Industry Trends & Happenings News for February 2011

Industry Trends & Happenings News Archive

Enthone Automotive Science Corrosion Lab Earns A2LA Accreditation Enthone Automotive Science Corrosion Lab Earns A2LA Accreditation

Achievement reinforces Enthone’s analytical capabilities in support of the company’s customer-driven research and product development activities.

Embraer Opens First Aircraft Final-Assembly Plant in America

Melbourne, Fla., chosen site for Embraer aircraft production facility.

IPC Releases PCB Shipments Report

Printed circuit board activity mostly positive for January.

U.S. Industrial Production Dips in January

Weaker output, plus lower utility consumption impacts U.S. industrial production.

Metalformers’ Report Reflects Optimism Over the Short Term

The latest survey from the Precision Metalforming Association points to a rise in orders during the next three months.

ABMyr Industries Shutting its Doors

After 88 years in business, ABMyr is closing its operations.

Chemetall Acquires Artech Technologies

Chemetall has acquired the assets of Artech Technologies, a specialty chemical company based in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

Wagner Receives Sherwin-Williams Product Innovation Award

The new PrimaSprint Manual Powder Coating unit introduction from Wagner was selected to receive the Sherwin-Williams award.

KECO Opens Second Coatings Facility in Indy

KECO plans to invest $1 million in the facility and hire 50 employees by 2013 in engineering, management, customer service and manufacturing positions. The 40,000-square-foot facility on the city’s west side is adjacent to the downtown Certified Technology Park.

Onset Marketing Announces New Industrial Finishing Accounts Sales Manager

Pete Barth will lead new business sales for industrial finishing accounts.

Chemetall Invests $25 Million in New U.S. Plant

State-of-the-art facility will employ 74 individuals, from workers to supervisors and chemists, in Blackman Township, Mich.

Columbia Chemical Appoints Product Manager for Automotive Columbia Chemical Appoints Product Manager for Automotive

Mark Schario brings more than 30 years of industry experience, specializing in automotive and aerospace finishing.

Curtiss-Wright Corporation Agrees to Acquire BASF’s Surface Technologies Division

Deal would expand Curtiss-Wright’s portfolio of niche coating technologies.

IPC Releases December Printed Circuit Board Report

Rigid PCB orders slow down, but flex bookings and sales rise significantly