Industry Trends & Happenings News for November 2012

Industry Trends & Happenings News Archive

Protech/Oxyplast Group Announces Expansion

Montreal-based leader in powder coatings reaches agreement to purchase select assets of Erie, Pa.-based Thermoclad Company.

Enthone Shanghai Technical and Manufacturing Center to be Unveiled at SFChina Exhibition Enthone Shanghai Technical and Manufacturing Center to be Unveiled at SFChina Exhibition

$30 million, 42,000 sq. meter facility to house a raw material and finished goods warehouse, manufacturing building, and a technology center.

U.S. Naval Facility Adopts Alternative Parts Cleaning System

“Agitation-based” washing machine provides environmentally friendly, cost-effective way to clean aircraft wheel bearings and other critical components.

American Coatings Association Revives Regional Government Relations Programs

Dormant ACA paint councils reinstated in Florida, Kentucky, Minnesota and Ohio.

Integran and Dynatronix Expand Partnership

Latest cooperative sales and marketing agreement creates opportunity for Integran and Dynatronix to commercialize nanomaterial electroplating processes.

Columbia Chemical Participates in Manufacturing Road Show

Prominent zinc plating additives supplier gives ninth-grade students educational tour of its facilities.

Everyone’s a Winner at FABTECH 2012 Everyone’s a Winner at FABTECH 2012

Mega-manufacturing event pleases show organizers and exhibitors alike.

U.S. Industrial Production Declines in October

Hurricane Sandy, which held down industrial production in the Northeast region at the end of October, is estimated to have reduced the rate of change in total output by nearly 1 percentage point.

Manufacturing: The Little Engine That Just Won't Quit

Recent softening in manufacturing sector doesn't necessarily translate into long-term stagnation.

PPG Refinish Products Earn Good Housekeeping Seal

ENVIROBASE High Performance, AQUABASE Plus coatings backed by trusted symbol of quality.

Precision Metalforming Association Releases November Report

Member companies predict "Slow and steady" movement over the short term.

Scores Descend on New England Surface Finishing Regional

Metal finishers and suppliers convene for networking, education and entertainment.

Plasmatreat North America Opens New Sales/Technical Center

New 6000 ft² facility features the latest equipment for atmospheric plasma cleaning, activation and coating processes.

NASF Honors Industry Veteran, William Nebiolo

Product Manager for REM Surface Engineering recognized for his dedication and service to the industry.

AZ Technology Plays Critical Role in Space Mission

Special electrically conductive coating provides protection for Mars Curiosity Rover.

Powder Coating Institute Board Approves New Executive Director

Dave Lurie, previously 'co-executive director,' assumes full-time role at PCI.

Osborn Celebrates 125 Years

Leading supplier of surface treatment solutions and high-quality finishing tools reaches significant milestone.

Coventya Expands Product Management Team

Rick Rauppius, 21-year industry veteran, named international product manager.

U.S. Economy Adds 171,000 Jobs in October

Most gains seen in professional and business services, health care, and retail trade; manufacturing holds steady.