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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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TCI Powder Coatings hires business development manager

May 24, 2016

Ellaville, Ga.-based TCI Powder Coatings, a subsidiary of RPM Intl. Inc., has named Rich Chappel as business development manager for the Southwest region (Texas, Louisiana, Colorado, New Mexico, and Oklahoma). He has more than 25 years of experience in powder coatings and the industrial market...

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Acme Mfg. Co. receives presidential E Star Award for continued export success

May 18, 2016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has presented Acme Mfg. Co., Auburn Hills, Mich., with the President’s E Star Award for exports. The award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. In a...

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MetoKote receives Supplier Performance Award from Cardington Yutaka Technologies

May 6, 2016

MetoKote Corp.'s Lima, Ohio, facility has received the Supplier Performance Award from Cardington Yutaka Technologies Inc., Cardington, Ohio. MetoKote has been providing high-temperature liquid paint services to Cardington Yutaka Technologies for its exhaust components for more than 15 years....

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Innovance Inc. acquires Mass Finishing Inc.

May 5, 2016

Employee-owned Innovance Inc., a holding company for contract engineering and manufacturing firm Lou-Rich Inc. and finishing equipment manufacturer Almco, has acquired all assets of Mass Finishing Inc. Mass Finishing, a supplier of high-energy centrifugal barrel finishing machines, media,...

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Winona Powder Coating adds fourth large-capacity production line

April 27, 2016

High-volume powder coater Winona Powder Coating LLC has announced plans to add a fourth large-capacity production line to its Etna Green, Ind., facility. The 167,000-sq.-ft. plant currently houses powder coating lines with five-stage washers, automatic and manual coating booths, and digitally...

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