Industry Trends & Happenings News for January 2012

Industry Trends & Happenings News Archive

GM To Build $200 Million Stamping Facility in Texas GM To Build $200 Million Stamping Facility in Texas

Facility will produce large stamping components for the next generation of full-size Chevrolet Tahoes, Suburbans, GMC Yukons and Cadillac Escalades.

IPC Releases Printed Circuit Board Results for December 2011

Rigid PCB shipments offer 3.6 percent, but bookings increased 0.1 percent compared to the same period a year ago.

DENSO and Yazaki Corporations Plead Guilty to Automotive Parts Price Fixing

Auto parts suppliers agree to pay a total of $548 million in criminal fines.

Fanta/Napco/Udylite Acquires New Holland Spin Dryer Product Line Fanta/Napco/Udylite Acquires New Holland Spin Dryer Product Line

Distribution networks for the dryers will remain intact.

Haviland Products Company Expands Staff; Announces Promotion

Rachel Cheng named Senior Research and Development Chemist; Rob Pawson promoted to Regional Sales Manager for the South/Southwest Regions.

Chromalloy Connecticut Facility Receives AOE Certification

AOE certificate allows Chromalloy turbine repair station to provide component repairs for Japan's All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines.

U.S. Industrial Production Rises 0.4 Percent in December

Increase caps 10th consecutive quarterly gain.

IPC APEX Expo To Address Timely Regulatory Issues

Industry experts to discuss pending conflict materials regulations at IPC APEX next month.

Coventya Advances International Product Management Program

Developments include enhancement of plating on plastics line.

PPG Completes Acquisition of Colpisa

Purchase of Colombian coatings company expands PPG's presence in the region.

METALAST and Dipsol of America Form Distribution Partnership

Dipsol gets aluminum anodizing chemicals and pre- and post-treatment products; METALAST broadens its reach.

Happy 40th Birthday, Witt Lining Systems!

Family-owned manufacturer of flexible PVC liners attributes longevity to customer service, relationships, and its employees.

U.S.Auto Sales Ramp Up More Than 18% in December U.S.Auto Sales Ramp Up More Than 18% in December

Automotive manufacturers capped off a robust 2011, with the vast majority experiencing double-digit gains in the final month of the year.

Manufacturing Technology Orders Up 73.9% from 2010

Statistics provide evidence that manufacturing industries are investing in capital metalworking equipment.

Columbia Chemical Announces 100% Employee Ownership

Move will allow Columbia Chemical to remain independent and flexible, principals said.

American Coatings Association To Publish U.S. Industry Market Analysis

Comprehensive report aims to assist companies in making important tactical and strategic business decisions.

U.S. Unemployment rate dips to 8.5% in December

Job gains occurred in manufacturing sector, transportation and warehousing, retail trade, health care, and mining.

Minnesota Paint and Powder Coating EXPO 2012 Set for Spring

Twin Cities Chapter of Chemical Coaters Association International and the Minnesota Technical Assistance Program at the University of Minnesota to host organic finishing event on March 15.

OM Group Acquires Rahu Catalytics

Purchase Bolsters OM Group's Specialty Chemicals Segment

PPG Commercializes AEROCRON Electrocoat Primer for Aerospace Use

Proven process affords quality, application, environmental, and performance benefits, PPG says.

Enthone Expands Marketing Staff

Denise Fucci named Manager of e-Marketing Communications, Enthone