News for April 2011

News Archive

Metco Metal Finishing Announces Nadcap Accreditation

Certification assures the global aerospace and defense contractor industries that Metco conforms to their strict guidelines.

Boeing to Fight NLRB Complaint Regarding South Carolina Assembly Plant

Boeing, disputing union measure, claims the right to build additional U.S. production capacity outside of the Puget Sound region.

Metco Metal Finishing Announces New ISO Certification

Achievement reflects Metco Metal Finishing's focus on operational consistency and continual improvement.

U.S. Industrial Production Inches Upward in March

Uptick in automotive, aerospace, and transportation equipment manufacturing drives 0.8% increase in U.S. industrial production

Cleveland Vibrator Company Announces Senior Executive Leadership

Two long-time executives are promoted; new VP of strategic development named.

New England Regional Conference Makes Donation to the NASF Government Relations Fund

Annual contribution reflects ongoing support of NASF's efforts on the regulatory front

Missed Opportunities at the Washington Forum

Despite a consistently robust conference program, many finishers and suppliers are choosing not to participate in this important industry event.

Columbia Chemical Awarded 1st Place in Wellness@Work Recognition Program

Honor recognizes Columbia Chemical as one of the top companies in Northern Ohio working to improve employee health and overall quality of life on the job.

Dürr Corporation Reaches Milestone Dürr Corporation Reaches Milestone

5000th robotic painting unit from Dürr Corporation sold to Volkswagen Taubate.

Atotech Holds Grand Opening of TechCenter Expansion in Rock Hill, S.C. Atotech Holds Grand Opening of TechCenter Expansion in Rock Hill, S.C.

Expanded prototyping, testing, and training facility features state-of-the-art plating lines as well as analytical and material science labs.

Graco to Acquire the Finishing Businesses of ITW

Purchase advances Graco's core growth strategies while providing a leading position in industrial powder paint equipment sector

U.S. Automotive Sales Continue Acceleration in March

Car sales climb 17% in March despite steadily rising fuel prices.

PMA Releases Monthly Survey Results

Metalformers anticipate slower activity over the next three months, PMA report shows

Columbia Chemical Featured as KORUS Success Story

Supplier recognized as valued exporter of zinc and zinc alloy plating additives to Korea.

New England NAMF Chaper Hosts Event for Suppliers

Annual 'Suppliers' Night" meeting offers educational, networking opportunities

ITW Gema Holds Technology Open House and Seminar

Event introduces ITW Gema partners to the latest Color Change Technology

Metal Finishing Expands 'Ask the Expert' Program

Jim Wetherald to tackle electroless nickel-related questions