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CCAI's SoCal Chapter's Toys For Tots Golf Event Helps Marines

21. October 2016


The Southern California chapter of CCAI will hold their annual Toys for Tots Golf Tournament on December 5 at Brookside Golf Course in Pasadena.


This year the chapter is aiming for 600 toys for the U.S. Marine holiday program after collecting 523 last year. For each toy valued at $5 or more that a golfer donates, they will earn one raffle ticket for prizes to be given away after the golf is finished.



The event will include 18 holes of golf, cart, box lunch, dinner, team prizes, long drive contests, closest to the pin contests, hole in one contests, putting contest and a huge post-tournament raffle. Sponsorship opportunities include: lunch, dinner, 2 closest-to-the-pin holes, 2 longest-drive holes, putting contest, hole-in-one competition, tee box sponsors, banners and “sponsor a marine.” Please contact CCAI for additional information regarding the “sponsor a marine.”


To find out more about sponsoring this tournament or the CCAI organization please contact Ron Lum at 951-775-8785 or by e-mail at You may also visit the CCAI website HERE.



The fee is $150 per golfer, or $600 for a foursome. Not a golfer? The CCAI SoCal chapter invite you to be involved and help out during the golf outing. They need lots of volunteers! You can sign up to join the meal festivities and raffle for $75.



9:00 am – Registration & Check-in Starts
9:30 am - Putting Contest and Big Break Contest Start
10:00 am - Group Pictures Start
11:00 am - Shotgun Start
5:00 pm - Drinks & Dinner
6:30 pm - Awards & Raffle


$150 -  Individual Golfer
$600 -  Foursome (Free Tee box sign included - valued at $100)
$75 - Non-Golfing attendee



  • Round of golf
  • Range balls
  • Shared cart
  • Golf contests (Hole in One, Longest Drive, Closest to Pin, Putting, Big Break
  • Box Lunch on course
  • Dinner at Kings Row (Appetizers & Dinner - meal choice of cheeseburger, fish & chips or market salad)





Click HERE to register as an individual golfer, foursome, non-golfing attendee or to take a sponsorship. 


Event Hotel:
Hilton Pasadena
168 South Los Robles Ave
Pasadena, CA. 91101


$139 for single/double ($10 extra for each additional person in the room)

The special rates are available starting Friday December 2nd through Tuesday, December 6.  Please book your room by a November 7 to receive the special rates. After Nov 7 the rates are based on availability.  


You may book your room either by calling the hotel direct or by following this link:.



Tower at PNC Plaza with PPG Coatings Earns Architectural Award

19. October 2016
Tower at PNC Plaza in Pittsburgh, courtesy of PNC Financial Corp.

Tower at PNC Plaza in Pittsburgh, courtesy of PNC Financial Corp.



The Tower at PNC Plaza in Pittsburgh, which features an innovative double-skin façade fabricated with Coraflon Sunstorm powder coatings from PPG, has earned Architect magazine’s 2016 R+D Award for High-Performance Building.


The double-skin façade, one of the first of its kind in North America, combines with two vertical thermal shafts and a solar chimney to naturally ventilate the 33-story skyscraper without electricity or fan power for 42 percent of the year. As a result, the Tower at PNC Plaza, which opened Oct. 1, 2015, is expected to consume up to 50-percent less temperature-control-related energy than comparable buildings of its size.


The inner and outer curtain walls incorporate metal framing finished with PPG's Coraflon Sunstorm fluoropolymer powder coating in "mica gray". Coraflon Sunstorm powder coatings meet or exceed American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2605 specifications, the industry’s most rigorous standard for weathering, corrosion and chemical resistance, color and gloss retention, and other criteria. They are formulated without solvents and emit virtually no volatile organic compounds (VOCs).


Editors for Architect magazine wrote that jurors for the 2016 R+D Awards were most impressed by the design and functionality of the double-wall façade.


“You see a lot of these buildings where they just slap on a double-skin that acts as a buffer,” says juror Mic Patterson, LEED AP BD+C, vice president of strategic development, Enclos. “This double façade is integrated totally into the whole building energy and ventilation system.”


For more information about Coraflon Sunstorm powder coatings, and the PPG CFP Certified Fabricator Program and PPG CAP Certified Applicator Program groups, visit or call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (774-4332).



