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The Metal Construction Association (MCA) awarded its Patrick R. Bush Service Award to Scott Moffatt, PPG market manager for architectural coil and extrusion coatings, during the organization’s 2018 Winter Meeting in San Diego, California. This award recognizes one individual each year who has made significant volunteer contributions to the MCA.

A 10-year member of the MCA, Moffatt has held a variety of volunteer roles with the organization, including serving as a board member for both the association at large and the Metal Roofing Alliance, and as chairman of the program committee.  

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The Twin Cities Chapter of Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) and the Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP) at the University of Minnesota, are hosting a Symposium and Paint and Powder Coating Expo at Century College in White Bear Lake, Minnesota near St. Paul on March 14-15. 

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Despite a fire in April 2017 that took its entire finishing operation, Protech Metal Finishing of Vonore, Tennessee, has been successful in achieving Nadcap accreditation for Aerospace Quality Systems and Chemical Processing.

Although the fire completely destroyed its facilities, the company and its employees banded together to assemble a makeshift plating operation and prepare for the certification process, which Protech then passed.

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Tru-Tone Finishing Inc., a family-owned provider of industrial electrocoating, plans to create 120 jobs as it establishes a Lexington, Kentucky, facility.

Tru-Tone offers ecoat, powder coating and other finishing processes for a variety of industrial clients from its two existing locations. The company will initially implement an ecoat metalfinishing process to serve the surrounding region at an existing 70,000-square-foot building on Baker Court. Tru-Tone representatives expect that line to open this summer, with powder coating capabilities added in 2019. Ultimately the Lexington plant will operate three 35-employee shifts.

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Process Technology, a manufacturer of thermal solutions for surface finishing, high-purity and aquaculture applications, has acquired Dynatronix, a manufacturer of direct-current, pulse and pulse-reverse power supplies.

“Our acquisition of Dynatronix complements our product offerings within our core industries,” says Jody Richards, Process Technology president. “Dynatronix’s high-end portfolio of DC, pulse and reverse power supplies fits well with our market strategy. This acquisition also demonstrates our commitment to delivering quality and value to our customers in the surface finishing and high-purity markets by offering a high-quality, made-in-America product line.”

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