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Rotem to represent CUMI Abrasives in Ontario

March 30, 2015

Rotem Industiral 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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Wheelabrator Group (Canada) celebrates grand opening

March 5, 2015

Metallic surface preparation provider Wheelabrator Group (Canada) Ltd. celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and luncheon at its new facility in Burlington, Ont. This office facility has conference rooms and workstations for engineering and sales. The location offers...

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Durapaint Industries joins PPG Certified Applicator Program group

February 27, 2015

Durapaint Industries Ltd., Scarborough, Ont., a supplier of coated extrusions, panels, and prefabricated aluminum products, has been accredited as a member of Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries’ Certified Applicator Program® (PPG/CAP) group. Durapaint Industries now is part of a select network of...

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Trojan Powder Coating receives Qualicoat license

February 23, 2015

Bay Shore, N.Y.-based Trojan Powder Coating has received certification from Qualicoat, Churchville, N.Y. Trojan is the first U.S.-based company to receive a Qualicoat license, according to the...

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Two PPG Industries coatings named best of 2014 by Architectural Record

February 9, 2015

PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, has announced that its DURANAR® GR (graffiti-resistant) and CORAFLON® GR coatings for architectural metal have been selected as best new products of the year in the Finishes and Surfacing category in Architectural Record magazine’s annual competition. Both...

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AkzoNobel powder coating in use at JCB

February 4, 2015

Amsterdam-based AkzoNobel has announced that its Interpon Align powder coating has been selected by construction and agricultural equipment-maker JCB, Staffordshire, U.K., for its latest-generation Fastrac 4000 series of tractors. The coating is used on the tractor’s engine cover. In the...

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Walter Surface Technologies names general manager for Walter Mexico

January 28, 2015

Walter Surface Technologies, a provider of abrasives, power tools, tooling, industrial parts washing systems, cleaners, degreasers, and lubricants, has appointed Pablo Rivero Torres as general manager for Walter Mexico, Monterrey, N.L., Mexico. Torres has worked for more than 14 years in...

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Metalast Surface Technology announces registration as woman-owned small business

January 28, 2015

Metalast Surface Technology, a provider of chemistry, training, and services to government and military entities, has announced its registration with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as a woman-owned small business (WOSB). The company is licensed by the U.S. Navy to manufacture and...

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Hands-on powder coating workshop scheduled for Feb. 24-25

January 28, 2015

The Powder Coating Institute, Montgomery, Texas, will present the Powder Coating 202 - Optimizing Your Powder Operation with Lab workshop on Feb. 24-25, 2015, in Elgin, Ill. The hands-on workshop, held at Wagner Systems, will cover materials, surface preparation, powder application, quality...

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Ionbond demonstration center installs Vapormatt wet blasting machine

January 15, 2015

Ionbond, a provider of hard, wear-resistant, and low-friction coatings, has installed a Vapormatt Sabre wet blasting machine at its demonstration center in Switzerland. The machine is designed for use by small- to medium-volume manufacturers, coating centers, and R&D facilities to help enhance...

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Birchwood Technologies appoints account manager for south central U.S.

January 15, 2015

Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Birchwood Technologies, a manufacturer of metal finishing systems, has appointed Tom Ingersoll to the position of account manager for the south central U.S. Based in Dallas, he manages sales in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Ingersoll...

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MetoKote opens facility in North Carolina

December 24, 2014

Lima, Ohio-based MetoKote Corp., an applicator of protective coatings, has opened its newest facility in Mebane, N.C. MetoKote was approached by GKN Driveline in Roxboro, N.C., in October 2012 to collaborate with GKN on the coating of its steel drive shafts. MetoKote has coated parts for GKN...

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Gatto Industrial Platers launches large-parts zinc electroplating line

December 19, 2014

Gatto Industrial Platers Inc., Chicago, has launched its new large-parts zinc electroplating line. The new line’s tanks, which are 4 ft. wide, 7.5 ft. deep, and 27 ft. long, can accommodate parts weighing up to 8,000 lbs. According to the company, it is the largest zinc electroplating line in...

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