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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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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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