Automotive News for August 2010

Automotive News Archive

Metalformers Anticipate Consistent Business Over the Short Term

According to the August 2010 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metalforming companies expect business conditions to remain fairly steady during the next three months.

CCAI’s Finishing Technologies Pavilion & Conference To Debut at FABTECH 2010

The Chemical Coaters Associatino International Finishing Technologies Pavilion and Conference aims to complete the manufacturing process at FABTECH, North American’s largest show and conference for fabricators, welders, metalformers and finishers, set for Nov. 2-4 in Atlanta.

Columbia Chemical Receives GMW 4700B Chemical Approval

Columbia Chemical has been granted zinc nickel approval by General Motors for COLDIP NI-Z TRI BLUE 100 with Zinc-Chro-PELLENT under the GMW 4700B specification.

U.S. Industrial Production Inches Upward in July

A newly released Federal Reserve report showed U.S. industrial production rose 1% in July after having edged down 0.1% in June.

PMI Index Remains Strong in July

Latest PMI report shows economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in July for the 12th consecutive month.

Registration Open for New England Surface Finishing Regional Conference

The 2010 New England Surface Finishing Regional Conference will be held on Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at the Cape Codder Resort and Spa, Hyannis, Mass.

David Crimp Named Executive Vice President, Enthone Europe David Crimp Named Executive Vice President, Enthone Europe

Appointment extends Crimp’s current role as executive vice president of Cookson Electronics’ Alpha business in Europe.

U.S. Auto Sales Heat Up for Most Manufacturers U.S. Auto Sales Heat Up for Most Manufacturers

After a month-over-month decline in U.S. auto sales, many automakers switched gears and boosted revenues in July—to the collective tune of 5%.

Register Online to Attend the 2010 Southern Metal Finishing Conference

The 2010 Southern Metal Finishing Conference, sponsored by the International Surface Finishing Academy, has announced that online registration for the annual conference is now open.

Coventya Completes Integration, Consolidation

Coventya, Inc., is pleased to announce the completion of the integration and consolidation of its Oriskany, N.Y., electroless nickel manufacturing production to its Brooklyn Heights, Ohio, facility.

Uyemura Boosts West Coast Resources

Don Walsh, Uyemura director of operations, has announced that Chemithon Surface Finishing, Inc. has been tapped to represent Uyemura in four states as well as one Canadian province.