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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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Oerlikon completes acquisition of Metco

June 9, 2014

Oerlikon, based in Pfäffikon, Switzerland, has acquired Metco from Sulzer AG. Metco will combine with Oerlikon’s existing coating business to create the Surface Solutions Segment, under the leadership of Roland Herb as CEO. The new segment, based in Balzers, Liechtenstein, comprises the two...

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Abrasive Resource receives 2014 Manufacturing Leadership 100 Award

June 5, 2014

Abrasive Resource, an Anoka, Minn.-based converter and distributor of abrasive sanding and grinding products, has received the Manufacturing Leadership 100 Award from the Manufacturing Leadership Council, San Antonio, Texas. The company was recognized in the Sustainability Leadership category...

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Cortec marks 20 years of ISO 9001 certification

May 29, 2014

Cortec® Corp., St. Paul, Minn., marks its 20th year of compliance to ISO 9001 this year. Certified since 1994, the company provides corrosion control products for the packaging, metalworking, construction, electronics, water treatment, and oil and gas...

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Wheelabrator celebrates 1 million safety hours

April 18, 2014

Wheelabrator Group, LaGrange, Ga., has reached 1 million hours without a lost-time incident. More than 200 company employees and guests marked the event during a safety luncheon in March. The company offers surface preparation and finishing equipment, services, and parts for the foundry,...

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Stewart EFI Finishing names new plant manager

April 16, 2014

Stewart EFI Finishing LLC, El Paso, Texas, has promoted Angel Sanchez to the position of plant manager of its metal finishing operations. Sanchez previously served as production supervisor and quality engineer with the firm, and as quality assurance technician, quality assurance coordinator,...

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packIQ to source corrosion-inhibiting products from Cortec

April 15, 2014

Anderson, S.C.-based packIQ has announced it has secured a relationship with Cortec Corp. to supply Cortec VpCI® corrosion-inhibiting products for use with packIQ’s wooden crates, steel racking, industrial bins, and material handling totes. The films, wraps, emitters, and cushions protect...

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