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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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Abtex Corp. appoints VP of marketing and sales

June 26, 2015

Dresden, N.Y.-based Abtex Corp., a manufacturer of machine/brush deburring systems, has promoted Jason Saner from group manager of the company’s Systems Group to corporate vice president of marketing and sales. Saner joined the company in 2013. He began as market development manager and was...

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Weiler Corp. names VP, global operations

June 25, 2015

Weiler Corp., Cresco, Pa., a provider of power brushes, abrasives, and maintenance products for surface conditioning, has named Brian Seelig as vice president, global operations. He is responsible for all operations and manufacturing processes. Seelig has more than 35 years of experience, with...

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Abtex Corp. hires new production manager

June 18, 2015

Abtex Corp., Dresden, N.Y., has hired James Ameigh as production manager. In this role, he oversees the production and manufacturing of the company’s deburring brushes. Ameigh’s work experience includes process engineering for manufacturers such as Corning and Sikorsky Aircraft. He holds...

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Pferd to consolidate all U.S. operations and staff at Milwaukee facility

June 5, 2015

As the final step in its plan to centralize staff and operations, including brush production, assembly, distribution, and sales and marketing, Pferd has announced that all executive, marketing, and customer service positions will be relocated from the company’s longtime Leominster, Mass.,...

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Jason Industries acquires Dronco GmbH

June 4, 2015

Richmond, Ind.-based Jason Industries Inc., parent company to a global family of manufacturers in the finishing, seating, automotive acoustics, and components markets, has acquired abrasives manufacturer Dronco GmbH. Dronco becomes an integral part of Jason Finishing Group, a producer of...

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Pro-Tec Coating announces president’s retirement

June 1, 2015

Leipsic, Ohio-based Pro-Tec Coating Co., a 50/50 joint venture between United States Steel Corp. of Pittsburgh and Kobe Steel Ltd. of Japan, has announced that Bryan Vaughn has retired from his position as president after 34 years of service in the steel industry. Brent Rosebrook, who most...

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Trojan Powder Coating opens third location

May 19, 2015

Trojan Powder Coating has opened its third location, Trojan Architectural Coaters Inc., in Pompano Beach, Fla. The firm also has plants in Bay Shore, N.Y., and Sarasota, Fla. The 50,000-sq.-ft. facility can accommodate large projects and material storage. Its well-established paint line has been...

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