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Walter Surface Technologies releases abrasive selection app

February 9, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies, Windsor, Conn., has announced the launch of the new Walter Abrasives Selector app for all iOS® and Android® smartphones. It is designed to help metalworking professionals select abrasives for their specific applications. The user selects the operation (finishing,...

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CCAI national scholarship applications now being accepted

February 9, 2016

CCAI, Taylor Mill, Ky., has announced it is accepting applications for its 2016 Matt Heuertz Scholarship program. The goals of the program are to help fund education that could lead to a career in the finishing industry, stimulate interest in finishing, and to encourage finishing curriculum....

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PPG earns 2015 John Deere Partner-level supplier status

January 27, 2016

Pittsburgh-based PPG has announced its industrial coatings business has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2015 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence program. This status is Deere & Co.’s highest supplier rating. The company supplies electrocoat, liquid and powder coatings,...

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Cold Jet announces acquisition of IceTech

January 15, 2016

Cold Jet®, a developer of dry ice cleaning and production systems in Loveland, Ohio, has acquired Denmark-based IceTech. Cold Jet maintains facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Belgium, Spain, Japan, and China. Its dry ice cleaning systems use recycled CO2 while...

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TCI Powder Coatings opens new office in Georgia

January 12, 2016

Ellaville, Ga.-based TCI Powder Coatings has announced the opening of a new office in Americus, Ga. The new office functions as corporate headquarters for the business and houses the administrative, customer service, finance, and information systems departments. The company plans to add laboratory...

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Precision Coating acquires Boyd Coatings Research

January 7, 2016

Boston-based Precision Coating Co. Inc. has acquired Boyd Coatings Research Co. Inc., a provider of coating application services based in Hudson, Mass. Together they will provide extensive and complementary fluoropolymer (Teflon®/PTFE) application services to the medical device and highly...

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Weiler acquires SWATYCOMET

January 4, 2016

Weiler Corp., Cresco, Pa., a provider of power brushes, abrasives, and maintenance products for surface conditioning, has acquired bonded abrasive manufacturer SWATYCOMET d.o.o., Maribor, Slovenia. Through the transaction, Weiler adds a broad range of cutoff and grinding wheels and technical...

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Birchwood Technologies launches expanded website

January 4, 2016

Birchwood Technologies, Eden Prairie, Minn., has announced the launch of its newly redesigned and expanded website at www.birchwoodtechnologies.com showcasing the company’s line of black oxide and metal finishing options for iron, steel, and aluminum. A new quick-compare tool allows visitors...

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Hardide Coatings technology approved by Airbus

December 17, 2015

Hardide Coatings, a provider of advanced surface coating technology based in Oxfordshire, U.K., has announced that its Hardide-A tungsten carbide coating has met the technical performance requirements as a potential alternative to hard chrome plating on some specific Airbus aircraft components,...

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CCAI’s Finishing Pavilion and Conference at FABTECH 2015 breaks records again

December 11, 2015

Chemical Coaters Association Intl.’s (CCAI’s) Finishing Pavilion and Conference at FABTECH® 2015 broke records set the previous year. Filling more than 48,000 net sq. ft. of space, the pavilion included hundreds of finishing products and services. The association’s technical sessions also...

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Osborn appoints western territory sales manager

December 9, 2015

Richmond, Ind.-based Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs, has hired Steve Economos as its western territory sales manager for its Load Runners® division of idler rollers, cam followers, and rail systems. In this role, he is responsible for managing the...

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Dynabrade acquires National Detroit

December 9, 2015

Dynabrade Inc., an industrial abrasive power tool manufacturer based in Clarence, N.Y., has acquired the assets of National Detroit Inc., Rockford, Ill., a manufacturer of pneumatic abrasive power tools. Production operations will be relocated to Dynabrade’s Clarence, N.Y., headquarters....

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Duval Precision Grinding hires production manager

December 8, 2015

Duval Precision Grinding, Chicopee, Mass., a provider of precision grinding services, has hired Jeff Hockenberry as production manager. He is responsible for scheduling jobs, providing technical support on the machine floor, production control, expedition of lead times, and coordination of outside...

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Abtex expanding production facilities

December 7, 2015

Abtex Corp., a manufacturer of machine/brush deburring systems for the manufacturing industry, is completing a 66 percent expansion of its production facilities in Dresden, N.Y. The additional space is required to expand the company’s brush manufacturing capacity in response to increasing...

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Flexovit USA begins reconstruction of manufacturing facility in New York

December 7, 2015

Industrial abrasives manufacturer Flexovit USA Inc. will begin rebuilding its manufacturing and warehouse facilities in Angola, N.Y., in mid-December. Most of the 100,000-sq.-ft. facility collapsed from record snowfall that hit the western area of New York in November 2014, dumping 5 to 7 ft. of...

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