Automotive News for June 2010

Automotive News Archive

Mid-West Powder Coating Expands Operations

Muncie, Ind.-based Mid-West Powder Coating invests in new equipment, production facility.

Small Manufacturing Associations Applaud Newly Passed House ‘Credit Access’ Bill

The National Tooling & Machining Association, NTMA, and the Precision Metalforming Association, or PMA, are applauding the House of Representatives for passing H.R. 5297, the Small Business Lending Fund Act of 2010.

Pioneer Metal Finishing Acquires Dragon Anodizing

Pioneer Metal Finishing, headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., is proud to announce the acquisition of Dragon Anodizing located in Gaffney, S.C. The acquisition marks Pioneer’s sixth location and represents a solid foundational block in the company’s growth plan.

Brett Larick Named As Columbia Chemical President Brett Larick Named As Columbia Chemical President

Larick succeeds Bill Rosenberg, who will continue serving as Chairman of the Board and Marketing Director.

U.S. Industrial Production Inches Up in May

Industrial production advanced 1.2% in May after rising 0.7% in April, according to a newly released report from the U.S. Federal Reserve.

Metalformers Expect Seasonal Dip in Orders Over the Summer

A newly released survey from the Precision Metalforming Association shows metalforming companies expect business conditions to dip during the next three months, a reflection of cyclical activity.

Dipsol and Enthone Expand Collaboration in Europe and North America

Enthone Inc., a business of Cookson Electronics, and Dipsol Chemicals Co. Ltd, of Tokyo, Japan, recently announced an expansion of their association to further integrate sales and OEM activities between the two companies.

ALERT: SUR/FIN 2010 Closing Session

A special manufacturing-related session is scheduled to take place 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 17, at SUR/FIN 2010 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

U.S. Automotive Sales Rise By Double Digits in May

Sales of U.S. automobiles rose sharply in May, by nearly 20%, marking the fourth straight month of increases. Year-over-year performance improved markedly as well.

SUR/FIN 2010 Welcomes New Exhibitors, Special Guest Attendees

The National Association for Surface Finishing, organizer of SUR/FIN 2010, has signed up more than 25 “first-time” exhibitors. Additionally, about a dozen key end-market companies are expected to participate as attendees at the event.

U.S. Manufacturing Activity Expands in May, ISM Report Shows

A newly released Report from the Institute of Supply Management, or ISM, shows economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in May for the 10th consecutive month, with the overall economy showing growth for 13 straight months.