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Sandra Berg, president and CEO of Ellis Paint Company, will serve as chairman, and Gary E. Hendrickson, chairman & CEO of The Valspar Corporation, will serve as vice chairman & treasurer.

In its first showing in Atlanta, the American Coatings Show (ACS) 2014 again set new records in all categories.

The House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies on April 3 passed by voice vote a bill that would reauthorize the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program for an additional three years.

On March 31, ACA submitted comments in response to the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health administration’s (OSHA) Request for Information (RFI) issued under section 6(e) of Executive Order 13650, Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security (EO)

On April 3, the Colorado House Health, Insurance, and Environment Committee voted to pass PaintCare® legislation. 

On April 3, ACA attended the mark-up of the Chemical Safety and Drinking Water Protection Act, or S. 1961.

Clariant and Ashland Inc. have entered into a definitive agreement to sell their joint venture, ASK Chemicals.

Chemtura will team up with KODA Distribution Group (KDG) to expand the North America distribution network for its Trixene® urethane surface coating products.

Ashland Specialty Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland, Inc., has completed a 13,000-square-foot expansion of its Macon, Ga., facility.

Eastman Chemical Company is expanding 2-EH capacity at its site in Longview, Texas. 

BASF and TODA KOGYO CORP. have entered exclusive negotiations to form a joint venture for cathode active materials (CAM), based in Japan.

PPG Industries has made two new executive appointments. 

The American Coatings Association (ACA) today presented Madelyn Harding and Dr. Mark Nichols with the Industry Excellence Award. The ACA Industry Excellence Award recognizes individuals who have given many years of service to the industry, during which they have served the association and industry through significant technical contributions and/or participation on ACA Issue Management Committees. 

Four industry members received Industry Statesmen Awards during the American Coatings Association’s (ACA) Awards Dinner, which was held April 7, prior to the American Coatings Show April 8-10, 2014, in Atlanta, Ga.

The American Coatings Association (ACA) today presented Drew Vogel, president and CEO of Vogel Paint, Inc., and member of ACA and PaintCare®’s Board of Directors and ACA’s Industrial Coatings Committee, with the George Baugh Heckel Award, the association’s highest honor.

On April 7, the American Coatings Association (ACA) presented Industry Achievement Awards to Karl Altergott and members of ACA’s PaintPAC Steering Committee at its AwardsDinner, held prior to the American Coatings Show April 8-10, 2012, in Atlanta, Ga.

After nearly a year-long process, The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) published its final Category Sustainability Profile and Key Performance Indicators for Paint on March 20.

California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) is preparing to begin a significant rulemaking in June 2014 to amend its Rule 1113 architectural coatings volatile organic compound (VOC) regulations.

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