Industry Trends & Happenings News for June 2011

Industry Trends & Happenings News Archive

PPG Marketing Initiative Positions Manufacturer as a ‘Surfaces’ Company

Initiative communicates competencies in innovation, sustainability, color leadership.

DuPont Industrial CoatingSolutions Announces New Thermoplastic Powder Coatings

Partnership with The Thermoclad Company aims to support delivery of top-performing products.

IPC Releases May 2011 Printed Circuit Board Report

Rigid PCB shipments were flat, but flexible circuit deliveries surged 14 percent, survey shows.

Boeing Opens New 787 Vertical Fin Assembly Line in Salt Lake City, Utah

Facility supports fabrication activities across all Boeing Commercial Airplane models.

Enthone Announces enGage™ Winner

Hanie Miri, vice president of engineering at Precision Plating Company, wins tablet in drawing held at Enthone's booth at SUR/FIN 2011,

The Good Doctor’s Not-So-Good Economic Prognosis

Dr. Ken Mayland, president of Clearview Economics, advised SUR/FIN 2011 attendees to brace for a long period of stagnation.

Reliant Finishing Systems Reports Record First Quarter 2011 Profits

Increase attributed to a combination of disciplined spending and significantly larger sales volume.

AkzoNobel Enters Supply Partnership with Guangxi CAVA Titanium Industry Co. Ltd

Deal with Akzo Nobel is designed to secure TiO2 supply to meet growing demand in Asia.

Industrial Production Up Only Slightly in May

A newly released report from the U.S. Department of Commerce showed industrial production rose 01. percent in May—the second consecutive month with little or no gain.

Metalformers Foresee ‘Steady’ Conditions Over the Short Term

The newly released June 2011 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report indicates that 50% of companies surveyed predict activity will remained unchanged over the course of the next three months.

Lockheed Martin Space Systems to Eliminate Approximately 1,200 Positions

Sites impacted reflect areas where several of Lockheed Martin's major programs are transitioning out of development.

NASF Doles Out Awards of Recognition at SUR/FIN 2011

Several individuals representing various sectors of the surface finishing industry were honored for their contributions during a special ceremony at SUR/FIN 2011 in Rosemont, Ill.

Enthone Appoints Jonathan Timms Director of Marketing, Performance Coatings - Asia

Twenty-year industry veteran tapped to lead Enthone Asia Performance Coatings' Marketing Team in delivering industry-centric coating solutions for key end-use sectors.

Nordson Corporation Opens New Chinese Demo Center

Nordson Corporation has announced the opening of a new demo center in Dongguan, China, that will further the company's ability to meet the needs of customers in its Advanced Technology Systems operating segment.

Enthone and Amy Tsang Honored At China Enterprises Awards

Top Ten “International Electroplating Brand” and “Most Influential People” Recognitions

Unemployment Rate Holds at 9.1% in May

The U.S. economy created only 54,000 jobs in May, putting a damper on the momentum generated over the past few months.

Boeing Announces Workforce Reductions in Space Exploration Division

Layoffs are a result of the planned completion of the Space Shuttle program.

Miles Chemical Obtains ISO 9001:2008 Certification for Anaheim, Calif., Facility

West Coast chemical distributor earns fourth quality certification through CMTC assistance.

Enthone Appoints Henri Sep Director of Marketing, Performance Coatings - Europe

Sep to lead the Enthone European Marketing Team in delivering industry-centric coating solutions to OEMs, applicators, and job shops.

ZESTRON Teams Up with Aqueous Technologies and Henkel to Host Cleaning Workshop

Free one-day workshop set for June 14 at Henkel Electronic Materials in Irvine, Calif.

May PMI Index Reflects Strength in Manufacturing

Institute for Supply Management’s key index shows U.S. manufacturing continues to expand, albeit more slowly.