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Posted by: Lori Beckman 5/30/2019

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As the 17th International Trade Fair for Industrial Parts and Surface Cleaning approaches, you might be wondering whether it is worth the trip across the pond to attend. Here are five reasons to attend this trade show, held Oct. 22-24, 2019, at the Stuttgart Exhibition CenterStuttgart, Germany:

Learn more about parts2clean 2019 here, and read my blog post about my first visit to to the show in 2017 here.

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The June issue of Products Finishing features a look at the Powder Coating Institute certification program, a peek inside a revitalized Phoenix plating operation, and a technical paper on anodizing cast aluminum alloys.


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Kenworth Truck Company is starting construction on a $140 million, 120,000-square-foot paint facility addition to its Class 8 truck assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio.

The facility is expected to open in 2021, adjacent to the current plant. The expansion represents a nearly 25% increase to the current 502,000-square-foot plant, which is located on a 120-acre site 50 miles south of Columbus.

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Carlisle Fluid Technologies has acquired Hosco Fittings, Integrated Dispense Solutions and Classic Precision.

Hosco is a privately held manufacturer of paint circulating and application finishing fittings, headquartered in Wixom, Michigan. IDS, based in Shelby Charter Township, Michigan, manufactures dispense systems and custom engineered fluid controls; and Wixom-based Classic Precision specializes in precision machining for aerospace and defense manufacturing processes.

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ResinTech broke ground on its new global headquarters in Camden, New Jersey. The $138.8 million development project includes 353,000 square feet of new construction on approximately 27 acres. It will open in 2020.

ResinTech's new plant for manufacturing strong acid cation resin will be the largest facility of its kind on the East Coast and the first U.S. plant to produce ion exchange resins in over 30 years. The facility is sized to provide 550,000 cubic feet of production capacity with a planned expansion to meet the demands of the growing market.

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