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Vollrath acquires CDF Industries' cleaning equipment division

March 10, 2017

Metal stamper and fabricator Vollrath Co. LLC, Sheboygan, Wis., has acquired the cleaning equipment division of CDF Industries, an industrial cleaning equipment design and manufacturer in Quakertown, Pa. The acquisition adds cleaning equipment designs and processes to Vollrath’s portfolio of...

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Linetec expands capacity, adds 70 employees

March 7, 2017

Wausau, Wis.-based architectural finisher Linetec, a provider of paint and anodize finishing, has announced a $3 million investment to double the capacity of the thermal services department. The firm offers thermal insulating strut and poured-and-debridged services, including for 90-degree and for...

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Osborn names product marketing manager

March 1, 2017

Richmond, Ind.-based Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs, has named Scott Scheider as product marketing manager for its Load Runners® division of standard and custom idler rollers.Scheider has more than seven years of industry experience. He previously worked...

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Powder Coating Institute names 2017 board of directors, executive officers

February 16, 2017

The Powder Coating Institute, a Taylor Mill, Ky.-based nonprofit technical and professional association that provides information and education on powder coating technologies worldwide, has announced its 2017 executive officers:President: Ron Cudzilo, George Koch SonsVice president: Chris Merritt,...

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Walter Surface Technologies appoints president/COO

February 8, 2017

Walter Surface Technologies, Pointe-Claire, Que., a supplier to the metal surface treatment industry, has announced the appointment of MarcAndré Aubé as president/COO. Before joining the company, he was president/COO of GardaWorld Protective Services. He holds an MBA and CFA and has experience...

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Duval Precision Grinding receives upgrade to Tier 1 vendor status for GE

January 18, 2017

Duval Precision Grinding, Chicopee, Mass., has been approved as a Tier 1 vendor for General Electric (GE). The company provides ID grinding, OD grinding, surface grinding, jig grinding, and CNC grinding services for a variety of industries.With this status, Duval Precision Grinding will work...

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PCI, Gema accepting applications for scholarship

January 17, 2017

The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) and its corporate Diamond member, Gema USA Inc., A Graco Inc. Company, are accepting applications for the 2017-18 Gema/PCI Scholarship. To qualify, the candidate must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student studying engineering in an accredited college or...

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Spray finishing training scheduled for May 10-12, 2017

January 11, 2017

Perrysburg, Ohio-based Owens Community College has partnered with Finishing Brands, a Carlisle Co.: Binks, DeVilbiss, Ransburg, BGK to present a spray finishing technology workshop on May 10-12, 2017, in Toledo, Ohio. Classes will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily and will include both...

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CCAI national scholarship applications for 2017 now being accepted

January 11, 2017

The Chemical Coaters Association Intl. (CCAI), Taylor Mill, Ky., now is accepting applications for the 2017 Matt Heuertz Scholarship Program, which awards scholarship money to students who are currently enrolled in programs that could lead to a career in the finishing industry. The primary...

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Linetec names inside sales manager

November 22, 2016

Wausau, Wis.-based paint and anodize finisher Linetec has appointed Michael Bridenhagen to lead the inside sales and customer service team. Bridenhagen has more than 20 years of experience in sales and management roles, most recently serving as sales manager for Eastbay Inc./Footlocker.com. He also...

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Greenkote adds anticorrosion coating capacity in Ohio

October 31, 2016

Greenkote, a provider of anticorrosion metal coatings, has more than doubled the capacity at its headquarters production facility in Brook Park, Ohio, in response to increased demand. Additional equipment has increased current capacity by nearly 2.5 times, enabling the facility to process more than...

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Industrial Diamond Association of America to host superabrasives course Nov. 16-17

October 28, 2016

The Industrial Diamond Association of America Inc. will present its Superabrasive Materials, Principles and Applications course Nov. 16-17, 2016, at the YG-1 Advanced Manufacturing Center in Charlotte, N.C.Through technical sessions and live demonstrations, attendees will learn about proper...

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Duval increases precision grinding capabilities

October 26, 2016

Duval Precision Grinding, Chicopee, Mass., has announced it is expanding its capabilities for landing gear precision grinding and surface finishing to accommodate an increase over the past year of up to 70 percent in landing gear work. The expansion includes the addition of new equipment to extend...

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Pferd hosts Manufacturing Day event

October 20, 2016

Pferd Inc., a Milwaukee-based manufacturer of brushes, abrasives, and power tools, hosted a Manufacturing DaySM event at its headquarters in early October.Manufacturing Day is a nationwide celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next-generation workforce. As part of the day’s...

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Constellium to open automotive aluminum sheet finishing line in France

October 18, 2016

Constellium N.V., Amsterdam, has opened a new, $197.6 million finishing line at its plant in Neuf-Brisach, France, to meet the growing demand for aluminum automotive body sheet. With a production capacity of 100,000 tons, the 787-ft.-long finishing line features high-speed thermal treatment,...

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