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Wall Colmonoy acquires Franklin Bronze & Alloys

October 22, 2014

Madison Heights, Mich.-based Wall Colmonoy Corp., a manufacturer of surfacing and brazing products, castings, and engineered components, has announced the acquisition of Franklin Bronze & Alloy Co. Inc., a casting foundry in Franklin, Pa. Integrating expertise, sales and marketing teams, and...

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Former Burbank mayor awarded lifetime achievement award for metal finishing

October 20, 2014

The Metal Finishing Associations of Southern California (MFASC) and Northern California (MFANC), chapters of the National Association for Surface Finishers (NASF), honored Bill Wiggins, former Burbank mayor and owner of Glendale-based Automation Plating Corp., with its Lifetime Achievement Award....

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AkzoNobel Powder Coatings opens Southwest service center

October 7, 2014

Global paints and coatings company AkzoNobel Powder Coatings, based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, has opened a service center in Tempe, Ariz., allowing local same-day delivery. The distribution expansion allows the company to market the more than 300 items in its Ready to Ship Generation III...

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NASF accepting applications for science and engineering scholarship competition

September 8, 2014

The National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) Educational Foundation, Washington, D.C., is accepting applications for its 2014 Scholarship Award Program. Open to national and international applicants attending an accredited college, the program supports student research in plating and...

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SAF names senior project manager

September 8, 2014

SAF (Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. Inc.) has promoted Kelly Marino to senior project manager at SAF Metal Fabrication division, Villa Rica, Ga. Marino, who served previously as junior project manager, has been employed at the company since 2006. In her new position, she does take-offs from...

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Chief Fabrication to open powder coating operation in Nebraska

August 22, 2014

Chief Fabrication, a division of Chief Industries Inc. in Grand Island, Neb., will open a newly built powder coat facility in August 2014. Once in full production, the facility will be one of the largest powder coat operations in the country, according to the manufacturer. The facility will...

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Specialty Metals Processing purchases Thomson Steel Polishing equipment

August 21, 2014

Specialty Metals Processing, a toll processor of special flat-rolled metals in Stow, Ohio, has acquired 13 abrasive belt polishing/grinding machines from Thomson Steel Polishing, a toll processor in Chicago that has closed its doors. The new equipment expands the company’s capabilities and...

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Nasmyth Group acquires Technical Metal Finishing

August 19, 2014

Nasmyth Group, a worldwide supplier of precision engineering products and services in Coventry, U.K., has acquired the business and assets of California-based Technical Metal Finishing Inc. (TMF) to create Nasmyth TMF. TMF is a supplier of metal surface finishing, including precision masking,...

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Pferd appoints applications specialist

August 18, 2014

Abrasive products manufacturer Pferd Inc., Leominster, Mass., has appointed Sean Lindley as applications specialist covering Louisiana and Texas, with occasional assignments in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Based in the Houston area, he is responsible for providing product training and support to end...

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Winona Powder Coating secures John Deere certification

July 30, 2014

Winona Powder Coating, a high-volume powder coater based in Etna Green, Ind., has been awarded the JDM F17 certification from John Deere. This paint process qualification enables the company to expand its color coatings offerings to an expanded base of agricultural parts suppliers. In addition...

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Marco launches mobile website

July 16, 2014

Marco Group Intl., Davenport, Iowa, a provider of products and services to the surface preparation and protective coatings industries, has launched a redesigned website at www. marco.us. Developed to be adaptable for use on a computer, tablet, or cell phone, the new design includes interactive...

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PCI establishes educational fund

July 14, 2014

The Powder Coating Institute (PCI), Montgomery, Texas, has announced its official establishment of an educational fund designated for awarding scholarships to students who are pursuing studies in fields related to powder coatings. They must be attending an educational institution that offers...

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Report projects metal finishing chemicals demand to reach $9.5 billion by 2020

July 8, 2014

Global Industry Analysts Inc., San Jose, Calif., has released a research report titled "Metal Finishing Chemicals: A Global Strategic Business Report." The report, which provides a comprehensive review of market trends, drivers, mergers, acquisitions, and other strategic metal finishing industry...

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PPG launches online digital design and specifications binder for metal coatings

July 8, 2014

PPG Industries’ coil and building products coatings group, Pittsburgh, has announced that its Architectural Metal Coatings binder is available online in a digital, downloadable format at www.ppgideascapes.com. The digital binder features updated catalogs, product brochures, and data sheets...

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Polychem Powder Coatings achieves certificate of excellence from Materials Connexion

July 1, 2014

IFS Coatings, Gainesville, Texas, has announced that its Polychem powder coatings brand has been awarded a Certificate of Material Excellence by Material Connexion and has been accepted into Material Connexion’s library of innovative materials. To be accepted into the library, the Polychem...

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