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Europe’s Tallest Building Gets Powder Coatings from AkzoNobel

Europe’s soon to be new tallest building stands at over 1,000 feet (310 meters) tall and will dominate the skyline of the Polish capital with a shiny powder coat from AkzoNobel.

The Varso Tower features a sleek black exterior which has been created by using the AkzoNobel’s Interpon D2525 super durable topcoat on the cladding and profiles in a striking Noir Sablé shade, while the Interpon Redox Plus primer provides a super tough core.

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Webinar Discusses Reducing Cleaning Costs by 35%

Products Finishing will present a webinar on Jan. 28 that covers the fundamentals of industrial cleaning, basic components of an industrial cleaner and roles of those components.

Mike Valenti, product manager for cleaner and nonferrous surface preparation at Hubbard-Hall, will be the presenter of the webinar, which explains the economics that determine the optimal disposal point of a cleaner bath. Additionally, it will cover the production and quality risks associated with the traditional saturate, dump and dispose cleaner practice.

Primary topics of the webinar include:

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Axalta Receives Daimler Truck Masters of Quality Supplier Award

Axalta received the Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) Masters of Quality Supplier award. The award honors top suppliers of components and services to Freightliner Trucks and Western Star brand trucks.

The annual program recognizes outstanding suppliers that have received high scores based on quality, delivery, technology and cost performance as measured on a balanced scorecard basis. These suppliers demonstrate dedication to continuous improvement of the quality of their products, support to DTNA and overall performance.

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FAA Proposes $3.9 Million Civil Penalty Against Boeing Over Plated Parts

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)  proposed a civil penalty of more than $3.9 million against the Boeing Company for installing nonconforming metal-plated components on approximately 133 aircraft, which the FAA says Boeing subsequently presented as ready for airworthiness certification.

The FAA alleges that Boeing failed to adequately oversee its suppliers to ensure they complied with the company’s quality assurance system. The agency contends that this failure resulted in the installation of slat tracks that were weakened by a condition known as hydrogen embrittlement that occurred during cadmium-titanium plating.

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Westside Finishing in Holyoke, Massachusetts, was recognized as one of the Springfield Regional Chamber’s Super 60 winners in the revenue growth category.

The award celebrates the success of the fastest-growing privately-owned businesses in the Springfield region. Businesses in the revenue growth categories  represent all sectors of the economy, including nonprofits, transportation, healthcare, technology, manufacturing, retail and hospitality.

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