News for June 2010

News Archive

Mid-West Powder Coating Expands Operations

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

American Finishing Resources Establishes Stock Hook Division

Chilton, Wis.-based coating specialist responds to consumer demands for additional products and services.

Witt Lining Systems, Magnum Agencies, and MacDermid Form Distribution Partnership

Magnum and MacDermid Australia will cover Witt Lining's drop-in tank liner sales throughout Australia and New Zealand.

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.

Technic Launches Updated and Expanded Website

Technic, based in Cranston, Rhode Island, is pleased to announce the launch of a comprehensive redesign of its website, www.technic.com. The new site features industry links and resources as well as expanded content, videos, product search capabilities and more.

Poly Products Promotes Jeff Kubiak Poly Products Promotes Jeff Kubiak

Poly Products is proud to announce the promotion of Jeff Kubiak from sales manager to the position of vice president of sales. Kubiak, a 14-year veteran with Poly Products, has been with the company since it was purchase by Senney Enterprises in 1996.

NASF Doles Out Industry Awards at SUR/FIN 2010

Surface finishing Industry standouts were honored at a special ceremony at SUR/FIN 2010 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

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.

AESF Announces Fall Training Schedule

Environmental stewardship, hard chrome plating techniques are among the main topics in AESF's fall training lineup.

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.

IPC Event Draws Parallels Between National Defense and North American PCB Market

IPC Technology Interchange links printed circuit board development with DoD readiness.

PCI Hall of Fame Award Goes to Ken Kreeger

Ken Kreeger, Former Nordson Corp. Executive, Honored at PCI Annual Meeting

Final Countdown to SUR/FIN 2010!

SUR/FIN 2010, set for June 14-17 at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Mich., is literally right around the corner. Register today and be a part of something big!

IPC Expo Draws Thousands

The Association Connecting Electronic Industries, IPC, reported a 10% increase in attendance during, ironically, the 10th anniversary of its annual APEX EXPO, held in Las Vegas in April.

Final Countdown to SUR/FIN 2010!

SUR/FIN 2010, set for June 14-17 at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Mich., is literally right around the corner. Register today and be a part of something big!