Industry Trends & Happenings News for May 2012

Industry Trends & Happenings News Archive

Technic Opens Advanced Technical Center in Hong Kong

Move designed to strengthen technical support of Technic's fast growing business in Asia.

IPC Releases PCB Results for April

Decreases seen in both shipments and bookings for printed circuit boards.

ACA Urges Caution Regarding Aerosol Coatings Regulation in Canada

Leading coatings association warns that premature governmental action could jeopardize efforts in harmonizing regulations between Canada and the U.S.

GM Wentzville Breaks Ground on $380 Million Facility

Plant to accommodate the production of the newly designed Chevrolet Colorado midsize pick-up truck.

LINE-X Protective Coatings Ranks High on G.I. Jobs "Military Friendly Franchises" Listings

Leading developer and provider of high- performance protective coatings recognized for recruiting military personnel.

Therma-Tron-X, Inc. Showcased On TV's “Manufacturing Marvels" program.

Custom paint finishing system designer/fabricator featured in a two-minute “spotlight” of capability and manufacturing ability.

Cytec Initiates Sale Process for Coating Resins Business

Divestiture will allow greater focus on advanced composite materials and separation technology applications.

Quest Specialty Chemicals Names New President & CEO

Doug Mattscheck , formerly with AGY, to take the helm on May 29.

Graco Launches New Website

Redesign improves functionality as well as accessibility on a global level.

U.S. Industrial Production Inches Upward in April

Newly released Federal Reserve report shows reflects 1.1% increase in output; revisions issued for February and March.

AkzoNobel Wins Contracts for Major Brazilian Sporting Arenas AkzoNobel Wins Contracts for Major Brazilian Sporting Arenas

High-performance coating products from Akzo Nobel chosen to refurbish portions of the famed Maracanã Stadium and the Grêmio Arena in Porto Alegre.

PMA Releases May Business Conditions Report

Metalformers anticipate softer sales over the next three months.


1,300 square feet added to meet growing demand.

Integran and Enduro Industries Extend Licensing Agreement

Deal broadened to include other cobalt-based Nanovate (TM) coatings systems and a new field repair process recently developed by Integran.

OESA Releases May Automotive Supplier Barometer Report

Latest survey reflects slightly diminished sentiment—but still strong overall outlook—among automotive supply base.

Technic Launches Website for European Market showcases an expanded product line and region-specific news and events.

Innovators Honored at 2012 American Coatings Show

Four individuals recognized for distinguished service to the industry.

Uyemura International Corporation Announces Field Appointment

George Gallager named applications specialist.

Spray Finishing Technology Workshop Set for Fall

DeVilbiss, Binks and Owens Community College team up to educate coatings professionals.

NAMF New England Chapter Launches New Website

Features include events listings and meeting schedule as well as latest association news.

U.S. Employment Rises by 115,000 Positions in April

Manufacturing sector continues upward trend.

EAG Coatings Solutions Expands Staff

Randy Francisco named general manager; Dennis Buhl appointed business development manager.

Mfg4 2012 Kickoff Keynote Presentation to Target Defense

Neal Orringer, Director of Manufacturing, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy, will discuss the vital importance of a robust U.S. manufacturing sector.

2012 Washington Forum: NASF Earns an A+ for Advocacy

NASF outlines primary objectives for 2012, calls for broader industry support.