• Metokote names : Richard Pettibone

    October 18, 2007
    || Metokote names new vice president MetoKote has appointed Richard Pettibone vice president of engineering. His responsibilities include research and development of coating system technologies, engineering, fabrication and installation of coating sy…

  • Line-X names boeke VP : David Boeke

    October 18, 2007
    || Line-X names boeke VP franchise development Line-X Franchise Development Corp. has appointed David Boeke vice president of franchise development. In his new role, Boeke will be responsible for domestic and international franchise system expansion…

  • Huntsman appoints cruz : Claire Cruz

    October 18, 2007
    || Huntsman appoints cruz global market manager Huntsman Corp. has appointed Claire Cruz global market manager, performance specialties, coatings, polymers and resins. Her focus will be on the epoxy and polyurea markets. Cruz joins Huntsman fro…

  • Riddle appointed : Doni Riddle

    October 18, 2007
    || Riddle appointed president of SSPC The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) has announced that Doni Riddle, vice president and director of industrial and marine marketing for the Sherwin-Williams Company, has taken over as the president of…

  • Largest tanker coated with

    October 18, 2007
    || International Paint Ltd. has completed coating one of the world’s largest crude oil carriers, the 442,500 dwt V-Plus TI Africa. Owned and operated by Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (OSG), the 2002 Korean built vessel, is one of four sister s…

  • OAO TMK acquires pipe coating producer OOO Truboplast

    October 18, 2007
    || OAO TMK, one of the world’s largest oil and gas pipe producers, reached an agreement to acquire 100% of share capital in OOO Truboplast. The consolidation of Truboplast into TMK’s structure is planned to be completed by the end of 2007. O…

  • Benjamin Moore acquires Finnaren & Haley

    October 18, 2007
    || With an eye to solidifying its position in the Philadelphia, PA region, Benjamin Moore has announced its intent to purchase select assets of Finnaren & Haley Paint & Coatings (F&H), a regional manufacturer based in Conshohocken, PA. Acco…

  • Columbia Paint & Coatings to merge with Sherwin-Williams

    October 18, 2007
    || The Sherwin-Williams Company and Columbia Paint & Coatings Co. have entered into a definitive merger agreement. Following the consummation of the merger, Columbia Paint & Coatings Co. will become a subsidiary of Sherwin-Williams. Columbia Pa…

  • Valspar acquires

    October 18, 2007
    || The Valspar Corporation has acquired Teknos Nova Coil TNC Oy, a Helsinki, Finland-based manufacturer of high-performance coil coatings widely used in the construction industry, from Teknos Group Oy. “This acquisition builds on Valspar’s…

  • Chase Corporation

    October 18, 2007
    || Chase Corporation, a global manufacturer of specialty tapes, laminates, sealants and coatings, announced that through its wholly owned subsidiary, Chase Protective Coatings Ltd., it has acquired the product lines and manufacturing facility of Long Pr…

  • Chemark and Blairgowrie

    October 18, 2007
    || The Chemark Consulting Group, Inc. of Southern Pines, NC and Blairgowrie Associates, LLC, a Tennessee limited liability company recently announced their formal collaborative alliance. In a joint statement, Chemark’s and Blairgowrie’s man…

  • ShawCor announces pipe coating capacity addition

    October 18, 2007
    || ShawCor Ltd. announced that its subsidiary, Shaw Pipe Protection Ltd., will invest $13.8 million in additional FBE pipe coating capacity for the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (WCSB). This investment is in addition to the previously announced fac…

  • PPG to focus on coatings; sells auto glass and

    October 18, 2007
    || PPG Industries has signed an agreement with Platinum Equity of Beverly Hills, CA, under which the company would divest its automotive OEM glass and automotive replacement glass (ARG) and services businesses. The total sales price for the businesses b…

  • PPG Aerospace high-solids exterior epoxy primer

    October 18, 2007
    || PPG Aerospace-PRC-DeSoto has qualified its new-generation high-solids low-VOC exterior epoxy aerospace primer at Boeing that exhibits superior adhesion, flexibility and rain-erosion resistance, according to PPG coatings officials. Desoprime HS CA770…

  • Globally Responsible Coatings’ Theme Set for ICE 2008

    October 18, 2007
    || In 2008, the International Coatings Expo (ICE) will return to its permanent home and every-other-year schedule in Chicago, IL. To be offered on October 15–17, ICE 2008 will take place at the Lakeside Center, McCormick Place, in Chicago, IL. P…