Products Finishing

NOV 2013

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NEWS FINISHING INDUSTRY ON THE MOVE Pavco Inc. is pleased to announce that Grant Keers has joined the Pavco team as global marketing director for Pavco's decorative fnishing division. AkzoNobel has announced plans to invest a total of more than $67 million in China to build new manufacturing facilities for its powder coatings and decorative paints businesses. Both new facilities will be located in Chengdu with the powder facility scheduled to open in 2014 and the deco site starting production in 2015. In other news from the company, AkzoNobel Powder Coatings has opened its newest service center location in Tempe, Ariz. KMI Systems Inc. (Crystal Lake, Ill.) has appointed Tony Varda as sales manager for its North American Divisions. Varda started with the company in August of 2013 and will be responsible for new business development and account sales management. B.L. Downey has achieved a Quality Level 5 out of 5 from Caterpillar Inc. Due to CAT's high standards, B.L. Downey is the frst company in the Caterpillar supply chain to achieve this high of a score. B.L. Downey is one of largest e-coat, powder and CARC coating companies in the U.S., serving the automobile, agriculture, military, construction and medical markets. 10 NOVEMBER 2013 — pfonline.com Selas Heat Technology Company LLC has opened a new manufacturing plant in Streetsboro, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. The facility will serve as the incineration company's new global headquarters. Afer several years of investments in design and construction of the most recent extension phase housing its new Bio-Circle facility, the entire 92,000-sq-f Walter Surface Technologies International campus is now complete on its original Montreal (Pointe-Claire, Quebec) site. HMG Paints Ltd., the UK's largest independent industrial coatings manufacturer, has opened a new innovation, development and application training center at the company's main site in Manchester. Linetec, one of the nation's largest paint and anodize fnishers, is building a 30,000-sq-f addition to its anodize facility in Wausau, Wis. To support the addition and growth of its business, the company also is increasing its anodize staf by more than 10 percent. Walgren Co., a manufacturer of turnkey anodizing and plating systems, has opened a new headquarters facility for the design and manufacture of metal fnishing systems in Queretaro, Mexico.

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