28th June 2017

DYNAPOWER BOOSTS SALES AND EXECUTIVE TEAM

Dynapower, which manufactures power electronics for metal finishing, electrowinning for mining, and electrochemical production, has named a group of new executives.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS FOR RADTECH

RadTech International North America is inviting abstracts for the RadTech UV+EB Technology & Conference 2018, scheduled for May 7-9, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, IL

VENJAKOB SHOWCASES AUTOMATION AT LIGNA

Venjakob used the recent LIGNA trade fair to showcase the VEN Spray Smart, Comfort and Perfect spray painting machines as well as the VARIO robot technology, all of them competing under the theme of the Le Mans 24 Hours Race.

SAMES KREMLIN OPEN HOUSE

SAMES KREMLIN, designers and manufacturers of a wide range of process equipment, hosted an open house for its distributor network in early May at its Plymouth, MI, headquarters.

RADTECH 2018 ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

RadTech returns next year to the Hyatt Regency O'Hare Hotel in Rosemont, IL. Dates for the the RadTech UV+EB Technology Expo & Conference are May 7-9, 2018.

RADTECH 2018 CALLS FOR PAPERS

RadTech International North America is inviting submission of abstracts for the RadTech UV+EB Technology & Conference 2018. This is scheduled for May 7-9, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, IL.

GORDIE HOWE BRIDGE GETS GREEN LIGHT

Windsor's proposed Gordie Howe International Bridge will begin construction by summer 2018, it has been announced.

MANUTROL MOVES OFFICES

Manutrol Inc. has moved its offices from Montreal to Burlington, ON.

SYSTEM TRACKS OVEN CURE

The newest generation DATAPAQ EasyTrack3 system is for profiling the oven cure of painted and powder-coated products.

ECOAT 18 DATES FINALIZED

ECOAT 18, the main technical conference for electrocoaters, will be held next year in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. The location is the Innisbrook Golf and Spa Resort, and the dates are April 24-26, 2018.

 

IHEA HOLDING SEMINARS IN SEPTEMBER

The Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) will hold its 2017 Fall Seminars at the Westin Poinsett Hotel in Greenville, SC, on September 19 and 20. 

IWATA HAS NEW CANADIAN IMPORTER

Canadian Precision Coatings Inc. (CPC) is the new, official importer of all Iwata, EMM (Colad), and RTi products in Canada. It will also be distributing some additional supplies and accessories complementary to these lines.  

OPA TO HOLD NIGHT AT THE RACES

The Ontario Painting Contractors Association is holding its 24th annual Night at the Races on Friday, March 31. It is being held at the Woodbine Racetrack in northwest Toronto.

CALL FOR SPEAKERS FOR FABTECH

Organizers of FABTECH 2017 have issued a call for speakers. This year's show is being held from November 6-9 at Chicago's McCormick Place.

RADTECH LAUNCHES ONLINE CURING COURSE

RadTech is launching an online course called UV/EB Chemistry Fundamentals. This free, email-based course features eight lessons sent in a weekly email.

ELECTROMETALS BECOMES EMEW CORP.

Electrometals Canada Inc. has officially changed its name to emew corporation.

ALBEMARLE COMPLETES CHEMETALL SALE

Albermarle Corp. has announced successful completion of the previously declared sale of its Chemetall Surface Treatment business and related assets to BASF, for proceeds of approximately US$3.2-billion.

DYNAMIX CELEBRATES TEN YEARS IN BUSINESS

Dynamix Inc. (Markham, ON) celebrated the company's 10th anniversary on November 26.

SUR/FIN ABSTRACTS DEADLINE APPROACHES

The deadline for submitting abstracts for SUR/FIN 2017 is close. Organizers have asked for all to be in by December 23.

FABTECH 2017 FEATURED 1500 COMPANIES

FABTECH 2016, which ran from November 16 to 19, welcomed 1,500 exhibiting companies and a total of 31,110 attendees from over 120 countries.

NORDSON HOLDS DISTRIBUTOR SUMMIT

Nordson Corprecently hosted its first Distributor Summit.  This event gathered Nordson’s liquid and powder distributor network at its Amherst, OH, campus.

FABTECH ANNOUNCES EVENTS PROGRAM

This year’s Fabtech show takes place November, 16-18 in Las Vegas. The organizers recently announced a series of special events happening throughout its three days.

IHEA HOLDING ONLINE PROCESS HEATING COURSE

The Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) will be holding its six-week Fundamentals of Industrial Process Heating Online Learning Course, starting on October 16.

