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Rising Compensation in Construction Trades Linked to Local Market Conditions

November 6, 2018 Industry News
Construction wages paid in various markets are greatly impacted by local labor supply (particularly in skilled crafts), local wage expectations, the amount of influence of organized labor, among other things.

Canada-U.S. Regulatory Cooperation Council Seeks Input on Streamlining Regulations

November 6, 2018 Government Affairs
The U.S.-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC), established in 2011, seeks elimination of unnecessary regulatory differences, and aims to promotes economic growth, innovation, competitiveness, and job creation.

IPPIC Proposal to be Considered by UN Transport of Dangerous Goods Committee

November 6, 2018 Government Affairs
The proposal, which ACA helped craft, seeks to alleviate technical name requirements for environmentally hazardous substances.

PaintCare Receives NERC’s 2018 Environmental Sustainability Leadership Award

November 6, 2018 Industry News
PaintCare was awarded the Northeast Recycling Council’s 2018 Environmental Sustainability Leadership Award in recognition of its outstanding paint recycling operations in Connecticut, Maine, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Washington State Regulatory Activity on Inadvertent PCBs

November 6, 2018 Government Affairs
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) are chlorinated compounds found in the environment. Inadvertent PCBs exist as byproducts at very low concentrations in some raw materials that are currently used in coatings and adhesive manufacturing.

AkzoNobel Acquires Colourland Paints Business

November 5, 2018 Business News
The transaction includes all relevant technologies, patents, trademarks, and assets of Colourland. Financial details were not disclosed.

Dowd and Guild Completes Management Buyout

November 5, 2018 Business News
The new leadership team will be Tim Fetters, CEO; Patrick Kelly, president; Tina Onderbeke, executive vice President; and Jeffrey Moore, vice president Commercial Development with Fetters.

Estron Chemical Opens Center for Innovation and Technology

November 5, 2018 Business News
Estron Chemical stated that the center will serve the demands of Estron's growing markets and enable the firm to more extensively collaborate with its customers and business partners, as well as take advantage of new opportunities.

Nexeo Solutions Named Distributor of Evonik Acrylic-Based Medical Products

November 5, 2018 Business News
The territories of distribution include the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Latin America.

EPS/CCA and Ravago Chemicals Announce Distribution Agreement

November 5, 2018 Business News
Ravago Chemicals will be the exclusive national distributor of EPS resins and CCA colorants in the United States.