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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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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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