ELECTROCOAT ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

The Electrocoat Association has launched a new website.

ENBRIDGE TO MERGE WITH SPECTRA ENERGY

The merger of Calgary's Enbridge Inc. with Texas-based Spectra Energy will create the largest energy infrastructure company in North America, with an estimated market value of $127-billion. The move was announced on September 6.

ELECTROCOATING SEMINAR PROGRAM

The Electrocoat Association and the Chemical Coaters Association International have announced the 2016 Electrocoating Seminar, scheduled for October 4-5 at the Embassy Suites Des Moines Downtown Hotel in Des Moines, IA.

 

HEATING SOURCEBOOK OFFERED FOR DOWNLOAD

Improving Process Heating System Performance: A Sourcebook for Industry, Third Edition, is now available for download.  This Sourcebook is part of an initiative under the US Department of Energy (DOE) Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) and the Industrial Heating Equipment Association.

DEFELSKO TO HOST SSPC TRAINING COURSES

DeFelsko has been selected to host several training events for the Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC). The courses begin this November at its headquarters in Ogdensburg, NY.

FILTERTECH BUYS US CENTRIFUGE

Filtertech, Inc., located in Manlius NY, has recently acquired US Centrifuge Systems.

CASF GOLF TOURNAMENT

The Canadian Association for Surface Finishing is holding its second annual golf tournament on Wednesday, September 14.

US MANUFACTURING STATS SHOW SMALL DROP

The latest US Manufacturing Technology Orders report from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology – shows that orders for April 2016 were down 27.5 percent compared to the same month last year.

NEW NAME FOR FIELDING ENVIRONMENTAL

Fielding Chemical Technologies (Mississauga, ON) is operating under a new name, Fielding Environmental.

INNOVATIVE FINISHING WINS FANUC AWARD

Innovative Finishing Solutions Inc. (Orangeville, ON) has again won the Sales Leadership Award at this year’s FANUC America 2016 Authorized System Integrator conference held in Orlando, FL.

US MANUFACTURING ORDERS GROW

The US Manufacturing Technology Orders report (USMTO) for March 2016 showed that orders grew 36.9 percent compared to the previous month. However, orders still were down 11.8 percent compared to March 2015, and stand at 15.0 percent down year-to-date compared to the same point in 2015.

CALIFORNIA OKAYS FUME CONTROL COMPOUND

The California Air Resources Board has announced its approval of Hunter Chemical Fume Control HCA-8.4 for use in decorative chrome plating and chromic acid anodizing operations located in California.

DATES NAMED FOR 2017 CHEM SHOW

The biennial Chem Show returns to the Javits Center in New York City in October of next year.

WALTER SURFACE TECHNOLOGIES REPEATS EMPLOYER AWARD

Walter Surface Technologies, a global supplier of surface treatment technologies, has been selected as one of  Mediacorp Canada Inc.’s Top Small & Medium Employers for a second year in a row.

HEMPEL LAUNCHES TAPS DIGITAL APP

Global coatings supplier Hempel has launched its Trusted Asset Protection Survey (TAPS) Digital Application in North America

FRASER TO DELIVER FABTECH KEYNOTE

Retired Canadian Army Maj. Gen. David Fraser, chief operating officer of INKAS Armored Vehicle Manufacturing, will deliver the opening keynote speech at this year's Fabtech Canada show in Toronto.

CCAI OPENS STUDENT MEMBERSHIPS

The CCAI board of directors has approved the addition of a student membership category, to help generate interest in the finishing industry among students.

AXALTA LAUNCHES ONLINE LEARNING IN CANADA

Axalta Coating Systems has launched the Axalta Learning Campus in Canada.

JET EDGE OPENS AFTERMARKET DIVISION

Jet Edge, Inc. (St. Michael, MN), has launched a new aftermarket waterjet parts division, Choice Waterjet Parts, Inc.

PROGRAM ANNOUNCED FOR ACS CONFERENCE

 The Conference sessions for the American Coatings Show have now been finalized.

JBC SURFACE FINISHING TO REP PLATING ELECTRONIC

Plating Electronic GmbH (Denzlingen, Germany) has appointed JBC Surface Finishing Systems Ltd. as the authorized Canadian partner for its DC and pulse-reverse power supplies.

CCAI OPENS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Chemical Coaters Association International is now accepting applications for the 2016 Matt Heuertz Scholarship Program.

