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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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Report projects metal finishing chemicals demand to reach $9.5 billion by 2020

July 8, 2014

Global Industry Analysts Inc., San Jose, Calif., has released a research report titled "Metal Finishing Chemicals: A Global Strategic Business Report." The report, which provides a comprehensive review of market trends, drivers, mergers, acquisitions, and other strategic metal finishing industry...

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PPG launches online digital design and specifications binder for metal coatings

July 8, 2014

PPG Industries’ coil and building products coatings group, Pittsburgh, has announced that its Architectural Metal Coatings binder is available online in a digital, downloadable format at The digital binder features updated catalogs, product brochures, and data sheets...

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Polychem Powder Coatings achieves certificate of excellence from Materials Connexion

July 1, 2014

IFS Coatings, Gainesville, Texas, has announced that its Polychem powder coatings brand has been awarded a Certificate of Material Excellence by Material Connexion and has been accepted into Material Connexion’s library of innovative materials. To be accepted into the library, the Polychem...

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Pferd hires VP of operations

June 30, 2014

Pferd Inc., a manufacturer of abrasive products, cutting tools, industrial and maintenance brushes, and power tools in Leominster, Mass., has appointed Peter Skaalen as its vice president of operations. Based at the company’s Advance Brush facility in Milwaukee, he is responsible for directing...

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Sunset Industrial Applications opens

June 24, 2014

Sunset Industrial Applications Inc. has celebrated its grand opening in Chambersburg, Pa. The veteran-owned small business provides contract finishing services, offering production capacities and finishes in liquid and powder coating. The company serves OEM and tier suppliers in the Mid-Atlantic...

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IFS Coatings opens new manufacturing plant in Oklahoma

June 20, 2014

IFS Coatings, Gainesville, Texas, has opened a new powder coating manufacturing plant in Ardmore, Okla. The facility produces high-volume, Class A and functional powder coating finishes requiring extensive quality control. The plant, designed using the lean manufacturing concept, features...

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2014 NASF SUR/FIN draws largest attendance in recent history

June 19, 2014

The NASF SUR/FIN Manufacturing & Technology Conference & Tradeshow, held June 9-11 in Cleveland, showcased more than 178 product and service companies and presented more than 80 speakers. More than 2,200 surface finishing professionals from throughout the U.S. and 30 other countries attended or...

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MetoKote receives Quality Performance Achievement Certificate from Toyota

June 18, 2014

MetoKote Corp., Lima, Ohio, a global protective coatings supplier, has announced that its San Antonio facility has received a Quality Performance Achievement Certificate from Toyota for the second consecutive year. The certificate is awarded based on a supplier’s showing exceptional...

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Saint-Gobain acquires Phoenix Coating Resources

June 17, 2014

Saint-Gobain, Valley Forge, Pa., has finalized the acquisition of Phoenix Coating Resources Inc., a Mulberry, Fla.-based manufacturer of ceramic ingots used to produce high-resistance thermal coatings on metal parts for the aeronautics industry. Phoenix Coating Resources joins Saint-Gobain’s...

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MEC Group acquires Whertec

June 12, 2014

MEC Group, through its division Castolin Eutectic, has acquired Whertec Inc., a privately owned company based in Jacksonville, Fla. The company will operate as a subsidiary of Eutectic Corp. USA. Whertec specializes in the application of coatings to protect against excessive wear, corrosion,...

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MetoKote earns Honda supplier performance recognition

June 11, 2014

MetoKote Corp.'s Huber Heights, Ohio, facility was among the top service suppliers honored at the 16th annual American Honda Supplier Conference recently held in Toronto. Forty-nine of the more than 300 suppliers in attendance were recognized for outstanding key performance measures for service...

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