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DeWys Mfg. Inc. adds powder coat system

April 24, 2015

Precision metal fabricator DeWys Mfg. Inc. has added a $1.75 million powder coat system to its facility in Marne, Mich. The paint line features a 900-ft. conveyor system, touchscreen control panels, and customer-specific racking and load design capabilities. Features include a five-stage...

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DeVilbiss announces return to racing

April 24, 2015

Toledo, Ohio-based Finishing Brands, manufacturer of DeVilbiss industrial finishing equipment, has announced a return to racing with the sponsorship of the DeVilbiss CRP Audi R8 LMS Ultra. This sponsorship brings a new look to the car’s exterior, featuring the company logo and spray gun on the...

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Weiler Corp. expands headquarters

April 23, 2015

Weiler Corp., a provider of abrasives, power brushes, and maintenance products for surface conditioning, has expanded its office space in Cresco, Pa. The expansion is part of a larger initiative that includes the launch of a redesigned website, investment in capital equipment, a new brand...

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Weiler appoints district sales manager

April 16, 2015

Cresco, Pa.-based Weiler Corp., a provider of power brushes, abrasives, and maintenance products for surface conditioning, has named Will Bennett as district sales manager in Dallas. He is responsible for developing sales and managing the Weiler and Anderson brands in the north Texas and Oklahoma...

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Metalast Surface Technology changes name to Chemeon Surface Technology

April 10, 2015

Metalast Surface Technology, a business-to-business provider offering hard-material surface engineering technology, now operates under the name Chemeon Surface Technology. The name change “formalizes a shift in the company’s vision to advance the world’s focus on environmentally...

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Cortec recertified to ISO 9001

April 9, 2015

Cortec® Corp., a provider of corrosion-control technologies for the packaging, metalworking, construction, electronics, water treatment, and oil and gas industries in St. Paul, Minn., has announced its recertification and continuous compliance to ISO 9001. The firm has been certified since 1994....

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Wendt USA announces leadership changes

April 8, 2015

Wendt USA LLC, Buffalo, N.Y., has hired Shane Miller as national sales manager. He has more than two decades of experience selling specialty coated and nonwoven abrasive products throughout the U.S. The firm also has named Chris Cecchettini as director of sales and marketing. The company, a...

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Herold Partco products to be sold under the Osborn brand

April 6, 2015

Osborn, a unit of Jason Inc., a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs, has added product lines from the newly acquired Herold Partco Mfg. Inc., Cleveland. Herold Partco manufacturing equipment will be relocated to Osborn’s plant in Richmond, Ind., and production of...

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Greenkote receives Bosch North America Supplier Award

April 6, 2015

Greenkote PLC, Brook Park, Ohio, a provider of anticorrosion metal coatings, has announced that its Mexico division, Greenkote IPC, has received the Bosch North America Supplier Award 2014. Bosch presented the award to 16 suppliers who have performed well in manufacturing and supplying products or...

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AGA launches updated life-cycle cost calculator

April 3, 2015

The American Galvanizers Association (AGA), Centennial, Colo., has relaunched its online life-cycle cost calculator at lccc.galvanizeit.org to help users determine the cost of corrosion protection coatings when specifying steel exposed to the atmosphere. The calculator allows specifiers to compare...

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Weiler donates $10,000 to Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans

April 2, 2015

Weiler Corp., a provider of abrasives, power brushes, and maintenance products for surface conditioning in Cresco, Pa., has donated $10,000 to the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity®, along with $4,500 in Weiler products to help with the build. On Feb. 24, 2015, 51 Weiler employees traveled...

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Ionbond coating center certified to Airbus process specifications

March 31, 2015

Ionbond has announced that Airbus S.A.S, Blagnac, France, has certified the Greensboro, N.C., coating center for the production of PVD coatings according to Airbus process specifications (AIPS). The certification allows the facility to provide coatings to Airbus directly and through its suppliers....

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Rotem to represent CUMI Abrasives in Ontario

March 30, 2015

Rotem Industrial Products Inc., Toronto, has entered into an agreement to represent CUMI Abrasives in Ontario. CUMI, located in Chennai, India, manufactures coated abrasives, bonded abrasives, thin wheels for hand grinders, cutoff wheels, surface grinding discs, cloth rolls, and paper rolls....

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Walter Surface Technologies earns supplier award from Grainger Mexico

March 19, 2015

Surface treatment technology provider Walter Surface Technologies, based in Montreal, has been recognized by W.W. Grainger Inc., a broad-line supplier of MRO products, with the Best Supplier with the Greatest Commitment Award from Grainger Mexico. The award recognizes the company’s customer...

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PPG earns recognition as John Deere Partner-level supplier

March 19, 2015

Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2014 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. PPG supplies electrocoat, liquid and powder coatings, and pretreatment chemicals to John Deere’s global operations. The...

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