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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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Pferd appoints sales engineer to head Tool Mobile program

April 9, 2014

Pferd, a provider of metal finishing products in Leominster, Mass., has appointed Jeffrey R. Kwasny as applications sales engineer in charge of the Tool Mobile program. He is responsible for implementing the program in North America. Kwasny worked previously at AkzoNobel as technical sales...

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Advanced Technical Finishing receives Nadcap accreditation

March 20, 2014

Advanced Technical Finishing LLC, Huntsville, Ala., has announced that it has received Nadcap accreditation for MIL-A-8625 Anodic Coatings for Aluminum & Aluminum Alloys and MIL-DT-5541 Chemical Conversion Coatings on Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys. Its existing quality systems include AS9100 Rev. C...

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Menges Roller wins AIMCAL 2014 Technology of the Year Award

March 19, 2014

Menges Roller, a manufacturer of precision industrial rollers for the steel, plastics, and paper industries in Wauconda, Ill., has received the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters & Laminators (AIMCAL) Technology of the Year Award for using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to design...

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Duralar Technologies establishes U.S. headquarters in Arizona

March 19, 2014

Duralar Technologies, a global nanotechnology company and developer of the Duralar™ family of ultra-hard coatings, has leased a 5,000-sq.-ft. building in the Tucson, Ariz., area to establish its U.S. headquarters. The company, based in Bedizzole, Italy, plans to invest $6 million in the...

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PPG recognized as John Deere Supplier of the Year

March 13, 2014

PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has been named the Enterprise Indirect Material and Services (IM&S) Supplier of the Year in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. PPG also was awarded Partner-level status for 2013. The company, a supplier of electrocoat, liquid and powder...

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RP Abrasives earns RoHS 2 certification for stainless steel passivation

March 6, 2014

RP Abrasives, a Rochester, N.H., metal finishing company specializing in passivation, has been found compliant with the European Union’s newly adopted Directive 2011/65/EC, also known as RoHS 2. The Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive requires that manufactured products sold to and...

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Paul H. Gesswein & Co. names VP

January 30, 2014

Paul H. Gesswein & Co. Inc., a manufacturer of finishing abrasives in Bridgeport, Conn., has promoted Greg Gesswein to the position of vice president, marking the beginning of the company’s 100th anniversary. Gesswein first began working in the firm’s packaging department at age 12. After...

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Powder Coating Institute issues call for papers

January 29, 2014

The Powder Coating Institute, Montgomery, Texas, has issued a call for papers for its 2014 Powder Coating Show, scheduled for Sept. 16-18 in Indianapolis. The event attracts more than 1,200 attendees and provides more than 40 hours of presentations, with more than 100 exhibitors. The Institute...

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Spray Finishing Technology Workshop scheduled for May in Ohio

January 14, 2014

Finishing Brands Holdings Inc., manufacturer and parent company of DeVilbiss®, Ransburg®, BGK®, and Binks®, has teamed up with Owens Community College to present a Spray Finishing Technology Workshop. The three-day training program, scheduled for May 14-16, 2014, in Toledo, Ohio, will...

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