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Feature Story: Oshkosh Starts Finishing Services Division

9. April 2014


Oshkosh has launched its finishing services to provide manufacturing, corrosion protection and top coat services for heavy duty industrial, specialty vehicle and commercial products companies. Read the article HERE see the video of the facility below:



View IHEA's Free Infrared Webinar On Efficient Curing

9. April 2014


The Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) free webinar on "The Ins and Outs of IR: Efficient Curing with Infrared" which took place March 25 is now available for viewing at


IHEA's Infrared Equipment Division (IRED) partnered with Products Finishing on the educational webinar focused on infrared curing for industrial finishing applications. 


Presenters included:

Gary Jacobsen, System Sales Manager for Finishing Brands America

Tim O’Neal, Global Infrared Burner Product Manager at Selas Heat Technology

Wayne Pettyjohn, Senior Engineer at Georgia Power

John Podach, Application Sales Manager at Fostoria Process Equipment


IHEA is a voluntary national trade association representing the major segments of the industrial heat processing equipment industry. Established in 1929 to meet the need for effective group action in promoting the interest of industrial furnace manufacturers, the organization has expanded and currently includes designers and manufacturers of all types of industrial heat processing equipment.


DeFelsko's PosiTector Wins Innovative Product of the Year

7. April 2014

David Beamish, DeFelsko President, accepts the award.


DeFelsko’s PosiTector Interchangeable Probes for inspection instruments has been named a Materials Performance Corrosion Innovation of the Year.


The American designed and manufactured PosiTector body accepts all interchangeable probes including coating thickness (6000/200/PC), environmental (DPM), surface profile (RTR/SPG), and ultrasonic wall thickness (UTG) probes.


This innovation allows quick and easy conversion from a coating thickness gage to a surface profile gage, dew point meter or ultrasonic wall thickness gage with a simple probe change. Each probe retains its own unique calibration information allowing for full probe interchangeability, an industry first.


The MP Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards showcase progressive technological developments in all aspects of corrosion prevention and mitigation and recognize the innovators who have created revolutionary solutions to combat corrosion and protect vital assets from its damaging effects.


Winners were announced at the recent Corrosion 2014, NACE International’s leading corrosion conference and expo.


David Beamish, DeFelsko President, was on hand to proudly accept the award on behalf of the entire DeFelsko staff located in Ogdensburg, New York.


“We are very honored that a panel of leading experts in the field of corrosion chose our interchangeable PosiTector probes as the most innovative product,” said Beamish, “A sincere thank you to all who voted for us as we continue to pioneer new instrumentation for inspectors.”


For more information on DeFelsko products, please visit

PCI Custom Coater Forum Attracted Dozens to Las Vegas

3. April 2014



The Powder Coating Institute held its Custom Coater Forum in Las Vegas on March 27-28, attracting powder coaters from all over the U.S.


The Custom Coater Forum provided peer group and roundtable discussions on business solutions, new product technologies and PCI programs.


Discussion topics included:

Design Guidelines for Better Powder Performance

Advances in Quality Testing and Inspection

Plant Productivity and Troubleshooting

Innovative Marketing Techniques for Custom Coaters

Achieving Maximum Potential for You and Your Staff

Certification and Training

What's New at PCI for Custom Coaters

Interactive Round Tables


Other activities for custom coaters included a Networking Reception at New York-New York Hotel and Casino and a PCI Custom Coater Steering Committee Meeting.


For more information on additional PCI events, please visit




Hospitality Suites at ECOAT14 Will Draw Big Crowds

1. April 2014



More than a dozen hospitality suites and over a dozen more table-top exhibitors highlight what will be on display at ECOAT14 during the Electrocoat Association’s conference April 22-24 in Orlando, FL.


Companies supplying equipment, chemicals, paint, ancillary equipment and finishing applications to the electrocoat industry will display their products and services at the show.


The hospitality suites are a major attraction to attendees, as they can visit various companies and enjoy light food and drinks, and sometimes even games and fun activities.


Table-top exhibitors will also be on hand to answer questions about their products and services.


For more information, please visit



Axalta Coating Systems

George Koch Sons, LLC

Baker Technology Associates, Inc.

Oshkosh Finishing Services

BASF Corporation

PPG Industrial Coatings

CelTech Inc.

Synder Filtration

Controlled Power Company

Therma-Tron-X, Inc.


UFS Corporation



Filtration and Separation Technology LLC/Parker Hannifin



ACT Test Panels LLC

The Crown Group Co.

Atum Services Inc.


Bethel Engineering Systems, Inc.

Fischer Technology, Inc.

Calvary Industries

Gusher Pump

Chemetall US Inc.

Henkel Corporation

Chemical Coaters Association Int'l

KMI Systems Inc.

Coral Chemical Company

The Magni Group, Inc.

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