Automotive News for October 2011

Automotive News Archive

Columbia Chemical Promotes Mark Schario

Thirty-year industry veteran elevated to the position of Vice President, Technologies.

Coventya Promotes Mike Kelly

Manager of the U.S. Protective product line will also oversee global Key Industry Management efforts.

Paint Suppliers, Chemical Producers Report Third-Quarter Earnings

Higher selling prices, combined with key market sector activity, drive earnings for the majors.

PMI Index Rises to 51.6% in September

Slight uptick seen in key barometer of confidence among inventory purchasing executives.

U.S. Industrial Production Increased in September U.S. Industrial Production Increased in September

Index rises 0.2 percent, largely on the strength of durable goods manufacturing and mining.

Chrysler Group Shores Up Paint Operations Chrysler Group Shores Up Paint Operations

Sterling Heights assembly plant to receive $165 million investment

PPG Unveils SEMA 2011 Preview PPG Unveils SEMA 2011 Preview

Surface coatings specialist's booth to reflect a 'collision shop' theme; industry stars, radical rods and bikes are also on tap.

Toyota Approves PPG Matte Clearcoat for New Lexus LFA Supercar Toyota Approves PPG Matte Clearcoat for New Lexus LFA Supercar

PPG's GLOBAL REFINISH SYSTEM(R) D8113 clearcoat is the first to pass Toyota’s rigorous specification criteria for the exclusive $400,000 car’s signature matte black finish.

U.S. Auto Sales Up Almost 10% in September U.S. Auto Sales Up Almost 10% in September

Automakers report higher gains in light truck sales vs. passenger vehicles; luxury manufacturers continue record-breaking streak.

Chromalloy Names Carlo Luzzato Its New President

Seasoned energy industry business professional tapped to take Chromalloy to the 'next level'

AkzoNobel Seals the Deal on Schramm Holding AG

AkzoNobel completes acquisition of more than 95 percent of Schramm Holding AG shares.

Second Quarter U.S. GDP Revised Upward

Real gross domestic product in the United States increased at an annual rate of 1.3%, slightly higher than previous estimate.