PUBLISHED: 8/18/2017

PPG Foundation Donates $40,000 to NDSU Coatings and Polymeric Materials Department

Grant supports establishment of professional graduate degree and program in color technology.

PUBLISHED: 8/17/2017

The Powder Coating Research Group Expands into New Laboratory

The Powder Coating Research Group (PCR Group) relocates to a new 3,000-square-foot facility in Columbus, Ohio. 

PUBLISHED: 8/16/2017

Top Shops: Part Inspection Hours Per Week

In the latest Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey results for electroplaters, the Top Shops spent 240 hours a week checking part quality and looking for imperfections.

PUBLISHED: 8/16/2017

California Platers Holding Special Legislation Day on Aug. 29

The Metal Finishing Association of Southern California is holding a special Legislation Day on Aug. 29 to put pressure on politicians regarding new air quality rules that the group is calling a “witch hunt.”

PUBLISHED: 8/15/2017

Axalta Boosts Refinish Learning, Developing Offerings

Axalta Coating Systems expands its refinish learning and development offerings available to customers in the U.S. and Canada including live virtual training classes and an enhanced Master Certification.

PUBLISHED: 8/11/2017

TCI Powder Coatings Names Tom Hanson Architectural, Building Products Segment Manager

TCI Powder Coatings names Tom Hanson as architectural and building products segment manager.

PUBLISHED: 8/9/2017

Asterion Welcomes Back Doug Trageser, Southeastern U.S. Regional Manager

Doug Trageser rejoins Asterion as the company’s Southeastern U.S. regional manager.

PUBLISHED: 8/9/2017

Top Shops: Environmental Management Hours

The Top Shops in the Products Finishing Benchmarking Survey spent 50 hours per week on managing environmental services at their shop, or more than 10 times the number of hours spent by all other shops.

PUBLISHED: 8/8/2017

CenterLine Welcomes New Account Manager

Canada-based CenterLine Limited announces the addition of Kyle Smith to the position of account manager, overseeing the U.S. market. 

PUBLISHED: 8/4/2017

Top Shops: Tracking Software

More than 67 percent of those shops taking the Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey use software that monitors overall process in their shop. Close behind was software that tracked quality and defects in parts at 66 percent.

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