ELCOMETER CONSOLIDATES MANUFACTURING IN UK

Elcometer, which supplies coating inspection, physical test equipment and ultrasonic NDT products, has decided to consolidate the Group’s European manufacturing and CNC machining operations in Manchester, UK.

FABTECH TO FOCUS ON TRAINING SESSIONS

A key part of Fabtech Canada 2016 in March will be the conference segment of the event, which will feature speakers addressing training from a practical standpoint.

FABTECH 2016 CALL FOR PAPERS

The show is many months away, but Fabtech 2016 has issued its call for speakers for this year's show and conference.

OPA NIGHT AT THE RACES

The Ontario Paint Association will hold its annual Night at the Races on Friday, April 1.

FABTECH FINISHING PAVILION BROKE RECORDS

The Finishing Pavilion and Conference organized by the Chemical Coaters Association International at Fabtech 2015 in November broke records set the previous year.

UK PROJECT STUDIES THIN-FILM COATINGS

Teer Coatings, Cobham Technical Services and The Open University in the UK will develop a practical tool for simulating sputter coating, thus helping deliver a right-first-time process.

WAGNER GROUP BUYS C. A. TECHNOLOGIES

The Wagner Group has acquired C.A. Technologies LLC, of Louisville, CO, a US manufacturer of spray guns and paint finishing equipment.

NOMINATIONS WANTED FOR HALL OF FAME

Products Finishing magazine wants to hear about historically significant individuals who were instrumental in the development and growth of the electroplating industry for induction into the Electroplating Hall of Fame.

ENTHONE LAUNCHES ALKALINE ZINC-NICKEL PROCESS

Enthone has introduced an alkaline zinc-nickel process engineered to consistently deliver high throughput plating in bulk operations, on complex parts commonly used in automotive and other high value applications.

CONTINUING THE BUMPY RIDE

Earl Sweet, managing director and senior economist, BMO Capital Markets, told the Canadian Association for Surface Finishing’s conference on November 18 that while there we should expect moderate improvement in 2016, “the risks are skewed to the downside.”

OPCA CHRISTMAS LUNCH

The Ontario Painting Contractors Association is holding its Christmas Lunch on Wednesday, December 2.

ONTARIO MOVES AHEAD ON AIR STANDARDS

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment is continuing to progress with its Metal Finishers Industry Standards and Registration Process. This program was initiated in 2011, at the instigation of the Canadian Association for Surface Finishing (CASF).

EUROPE'S LEAD DOMINATES TOXICITY RULES

Regulation of toxic substances used to be done on a country-by-country basis. This has changed significantly in the past dozen years, as European Union’s REACH system (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and restriction of Chemicals) has had knock-on effects globally.

FABTECH DRAWS RECORD NUMBERS

FABTECH 2015 welcomed more than 1,700 exhibiting companies and a total of 43,836 attendees from over 90 countries last week at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

WILDEN REACHES 60-YEAR MILESTONE

Wilden, the developer of air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pump technology, is celebrating its 60-year anniversary in 2015.

NY LANDMARK GETS MAKEOVER

Long neglected, the New York State Pavilion’s ‘Tent of Tomorrow’ has been returned to its original yellow color, following to a pro-bono paint job worth approximately $3.25-million.

CAF BROADENS APPRENTICE SKILLS

A new labour mobility tool for apprentices has been introduced by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) in Ottawa.

WESTERN WOODWORKING SHOW HAILED AS SUCCESS

Organizers of Canada Woodworking west, held October 7 and 8 at Tradex in Abbotsford, BC, are hailing the show as a success.

AMT REPORTS DROP IN METALS MANUFACTURING

The Association For Manufacturing Technology (McLean, VA) reports that manufacturing technology orders in the US in August totaled $285.92-million. This figure, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was down 10.2 percent from July’s $318.48-million.

ROOFING SYSTEM ADDRESSES LEAKAGE PROBLEM

Belzona (Harrogate, UK, and Miami, FL) uses a combination of its 3000 series materials to deal with deteriorated roofs. While the principle involved is hardly new, the materials combination is.

CHEMFIL REPOSITIONS AFTER SALE TO PPG

Chemfil Canada (Windsor, ON) has shifted the focus of its operations, as its pretreatment and total chemical management (TCM) businesses have now been sold to PPG.

CCAI FABTECH FINISHING PAVILION SOLD OUT

Two months before the doors open at Fabtech, the Chemical Coaters Association International Finishing Pavilion is completely sold out.

GLOBAL E-COAT MARKET GROWING

The global e-coat business, a new report says, is at US$2.87-billion. And by 2020, it will hit $3.69-billion.

