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CA Prevails on Paint Recycling Rules

U.S. coating makers have lost a two-year legal fight to block California from imposing detailed reporting requirements on the industry's paint recycling program.


Construction Set to Fill 225k+ Jobs

Construction firms from Los Angeles to London will be posting "Help Wanted" signs by the hundreds of thousands in the years ahead, according to two new job forecasts.


Concrete Maker's Plea Averts Prison

The owner of an asphalt company who doctored the scene of his employee's fatal accident will pay $20,000 in fines and restitution to the victim's widow, but avoid a jail sentence, under a fe...


2014 Coated in Success at Valspar

The Valspar Corp. is giving thanks this week for its coatings segment, where booming sales of general industrial, coil and other coatings helped deliver record results for 2014.


AkzoNobel Probes Chicago Fraud

AkzoNobel says it has been the victim of up to $66.5 million in "external fraud" at its Chicago office.


PPG Wraps Up Comex Purchase

PPG Industries' speedy acquisition of Mexico's largest paint and coatings maker is a done deal.


Review of PPG-Comex Deal Extended

PPG Industries will wait a bit longer for Mexico's decision on the company's $2.3 billion bid to take over that country's largest paint and coatings maker.


PPG Cuts Ribbon on New HQ

Working to keep pace with its ballooning architectural coatings business, PPG Industries has opened a new North American headquarters facility.


AkzoNobel Joins ‘100 Cities’ Effort

Building on its own Human Cities urban renewal campaign, AkzoNobel has now thrown its support behind 100 Resilient Cities, a new global project of The Rockefeller Foundation.


Backlash Stalls OSHA Reporting Rule

Widespread employer concern over the public reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses has prompted U.S. regulators to rethink the plan.


Sherwin-Williams Sued over Failed Deal

Mexico’s largest coatings producer has filed suit against Sherwin-Williams, blaming the Cleveland paint maker for the implosion of its plan to buy the Latin American supplier, Reuters report...


DBE Fraud Costs Company $2.4M

A construction contractor will pay $2.4 million for faking a disadvantaged-business requirement in order to win a $39.6 million contract in Connecticut, the FBI announced Monday (April 7).


Sherwin-Williams Drops Comex Quest

Twice denied a regulatory blessing, the largest paint retailers in the U.S. and Mexico have finally broken off their $2.34 billion engagement.


Tesla Announces $50M Investment

Protective coatings maker Tesla NanoCoatings says it is poised for significant growth with a new "strategic partnership" and major investment by a Korean chemical firm.


3rd CEO in 2 Years Joins Ben Moore

Paint maker Benjamin Moore & Company has appointed a career retailing executive as its third CEO in two years.


AkzoNobel Plans Global Restructuring

Having wrapped the sell-off of major segments of its architectural coatings division, AkzoNobel has announced plans to aggressively reorganize and streamline the rest of the business by the ...


AkzoNobel, PPG Growing Outside U.S.

PPG Industries and AkzoNobel will invest more than $125 million in new coating manufacturing facilities in Russia and China to expand production in those regions, the companies have announce...


Another CEO Fired at Benjamin Moore

For the second time in 15 months, Warren E. Buffett has abruptly canned the head of his paint and coatings business.


Firms Plan Industrial Services Giant

Diversified global industrial company Harsco Corp. has announced the $300 million sale of its Infrastructure division into a $3 billion joint venture that will combine the business with Bran...


Coatings, Markets Dim Valspar’s Outlook

Sluggishness in industrial coatings and international markets led the Valspar Corp. to reduce its annual earnings guidance Tuesday (Aug. 13) in the wake of a disappointing third quarter.


Court Battle Pits Elcometer, TQC-USA

Global coatings instrument maker Elcometer Inc. is locked in federal-court litigation with a former employee and distributor over allegations of unlawful marketing tactics designed to steal ...


ASA Advises Contractors on ‘Obamacare’

Subcontractors who must soon navigate the complex dictates of the new federal health-care law have a new guide from the American Subcontractors Association.


ACA Fights Customer Disclosure Plan

What's more important: the privacy of a customer list or the possible need to reach those customers about product dangers?


‘Pay to Play’ Charges Threaten Projects

The future of some public-works and other major construction projects in the Northeastern U.S. is uncertain following the indictment of a New Jersey engineering firm and seven executives in ...


2 Coating Company Owners Get Prison

Two owners of a western Pennsylvania powder coating company have been sentenced to federal prison for bilking investors out of $1.4 million.


ITW Polymers Coatings Opens New Plant

ITW Polymers Coatings North America has announced the grand opening of its newest manufacturing plant, in Houston, TX.


Sherwin-Williams Absorbs Leighs Name

After 153 years, Leighs Paints is no more. The U.S.-based Sherwin-Williams Company, which bought the long-independent UK coatings producer in 2011, has announced that it has officially folde...


