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Allied Machine acquires Allied Maxcut Eng.

July 29, 2016

Allied Machine & Eng. Corp., a manufacturer of holemaking and finishing tooling systems in Dover, Ohio, has completed the purchase of Allied Maxcut Eng. Co. Ltd. UK, which now operates as Allied Machine & Eng. (Europe). Allied Machine purchased half of Allied Maxcut more than 20 years ago to...

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Axalta Coating Systems receives Worthington Industries 2015 Certified Supplier Award

July 21, 2016

Axalta Coating Systems, a Houston-based supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has been recognized as a certified supplier for the eighth consecutive time by Worthington Industries. To become a Worthington Certified Supplier, Axalta was required to meet or exceed a number of product...

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Hetran acquired by Big B Mfg.

July 19, 2016

Orwigsburg, Pa.-based Hetran Inc., a supplier of precision machines for the cold finishing industry, has been acquired by Big B Mfg., Klingerstown, Pa. Now named Hetran-B, the firm will continue to supply the same product line, but under the leadership and service of Big B Mfg. Big B Mfg. is a...

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Osborn appoints product manager, abrasives

July 18, 2016

Richmond, Ind.-based Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs, has appointed Ty Weber as product manager for its abrasives division. Weber has more than 12 years of industry experience. He previously worked as a territory sales manager for Osborn. Before joining...

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Gema hires Heartland region territory manager

June 28, 2016

Gema USA Inc., Indianapolis, has hired Keith Hoffman as a territory manager for the Heartland region. He has more than 10 years of operational and managerial powder coating experience with a large manufacturing company. Gema, a Graco Inc. company, is a provider of manual to fully automated...

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Axalta Coating Systems to acquire Dura Coat Products

June 28, 2016

Philadelphia-based Axalta Coating Systems, a supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Dura Coat Products, a manufacturer of coatings for metal coil and related markets based in Riverside, Calif. Axalta will initially purchase a majority stake in...

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Alpha Metal Finishing appoints office manager

June 27, 2016

Dexter, Mich.-based Alpha Metal Finishing Co. has named Jennifer Marks as office manager. She has served as the company’s quality inspector for the past eight months. The company provides custom aluminum finishing, including anodizing, hardcoat anodizing, and chemical film coatings....

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Engineered Finishing Systems names business development manager

June 21, 2016

Engineered Finishing Systems, Crystal Lake, Ill., a manufacturer of paint and porcelain enamel finishing systems, has hired Marty Powell as business development manager. He has almost 35 years of distribution and sales experience in chemical and powder, as well as expertise in spray guns,...

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Spray finishing training schedule announced

June 20, 2016

Finishing Brands: Binks, DeVilbiss, Ransburg, BGK and Owens Community College have teamed up to present two spray finishing technology workshops. These three-day intensive training programs are scheduled for Sept. 14-16 and Nov. 2-4, 2016, in Toledo, Ohio. Classes meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m....

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TCI Powder Coatings, BASF form strategic alliance

June 17, 2016

TCI Powder Coatings, Ellaville, Ga., a subsidiary of RPM Intl., and BASF have entered into an agreement that allows TCI to sell the BASF CathoGuard® electrocoat technology to specified TCI market segments. The electrocoat technology is suitable for use on parts that are difficult to paint...

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Drake Mfg. Services appoints as Europe sales/service rep

June 14, 2016

Drake Mfg. Services Co. LLC, Warren, Ohio, has established a sales agreement with GmbH. The Stuttgart, Germany-based company will provide sales, marketing, and service support for Drake grinding equipment in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Italy, Luxembourg, and Eastern...

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TCI Powder Coatings announces staff additions

June 2, 2016

TCI Powder Coatings, Ellaville, Ga., a subsidiary of RPM Intl., has announced the addition of two new staff members. Jim Alexander has been hired as senior field technical service representative for the Southwest region. He has 42 years of experience in the coating industry, spending the last 21...

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Rohner launches new website

May 31, 2016

Rohner, a manufacturer of spray booths and finishing equipment based in Vancouver, Wash., has launched a new website at The mobile-friendly website introduces a new brand identity and offers information on liquid spray booths, powder booths, large equipment booths, batch...

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TCI Powder Coatings hires segment manager for automotive market

May 27, 2016

TCI Powder Coatings, Ellaville, Ga., a subsidiary of RPM Intl. Inc., has named Dave Severson as automotive market segment manager. Severson has more than 15 years of technical and commercial experience in the coatings industry. He most recently was involved in regional sales and market management...

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PPG’s ENVIROCRON powder coatings earn ANSI/NSF 61 standard certification

May 26, 2016

Pittsburgh-based PPG has announced that its ENVIROCRON® epoxy-based powder coatings now are certified to the ANSI/NSF 61 standard for drinking-water components. The powder coatings are available as one- and two-coat systems with cure times from 10 to 20 min., depending on the coating and type...

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