Diamond Vogel Celebrates 90 Years

17. October 2016


Diamond Vogel, a supplier of coatings for the finishing industry, is celebrating 90 years in business in 2016. The company’s story began in Friesland, Holland, where company founder Andrew Vogel worked in his father’s paint shop applying finishes to the homes and carriages of Dutch farmers.


The rest of the story comes from the Diamond Vogel website:


In 1913, the family immigrated to America. Andrew settled in northwest Iowa and soon discovered that American paints did not measure up to his family’s strict standards of appearance and performance. In 1926, with two small grinding machines, each capable of making five gallons of paint, Andrew launched Vogel Paint and Wax Company.


Following WWII, Andrew’s sons, the second generation of Vogels, carried on Andrew’s commitment to superior coatings. The company grew by supplying coatings to the expanding “short line” agricultural equipment industry. The company was also active in producing traffic paint, government coatings and architectural finishes.


The third generation grew up in the company and started on the front lines, clerking stores, cleaning vats, making paint, calling on customers. This breadth of experiences has given them an appreciation and passion for the paint business. Today, they have taken the reins and lead with dedication, experience and forward thinking resolve.


Through its history, Vogel Paint has grown both organically and through acquisition. In 1967 Vogel Paint bought the Diamond Products Manufacturing company of Marshalltown, Iowa and in the early 70’s the company started to do business as Diamond Vogel Paints to capitalize on the strong brand recognition of each company. Other key acquisitions have expanded the company both in technology and geographic reach.


Three generations, seven manufacturing facilities, 70 service centers and millions of gallon paint later, we’re still as stubborn as Andrew.  We still insist on perfecting our own formulas, producing and distributing our own products and servicing our customers with the kind of passion and commitment worthy of Andrew’s name.

Eyelet Manufacturer Finds Safer Paint Stripping With Aquastrip

13. October 2016
Paint stripping barrel being removed from the Aquastrip ACB tank.

Paint stripping barrel being removed from the Aquastrip ACB tank.


When a contract finishing manager for a 100+ year old eyelet manufacturing company ran into production delays and problems with his paint stripping process, he contacted chemical supplier and finishing industry experts at Hubbard-Hall to see if there was a solution.


In a candid conversation with Hubbard-Hall, the manager spoke out about developing a new product to meet his needs.


The manufacturer was buying a stripping product from another company, but there were several issues regarding service, value and performance. Not to mention the strong odor and no one really wanted to use it. He worked with Hubbard-Hall to develop a product—Aquastrip ACB—that worked better, lasted longer and was less costly than what we were using.


To read about the case study, please click HERE.


To get more infomrtaion on Hubbard-Hall, please click HERE.


Toefco Expansion Adds 20,000-Square-Foot Coating Facility

11. October 2016


Adding to its already operating two overhead conveyor lines with more than 400 available coating specs, Toefco Engineered Coating Systems in Niles, Michigan increased both its capacity and capabilities with the addition of a new 20,000-square-foot, high-capacity, high-temperature coating facility.


Toefco has been serving customers nationwide for more than 60 years, servicing a number of industries including automotive, agricultural, medical, food processing, compressor, heavy-duty truck and equipment, military and aerospace, and motorsports. 


With a passion for the art and science of coating technology, Toefco has become known industry-wide for a willingness to innovate in construction-formulating coatings that precisely fit with the application's performance requirements.


"We can spray coat anything. Well, almost anything. The insight and commitment that goes into our application and the custom chemical process we use at Toefco really surpasses the 'dip and ship' approach you'll find elsewhere," says Artie McElwee, a Toefco executive manager with nearly 20 years under his belt.


The 20,000-square-foot facility has expanded its production line to meet demands, adding to the facility:

  • The new line has an increased weight capacity of 750 pounds per hook and is capable of running oversized pieces up to 10 feet in length.
  • With the ability to handle just about any high-temperature paint job, the new facility can employ coatings from suppliers such as Magnee, PPG, Valspar, Northern Coatings and others with high-quality results.
  • The facility features a new powder booth, giving customers the option to use high-temp paint or powder processes.
  • Two massive spray booths offer expansion room for future robotics upgrades on the line and use hospital-grade air for 100-percent efficiency and repeatability of results. 


The Four Flags Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new location on August 29. For information, visit



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