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Metal finishing news, March 2010

General Motors recently recognized its top suppliers during a special ceremony at the GM Design Dome in Warren, Mich. Seventy-six companies representing 16

Rigid PCB shipments were up 9.4%while bookings increased 36.4% in February 2010 from February 2009. That’s according to the North American Printed Circuit

The Environmental Protection Agency announced it would not require power plants or other industrial sites to obtain federal pollution permits for emitting

Atotech, a global metal finishing chemical supplier and industry leader in green paint shop technologies, has gained QUALICOAT approval for two aluminum pa

The nation's car makers are facing a twin-turbo-sized challenge: consistently improving quality and standards on the shop floor while battling misperceptio

Boeing Corporation recently prepared a new GOL Airlines 737-800 for Boeing’s first-ever application of a chrome-free primer to a single-aisle airplane boun

A newly released Federal Reserve report showed industrial production edged up 0.1% in February, following a gain of 0.9 % in January.

Two recently released reports from the Department of Defense and the U.S. Commerce Department emphasize the government’s growing awareness of the importanc

The 2010 NTMA/PMA Contract Manufacturing Purchasing Fair, “Re-Shoring to Bring U.S. Manufacturing Jobs Back Home,” is set for May 12, 2010, at the Hyatt Re

The newly released March PMA report shows metalformers expect conditions to remain virtually unchanged from the previous month.

The Cleveland Coatings Society has set the program agenda for the 2010 ‘Sink or Swim Symposium,’ slated for May 18–19 at the University of Akron in Ohio.

Pangborn Corporation, designer and manufacturer of surface preparation products, has named Ontario-based Always Dependable Service an authorized distributo

Enthone Inc., a business of Cookson Electronics, recently named Robert Smith Eastern Canada regional manager. In this role, Smith will be responsible for m

Sherwin-Williams has signed an agreement with Spraylat Corporation of Pelham, N.Y., to become the exclusive North American distributor of Spraylat EMI/RFI

American Trim, a Lima, Ohio-based company specializing in the forming, decorating, and coating of metal and composite substrates, recently received $994,00

The latest report on U.S. automotive sales showed the majority of manufacturers—including Ford, GM, Nissan, Hyundai, and Honda—experienced increases in Feb

A newly released U.S. Department of Labor report showed the economy lost 36,000 last month, holding the national unemployment rate at 9.7%.

The U.S. surface finishing industry has lost a dear friend and a staunch advocate, with the recent passing of Si Gary, former owner and president of Scient

American Plating Power, a leading manufacturer of rectifiers and power supplies for the electro-chemical industry, has announced the recent launch of a new

Computers and electronic products were among the top-performing categories in January, according to a recently released market sector report from the Insti

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