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Coronavirus Response in Manufacturing: Calvary Industries


Calvary Industries based in Fairfield, Ohio formulates and produces blended process chemicals such as industrial cleaners, conversion coatings, metalworking fluids, and waste treatment chemistries. The coronavirus pandemic has slowed demand for some of the company’s core competencies, but with the increased need for hand sanitizers and general-purpose sanitizers, Calvary has turned its attention toward helping meet that need.

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Coventya's Castelox Process Awarded Prize


Coventya’s Turkish team was recently awarded the Leipziger Galvanopreis for its Castelox process. The prize is awarded annually by the DGO group in Leipzig, Germany, for outstanding achievement in the field of surface finishing. A committee of experienced plating experts assessed proposals and selected the winner. The award’s criteria included uniqueness, scientific approach, added value for the industry, market introduction, economic viability, publications and patents. After receiving the award, Coventya’s team made a presentation about the Castelox technology to more than 250 conference attendees in Leipzig. Coventya team members who helped develop the technology includes Güney Akdaş, Pınar Afsin and Can Akyil.

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Weiler Abrasives Promotes John Hobbs


Weiler Abrasives promoted John Hobbs to director of national accounts. Hobbs joined Weiler in 2013 and has served the company as district sales manager, business development manager and national accounts manager.

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CCAI Accepting Scholarship Applications


The Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI, Lakewood Ranch, Fla.) National Office is currently accepting applications for its 2020 Matt Heuertz Scholarship Program until April 1, 2020.

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MacDermid Enthone Announces the Promotions of Richard Lynch and Glen Breault

MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions (MEIS) has announced the promotions of Rich Lynch to VP MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions and Glen Breault to VP North America Industrial Solutions.

Lynch has held the position of VP of the Americas MEIS for the past several years and has been an active leader in the metal finishing industry for more than 30 years. He began his career in manufacturing before moving into technical service then sales. Lynch has held several senior management positions in supply chain, sales, marketing and regional management. Lynch currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) and is also a member of its Government Advisory Committee.

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