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Precision Coating acquires Boyd Coatings Research

January 7, 2016

Boston-based Precision Coating Co. Inc. has acquired Boyd Coatings Research Co. Inc., a provider of coating application services based in Hudson, Mass. Together they will provide extensive and complementary fluoropolymer (Teflon®/PTFE) application services to the medical device and highly...

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Weiler acquires SWATYCOMET

January 4, 2016

Weiler Corp., Cresco, Pa., a provider of power brushes, abrasives, and maintenance products for surface conditioning, has acquired bonded abrasive manufacturer SWATYCOMET d.o.o., Maribor, Slovenia. Through the transaction, Weiler adds a broad range of cutoff and grinding wheels and technical...

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Birchwood Technologies launches expanded website

January 4, 2016

Birchwood Technologies, Eden Prairie, Minn., has announced the launch of its newly redesigned and expanded website at www.birchwoodtechnologies.com showcasing the company’s line of black oxide and metal finishing options for iron, steel, and aluminum. A new quick-compare tool allows visitors...

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Hardide Coatings technology approved by Airbus

December 17, 2015

Hardide Coatings, a provider of advanced surface coating technology based in Oxfordshire, U.K., has announced that its Hardide-A tungsten carbide coating has met the technical performance requirements as a potential alternative to hard chrome plating on some specific Airbus aircraft components,...

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CCAI’s Finishing Pavilion and Conference at FABTECH 2015 breaks records again

December 11, 2015

Chemical Coaters Association Intl.’s (CCAI’s) Finishing Pavilion and Conference at FABTECH® 2015 broke records set the previous year. Filling more than 48,000 net sq. ft. of space, the pavilion included hundreds of finishing products and services. The association’s technical sessions also...

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Osborn appoints western territory sales manager

December 9, 2015

Richmond, Ind.-based Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs, has hired Steve Economos as its western territory sales manager for its Load Runners® division of idler rollers, cam followers, and rail systems. In this role, he is responsible for managing the...

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Dynabrade acquires National Detroit

December 9, 2015

Dynabrade Inc., an industrial abrasive power tool manufacturer based in Clarence, N.Y., has acquired the assets of National Detroit Inc., Rockford, Ill., a manufacturer of pneumatic abrasive power tools. Production operations will be relocated to Dynabrade’s Clarence, N.Y., headquarters....

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Duval Precision Grinding hires production manager

December 8, 2015

Duval Precision Grinding, Chicopee, Mass., a provider of precision grinding services, has hired Jeff Hockenberry as production manager. He is responsible for scheduling jobs, providing technical support on the machine floor, production control, expedition of lead times, and coordination of outside...

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Abtex expanding production facilities

December 7, 2015

Abtex Corp., a manufacturer of machine/brush deburring systems for the manufacturing industry, is completing a 66 percent expansion of its production facilities in Dresden, N.Y. The additional space is required to expand the company’s brush manufacturing capacity in response to increasing...

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Flexovit USA begins reconstruction of manufacturing facility in New York

December 7, 2015

Industrial abrasives manufacturer Flexovit USA Inc. will begin rebuilding its manufacturing and warehouse facilities in Angola, N.Y., in mid-December. Most of the 100,000-sq.-ft. facility collapsed from record snowfall that hit the western area of New York in November 2014, dumping 5 to 7 ft. of...

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Abtex appoints systems group manager

December 3, 2015

Abtex Corp., Dresden, N.Y., a manufacturer of brush and machine deburring systems for the manufacturing industry, has promoted Damian Clemens to systems group manager. Clemens joined the company in 2014 when Abtex acquired his employer, Nihmble Technologies. In this new role, Clemens oversees...

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Supermax Tools debuts new website

December 2, 2015

SuperMax Tools, St. Paul, Minn., a manufacturer of drum and brush sanders, has announced the launch of a redesigned website at www.supermaxtools.com. The home page offers a new Popular Products section. Product pages now include tabs with machine specifications, features, videos, and frequently...

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MetoKote acquires Malcolm Enamellers ACP

December 2, 2015

Custom coating provider MetoKote Corp., Lima, Ohio, has announced the acquisition of Malcolm Enamellers ACP Ltd. (Malcolms), a coating company in Wednesbury, U.K. Now a wholly owned subsidiary of MetoKote Corp., Malcolms currently houses two electrocoat lines that can process parts up to 10 ft....

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Wagner Group acquires C.A. Technologies

November 27, 2015

Wagner Group, Elgin, Ill., has announced the acquisition of C.A. Technologies LLC, a manufacturer of spray guns, paint finishing equipment, precision atomizing nozzles, and aircaps based in Louisville, Colo. Wagner Group manufactures liquid coating, powder coating, and dispensing...

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United Generations acquires Pangborn Group

November 23, 2015

United Generations LLC, Waukegan, Ill., a privately held family holding company, has acquired the Pangborn Group, a designer, manufacturer, and supplier of surface preparation equipment and related aftermarket parts and services, from Atlas Holdings LLC. Based in Fairburn, Ga., Pangborn...

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