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Walter Surface Technologies appoints senior VP/GM for Bio-Circle division

September 16, 2015

Walter Surface Technologies, Windsor, Conn., a provider of surface treatment technology, has named Chester Collier as senior vice president and general manager of the company’s Bio-Circle North America division. Collier has held progressively senior positions with the company over the past 35...

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TCI Powder Coatings appoints architectural and building products segment manager

September 15, 2015

Ellaville, Ga.-based thermoset powder coating provider TCI Powder Coatings, a subsidiary of RPM Intl. Inc., has appointed Steve Jones to the new position of architectural and building products segment manager. He joined the company in 2011, most recently serving as director of national markets....

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Sapa Extrusions, PPG Industries enter into exclusive coatings warranty agreement

September 14, 2015

Rosemont, Ill.-based Sapa Extrusions has announced an 18-month exclusive agreement with PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, that provides Sapa with exclusive rights to administer PPG’s coatings warranty on completed aluminum products. As part of the agreement, Sapa now can transfer PPG’s coatings...

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Osborn appoints director of sales

September 11, 2015

Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs in Richmond, Ind., has hired Joseph Langlois as director of sales for the primary metals division. Langlois has more than 18 years of experience in the steel industry, seven of which were spent at Heraeus Electro-Nite,...

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PPG completes acquisition of IVC Industrial Coatings

September 2, 2015

Pittsburgh-based coatings company PPG Industries has completed the acquisition of IVC Industrial Coatings Inc., a powder and liquid coatings manufacturer. IVC employs more than 300 people and operates plants in Brazil, Ind.; Grand Haven, Mich.; Atlanta; Casa Grande, Ariz.; and Guangdong, China;...

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Acme Mfg. opens second manufacturing facility in Michigan

August 31, 2015

Acme Mfg. Co., a manufacturer of integrated centerless and robotic belt grinding systems and automated polishing, buffing, deburring, and grinding systems, has added a second manufacturing facility in Auburn Hills, Mich. The 45,000-sq.-ft. building will accommodate additional manufacturing...

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Abtex Corp. fills two management positions

August 28, 2015

Dresden, N.Y.-based Abtex Corp. has hired Lyell Adler as controller and Shirley Bendura as purchasing agent. Adler, who oversees all financial operations and controls, worked previously at Mettler-Toledo High-Speed, where he held a similar position. He has more than two decades of financial...

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Pferd hires customer service manager

August 26, 2015

Abrasive and industrial brush provider Pferd Inc., Milwaukee, has hired Janet A. Schweitzer as customer service manager. Having previously worked for the Wm. K. Walthers Co. and C&H Distributors, Schweitzer has more than nine years of experience in customer sales and service and nine years of...

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Osborn names national account manager

August 21, 2015

Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs in Richmond, Ind., has hired Larry Outtrim as its national account manager. In this role, his responsibilities include maintaining and managing distributor relationships, growth, and overall marketing programs. Although...

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Osborn names territory sales manager

August 5, 2015

Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs based in Richmond, Ind., has hired Cole Butler as a territory sales manager. Butler held the same position for the company from 2011 to 2013, but his territory now is expanded to include northern Texas, in addition to...

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Osborn moves North American headquarters to Indiana

July 16, 2015

Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs, has moved its North American headquarters to Richmond, Ind. Sales, marketing, and customer service are located in the facility, along with engineers and other team members. The company opened operations in Richmond in...

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PCI names executive director

July 14, 2015

Following the retirement of Executive Director Dave Lurie, the Powder Coating Institute (PCI), Montgomery, Texas, has hired Goyer Management Intl. (GMI) to provide complete management services of the association. GMI has hired Trena Benson as the new PCI executive director. Benson has more than...

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Quality Industries adds powder coating system

July 13, 2015

Metalworking company Quality Industries Inc. (QI) has invested $3.7 million in a new powder coating system at its main operational facility in LaVergne, Tenn. The system comprises a Nordson ColorMax® II spray booth that changes colors in as little as 10 min.; an upgraded I-beam conveyor system...

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MetoKote adds electrocoating technology to two plants

June 29, 2015

MetoKote Corp., a custom coating applicator based in Lima, Ohio, has added electrocoating (e-coating) technology at its Sheffield Village, Ohio, and Sumter, S.C., plants. The new Powercron® AdvantEdge™ technology by PPG Industries is a high-edge, cationic-epoxy product formulated with a...

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Osborn announces two staff additions

June 26, 2015

Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs, has hired Jon-Michael Raymond as private brand national account manager and Brian S. Smith as North American marketing manager. Raymond holds an MBA from Assumption College and has more than seven years of experience in...

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