Industry Trends & Happenings News for May 2011

Industry Trends & Happenings News Archive

Printed Circuit Board Shipments Rise in April, IPC Report Finds

Forward PCB bookings, however, are down due to seasonal trends.

Enthone Appoints Robert J. Haskins Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director, Asia

20-plus-year industry veteran and former Enthone employee brings valuable expertise in PWB fabrication and assembly markets.

SERFILCO Sees SUR/FIN as an Opportunity to Educate

A worldwide leader in dependability, technical support, and design for 50 years, SERFILCO brings its expertise to SUR/FIN, where it plans to teach platers and dealers the most up-to-date methods to carbon treat to effectively keep organics out of the plating solution.

U.S. Industrial Production Holds Steady in May

Latest Federal Reserve Report shows industrial production in the United States was unchanged in April after increasing 0.7 percent in March.

Metalformers Bracing for a Slowdown

The latest Precision Metalforming Association Business Conditions Report forecasts softer sales activity during the next three months.

Marko Duffy Named President of the NAMF New England Chapter

Duffy, a 32-year industry veteran and MacDermid rep, earns unanimous vote.

AkzoNobel expands its US Automotive Repair Distribution Network

The deal will involve the divestment of approximately 40 AkzoNobel-owned stores to LKQ Corporation.

U.S. Economy Adds 244,000 Jobs in April

Manufacturing sector accounts for 29,000 on the strength of machinery, primary metals, and computer and electronic products.

Technic Inc. and STS Switzerland Announce Joint Agreement

Deal gives Technic exclusive distribution rights for STS vibratory equipment products in North America and Europe.

A Visit to PCX 2011 A Visit to PCX 2011

John Durkee, Metal Finishing's "Cleaning Times" columnist, recaps his experience at PCX 2011.

Reliant Aluminum Products Joins The Aluminum Association

Leading industry group welcomes Reliant Aluminum Products, LLC, the exclusive North American supplier of Clariant colorants and additives for aluminum anodizing and finishing.

April PMI Index Hits 60.4

Purchasing survey results bode well for manufacturing.

Latest IPC Report Shows Mixed Electronics Activity

Shipments and bookings for printed circuit boards were not aligned in March, IPC report shows.

Enthone Introduces Decorative and Hard Chrome PFOS-Free Processes

Family of wetting agents and fume suppressants addresses pending U.S. EPA rules.