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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./ 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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Pferd names steel works technical sales specialist

October 17, 2016

Milwaukee-based Pferd Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of abrasives, brushes, and power tools, has appointed Tim Lee to the position of technical sales specialist - steel works. In this role, he works with customers on their cutting requirements, particularly large-diameter cutoff wheels from...

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Linetec expands capacity in Wisconsin

October 5, 2016

In response to customer growth and increased demand for finishing in the architectural metal products market, Linetec is expanding shift coverage and enhancing production flow to gain capacity at its paint facility in Wausau, Wis. In the past year the firm has added nearly 100 employees. Before...

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Acme Mfg. appoints president/CEO

October 5, 2016

Acme Mfg. Co., an Auburn Hills, Mich.-based manufacturer of integrated robotic automation for polishing, buffing, deburring, and grinding systems, has named G. A. “Fritz” Carlson III as president/CEO and majority shareholder. Carlson, who joined the company in 1984, is the fourth-generation...

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Greenkote opens joint venture facility in Shanghai

September 20, 2016

Greenkote PLC, Brook Park, Ohio, a provider of zinc-based anticorrosion metal coatings, has announced the opening of a new facility in Shanghai, PRC, which will provide Greenkote® coatings to the Far East region. The new licensee, Shanghai Premier Tension Control Bolts Co. Ltd. (SHTCB), is a joint...

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Electrocoat Association launches new website

September 15, 2016

The Electrocoat Association, Cincinnati, has established a new website at updated design and functionality present the organization’s brand and objectives in its work in the finishing...

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Pferd to host Manufacturing Day event on Oct. 7

September 8, 2016

Pferd Inc., a manufacturer of brushes, abrasives, and power tools, will host a Manufacturing Day event on Oct. 7, 2016, from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. at its Milwaukee facility. Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing, occurring on the first Friday in October, meant to inspire the next...

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2016 Electrocoating Seminar set for Oct. 4-5

September 2, 2016

The Electrocoat Association and the Chemical Coaters Association Intl. will host the 2016 Electrocoating Seminar, Oct. 4-5, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. Oct. 4 kicks off the classroom-style program with an introduction to electrocoating. The discussion will center on cost and process efficiencies,...

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PCI launches video series highlighting powder coating toughness

August 30, 2016

The Powder Coating Institute (PCI), Taylor Mill, Ky., has introduced the video, “Powder Coating, A Better Kind of Paint,” at It also is available by searching #ABetterKindOfPaint on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.This is the first in a series of videos focused...

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Pferd appoints VP of sales

August 8, 2016

Milwaukee-based Pferd Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of abrasives, brushes, and power tools, has appointed Jon-Michael Raymond to the position of vice president, sales. Raymond previously served as manager of private brand and retail, U.S. and Canada, for Osborn Mfg. He also held several...

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