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Tim Wright
April 27, 2006
Sherwin-Williams reported first quarter sales increased 14.9% to $1.8 billion, compared with sales of $1.54 billion during the same period last year. The company also reported a first-quarter net income of $113.7 million, nearly a 37% jump from a…  Read More »
Tim Wright
April 27, 2006
Ace Hardware has taken another step to strengthen its paint division, naming Jack Wickham as the director who will oversee all operations at the Ace Paint manufacturing plants in Matteson and Chicago Heights, IL, as well as sales of Ace Paint and rel…  Read More »
Tim Wright
April 27, 2006
Akzo Nobel is continuing to build its position in Central Europe having signed an agreement to acquire Balakom a.s., one of the leading paint companies in the Czech Republic. Based in Opava in the Czech Republic, the purchase of Balakom will incre…  Read More »
Jason Lawton
April 20, 2006
The Dow Chemical Company is set to build a chemical plant in Zhangjiagang in the Jiangsu Province of China. The plant will produce oxide-based glycol ethers used in paint, coatings, ink and cleaning products. It is scheduled to begin operating in lat…  Read More »
Jason Lawton
April 20, 2006
The Valspar Corporation has elected Peter McCausland to  the Valspar Board of Directors. McCausland is chairman and CEO of Airgas, Inc. Based in Radnor, PA, Airgas distributes industrial, medical and specialty gases, as well as welding, safety a…  Read More »
Tim Wright
April 12, 2006
Pulte Homes, Inc., one of the nation's largest homebuilders, has signed a five-year agreement with The Sherwin-Williams Company as its exclusive provider of paint products. Financial terms of the agreement were not released. In its search, Pulte l…  Read More »
Tim Wright
April 12, 2006
Jotun Yemen Paints, a joint venture between Jotun Paints and Hayel Saeed Anam & Co, have opened their new paint factory in Al Alam, Aden, Yemen. The 17,000 sqm factory, which costed more than $3 million to build, has the capacity to produce an…  Read More »
Tim Wright
April 12, 2006
ICI has agreed to sell its Cimsec Business, part of ICI Paints Europe, to Henkel. ICI said it is selling the tile adhesives and grouts business in order to focus on its decorative paint brands in Central and Eastern Europe. Cimsec, which is used by p…  Read More »
Tim Wright
April 5, 2006
During the next two years, Jotun Coatings will supply paint systems to Kashagan in the Caspian sea, the world's largest offshore oil field. Jotun's involvement in the project covers supply vessels, offshore barges, tank ships, pipe trenches and indus…  Read More »
April 5, 2006
Hans-Peter Schaufler has been named general manager of Degussa’s coatings and colorants business unit. He succeeds Thomas Hermann, who now heads the advanced fillers and pigments business unit. Schaufler joined Degussa in 1978 as laboratory ma…  Read More »
April 5, 2006
Michael Pcolinski has been named business manager for BASF’s industrial coatings solutions business unit in North America. In his new position, Pcolinski will be responsible for BASF’s industrial coatings business in Canada, Mexico…  Read More »

April 5, 2006
April 5, 2006
PPG Automotive Refinish has appointed three key sales management positions. Dean Worely has been appointed director of sales, Collision USA. Brett Chandler has been appointed zone 2 sales director and Russ Boston has been appointed, director, nationa…  Read More »
April 5, 2006
Christoph Schlünken has been appointed president of the newly formed effect pigments division at Altana Chemie. He is also chairman of the management board of the Eckart Group, which was recently acquired by the company.…  Read More »
April 5, 2006
Brookfield Engineering Laboratories has appointed Christopher Nyundo European texture specialist. In his new position Nyundo will be active in developing new business, supporting new and existing customers and assisting the Brookfield dealer network…  Read More »

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