The Federal Reserve’s industrial production (IP) index measures the real output of the manufacturing, mining, and electric and gas utilities industries. This index suggests that the highs and lows of the coatings industry’s production are somewhat more pronounced than that of the manufacturing economy in general.
The 'Once-in-Always-in' policy has been applied by EPA as a ‘rule,’ with binding effects on the regulated community, including very burdensome compliance costs.
Infrastructure investment is one of several ACA federal priorities for the 115th Congress, and the association supports legislative action to modernize the nation’s infrastructure.
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has posted the 2014 architectural and industrial maintenance (AIM) Coatings Survey information and will begin the process of developing a new AIM Suggested Control Measure (SCM) in early 2018.
The ongoing operational savings related to the sale of the site form the final part of Synthomer’s $12 million synergy target relating to that acquisition, the company stated.
US Coatings was purchased in 2013 by Mike Reed, Don Thomas, and Larry LeSeure, who are now partnering with Valentus to leverage the infrastructure, technology and manufacturing capacity that Valentus has assembled, the company reported.
PPG expects the transaction to close in the first quarter 2018, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
According to the companies, this partnership combines the expertise of both organizations, establishing a stronger regional presence that provides better service capability to customers in Asia.
The transaction reportedly provides Nordson ASYMTEK with dispensing and dosing products marketed by Infiniti under the Dot Streamer (DS) and Accura brands.
Manufacturers seek to maintain lean, but not overly lean, inventory levels, and it appears that the coatings and adhesives industries have done well in this regard since the end of the recession.