AMERICAN PLATING POWER PARTNERS WITH SERVICE FILTRATION CANADA

American Plating Power (Fort Myers, FL) has enlisted Service Filtration Canada (Mississauga, ON) as a strategic partner for sales of its industrial power supplies in Canada.

CANADA WOODWORKING WEST ANNOUNCES SEMINARS

Canada Woodworking West, Western Canada’s new secondary woodworking show, has announced a variety of educational seminars as part of its inaugural edition, taking place October 7-8 at Tradex in Abbotsford, BC.

COURSE IN VISCOSITY MEASURING

Brookfield Engineering is offering its Practical Course on Viscosity Measurements several times this fall at its HQ in Middleboro, MA, as well as in major US cities.

G.N. JOHNSTON BUYS ECONO-RACK

G.N. Johnston Equipment Co. Ltd., a sales and service center of Raymond Corp., has acquired the assets of Econo-Rack Group Inc. (Mississauga, ON).

ALTANA REPORTS SOLID SALES

Specialty chemicals Group ALTANA increased sales by nine percent to €1,070-million in the first half of 2015. In 2014, the same period yielded €985-million

APPRENTICESHIP FORUM LINES UP PRESENTATIONS

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) is making presentations in major Canadian cities on the demand for skilled tradespeople as well as mobility of apprentices.

BRAZILIAN SHOW & CONFERENCE FINALISES PROGRAM

The program for the International Coatings Congress, part of the Brazilian trade show ABRAFATI 2015, has been finalised and can be viewed on the website for the show.

MAROON GROUP BUYS D.B. BECKER

Maroon Group LLC has acquired 100 percent of the assets of D.B. Becker Co., Inc. (Clinton, NJ), a distributor of specialty chemicals. Becker’s management team will continue to manage the business.

Q-LAB MARKS CHINA ANNIVERSARY

Q-Lab Corp., supplier of accelerated weathering and corrosion equipment and exposure test services, says 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of its representative office, Q-Lab China.

ISOCYANATE-FREE POLYURETHANE

A polyurethane that eliminates the use of isocyanates has won the 2015 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award given by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

UV LED CONFERENCE PROGRAM READY

The conference program is now available for UV LED 2015. This event, hosted by RadTech International North America, is being held on October 28 and 29, 2015, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, NY.

SWISS TEAM DEVELOPS HEAT-ABSORBING COATING

Researchers from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, in Switzerland, have developed a coating capable of absorbing heat as well as repelling it. Invisible to the naked eye, this coating can prevent over-production of energy and overheating of facilities.

PLATFORM TO PURCHASE ALENT

Platform Specialty Products Corp., the parent of Macdermid, has agreed to acquire Alent plc, the parent company of Enthone, in a cash and stock transaction for approximately US$2.1-billion.

MOCAP PURCHASES BECKETT PACKAGING

Mocap LLC (Park Hills, MO), through its subsidiary Mocap Ltd., has completed its acquisition of William Beckett Plastic Packaging of Sheffield, England, a manufacturer of specialized protective plastic packaging & containers for applications including cutting tools, DIY, technical and consumer/retail.

UV AND EB CURING SEMINAR

RadTech, the Association for Ultraviolet (UV) and Electron Beam (EB) Technology, has announced a new conference that explores the continued emergence of UV and EB technologies used in curing applications.

NEW GREEN BUILDING RULE

The global public health organization NSF International has collaborated with the American Coatings Association to develop the first North American product category rule (PCR) for architectural coating products for interior or exterior applications.

DUPONT SPINS OFF CHEMOURS CO.

As of July 1, the new Chemours Company has officially been spun off from the DuPont Co. This venture has been created out of DuPont’s performance chemicals businesses.

TREMCO GROUP PURCHASES CHEMTRON

Tremco Group (Beachwood, OH) has acquired certain assets of Chemtron Manufacturing Ltd., the Calgary-based manufacturer of construction adhesives, sealants and tapes.

WOODWORKING EXPO TO HIGHLIGHT INDUSTRY 4.0

The topic of Industry 4.0 will be a major theme for the conference combined with the 2015 Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference and Expo. This technology, or combination of technologies, is described by the show’s program coordinator, Bill Esler, as a long-term, full factory automation strategy.

REPORT ANALYZES NEXT FOUR YEARS

The technology consultancy Technavio has issued a new report on the global acrylic surface coatings market 2015-2019. This is part of a coatings market portfolio, which covers different markets and countries over the same four-year period.

