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Tank Maker Held Liable in Fatal Fall

A nine-foot fatal fall from a faulty forklift has triggered a variety of federal safety citations against an Idaho tank manufacturer, including many related to its painting operation.


Steel Bridge Coating Guide Revised

Three leading technical organizations have teamed up to overhaul an outdated guide specification for shop painting of bridge steel.


Virtual Tour Reveals New Paint Shop

Chrysler is showing off its brand-new Michigan paint shop with a little help from Google, giving anyone with Internet access an up-close look at its shiny new facility and fancy robots.


Coating Operation Fined $341K

Workers repeatedly inhaled, absorbed and even ingested toxic hexavalent chromium through a variety of coating tasks at an Oklahoma contractor, federal authorities are alleging.


Protective Line Offers 3 Systems

Sherwin-Williams’ Protective and Marine Coatings has launched three polyaspartic urethanes, each suited for a different shop or field coating challenge.


Painting, Amputation Hazards Draw Fines

A Missouri manufacturer is facing new federal allegations and fines involving its paint shop and other areas of operation.


Severe Injuries to Cost Company $185K

A coatings company outside New York City is facing $185,400 in federal fines after one worker suffered a partial amputation and another a crushed hand, the Occupational Safety and Health Adm...


$740K Fine May Close CT Contractor

A four-generation coating and abrasive blasting business says it will shut down most of its operations in the face of a $743,500 state fine for hazardous waste, training and other violations...


OSHA Floats 4 Possible Rule Changes

From spray finishing to chemical safety, the federal government is seeking input on four potential rule changes that could affect the coating and blasting industry.


Blast-Proof Light for Paint Booths

Larson Electronics has introduced a two-foot-long explosion-proof light fixture for paint booths and other hazardous locations with the potential for flammable vapors.


Railcar Finishing Work Nets $170K Fine

A New York manufacturer of rail and aircraft interiors is facing 24 federal health and safety citations and $170,100 in fines for coating, sanding and related hazards at its plant in Champla...


Bot Boasts the Stroke of Genius

Industrial painting robots are nothing new, but their strength has always been technical precision and perfect replication—not sophisticated artistry.


$850M Revives Auto Paint Plant Plans

Once on the chopping block, an automotive paint shop in Michigan is now being transformed into a state-of-the-art facility as part of an $850 million investment by Chrysler Group LLC.


Amputations Bring 7th OSHA Case

Despite dozens of federal safety citations and more than a million dollars in fines to their employer, two Texas employees have suffered amputations at a Texas pipe fabricator and coating fa...


Boeing’s New Bots Slash Painting Work

New robotic aircraft painters deployed by Boeing Corp. have reduced a multi-day production process to just minutes, with perfect quality each time, the company says.


Firms Fined in Deadly Paint Dust Blast

Federal regulators are holding three contracting firms liable for a combustible-dust flash fire that claimed the lives of two workers in a paint booth at a Texas facility in August.


Watson Standard Acquires Delta Coatings

Century-old coatings maker Watson Standard is expanding its portfolio and re-entering the general industrial coatings marketplace with the acquisition of Delta Coatings Corp.


Investor Acquires FL Powder Coater

Positioning itself for aggressive growth in the U.S. powder-coating market, Architectural Finish Systems Inc., of Clearwater, FL, is sporting a new owner, new expansion funds, and new manage...


Coating Makers Work to Blunt New Rules

Coating manufacturers are making inroads against California’s plan to further tighten emission rules on metal coating operations, the American Coatings Association reports.


Blast Disrupts Steel Mill Coating Shop

Workers escaped injury this week when a “small explosion” rocked a coating facility at North America’s largest steel mill.


Hitachi Slashes Shop Paint Waste

A new chemical process that allows overspray sediment to float, rather than sink, has cut waste in a heavy equipment paint shop by nearly 90%, the company reports.


Paint Waste Cited at New Superfund Site

An old California manufacturing and painting operation has joined the National Priorities List of Superfund hazardous waste sites that pose health and environmental risks.


Metal Coating Limits Honed

Lower VOC limits, new rules for stripping operations, and new sales restrictions are likely in store for Southern California contractors, retailers and manufacturers involved in coating meta...


Wheels Up for New Boeing Paint Hangar

Boeing has opened a new paint hangar near its Renton, WA, facility that will help the company dramatically increase its next-generation 737 production capacity.


Chrysler Embarks on $850M Paint Shop

Once bankrupt and teetering on the brink of closure, Chrysler’s Sterling Heights (MI) Assembly Plant has rebounded in a big way to break ground on a 500,000-square-foot high-tech paint facil...


Joint Standard Certifies Paint Shops

Industrial painting companies that shop-apply protective coatings systems may now seek certification under a new standard jointly developed by two leading technical organizations.


$19.9M in Milwaukee Bridge Work Let

A Wisconsin contractor has been awarded a $19.9 million contract to replace one vertical lift bridge and rehabilitate another over the Milwaukee River.


AZ Dam Blasting, Priming Up for Bid

Bids will be accepted March 3 for abrasive-blast cleaning and shop-priming of more than 100,000 square feet of deck plates on generators at the Glen Canyon Dam in Page, AZ.


BASF, Fisher Tank Plants on the Move

BASF will move the manufacturing of its Offshore Subsea Insulation PUR Systems to Houston, TX, while Fisher Tank is opening a new fabrication facility in Leesville, SC, the companies have an...


GFS Launches Paint Booth Training Site

Global Finishing Solutions has launched the Finishing Academy, an online paint booth educational resource.


Larson Expands Spray-Booth Light Offerings

Larson Electronics’ (Kemp, Texas) magnalight.com has expanded its line of explosion-proof lights with UL 844 Class 1 Division 1 paint spray-booth lights, offered in 4-foot and 2-foot lengths...


 
 
   

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