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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 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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AkzoNobel Powder Coatings opens Southwest service center

October 7, 2014

Global paints and coatings company AkzoNobel Powder Coatings, based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, has opened a service center in Tempe, Ariz., allowing local same-day delivery. The distribution expansion allows the company to market the more than 300 items in its Ready to Ship Generation III...

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NASF accepting applications for science and engineering scholarship competition

September 8, 2014

The National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) Educational Foundation, Washington, D.C., is accepting applications for its 2014 Scholarship Award Program. Open to national and international applicants attending an accredited college, the program supports student research in plating and...

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SAF names senior project manager

September 8, 2014

SAF (Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. Inc.) has promoted Kelly Marino to senior project manager at SAF Metal Fabrication division, Villa Rica, Ga. Marino, who served previously as junior project manager, has been employed at the company since 2006. In her new position, she does take-offs from...

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Chief Fabrication to open powder coating operation in Nebraska

August 22, 2014

Chief Fabrication, a division of Chief Industries Inc. in Grand Island, Neb., will open a newly built powder coat facility in August 2014. Once in full production, the facility will be one of the largest powder coat operations in the country, according to the manufacturer. The facility will...

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Specialty Metals Processing purchases Thomson Steel Polishing equipment

August 21, 2014

Specialty Metals Processing, a toll processor of special flat-rolled metals in Stow, Ohio, has acquired 13 abrasive belt polishing/grinding machines from Thomson Steel Polishing, a toll processor in Chicago that has closed its doors. The new equipment expands the company’s capabilities and...

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Nasmyth Group acquires Technical Metal Finishing

August 19, 2014

Nasmyth Group, a worldwide supplier of precision engineering products and services in Coventry, U.K., has acquired the business and assets of California-based Technical Metal Finishing Inc. (TMF) to create Nasmyth TMF. TMF is a supplier of metal surface finishing, including precision masking,...

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Pferd appoints applications specialist

August 18, 2014

Abrasive products manufacturer Pferd Inc., Leominster, Mass., has appointed Sean Lindley as applications specialist covering Louisiana and Texas, with occasional assignments in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Based in the Houston area, he is responsible for providing product training and support to end...

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Winona Powder Coating secures John Deere certification

July 30, 2014

Winona Powder Coating, a high-volume powder coater based in Etna Green, Ind., has been awarded the JDM F17 certification from John Deere. This paint process qualification enables the company to expand its color coatings offerings to an expanded base of agricultural parts suppliers. In addition...

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Marco launches mobile website

July 16, 2014

Marco Group Intl., Davenport, Iowa, a provider of products and services to the surface preparation and protective coatings industries, has launched a redesigned website at www. Developed to be adaptable for use on a computer, tablet, or cell phone, the new design includes interactive...

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PCI establishes educational fund

July 14, 2014

The Powder Coating Institute (PCI), Montgomery, Texas, has announced its official establishment of an educational fund designated for awarding scholarships to students who are pursuing studies in fields related to powder coatings. They must be attending an educational institution that offers...

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