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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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Walter Surface Technologies appoints senior VP/GM for Bio-Circle division

September 16, 2015

Walter Surface Technologies, Windsor, Conn., a provider of surface treatment technology, has named Chester Collier as senior vice president and general manager of the company’s Bio-Circle North America division. Collier has held progressively senior positions with the company over the past 35...

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TCI Powder Coatings appoints architectural and building products segment manager

September 15, 2015

Ellaville, Ga.-based thermoset powder coating provider TCI Powder Coatings, a subsidiary of RPM Intl. Inc., has appointed Steve Jones to the new position of architectural and building products segment manager. He joined the company in 2011, most recently serving as director of national markets....

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Sapa Extrusions, PPG Industries enter into exclusive coatings warranty agreement

September 14, 2015

Rosemont, Ill.-based Sapa Extrusions has announced an 18-month exclusive agreement with PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, that provides Sapa with exclusive rights to administer PPG’s coatings warranty on completed aluminum products. As part of the agreement, Sapa now can transfer PPG’s coatings...

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Osborn appoints director of sales

September 11, 2015

Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs in Richmond, Ind., has hired Joseph Langlois as director of sales for the primary metals division. Langlois has more than 18 years of experience in the steel industry, seven of which were spent at Heraeus Electro-Nite,...

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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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