osborn names national account manager

August 21, 2015

Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs in Richmond, Ind., has hired Larry Outtrim as its national account manager. In this role, his responsibilities include maintaining and managing distributor relationships, growth, and overall marketing programs. Although...

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Eutectic Canada gas atomizer entering full-production phase

August 21, 2015

Eutectic Canada has launched its next-generation gas atomizer program, which enables the company to produce thermal spray and PTA coating powders in its Granby, Quebec, manufacturing facility. The company reports it now is producing metal and metal-matrix powders with perfectly spherical...

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Osborn names territory sales manager

August 5, 2015

Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs based in Richmond, Ind., has hired Cole Butler as a territory sales manager. Butler held the same position for the company from 2011 to 2013, but his territory now is expanded to include northern Texas, in addition to...

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Osborn moves North American headquarters to Indiana

July 16, 2015

Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs, has moved its North American headquarters to Richmond, Ind. Sales, marketing, and customer service are located in the facility, along with engineers and other team members. The company opened operations in Richmond in...

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PCI names executive director

July 14, 2015

Following the retirement of Executive Director Dave Lurie, the Powder Coating Institute (PCI), Montgomery, Texas, has hired Goyer Management Intl. (GMI) to provide complete management services of the association. GMI has hired Trena Benson as the new PCI executive director. Benson has more than...

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Quality Industries adds powder coating system

July 13, 2015

Metalworking company Quality Industries Inc. (QI) has invested $3.7 million in a new powder coating system at its main operational facility in LaVergne, Tenn. The system comprises a Nordson ColorMax® II spray booth that changes colors in as little as 10 min.; an upgraded I-beam conveyor system...

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MetoKote adds electrocoating technology to two plants

June 29, 2015

MetoKote Corp., a custom coating applicator based in Lima, Ohio, has added electrocoating (e-coating) technology at its Sheffield Village, Ohio, and Sumter, S.C., plants. The new Powercron® AdvantEdge™ technology by PPG Industries is a high-edge, cationic-epoxy product formulated with a...

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Osborn announces two staff additions

June 26, 2015

Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs, has hired Jon-Michael Raymond as private brand national account manager and Brian S. Smith as North American marketing manager. Raymond holds an MBA from Assumption College and has more than seven years of experience in...

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Abtex Corp. appoints VP of marketing and sales

June 26, 2015

Dresden, N.Y.-based Abtex Corp., a manufacturer of machine/brush deburring systems, has promoted Jason Saner from group manager of the company’s Systems Group to corporate vice president of marketing and sales. Saner joined the company in 2013. He began as market development manager and was...

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Weiler Corp. names VP, global operations

June 25, 2015

Weiler Corp., Cresco, Pa., a provider of power brushes, abrasives, and maintenance products for surface conditioning, has named Brian Seelig as vice president, global operations. He is responsible for all operations and manufacturing processes. Seelig has more than 35 years of experience, with...

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Abtex Corp. hires new production manager

June 18, 2015

Abtex Corp., Dresden, N.Y., has hired James Ameigh as production manager. In this role, he oversees the production and manufacturing of the company’s deburring brushes. Ameigh’s work experience includes process engineering for manufacturers such as Corning and Sikorsky Aircraft. He holds...

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