AXALTA BUYS METALAK BENELUX

Axalta Coating Systems has completed its acquisition of Metalak Benelux BV. For over 60 years, Metalak has been the exclusive distributor of Axalta’s Spies Hecker refinish coating products sold in The Netherlands and in Flanders, Belgium.

WALTER SURFACE TECHNOLOGIES NAMES SPECIAL INTERNS

Walter Surface Technologies (Montreal), which designs and develops high performance products for the metalworking industry, has selected two of Canada’s brightest students for its innovative internship program, Next to Succeed. This program aims to help close the leadership gap among millennials and upper management.

IGM RESINS BUYS LAMBERTI PHOTOINITIATORS

Dutch-based IGM Resins, a developer and supplier of products and technical services to the global radcure industry, has acquired the photoinitiator business of Lamberti. The acquisition adds to IGM’s technical development capabilities and brings an advantaged product line that includes materials compliant with US FDA and stringent European regulatory requirements, and which are complementary to the company’s extensive photoinitiator offerings.

AXALTA AND HEMPEL FORM ALLIANCE

Axalta Coating Systems has formed a strategic relationship with Hempel (USA) Inc. This arrangement facilitates the formulation and availability of a coating system for external coatings with significant corrosion protection, and internal coatings with advanced flow efficiency for natural gas transmission pipes in the North American oil and gas pipeline market.

AESF MAKES SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

AESF Foundation, the educational arm of the National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) in the US, has named the winners of the 2014 Scholarship Award Program. Yunfei Xu, PhD candidate at Harvard University, and Manish Shinde, PhD candidate at Wichita State University, have been chosen as the 2014 Scholarship Award Program recipients for their research in plating and surface finishing science and engineering.

SARTOMER NAMES JOHN ERBECK SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

Sartomer Americas (Exton, PA), a business unit of Arkema Inc. and a supplier of specialty acrylate and methacrylate monomers and oligomers, has named John Erbeck senior account manager. In his new role, Erbeck will be responsible for developing and implementing a strategic sales plan for Sartomer and marketing Sartomer’s specialty chemicals to formulators in New England, Michigan and Canada.

DuBois Chemicals completes Heatbath purchase

DuBois Chemicals, Inc. has completed its acquisition of Heatbath Corp. / Park Metallurgical based in Indian Orchard, MA. The acquisition combines DuBois paint pre-treatment, cleaning and metalworking expertise with Heatbath’s heat treating and metal finishing proficiency. The Heatbath acquisition extends and enhances the full range of cleaning and process chemical solutions that DuBois delivers to a diverse range of manufacturing customers.

Lubrizol expands acrylic emulsion capacity

Lubrizol Corp.'s Performance Coatings business has added new acrylic emulsion capacity at its manufacturing facility in Antwerp, Belgium. The facility manufactures resin technologies for the paint and coatings, graphic arts, engineered paper, textile and other industries under such brand names as Hycar, Carboset and Printrite.

MICHELMAN TAKES DEAL MAKER AWARD

Michelman (Cincinnati, OH) has been recognized by the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) with a Deal Maker of the Year award. This stems from its successful growth initiatives over the past two years.

CEFLA NAMES NEW EXECUTIVES

Cefla Finishing Group (Charlotte, NC), which performs finishing, decorating and digital printing for woodworking and other industries, has hired Brent Warren as sales manager. It has also named Massimo Di Russo general manager for both its divisions.

BUZZ BUILDS FOR CANADA WOODWORKING WEST

The woodworking community is buzzing about finally having a show specifically for Western Canada’s cabinet manufacturers, residential and commercial furniture manufacturers, custom wood product manufactures, architectural woodworkers and millworkers. Organizers report that interest and participation in Canada Woodworking West are on the rise, from industry associations, exhibitors and visitors alike.

TROY BUYS ASHLAND BIOCIDES BUSINESS

Troy Corp. (Florham Park, NJ) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the industrial biocides business from Ashland Inc. The transaction is expected to close by the end of July, contingent on standard closing conditions and completion of required employee information and consultation processes. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Level 1 – Anodizing Essentials Workshop

The Aluminum Anodizers Council will hold their Level 1 – Anodizing Essentials Workshop on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 in Austin, Texas.
 

MacDermid Hosts Plating on Plastic Summit

MacDermid held a Plating on Plastic Summit on October 1st and 2nd at the impressive Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

2015 POWDER COATING SHOW & EXPO

The 2015 Powder Coating Show will be held in Louisville, Kentucky, May 6-7, 2015.