Evonik Degussa Corp. Trims Name

Specialty chemicals maker Evonik Degussa Corporation has dropped "Degussa" from its name and is now operating as Evonik Corporation.


UK Axes AkzoNobel's Can Coatings Deal

Britain's Office of Fair Trading has blocked AkzoNobel's proposed acquisition of Metlac Holding, ruling that the deal would substantially reduce competition in metal coatings for beer and be...


Protective Coatings Centers Launched

International Paint LLC, an AkzoNobel company, has announced the opening of Protective Coatings Centers across the U.S. and Canada.


Chinese TiO2 Firm Seals Deal with PPG

China's largest exporter of titanium dioxide has signed off on a deal to license PPG Industries' technology to produce chloride-grade titanium dioxide (TiO2) at its refinement facilities in ...


AkzoNobel CEO Makes ‘Full Recovery’

Nearly three months after abruptly announcing a leave of absence due to “temporary fatigue,” AkzoNobel’s chief executive officer is returning.


Valspar Leaves 2012 on an Up Note

The Valspar Corp. ended fiscal year 2012 with a flat quarter, stronger share prices, and a modest overall sales increase for the year—overall, good enough for a solid rebound from its massiv...


Top 20 U.S. Painting Contractors Named

For the second straight year, The Brock Group, of Houston, TX, sits firmly atop the largest painting contractors in the United States in terms of revenues, according to a new ranking by E...


International Paint Names VP-Protective

International Paint LLC, an AkzoNobel company, has appointed Scott Doering to the newly created position of Vice President Protective Coatings Business Development, North America.


Protective Blunts AkzoNobel $3.1B Loss

Double-digit revenue increases and growing demand in Protective and Marine Coatings provided some much-needed good news for AkzoNobel in a third quarter battered by a massive impairment in D...


Out of Kazakhstan: Wilson Comes Home

After four years in Kazakhstan on the world’s largest oil and gas project, JPCL Top Thinker Lee Wilson has returned home to the UK with a new position.


UK Takes Dim View of AkzoNobel Deal

AkzoNobel’s plan to take over Metlac Holding has hit a snag, with the UK’s antitrust agency deeming the metals coating deal a bad one for customers.


Deal to Amp Up Coated Steel Supply

U.S. and Asian production of coated steel building and construction products has just received a $1.36 billion shot in the arm with a new joint venture by a leading steel producer and coatin...


New Coatings Consulting Firm Opens

Chicago Coatings Group, LLC is a new coating consulting firm founded by Warren Brand, former president of Chicago Tank Lining.


Huntsman Seals Polyurethanes Deal

Huntsman Corporation has announced that it acquired the remaining ownership of Russian joint venture Huntsman NMG (HNMG), giving it full ownership of the company.


PPG, Hi-Temp Make Distribution Deal

PPG Industries’ protective and marine coatings business (PMC) has signed a global distribution agreement with Hi-Temp Coatings Technology Co. for select Hi-Temp® branded products.


Benjamin Moore Confirms New CEO

Nearly two weeks after embarrassing reports of its partying CEO leaked out, Benjamin Moore has officially confirmed his replacement.


Steel Pipe Scam Ends Behind Bars

A Missouri man has been sentenced to 21 months in prison in a multistate scheme to defraud steel pipe manufacturers.


Ben Moore CEO Axed After Island Junket

Billionaire Warren Buffett has quietly fired Benjamin Moore CEO Denis Abrams after Abrams allegedly treated a group of corporate officers and their wives to a trip to Bermuda at the company’...


FTC Moves to Strip Graco of ITW Units

Spray-equipment giant Graco Corp. will have to sell off the lion’s share of the businesses it just acquired from chief rival Illinois Tool Works to settle antitrust allegations that have dog...


UK Puts Brakes on AkzoNobel Deal

Britain’s Office of Fair Trading has thrown a flag on AkzoNobel’s plan to take over packaging coatings maker Metlac, saying the deal could well undermine competition and lead to price increa...


Railroad Steel is a Steal

Fast track or fast buck? With 110 feet of hot steel under their belts, thieves in Western Pennsylvania won’t have to choose.


Study: OSHA Visits Save Injuries, Costs

New research is challenging the conventional business wisdom that safety inspections lay a “job-killing” burden on employers and do little to protect workers.


IL Coatings Con Game Ends in Prison

An Illinois man will serve two years in federal prison after illegally tapping millions of dollars in loans with a shell game involving bogus coating industry companies named after real busi...


RPM Skips Slow Season with Sizzling Q3

Somebody forgot to tell RPM International that third quarters tend to be weak periods for coatings companies.


Hungry RPM Bags Australian Company

Still showing a voracious appetite for acquisitions, Carboline parent RPM International Inc. has just swallowed its fourth company in about six months.


