• Chrysler Scraps Plans To Build Assembly Plant With Innovative Supplier Initiatives

    August 10, 2005
    Chrysler has scrapped plans to build a new manufacturing facility in Windsor, Ontario that would have incorporated “innovative supplier initiatives,” such as giving suppliers responsibility for investment, hiring employees and managing ar…

  • Para Paint, Ideal Paint Bought By Larger Firms

    August 10, 2005
    l Sico Paint and General Paint Corp. recently made acquisitions to bolster their businesses in their home market. In early May, Sico, Canada’s largest paint company, acquired Para Inc., a Brampton, Ontario architectural paint maker, for $16.9 m…

  • ICI To Cut Workforce

    August 10, 2005
    l ICI has announced the first stage of a new restructuring program aimed at delivering £30 million of sustainable bottom line savings by 2005. The initiative will have a dramatic affect on ICI’s paint operations, as more than half of the…

  • Dutch Boys Plastic Container Nets Awards

    August 10, 2005
    ness employs some 15,740 people. l The Twist & Pour gallon paint container used by Sherwin-Williams’ Dutch Boy brand has garnered several accolades from the media. Among the honors the plastic paint container has received: Good Housekeep…

  • Akzo Nobel Acquires Bus Painting Facility

    August 10, 2005
    Week/USA Today’s “best products of the year,” and Popular Science’s “best of what’s new” award. l Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes has acquired the bus painting facilities of Omni AB in Katrineholm, Sweden. Omni AB…

  • Herberts Akzo Red Lion JV Honored by Toyota

    August 10, 2005
    a leading manufacturer of trucks and buses. The accord includes the paint shop and adjoining offices. l Herberts Akzo Red Lion Automotive Coatings Co., Ltd. (HARL), DuPont Performance Coatings’ joint venture in China, has won a 2002 ex…

  • Deal Includes Drydock Coatings

    August 10, 2005
    l International Coatings Ltd. and the Marine Contracting Association, Ltd. (Marcas) have signed a contract for the exclusive supply of drydock coatings for more than 60 vessels. The contract represents more than one million square meters on vessels…

  • Tremco Acquires Koch Water-Proofing Systems

    August 10, 2005
    Tremco, a subsidiary of RPM International Inc., has acquired Koch Waterproofing Solutions, Inc., the Reynoldsburg, OH-based maker of Tuff-N-Dri basement waterproofing and Watchdog waterproofing products. Koch Waterproofing Solutions, which had sales…

  • New Web Site For S-Ws Diversified

    August 10, 2005
    RPM plans to retain the Koch Waterproofing Solutions management team, including Mark Patterson, who heads Koch Waterproofing Solutions. “We will enter new markets and gain an international distribution outlet,” Mr. Patterson said. “…

  • American Express Predicts Increase in Home Improvement Spending

    August 10, 2005
    l American Express is predicting a lot of “plastic”—or even old fashioned cash—will be used this spring, as Americans say they will spend more on home improvement projects. According to the 2003 American Express Home Improveme…

  • Kansai Paint Works on Spray-on Solar Batteries

    August 10, 2005
    The survey also revealed the continued migration of consumers to “big box” shops. The vast majority (73%) will shop at home improvement stores. Those who said they will shop at hardware stores dropped to just eight percent from the 19% re…

  • PPGs First Quarter Sales Rise Seven Percent

    August 10, 2005
    l PPG Industries has reported that its first quarter coatings sales rose $72 million, or seven percent, due to the strengthening of foreign currencies and stronger volumes in its architectural, aerospace, automotive original equipment and industrial…

  • Sico Posts 14.5% Growth in 2002

    August 10, 2005
    For the fiscal year ended Dec. 27, 2002, Sico, Inc. reported sales of $257 million, a 14.5% rise over 2001 sales. In the fourth quarter, Sico adopted the proportional consolidation method recommended by the CICA with regard to Sico-Becker S.A.S., a…

  • DuPonts SuperSolids Clearcoat Honored by EPA

    August 10, 2005
    DuPont Performance Coatings’ SuperSolids ultra-low emissions coatings technology has earned the U.S. EPA’s Clean Air Excellence Award. The automotive clearcoat technology lowers VOC emissions more than 25%, while also improving scratch an…

  • Toyota Recommends Sikkens Plus Paint

    August 10, 2005
    Toyota Motor Corp. has endorsed all three of Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes’ new Sikkens Plus paint products. The endorsement for Autocryl Plus, Autobase Plus and Autoclear Plus applies to all of Toyota’s dealers worldwide and represents a rar…

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