Industry Trends & Happenings News for August 2010

Industry Trends & Happenings News Archive

Southern Metal Finishing Conference Keynote Speaker Announced

The International Surface Finishing Academy is pleased to announce that Tonya Vyhlidal of Lincoln Industries will deliver the keynote speech.

Metalformers Anticipate Consistent Business Over the Short Term

According to the August 2010 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metalforming companies expect business conditions to remain fairly steady during the next three months.

CCAI’s Finishing Technologies Pavilion & Conference To Debut at FABTECH 2010

The Chemical Coaters Associatino International Finishing Technologies Pavilion and Conference aims to complete the manufacturing process at FABTECH, North American’s largest show and conference for fabricators, welders, metalformers and finishers, set for Nov. 2-4 in Atlanta.

U.S. Industrial Production Inches Upward in July

A newly released Federal Reserve report showed U.S. industrial production rose 1% in July after having edged down 0.1% in June.

PMI Index Remains Strong in July

Latest PMI report shows economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in July for the 12th consecutive month.

Inaugural NASF Chicago Briefing Set for September

New NASF-sponsored environmental and technology symposium scheduled for Sept. 8, 10:30 a.m.–5 p.m., at the Union League Club of Chicago.

Registration Open for New England Surface Finishing Regional Conference

The 2010 New England Surface Finishing Regional Conference will be held on Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at the Cape Codder Resort and Spa, Hyannis, Mass.

David Crimp Named Executive Vice President, Enthone Europe David Crimp Named Executive Vice President, Enthone Europe

Appointment extends Crimp’s current role as executive vice president of Cookson Electronics’ Alpha business in Europe.

IPC Military Conference Targets D.C.

The IPC Conference for the North American EMS Industry: What It Takes to Supply the Military will kick off at the Embassy Suites in Washington, D.C., Sept. 15, 2010.

U.S. Auto Sales Heat Up for Most Manufacturers U.S. Auto Sales Heat Up for Most Manufacturers

After a month-over-month decline in U.S. auto sales, many automakers switched gears and boosted revenues in July—to the collective tune of 5%.

Register Online to Attend the 2010 Southern Metal Finishing Conference

The 2010 Southern Metal Finishing Conference, sponsored by the International Surface Finishing Academy, has announced that online registration for the annual conference is now open.

Coventya Completes Integration, Consolidation

Coventya, Inc., is pleased to announce the completion of the integration and consolidation of its Oriskany, N.Y., electroless nickel manufacturing production to its Brooklyn Heights, Ohio, facility.

New Roles for PPG Industries Executives

PPG Industries, a leading coatings and specialty products company, recently announced several executive assignments.

Online Hotel Reservations Available for NAI Coating Show in October

Attendees for the upcoming NAI Coating Show in Indianapolis, Ind., are invited to book their hotel reservations online.