Industry Trends & Happenings News for September 2011

Industry Trends & Happenings News Archive

EPA Releases Final Health Assessment for TCE

Assessment will also allow for a better understanding of the risks of exposure to TCE—a widely used chlorinated solvent.

Technic Engineered Powders Completes Analytical Laboratory Renovations

Investment supports Technic’s commitment to new product development and quality control.

INCERTEC Expands Custom Plating Operations to Mexico

Fridley, Minn.-based finisher now poised to better service California clients.

Boeing, ANA Celebrate First 787 Dreamliner Delivery Boeing, ANA Celebrate First 787 Dreamliner Delivery

Made from composite materials, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is the first mid-size airplane capable of flying long-range routes.

Fabricators, Metalformers Are Keen On Fourth-Quarter Outlook

Uptick in shipments and orders combined with fewer layoffs fuel optimism about short-term business conditions.

Rick Holland, Columbia Chemical's VP, Announces Retirement Rick Holland, Columbia Chemical's VP, Announces Retirement

Industry veteran calls it a career after 33 years with Columbia.

PPG Holds Premiere Electrocoat Conference in China

Event signals PPG's plans to bring more advanced technologies and ‘green’ products to customers in China.

Volkswagen Names Metokote Service Parts Coater of Choice

MetoKote Corporation Earns Volkswagen Group of America's Service Parts E-coat Business for U.S.-Built Passat

SERFILCO Announces Management Changes

Silvio Pioli replaces Jack Berg as CEO; Michael Berg and James Berg earn promotions.

Industrial Production Up 0.2 Percent in August Industrial Production Up 0.2 Percent in August

Modest gains seen among key sectors, including automotive, aerospace, and electronics.

Dow Coating Names West Coast Sales Manager

In his new role, Michael Lewis is responsible for advancing all aspects of Dow Coating Materials’ sales operations across the western region of North America.

Prototek Sheet Metal Fabrication Expands Capabilities

Prominent New Hampshire fabricator adds powder coating and plating services to roster.

Machine Tool Sales On Pace to Exceed 2011 Forecast

July U.S. manufacturing technology orders up more than 92 percent over June 2010, leading associations report.

Caterpillar Prefers PPG

Heavy-duty industrial equipment manufacturer selects PPG Industries as sole coating supplier for North Little Rock, Ark., plant.

GM Sales in China Rise 13.4 Percent

Achievement sets August record for GM and joint venture partner.

PMI Index Dips to 50.6 in August PMI Index Dips to 50.6 in August

Manufacturing still expanding, but rate of growth is slowing down

New York-based Trojan Powder Coating Opens Facility in Sarasota, Fla.

Certified applicator and coater of resin-based powder coatings expands to meet demands of customers in the Southeast.

Chromalloy Names Will Zmyndak Director of Operations Chromalloy Names Will Zmyndak Director of Operations

Industry veteran to oversee operations at Chromalloy's Orangeburg, N.Y., facility.