News for March 2011

News Archive

TITAN Metal Fabricators Adds New Facility in India

Facility represents TITAN’s first expansion outside the United States.

Enthone Appoints Technical Service Engineer

Mark Hutchinson tapped to cover U.S. Central Region

Unemployment Rate Falls in March

The U.S. economy added 216,000 jobs during the month of March, bringing down the unemployment rate to 8.8%.

Coventya Promotes Brad Durkin

Durkin elevated to director of international product development

IPC Releases February Report

Findings reveal mixed activity among rigid and flexible printed circuit boards

SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts Launches Mold Repair System for Major Automobile Manufacturer

Innovative process enables repairs on the shop floor without having to remove the molds.

PPG Announces Price Hikes on Electrocoat Primers

Global demand, capacity constraints, outages and availability of feedstocks and intermediates are blamed for increases.

Major Automotive Manufacturers Impacted by Crisis in Japan

GM, Honda, Mazda, and Toyota among the manufacturers making adjustments to limit disruptions in the supply chain.

U.S. Industrial Production Dips Slightly in February

After gains during the previous month, U.S. industrial production declined 0.1 percent in February.

Metalformers Encouraged About Short-Term Business Conditions

The recently released Precision Metalformers Association March survey reflects optimism about prospects over the next three months.

Southwest Metal Finishing Introduces Online Request-a-Quote Capability

Fully redesigned website allows customers to outline job parameters, attach drawings and technical documentation.

GFS announces release of 'Aerospace Training Module’ in the Finishing Academy

Module provides detailed information on the different types of aircraft painting facilities.

Cook Composites and Polymers Implements Price Increases

Hikes reflect uptick in raw materials used in the formulation of powder coating resins.

PPG Enters into Agreement with China's Ministry of Education for Training Program

Program demonstrates PPG's commitment to support automotive repair industry training efforts in China.

Boeing Selects Leading Edge for South Carolina 787 Dreamliner Painting

Amarillo, Texas-based Leading Edge boasts high capacity as well as proven painting capabilities.

Columbia Chemical Appoints Matt Schario Technical Support Representative

Schario brings 10-plus years of industry experience with specialization in laboratory analysis.

DuPont, PPG Announce Price Hikes

Suppliers cite cost increases in raw material costs, operating expenses as well as growing inflationary pressures.

Pangborn Group Unveils New Website

Highlights focus on Pangborn Group’s capabilities and experience in key industries.

Thomas Industrial Network Launches Custom SPEC

New online program offers website development and Internet exposure for custom manufacturers and industrial service providers.

The Optimum Time to Sell Your Company and How to Obtain a Premium Price

George Spilka, investment banking specialist, offers his insights.

Palmetto Plating Hosts U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham Palmetto Plating Hosts U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham

Prominent South Carolina politician gets a birds-eye view of the surface finishing industry from a plater's perspective.

Columbia Chemical Joins Pair of Industry Organizations

Prominent supplier of zinc plating additives announces membership in MFAI and NASF.