Automotive News for January 2013

Automotive News Archive

BASF Breaks Ground on New Automotive Coatings Plant in Shanghai BASF Breaks Ground on New Automotive Coatings Plant in Shanghai

State-of-the-art facility will complement the BASF's existing plant in Shanghai, which has been operating for more than 15 years.

DuPont Opens 'Innovation Center' in Geneva

Facility designed to provide an environment for collaboration with customers, government, academia and business partners.

Women in Manufacturing SUMMIT 2013 Heads to Detroit in October

Launch party to take place in February at The Henry Autograph Collection Hotel in Dearborn, Mich.

Executive Moves at Enthone Americas

Jason Maupin promoted to vice president; Terry Copeland named vice president, commercial business development.

Automotive OEMs are Riding the Wave

Latest OESA member survey reflects more optimism than pessimism about business conditions.

Prismatic Powders Expands You Tube Video Gallery Prismatic Powders Expands You Tube Video Gallery

Custom presentations showcase a variety of unique powder coating colors—all shot on real-world applications.

Executive Moves at Enthone Americas

Jason Maupin promoted to vice president; Terry Copeland named vice president, commercial business development.

BASF to Unveil Industry-Specific Portfolio at the European Coatings Show

More than 15 new BASF products positioned as solutions for current market needs.

Kennametal introduces 'Stellite' division Kennametal introduces 'Stellite' division

Following its acquisition of UK-based Deloro Stellite, Kennametal has added a new business unit, Kennametal Stellite.

Columbia Chemical Adds Technical Sales Representative

Dave Boogaard, 16-year plating industry veteran, to cover the Southern Ohio, Central-Southern Indiana, and Kentucky territories.

U.S. Industrial Production Rises Slightly in December U.S. Industrial Production Rises Slightly in December

The output of durable consumer goods increased, as gains in automotive products and in home electronics more than offset declines in the indices for appliances, furniture, and carpeting and miscellaneous durable goods.

Pioneer Metal Finishing LLC Acquires Parts Finishing Group

Sprawling Michigan operation is the latest addition to Pioneer's stable.

Atotech Expands TechCenters In China, South Korea and Taiwan

Facilities enhanced to provide improved customer sampling, testing and analysis, as well as qualification runs under production- scale conditions.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Shows Gain of 155,000 positions in December

Modest increase seen in manufacturing employment, but overall unemployment rate remains unchanged at 7.8 percent.

BASF and Nissan Announce Streamlined Processes

BASF, which supplies Nissan with coatings and paints for the Pathfinder and Infiniti models at its Smyrna plant in Tennessee, expands that offering to include e-coat, basecoat, and clearcoat.