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Chemetall acquires aluminum finishing business of Chemal GmbH & Co. KG

May 14, 2015

Chemetall, Baton Rouge, La., a global business unit of Albemarle Corp., has acquired the business of Chemal GmbH & Co. KG, Hamm, Germany. Chemal specializes in R&D of surface finishing chemicals for aluminum and its alloys, with emphasis on anodizing and pretreatment technologies. Chemetall...

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CGW hires territory sales manager

May 13, 2015

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels, Niles, Ill., a manufacturer and supplier of grinding wheels, has hired Breck Taylor as its new territory sales manager. With more than a decade working in the industry, Taylor is responsible for the Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska areas. He previously was a...

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Midwest Group One announces name change

May 12, 2015

Minneapolis-based Midwest Group One, comprising Randbright, Midwest Sandright, and Midwest Automation, has changed its name to Midwest Automation LLC in an effort to simplify its corporate brand identity. The company continues to manufacture deburring, finishing, polishing, and wet dust...

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Walter Surface Technologies receives Supplier of the Year Award

April 29, 2015

Walter Surface Technologies, Montreal, a provider of surface treatment technologies, has been awarded the Supplier of the Year Award by Indica Marketing Group for the fourth time. More than 100 of Indica’s distributors submitted their votes to select their best supplier. The votes were based...

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DeWys Mfg. Inc. adds powder coat system

April 24, 2015

Precision metal fabricator DeWys Mfg. Inc. has added a $1.75 million powder coat system to its facility in Marne, Mich. The paint line features a 900-ft. conveyor system, touchscreen control panels, and customer-specific racking and load design capabilities. Features include a five-stage...

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DeVilbiss announces return to racing

April 24, 2015

Toledo, Ohio-based Finishing Brands, manufacturer of DeVilbiss industrial finishing equipment, has announced a return to racing with the sponsorship of the DeVilbiss CRP Audi R8 LMS Ultra. This sponsorship brings a new look to the car’s exterior, featuring the company logo and spray gun on the...

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Weiler Corp. expands headquarters

April 23, 2015

Weiler Corp., a provider of abrasives, power brushes, and maintenance products for surface conditioning, has expanded its office space in Cresco, Pa. The expansion is part of a larger initiative that includes the launch of a redesigned website, investment in capital equipment, a new brand...

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Weiler appoints district sales manager

April 16, 2015

Cresco, Pa.-based Weiler Corp., a provider of power brushes, abrasives, and maintenance products for surface conditioning, has named Will Bennett as district sales manager in Dallas. He is responsible for developing sales and managing the Weiler and Anderson brands in the north Texas and Oklahoma...

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Metalast Surface Technology changes name to Chemeon Surface Technology

April 10, 2015

Metalast Surface Technology, a business-to-business provider offering hard-material surface engineering technology, now operates under the name Chemeon Surface Technology. The name change “formalizes a shift in the company’s vision to advance the world’s focus on environmentally...

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Cortec recertified to ISO 9001

April 9, 2015

Cortec® Corp., a provider of corrosion-control technologies for the packaging, metalworking, construction, electronics, water treatment, and oil and gas industries in St. Paul, Minn., has announced its recertification and continuous compliance to ISO 9001. The firm has been certified since 1994....

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Wendt USA announces leadership changes

April 8, 2015

Wendt USA LLC, Buffalo, N.Y., has hired Shane Miller as national sales manager. He has more than two decades of experience selling specialty coated and nonwoven abrasive products throughout the U.S. The firm also has named Chris Cecchettini as director of sales and marketing. The company, a...

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Herold Partco products to be sold under the Osborn brand

April 6, 2015

Osborn, a unit of Jason Inc., a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs, has added product lines from the newly acquired Herold Partco Mfg. Inc., Cleveland. Herold Partco manufacturing equipment will be relocated to Osborn’s plant in Richmond, Ind., and production of...

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Greenkote receives Bosch North America Supplier Award

April 6, 2015

Greenkote PLC, Brook Park, Ohio, a provider of anticorrosion metal coatings, has announced that its Mexico division, Greenkote IPC, has received the Bosch North America Supplier Award 2014. Bosch presented the award to 16 suppliers who have performed well in manufacturing and supplying products or...

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AGA launches updated life-cycle cost calculator

April 3, 2015

The American Galvanizers Association (AGA), Centennial, Colo., has relaunched its online life-cycle cost calculator at lccc.galvanizeit.org to help users determine the cost of corrosion protection coatings when specifying steel exposed to the atmosphere. The calculator allows specifiers to compare...

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Weiler donates $10,000 to Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans

April 2, 2015

Weiler Corp., a provider of abrasives, power brushes, and maintenance products for surface conditioning in Cresco, Pa., has donated $10,000 to the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity®, along with $4,500 in Weiler products to help with the build. On Feb. 24, 2015, 51 Weiler employees traveled...

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