Industry Trends & Happenings News for June 2010

Industry Trends & Happenings News Archive

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.

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.

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.

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!