Dow Increases Saudi Coatings Stake

Dow Coating Materials, the world’s largest supplier of raw materials for the coatings industry, plans to build a major manufacturing plant in Saudi Arabia to support the growing Middle East ...


Struggling AkzoNobel Shakes Up Helm

Fighting to maintain its position at the top of the global coatings industry, AkzoNobel has announced major changes to its senior global leadership.


Hempel Opens 1st S. American Factory

Hempel has opened its first manufacturing facility for marine and protective coatings in South America, bringing production thousands of miles closer to that burgeoning market.


Green Light for $174M AkzoNobel Plant

Despite tough times for both the market and the company, AkzoNobel has taken a big step toward its new £110 million ($174.3 million) factory in North East England.


$4B Sale of DuPont Coatings Unit Seen

After a last-ditch “grace period” to turn around its performance, DuPont’s auto paint business is out of gas and up on the auction block, news reports say.


Hull Coating Claims Get a New Look

Nearly every hull coating supplier today makes similar performance claims. Sleek finishes. Less friction. And, above all, fuel savings. Some have even begun to back those claims with guarant...


Takeover-Hungry RPM Names New Development Chief

Swallowing a new company about every other month now, RPM International Inc. has named Scott Copeland director of corporate development to focus on its acquisition program.


Paint Makers Rebuked on Hidden Tokens

Pakistan’s anti-trust agency has ordered subsidiaries of AkzoNobel, Nippon, Berger and 13 other paint companies to stop a longstanding practice of hiding monetary tokens for painters in the ...


Valspar Opens R&D Center in China

Valspar Corp. has bolstered its rapidly growing presence in China with a new research and development center there.


ERS Inks Distribution Deal, Expands Team

Engineered Resin Solutions has signed a deal with ErgonArmor to sell ERS NovoCoat throughout the Eastern U.S. and Caribbean, expanding the young company’s presence in refineries and plants t...


BASF Shuffles Global Coatings Leaders

BASF, the world’s largest chemical company, has announced a realignment of its international coatings leadership, with new presidents for its coatings and polyurethanes divisions and related...


CAS-MI Coated in a New Identity

Longtime independent testing provider CAS-MI Laboratories has taken on the name of its new parent company.


Trailer Bridge Declares Bankruptcy

Trailer Bridge is over troubled water, as the marine and trucking freight giant founded by the legendary “Father of Containerization” has entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy.


FS Solutions Launches Expansion Plan

New diagnostic software, expanded inspection services and greater inventory are among the changes FS Solutions envisions as the Federal Signal Corp. subsidiary embarks on a new business expa...


AkzoNobel Plans 29th Plant in China

AkzoNobel will further expand its already-large aerospace and automotive coatings footprint in China, as the company races to achieve $3 billion in Chinese revenues by 2015.


Elcometer Opens Japan Office

Coatings inspection instrument maker Elcometer has announced the opening of its first office in Japan.


2 Companies Land $100M In Pipe Coating, Liner Contracts

Global pipeline coating and lining activity is surging, pumping out more than $100 million in contracts in just the last few days.


Rhino Linings Launches eCommerce Site

Rhino Linings Corp., the global provider of spray-on protective coatings, has launched a new eCommerce site.


Jotun, Praxair, MesoCoat Add Plants

Global production of protective and marine coatings is surging, with Jotun, Praxair and MesoCoat announcing new facilities in the U.S. and abroad.


Ex-PPG Exec Accused Of Nuclear Paint Smuggling

Six months after PPG Industries’ Chinese subsidiary pleaded guilty to exporting high-performance coatings to a Pakistani nuclear plant, a former company executive is facing charges in the ca...


Valspar to Pay Retiring CEO for FY11

Outgoing Valspar Corp. CEO William Mansfield will continue to receive his $950,000 salary through the end of the paint and coatings company's fiscal year.


ITW Revamps Finishing Equipment Group

Spray and equipment manufacturer ITW has united its Binks, DeVilbiss, Ransburg and BGK brands into one new operating unit, called ITW Finishing Equipment Americas (www.itwfea.com).


PPG, Paint Subsidiary to Pay $4M For Exports to Pakistan Nuclear Agency

PPG Industries and its Chinese paint subsidiary will pay more than $4 million to settle federal criminal and civil violations involving shipments of protective coatings to Pakistan for the c...


Bankrupt Pigment Maker to Pay $270M+ for Cleanup

Tronox Inc., the world’s third-largest producer of titanium dioxide, will pay $270 million in cash and 88% of its interest in pending litigation in a federal bankruptcy settlement that w...


New Law Steps Up Tax Breaks, Contractor Rules

New tax benefits, changes in capital lending, and a tighter rein on slow-paying contractors are all part of the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010 that President Obama is expected to...


Hyde Tools to Reorganize

The Hyde Group, whose subsidiaries include Hyde Tools and A. Richard Hyde, is reorganizing into two separate family-owned businesses, the company announced.


 
 
   

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