Metal coatings company Wall Colmonoy reports that it celebrates its 80th anniversary this year.

It was established in 1938 in Detroit, Michigan by Albert F Wall and now employs 500 employees with offices and manufacturing facilities located in the US and the UK producing surfacing and brazing products, castings, and engineered components.

Colmonoy, the original nickel-based hardsurfacing alloy, was developed in the 1930s for application on downhole drill bits for the oil industry.

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