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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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Paulo Products names quality assurance manager

January 9, 2014

Paulo Products Co. has promoted Tim Mohr to quality assurance manager for its St. Louis facility. Mohr has served as corporate quality manager for the past two years, providing quality management system and audit support to the five Paulo plants. He also has worked as project engineer, designing...

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Birchwood Technologies launches redesigned website

January 7, 2014

Birchwood Technologies, a manufacturer of metal finishing systems and processes in Eden Prairie, Minn., has announced the launch of its newly redesigned and expanded website at The new website automatically scrolls through the company's seven major product lines,...

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Oshkosh Corp. launches Oshkosh Finishing Services

December 2, 2013

Oshkosh Corp., Oshkosh, Wis., has launched a line of services that provide manufacturing, corrosion protection, and top coating to heavy-duty industrial, specialty vehicle, and commercial products companies throughout the Midwest. The new business group, called Oshkosh Finishing Services, is...

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Guyson Corp. acquires Automated Blasting Systems

December 2, 2013

The Guyson Corp., Saratoga Springs, N.Y., has announced the acquisition of all assets of Automated Blasting Systems Inc., a supplier of wet blast machines in South Windsor, Conn. To help provide uninterrupted service to the customers of ABS, Guyson has employed Richard Gillott, ABS's former vice...

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Osborn launches new website

November 20, 2013

Osborn, a provider of surface treatment systems and finishing tools, has launched a new website that brings together the different websites from its various locations around the world into one global website that is country-specific and multilingual. The database-driven site uses several systems,...

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Spray finishing training scheduled for March 2014

November 18, 2013

Finishing Brands: Binks, DeVilbiss, Ransburg, BGK, and Owens Community College have teamed up to present a spray finishing technology workshop. This three-day, intensive training program is scheduled for March 5-7, 2014, in Toledo, Ohio. Classes meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily and include...

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SuperMax adds new member to sales team

November 18, 2013

SuperMax Tools has added John Geyen to its sales team. He is responsible for overseeing the sample testing lab, driving product sales, and providing product support. An experienced project leader, Geyen has nearly 15 years of sales experience. The company manufactures and distributes drum,...

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Weiler launches new YouTube channel

October 16, 2013

Weiler Corp., Cresco, Pa., has launched its official YouTube channel at The channel features new product videos showing the proper usage and typical applications of the company’s products. New content will be added regularly. Videos highlight such products...

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AkzoNobel Powder Coatings opens service center in Arizona

October 11, 2013

AkzoNobel Powder Coatings, with headquarters in Nashville, has announced the opening of its newest service center location in Tempe, Ariz. The distribution expansion will allow the company to market more than 300 Ready to Ship Generation III (RTS Gen III) INTERPON™ stock products throughout the...

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B.L. Downey receives Level 5 approval from Caterpillar

October 7, 2013

B.L. Downey Co. LLC, Broadview, Ill., has achieved a Quality Level 5 out of 5 from Caterpillar Inc. (CAT). The company is the first in CAT’s supply chain to achieve a score of 5. B.L. Downey is a provider of e-coat, powder, and CARC coating, serving the automotive, agriculture, military,...

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MetoKote Corp. adds powder coating line

October 1, 2013

MetoKote Corp., a Lima, Ohio-based custom coating applicator, has announced the addition of a new powder coat system at its Peru, Ill., facility. The line is designed to provide additional product offerings to customers seeking both electrocoat and powder coat. Using a Nordson ColorMax®...

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Osborn expands California facility -

Osborn expands California facility

August 14, 2013

Osborn, a supplier of surface treatment systems and finishing tools, has expanded its facility in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., to include production and distribution of all of its buff, brush, and compound product lines. The center previously provided services only for the buff product line. The...

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