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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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Valmont Coatings wins seven Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards

April 13, 2016

The Coatings Segment of Omaha, Neb.-based Valmont Industries Inc. has won seven Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards from the American Galvanizing Association. The firm won in seven categories with the following projects:Original Equipment Manufacturing – The SAFER barrier project,...

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B.L. Downey marks 60 years in business

April 12, 2016

B.L. Downey Co., a provider of e-coat and powder coating services in Broadview, Ill., marks its 60th anniversary in 2016. In its 325,000-sq.-ft. facility, the company operates five e-coat processes (powder over e-coat technologies), 12 powder coating lines, and four automatic shotblast machines...

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JR Custom Metal to add powder coat facility in Kansas

April 7, 2016

Metal fabricator JR Custom Metal Products has announced plans to add a powder coat facility at its Wichita, Kan., headquarters. The 24,000-sq.-ft. addition is expected to be completed by the end of 2016, creating 13 to 20...

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Annual PCI Custom Coater Forum scheduled for May 2-3 in Las Vegas

March 30, 2016

The Powder Coating Institute will host the annual PCI Custom Coater Forum May 2-3, 2016, in Las Vegas. The event will include the following sessions:OSHA: Being ready and surviving an inspection - John Heyer (Kettle Moraine Coatings)A primer on abrasive blasting for the custom coater: What you...

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Production Paint Finishers installs powder batch oven

March 24, 2016

Production Paint Finishers Inc., a provider of liquid spray painting and powder coating located in Bradford, Ohio, has installed a new powder batch oven that increases its capability to powder-coat large parts. The oven is 10 ft. tall, 10 ft. wide, and 28 ft. long, suitable for coating large...

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PPG releases video highlighting automotive parts coatings

March 24, 2016

Pittsburgh-based PPG has produced an animated video at that details the functional (nondecorative) automotive parts, surfaces, and applications for which the company provides coatings. Using a generic SUV to illustrate, the...

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Albers Finishing & Solutions to hold open house March 24

March 22, 2016

Albers Finishing & Solutions will host an open house from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on March 24, 2016, at its facility in Cheney, Kan. The company provides liquid paint services to regional and national customers. The firm was created in response to a local manufacturer that needed to outsource...

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Polaris paint facility opens in South Dakota

March 21, 2016

Polaris has celebrated the official grand opening of its 51,000-sq.-ft. paint facility in Spearfish, S.D. The plant paints parts for both the Indian and Victory motorcycle lines. It is the company’s second location in South Dakota. The facility employs more than 50 people, and future expansion...

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Walter Surface Technologies opens facility in Switzerland

March 16, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies, a provider of surface treatment technologies, has announced the opening of a 59,000-sq.-ft. production and office complex in Küssnacht am Rigi, Switzerland. With the new facility, constructed with green building technology, the company intends to increase growth of...

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SAF-West wins Business of the Year Award

March 10, 2016

Redding, Calif.-based SAF-West has won the 2015 Business of the Year Award from the Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce. The annual award recognizes a business distinguishable by its investment in Redding’s employment, development, and community involvement. In issuing the award, Redding...

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Sherwin-Williams earns 2015 Affiliate New Product of the Year Award

March 9, 2016

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings, Cleveland, has received the Steel Tank Institute (STI) 2015 Affiliate New Product of the Year Award for its EnviroLastic® polyaspartic coatings. The coatings are designed for high-throughput applications, durability, and easy of workability for...

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PCI announces 2016 board of directors and executive officers

March 7, 2016

The Powder Coating Institute (PCI), a nonprofit technical and professional association providing information and education on powder coating technologies, Taylor Mill, Ky., has announced its board of directors and executive officers for 2016:President - John Sudges, Midwest Finishing SystemsVice...

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Powder Coating Summit issues call for papers

February 29, 2016

The PC (Powder Coating) Summit has issued a call for papers. The two-day technology event, to be held Oct. 4-5, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio, will include lab demos and lectures on powder coating innovations for engineers, technologists, scientists, and marketing and management professionals. The...

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CCAI announces student membership category

February 26, 2016

The Chemical Coaters Association Intl. (CCAI) board of directors has approved the addition of a student membership category to help generate interest in the finishing industry among students. Full-time students who are 16 years or older are eligible for a full-benefit, nonvoting membership at...

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