Industry Trends & Happenings News for February 2010

Industry Trends & Happenings News Archive

NASF Names Christian Richter Executive Vice President NASF Names Christian Richter Executive Vice President

Christian Richter, founder and CEO of The Policy Group, was recently named executive vice president of the National Association for Surface Finishing, or NASF.

Chemical Coaters Association International West Michigan Chapter to Present at SUR/FIN

The West Michigan Chapter of CCAI, the Chemical Coaters Association International, plans to conduct a session at SUR/FIN 2010 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Columbia Chemical Announces ISO Registration Renewal with the Updated ISO 9001:2008 Certificate

Columbia Chemical Corp., one of the world’s largest manufacturers of zinc and zinc-alloy plating additives, is pleased to announce ISO registration renewal with the updated ISO 9001:2008 certificate.

Enthone Names Douglas Kielbasa Technical Service Engineer, U.S. Central Region

Douglas Kielbasa has been named Technical Service Engineer, Performance Coatings, for the U.S. Central Region by Enthone Inc., a business of Cookson Electronics.

Metalformers Expect ‘Steady’ Business Over Short Term Metalformers Expect ‘Steady’ Business Over Short Term

According to the newly released February 2010 Precision Metalforming Association Business Conditions Report, metalforming companies expect conditions to remain fairly steady over the next three months.

U.S. Unemployment Rate Slips Below 10%

The unemployment rate fell from 10 to 9.7 % in January, as nonfarm payroll employment—down 20,000—remained unchanged from the previous month. This according to a recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor.

AESF Helps Finishers Design ‘Custom’ Courses

The AESF Foundation, the educational arm of the National Association for Surface Finishing, is offering finishers customized courses for their employees.

IFH Group Acquires Williams Powder Coating

The Innovative Fluid Handling Group, or IFH, has purchased Phrophetstown, Ill.-based Williams Powder Coating and in the process created a new division called Powder Coaters, LLC.