Sher-Wood Hockey Stick Maker Acquired from Callidus Capital

VAUGHAN, ON - Sherwood Athletics Group Inc., a newly-formed division of Gracious Living, has acquired all assets and liabilities of Sher-Wood Hockey Inc., from Callidus Capital Inc..

 

VAUGHAN, ON - Sherwood Athletics Group Inc., a newly-formed division of Gracious Living, says it acquired all assets and liabilities of Sher-Wood Hockey Inc., from Callidus Capital Inc. (CBL:TSX) last month. - See more at: http://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/wood-market-trends/woodworking-industry-news/canadian-woodworking-news/Sher-Wood-Hockey-Stick-Manufacture-Acquired-from-Callidus-Capital-279721332.html?utm_source=7677H0203356E6B&utm_medium=eNL&utm_campaign=Woodworking+Network+Daily_20141022&utm_term=&utm_content=#sthash.E8V34sgf.dpuf

AXALTA North America Headquarters Receives 2014 Excellence in Construction Award

Glen Mills, PA, December 2014 – Axalta Coating Systems recently received an award from Associated Builders and Contractors. 

EQMBO-Entreprises launches its new laboratory, unique in North America

Victoriaville, QC, November 26th 2014 – EQMBO-Entreprises, one of the three reference centers  managed (CCTT) by Victoriaville College  inaugurated Wednesday afternoon, a brand new research laboratory dedicated to industrial finishing processes with  low impact on environment., a unique concept in North America.  This laboratory will allow to develop new finishing or drying processes, aiming at reducing VOC while maintaining profitability for the wood and furniture industries.

Report: U.S. Aluminum Extruders See 10-15 Per Cent Increase in Business
Thanks to Tariffs on Chinese Imports

(Wauconda, Illinois; December 2, 2014) Ducker Worldwide, an independent consulting and research firm, recently concluded a study on behalf of the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) focused on identifying the benefits from and future risks to the U.S. Aluminum Extrusion market’s trade case against the People’s Republic of China.

CEFLA FINISHING GROUP ANNOUNCES PROMOTIONS

(December 1st, 2014) The Cefla Finishing Group, a leading provider of finishing, decoration and digital printing solutions for wood, metal, glass and other applications, is pleased to two promotions of management personnel in Italy, effective January 1, 2015.

Stephen K. Carlisle to Lead GM Canada, Kevin W. Williams to retire after 31 years with GM

(November 20, 2014) Stephen K. Carlisle has been named president and managing director of General Motors of Canada Ltd., succeeding Kevin W. Williams, who has led GM Canada since 2010. Williams will assist in the transition through the end of the year.

Wilden Wins Award

Wilden, part of Dover Corporation’s Pump Solutions Group (PSG) and a worldwide leader in air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pump technology, is excited to announce that its Pro-Flo SHIFT is a winner of Flow Control Magazine’s 2014 Innovation Award.

PPG’s Waterborne in Collision Centers

PPG Industries' has now converted more than 10,000 automotive refinish collision centers in Canada and the United States to its waterborne systems.

Carlisle to Acquire Liquid Finishing Business Assets from Graco

Gives Carlisle a leading position in a new industry segment with widely recognized premium brands in industrial liquid finishing equipment and systems

FABTECH 2014 Keys up for Atlanta

FABTECH, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event, features an all-star lineup of speakers and panels this November.

PPG recognized with Chairman’s Awards for three projects at METALCON 2014

PPG Industries’ coil and building products group received three 2014 Chairman’s Awards from the Metal Construction Association (MCA) at METALCON 2014, the only annual conference dedicated to metal construction products, technologies and solutions.

Graco to Sell Liquid Finishing Business Assets

Graco Inc., a manufacturer of fluid handling equipment, has signed a definitive agreement to sell the Liquid Finishing business assets that were purchased as part of Graco’s acquisition of the Finishing Brands business from Illinois Tool Works (ITW) on April 2, 2012.

2014 NASF SUR/FIN Draws Largest Attendance in Recent History

The NASF SUR/FIN Manufacturing & Technology Conference & Tradeshow did extremely well this year.

Innovative Finishing Solutions Inc. makes the 2014 PROFIT 500 List

Canadian Business and PROFIT today ranked Innovative Finishing Solutions Inc, on the 26th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Published in the July issue of Canadian Business and online at PROFITguide.com, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their revenue growth over five years.