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United Generations acquires Pangborn Group

November 23, 2015

United Generations LLC, Waukegan, Ill., a privately held family holding company, has acquired the Pangborn Group, a designer, manufacturer, and supplier of surface preparation equipment and related aftermarket parts and services, from Atlas Holdings LLC. Based in Fairburn, Ga., Pangborn...

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TCI Powder Coatings names sales rep for Northeast

November 17, 2015

TCI Powder Coatings, a subsidiary of RPM Intl. Inc. based in Ellaville, Ga., has appointed Dave Brooks as sales representative for the northeastern U.S., comprising the New England states, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York. Brooks has more than 25 years of experience in business...

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IFS Coatings launches new website

November 16, 2015

Powder coating supplier IFS Coatings, Gainesville, Texas, has announced the launch of its revamped website at The site has been designed with improved navigation and functionality, allowing customers to access detailed product information, check powder information and colors...

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Osborn names director of sales, distribution

November 12, 2015

Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs in Richmond, Ind., has hired André Pelletier as director of sales for its distribution division. New to the brush industry, Pelletier has more than 25 years of experience working in sales, marketing, and customer service....

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MetoKote announces administrative promotions

November 4, 2015

MetoKote Corp., Lima, Ohio, a provider of coating equipment, application, and related management and support services, has promoted Jon Barrett to global vice president and chief operating officer (COO) and John Shaffer to global vice president of sales. Barrett, who joined the company in 1983,...

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Wagner Systems announces management transition

November 2, 2015

Wagner Systems Inc., a provider of products for the application of powder and liquid coatings based in Germany with U.S. headquarters in Elgin, Ill., has hired Martin Rola as general manager. He succeeds Matthias Koehler, who will remain with the company until mid-2016 and then assume a new...

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Osborn hires territory sales manager

October 29, 2015

Richmond, Ind.-based Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs, has hired Kevin Pearson as a territory sales manager for the Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama territories. Although he is new to the brush industry, Pearson has more than 20 years of sales...

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Glebar Co. opens New Jersey facility

October 21, 2015

Glebar Co., a manufacturer of precision grinding systems, including centerless grinders, gauging systems, double disc grinders, and secondary process devices, has begun operations of its new headquarters and manufacturing facility in Ramsey, N.J. The company previously was located in Franklin...

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BCM Media Blasting and Powder Coating named to Top Shops list

October 15, 2015

BCM Media Blasting and Powder Coating, Jeddo, Mich., has been named one of the best finishing shops in North America, according to an industry benchmarking survey conducted by Products Finishing magazine. The magazine conducted an extensive benchmarking survey that analyzed hundreds of...

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B.L. Downey approved by Texas DOT for certified epoxy coating

October 7, 2015

B.L. Downey Co. LLC, Broadview, Ill., has announced its certification as an epoxy coating applicator to Qualification Procedure for Reinforcing Steel Epoxy Coating Applicators by the Texas Department of Transportation Construction Division, Materials & Pavements Section. The company operates...

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Pferd appoints marketing manager

October 6, 2015

Pferd Inc., a manufacturer of abrasive and industrial brush products, has hired Maria Cartier as marketing manager at its U.S. operations in Milwaukee. She has more than 20 years of marketing experience, previously serving as marketing manager at Walter USA and as director of marketing for an...

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CGW hires plant manager

October 1, 2015

Niles, Ill.-based CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels has hired Fred Brutsche as its new plant manager. His responsibilities include overseeing plant operations, customer service, planning, purchasing, and production. Brutsche has more than 25 years of manufacturing experience in such positions as...

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SAF names account manager

September 30, 2015

SAF (Southern Aluminum Finishing Co.) has promoted Matt Welker to account manager. Based in the company’s Atlanta headquarters, he is responsible for sales in the upper Midwest and Southeast, including Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Virginia, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin. In this...

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Metal finishing equipment industry growth spurred by global market expansion

September 23, 2015

The new report “Global Markets and Technologies for Inorganic Metal Finishing Processes (MFG019D)” from BCC Research reveals that increased globalization of businesses and markets for metal finishing equipment will determine the direction of the industry’s growth. The global market for...

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PPG breaks ground on new application development center at Wisconsin plant

September 21, 2015

Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has broken ground on a new application development center for liquid coatings at its Oak Creek, Wis., plant. The facility will support development of custom formulations of liquid coatings, and it will enable the company to simulate...

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