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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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Sequa Corp. names president/CEO of Precoat Metals business

December 10, 2014

Diversified industrial company Sequa Corp., Orangeburg, N.Y., has promoted Gerard M. Dombek, current president of its Precoat Metals business, to president and CEO. Precoat Metals is a U.S.-based supplier of metal coating products for the consumer goods, packaging, appliance manufacturing,...

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Abtex launches Deburring Systems Group

November 24, 2014

Abtex Corp., Dresden, N.Y., a manufacturer of brush/machine deburring systems for the manufacturing industry, has created the Abtex Deburring Systems Group to help users streamline their deburring operations with machine vision, robotics, and other automation technologies. The division, which...

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Weiler Corp. launches new website as part of new brand identity

November 18, 2014

Weiler Corp., a provider of power brushes, abrasives, and maintenance products for surface conditioning based in Cresco, Pa., has announced a multimillion-dollar initiative that includes a new brand identity, facility expansion, increased staffing, and new training tools. To support the...

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Wall Colmonoy names managing director for European headquarters

November 18, 2014

Wall Colmonoy, a manufacturer of surfacing and brazing products, castings, and engineered components, has appointed Steph Curtis as managing director for its European headquarters in Swansea, Wales. He joined the company in January 2014 after spending 30 years in strategic, operational, and...

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PPG receives three MCA Chairman’s Awards

November 3, 2014

The coil and building products group of PPG Industries, a coatings and specialty materials company in Pittsburgh, has received three 2014 Chairman’s Awards from the Metal Construction Association (MCA), Chicago. The North Scottsdale Park and Ride was selected in the metal roofing category. PPG...

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Walter Surface Technologies unveils new website

October 29, 2014

Surface treatment technology provider Walter Surface Technologies, Windsor, Conn., has launched a newly designed and fully featured website at www.walter.com. The site has been updated to deliver improved navigation and functionality. Visitors can access comprehensive product information,...

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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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