News for December 2011

News Archive

Fischer Technology Opens West Coast Office Fischer Technology Opens West Coast Office

New San Mateo, Calif., location to provide sales and service support for Fischer Technology customers.

U.S. Industrial Production Dips in November

Drop in output of motor vehicles and parts puts brakes on manufacturing.

Metalformers Bullish About Short-Term Outlook

Precision Metalforming Association members predict a spike in business conditions during the next three months, survey says.

DuPont Affirms Strong Long-Term Growth Outlook

Market-driven innovation remains a primary driver for DuPont headiing into 2012.

OESA Releases Automotive Supplier Barometer

One-quarter of original automotive equipment manufacturers surveyed are 'slightly more optimistic' about business conditions.

Chrysler Group LLC To Re-open Conner Avenue Assembly Plant

Revived Detroit facility to produce the next-generation SRT Viper.

Dow Coating Materials Appoints New GM for North America

Jose Maria Bermudez to lead all aspects of Dow Coating Materials' business, from engineering and manufacturing to sales and customer service.

BASF Announces Kaolin Price Hikes

Increases of up to 7 percent slated for hydrous and calcined products.

Expansion of Pavco Lab Facilities is Under Way

Renovation includes new corrosion lab, clean room, and expanded testing space.

Akzo Nobel Finalizes SSCP Acquisition

Deal enables AkzoNobel to strengthen its position in specialty plastic coatings.

MetoKote Corporation Announces New Leadership

Jeffrey Oravitz elevated from position of vice president of global business development to president and CEO.

MacDermid Expands Global OEM Staff

Pair of new representatives tapped to drive MacDermid's activities relating to Ford Motor Co. and General Motors.

Enthone Taps e-Marketing Communications Manager

Newly created position to oversee development, optimization and content management of Enthone websites.

PCI to Host its Own 'COATING' Show in 2012

Powder Coating Institute ends two-year collaboration with NACE.

Columbia Chemical Taps New Technical Sales Representative for Michigan, Northern Indiana Columbia Chemical Taps New Technical Sales Representative for Michigan, Northern Indiana

Chad Murphy brings more than 17 years of experience in the automotive plating industry.

PMI Index Rises to 52.7% in November

Leading indicator shows manufacturing sector expanded for the 28th consecutive month.

Boeing Opens Fabrication Facility in South Carolina

North Charleston operation will supply Boeing South Carolina with 787 interior components.