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Roy Metal Finishing (RMF) has been acquired by Aalberts Industries N.V., a public Dutch technology company founded in 1975 with operations in 50 countries.

RMF, founded in 1961 in South Carolina, has grown substantially through the years to become one of the top providers of corrosion-resistant coatings to the automotive, heavy truck and industrial/recreational vehicle markets in the southeastern United States. End customers include BMW, Mercedes, VW, Ford, GM, FCA, Volvo, Toyota, Honda, Hyundai/Kia, John Deere and Caterpillar.

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Nominations for the Products Finishing Hall of Fame are being accepted now through December 15. Visit PFonline.com/HOF to complete an online form and nominate someone for consideration.

The 2019 Products Finishing Hall of Fame class is open to anyone in the surface finishing industry, including liquid and powder coaters, as well as professionals in other finishing applications. Nominees are being sought from the electroplating, anodizing, powder coating, liquid coating, electrocoating, mechanical finishing and vacuum coating industries.

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Here’s a small sampling of what visitors to FABTECH 2018 will see on display in the CCAI Finishing Pavilion, including products and services from Atotech, Caplugs, Chemetall, DeFelsko, Fischer Technology and Pneu-Mech Systems Mfg.

FABTECH 2018 takes place November 6-8, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Visit fabtechexpo.com for more information.

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The 2019 Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey for electroplating and anodizing operations will open December 1.

Data from the survey is used to determine which shops will be considered the 2019 “Top Shops” and to provide all participants with insight into the best practices of shops throughout North America.

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Dürr has announced that it will build a new high-tech paint shop at the Toyota Motor Co. plant in Georgetown, Kentucky. In addition to its EcoReflect paint application quality control system, Dürr says it is supplying large paint booths and small booths/work decks, ovens, and the Ecopure RL, one of the company’s most advanced exhaust-air purification systems. 

Dürr has had a relationship with Toyota in North America for more than 20 years and in 2016 was awarded an order for construction of a paint shop at a plant in Tijuana, Mexico. That plant started production of the Tacoma pickup truck at the beginning of this year. 

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