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NAHMMA Recognizes Miller Paint and Steve Dearborn as Outstanding Industry Partners

October 25, 2016 Industry News
Dearborn and Miller Paint have been supporters of ACA’s PaintCare® paint product stewardship program in Oregon and other states, and have championed the program for adoption in Washington State.

ACA Seeks Nominations for Mattiello Lecture Award

October 25, 2016 Press Releases, Uncategorized
The Joseph J. Mattiello Lecture Award will be presented at the ACA CoatingsTech Conference, March 20–22, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio.

OSHA Proposes Revision of Lockout/Tagout Standard

October 25, 2016 Industry News
Currently, the lockout/tagout rule requires employers to have safety systems in place to prevent workers from being injured by machinery that starts operating without warning.

Existing-home Sales Increase in Latest NAR Report

October 25, 2016 Industry News
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) noted that this increase was largely accounted for by sales from first-time buyers, which NAR indicated were 34 percent of sales.

Axalta Prepares for Middle East Expansion

October 25, 2016 Business News
Shaver stated that with the new facility, Axalta will be more effective and efficient in building the brand and enabling customers to maximize the benefits of Axatla’s products, especially waterborne coating systems.

Sika Opens Factory in Brazil

October 25, 2016 Business News
According to Sika, bonding technology has huge advantages over welding and helps the automotive industry respond to current trends in modern vehicle construction, such as crash resistance, lightweight construction, and mixed material design.

Companies Join in Long-term Renewable Energy Commitment

October 25, 2016 Business News
The group’s first agreement is to buy electricity from Windpark Krammer, which was established by two cooperatives together with 4,000 members in the province of Zeeland and the island of Goeree-Overflakkee.

Arkema to Construct Manufacturing Facility in India

October 25, 2016 Business News
A new manufacturing unit and a dedicated new laboratory to provide both application development and technical support is included in the project, Arkema stated.

Air Products Names Sea-Land Chemical Company as Distributor

October 25, 2016 Business News
Sea-Land will replace Harcros Chemicals, Inc. as Air Products’ distributor in Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Montana, South Dakota, and North Dakota.

BASF Acquires Yinfan

October 10, 2016 Business News
The acquisition enables BASF’s Coatings division to broaden its automotive refinish portfolio in Asia Pacific by adding the Yinfan line of products to its global brands including Glasurit®, R-M®, baslac® and NORBIN®, the company stated.