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Beckers Opens Site in Poland

November 6, 2016 Business News
The three-year project has doubled the size of the production installation, warehouse, and office space to more than 6,000 square meters.

Sun Chemical and DIC Acquire Gwent Electronic Materials

November 6, 2016 Business News
The acquisition of the UK-based company is intended to expand Sun Chemical’s position in the printed electronics global marketplace, the company stated.

Treasury and Commerce Department Ease Trade Barriers with Cuba

October 25, 2016 Industry News
The changes, which implement the new policy direction toward Cuba that President Obama announced in December 2014, took effect Oct. 17 and are intended to further engage and empower the Cuban people and promote political, social, and economic reform in Cuba by easing sanctions related to, among others, scientific collaboration, humanitarian activities, trade and commerce, and travel.

OSHA Updates Safety and Health Programs Recommended Practices

October 25, 2016 Industry News
The recommendations — which are advisory only and do not create any new legal obligations or alter existing obligations created by OSHA standards or regulations — update OSHA’s 1989 guidelines to reflect changes in the economy, workplaces, and evolving safety and health issues.

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.