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Michigan NASF Golf Outing Is May 29

23. April 2015



The 2015 Michigan NASF Golf Outing will take place May 29 at The Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe in Grand Rapids.


The event is broken into threecategories:


The "Traditional" ticket is part of a four-person scramble with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start, a boxed lunch, a mixed grille dinner, two drink tickets and a door prize gift pack. Tickets are $120 each.


The "Pro Tour" ticket is $130, and allows golfers to test their skills against the area's best golfers. It includes a two-person best-ball skins game, an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, a box lunch, a door prize and a $1,000 prize purse. This event is limited to 36 golfers.


The "Dinner" is $50 per ticket, and includes a mixed grille dinner and two drink tickets, plus five 50/50 tickets.


All golf events include a GPS navigation system, free driving rnge, and closest-to-the-pin and long drive contests, plus tickets to the 50/50 raffle.


For tickets, call Ken Vernon (616-245-1228, ext 224), Gary Kriesch (616-942-8910),  Laura Jakel (616-514-3600), or Paul Filan (260-463-3100).


If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Gary Kriesch at or call 616-942-8910.


Visit the Michigan NASF website at



Global Finishing Solutions Wins Sherwin-Williams ProVisions Vendor Award

21. April 2015

Jack Vold, Vice President, Parts & Filters Sales, GFS; Joe Radle, Industrial Sales Estimator, GFS; Lisa Mayer, Account Manager, GFS; Scott Failing, Vice President Industrial Sales, GFS; Bob McElroy, Marketing Manager – Sales Program Support, Product Finishes Division of Sherwin-Williams; Bruce Irussi, Senior Vice President, Sales – North America, Product Finishes Division of Sherwin-Williams; Laura Kelleher, Vice President – Marketing, Product Finishes Division of Sherwin-Williams; Randal Cain, Technical Sales Representative, Touch-Up Solutions; Troy Pait, President, Touch-Up Solutions.



Sherwin-Williams named Global Finishing Solutions as a winner of its sixth annual ProVisions Vendor Awards during an appreciation program at the Cleveland Convention Center in Cleveland in March.


Global Finishing Solutions, a provider of capital equipment solutions for the finishing industry, delivered excellent marketing and support, driving spray equipment sales through multiple Sherwin-Williams Product Finishes regional sales teams.


Through the ProVisions program, OEMs and job shops have access to more than 10,000 of the supplies and equipment they use most, including test and safety equipment, abrasives and spray equipment. This complete product finishing solution saves customers time and transaction costs by offering all of their coatings and finishing supplies on a single invoice.


Our award-winning vendors offer expertise and innovations that help our customers succeed,” said Bruce Irussi, Sherwin-Williams Product Finishes Division, Senior Vice President of Sales, North America. “They grew sales substantially within the ProVisions program in 2014 and provided the support needed to continue to expand our capabilities.”


For more information about the Product Finishes Division of Sherwin-Williams, visit


For information on Global Finishing Solutions, please visit

J&M Plating Wins Rockford Chamber Award

17. April 2015



J&M Plating in Rockford, Illinois received the Manufacturer of the Year award from the Rockford Chamber of Commerce in March for its efforts to grow and expand into new markets by investing in new technology.


J&M Plating –which was founded in 1986 ‑ provides engineered solutions to the fastener and small stamping marketplaces. Utilizing state of the art heat-treating, coating, plating, and sorting equipment while employing the most stringent of systems and procedures for process control, the company continually strives to exceed our customer's quality and service performance expectations.


The company has a 180,000 sq. ft. state of the art facility offering one stop shopping to the fastener and small stamping marketplaces. J&M is certified to the ISO9001:2008 quality standard and their heat-treating and plating laboratories are ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited in the area of testing-mechanical.

Col-Met Engineered Finishing Solutions Launches New Website

15. April 2015



Col-Met Engineered Finishing Solutions has launched anew website which exhibits their recent brand refresh. The new website is more closely aligned with the company’s strategic vision for growth and promotes their entire product line to the market.


The new Col-Met website offers a clean, modern design, easy to navigate functionality, as well as enhanced content and newly updated product literature. Visitors can quickly and easily view Col-Met products by categories such as Paint Booths, Powder Booths, Ovens, Preparation Equipment, AMUs and Components. The site also features enhanced photo galleries by product, Col-Met news, information on training and events, and much more.


Col-Met’s new website was developed to provide an improved access point and online resource for companies and individuals to learn more about their product solutions. They are very proud of the new site and hope it provides a useful, informative tool for their customers to get to know Col-Met and their products even better. Visit to view the new site.

Walter Surface Technologies Wins Top Award By Grainger Mexico

13. April 2015

Picture from left to right: Cristopher Chacon, Product & Marketing Director, Grainger; Rosa Fajardo, Operations Director, Grainger; Monica Ortegon. Senior Manager of Product Group; and Pablo Rivero Torres, General Manager Mexico for Walter Surface Technologies.


Walter Surface Technologies, a global industry leader in surface treatment technologies, was recognized by W.W. Grainger Inc. with the prestigious “Best Supplier with the Greatest Commitment” award during Grainger Mexico’s presentation gala held in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon.


Grainger, a leading global broad-line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products, selected Walter as the best supplier with the greatest commitment for excellent customer service, support and product. Grainger Mexico distributes a wide range of Walter solutions geared to the metal working industry, including the innovative line of Bio-Circle non-toxic and environmentally-friendly industrial parts cleaning solution products.


This is the fourth consecutive year that we have won an award from Grainger Mexico.Accepting the award for Walter Surface Technologies was Pablo Rivero, General Manager, Mexico.


“Walter Surface Technologies Mexico is committed to delivering the industry’s best products, service and support to Grainger Mexico,” Rivero said.  “We only bring the best solutions to market, and the Grainger organization is exceptional in their ability to deliver our products to a wide range of customers with varying needs.  Grainger is undoubtedly committed to their customers and we will remain committed to helping Grainger expand their business.”


Walter Surface Technologies products are available through Grainger in the US, Canada, Mexico and Brazil. Visit  for more information


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