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George Koch Sons, LLC Announces Acquisition

George Koch Sons, LLC is pleased to announce the purchase of assets of Engineered Finishing Systems.  This purchase adds Porcelain Enamel expertise to KOCH’s portfolio in automated finishing systems, including Liquid Painting, Powder, Electrocoat, Anodizing, Plating, and now – Porcelain Enamel.  With the addition of Porcelain Enamel and the expertise of key Engineered Finishing Systems personnel, including Kevin Coursin, who will lead Global Account Sales Management in the Appliance Industry, KOCH provides the widest range of automated finishing systems in the world.  For more information about KOCH capabilities, visit kochllc.com

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PPG Acquires The Crown Group

PPG Industries has reached an agreement to acquire The Crown Group, a U.S.-based coatings application services business, in its strategy to continue growing its coatings application services. The transaction with High Road Capital Partners and Charter Oak Capital Partners is expected to close later this year. PPG Newsroom

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GOAD Company Welcomed as Newest Corporate Member

GOAD's Patented N-FUZE® Lining technologies have solved issues with tank linings and coatings since 1955.  Visit goadco.com for details. 

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PPG Coatings Services-MetoKote Corp. Sheffield Village, OH to host the 2017 Electrocoating Seminar Plant Tour 

Whether you are new to the industry or a seasoned veteran, you will walk away with new ideas and strategies to improve your system and your bottom line.  The plant tour experience gives a real-world perspective of technical material presented.  
Register by Sept. 4 and Save!

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Eagle Parts and Products - New Member Offers Coating Services

Known as a custom coater for the golf and sport vehicle industry, Eagle Parts and Products has just installed a new ecoat and powder coat line with capacity for additional projects.  The part envelope is 66"h x 48" w x 144"l.  The Thin Film Zirconium conversion coating (with pickle) is followed by a cathodic epoxy ecoat & cure, and TGIC polyester topcoat & cure.  Visit eagleproducts.us.

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Axalta Coating Services and Brose Tuscaloosa Recognized for 40-Under-40: Class of 2017 Recipients

Congratulations to Kristen Boyd, Marketing Manager, Axalta Coating Systems and Benjamin Hill, Maintenance Manager, Brose Tuscaloosa, for being named in Products Finishing's 2017 list recognizing tomorrow's leaders in the finishing industry.

            

Kristen Boyd, Axalta Coating Systems         Benjamin Hill, Brose Tuscaloosa, Inc.

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BASF Invests $40 million in Automotive Coatings in North America

Investments to increase capacity at two production plants will boost BASF's presence in the electrocoat and waterborne basecoat markets for the automotive industry.  News Release

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