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SSPC Revises Three Standards

Two abrasive-blasting standards and one related to coating film thickness have been updated by SSPC: the Society for Protective Coatings.


Series of Deals Fattens Graco’s Reach

Spray-equipment manufacturer Graco Inc. is bulking up and branching out, spending $185 million in cash for four companies that will expand its geographical and industry footprint.


Free Webinar Addresses Blasting Safety

The inhalation hazards of working with toxic substances during abrasive blasting will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


EPA Green-Lights 2 CCR Uses

Abruptly breaking years of silence, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has newly affirmed as “beneficial” the two largest reuses of encapsulated coal ash: in concrete and in wallboard.


Beryllium Rule Planned for 2014

New federal proposals limiting worker exposure to beryllium—a particular hazard in open-air abrasive blasting—are on track to roll out in April, Occupational Safety and Health Administration...


New Pump Handles Heavy Material

Graco Inc. has introduced a new mortar pump designed to handle heavy and abrasive materials.


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...


SSPC Updates Mineral Abrasive Spec

An expanded list of abrasives and clarification of testing responsibilities are among the new updates to an abrasive specification from SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


Bids Invited for WV Bridge Painting

The second and final phase of cleaning and painting work on West Virginia's Hospital Bridge is now up for bid, following the project's $2.4 million first phase.


Free eBook Tackles Abrasive Selection

Choosing the best of many current abrasives options for a coating project is the focus of a new, free, expert-written eBook from JPCL.


New Rules Could Shake Up Industry

SAN ANTONIO—Coating manufacturers are starting to see sweeping changes in hazard communications that could potentially impact every safety data sheet in the industry.


EPA Withdraws New Cadmium Rule

Under pressure from producers, the U.S. government has reversed a brand-new rule that would have increased safety disclosure requirements for products containing cadmium, used in some protec...


OSHA Corrects Record on U.S. Minerals

Abrasives maker U.S. Minerals has paid its $700,000 fine in full and has complied fully with the terms of its summer settlement with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA s...


Abrasives Maker Settles 8 OSHA Cases

U.S. Minerals, one of the largest U.S. producers of coal slag products, has agreed to pay $700,000 to settle 141 federal health and safety citations stemming from egregious respiratory and o...


More Suits Aim to Force CCR Decision

Few industry debates are as bitterly divisive as that over Coal Combustion Residuals, but there is one thing on which friends and foes agree: It is high time for the Environmental Protection...


Harsco Unveils its 1st Glass Abrasive

Breaking a tradition that dates back generations, Harsco Metals & Minerals has introduced its first-ever crushed-glass abrasive for a range of surface preparation applications.


ASTM Releases Coating Standards CD-ROM

The latest coating test methods, terminology and more are featured on ASTM International’s comprehensive new compilation of paint and coating standards on CD-ROM.


Axxiom Partners on New Asia Venture

Axxiom Manufacturing Inc. and Australia-based Total Abrasion have teamed up to launch Total Schmidt, a new Malaysia-based venture that will serve the Asia Pacific surface preparation industr...


SSPC Seeks Board Nominees

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is seeking nominations to fill three seats on its Board of Governors.


Abrasive Made to Cut Waste, Hike Speed

Blast-One International has rolled out Speedblast abrasive for the industrial blasting and painting industry—a blast medium designed to reduce consumption and increase speed.


Blast Media Maker Gets $200K Infusion

A Philadelphia-based manufacturer of alternative blast media will share in more than $1 million in investments into early-stage companies by Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern ...


Harsco Launches Copper Abrasive

Harsco Minerals has introduced a new surface-preparation abrasive, made from recycled material, to the Southeastern U.S.


Barton Names Regional Sales Manager

Barton International, the leading supplier of garnet abrasives for waterjet cutting and blast media, has announced the appointment of Ray Lindberg as Regional Sales Manager for the Western G...


OSHA Hits Ft. Bragg with 37 Citations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued notices for 37 safety and health violations at the U.S. Army’s Fort Bragg installation, following an inspection focusing on the f...


Coating Plant Cited in Worker’s Death

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has accused an Ohio powder coating company of 15 safety violations following the death of a grinder operator who was killed when the abrasiv...


NASSCO Receives Second Recycling Award

General Dynamics NASSCO has announced that it has earned its second consecutive recycling award for the year 2010 from the City of San Diego's Environmental Services Department, in part beca...


Century-Old Barton Takes New Name

After more than five generations, Barton Mines Company LLC is shedding its 19th-century identity to become Barton International.


3M Changes Industrial Leadership

3M has named Hak Cheol (H.C.) Shin executive vice president of International Operations and Christopher D. Holmes executive vice president of the Industrial and Transportation Business.


New OSHA Silica Rules Looming

New federal rules tightening workplace exposure limits and other requirements involving respirable crystalline silica are expected soon, likely bringing major changes for the coatings indust...


LA Orders Cleanup, Capture at Spillway

The State of Louisiana has ordered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its painting contractor to clean up the dust and debris being generated by open-air blasting on the Bonnet Carré Spill...


House Targets CCR ‘Hazardous’ Label

The U.S. House of Representatives is taking aim at any federal notion to classify fossil fuel combustion waste as hazardous.


OSHA Cites US Minerals for 6th Time

U.S. Minerals LLC has been hit with a sixth wave of federal health and safety citations—and the third round at one plant—leaving the embattled abrasives maker with seven new citations and an...


EPA Releases Utilities’ Plans on Coal Ash

While work on federal rules for coal ash grinds on, the Environmental Protection Agency is releasing plans developed by 15 electric utility facilities to make their coal ash impoundments saf...


US Minerals: 5 Cases, 140 Citations, $1.4M Fine

Embattled U.S. Minerals LLC has been hit with a fifth wave of federal health and safety citations, leaving the abrasives maker to answer to a total of 140 citations and $1.4 million in propo...


New OSHA Case Pushes U.S. Minerals Fine to $1M+

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has slapped abrasives maker U.S. Minerals with its fourth series of citations since August, leaving the company facing more than 100 citatio...


OSHA Fines Abrasives Maker 3rd Time in 3 Months

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a new wave of citations and proposed penalties against U.S. Minerals LLC related to its facility in Harvey, LA—the agency’s third...


Harsco Corp. Names New President, CCO

Harsco Corp. has announced the appointment of Daniel S. McAtee as President of Harsco Minerals, succeeding Gene A. Iannazzo, who becomes Chief Commercial Officer for Harsco Metals and Harsco...


OSHA Fines Abrasives Maker, Widens Probe

Reports of dust-covered workers and other hazards at a U.S. Minerals plant in Illinois have led federal authorities to propose a $466,400 fine against the company and initiate inspections at...


Abrasives Exec Joins Harsco; Gaco Taps VP

Harsco Minerals has appointed Dominic DeAngelo as Product Manager of Abrasives and Roofing, while Pat Hatem has become a Vice President for Gaco Western.


EPA Announces Hearing Schedule for Proposed Coal Ash Regulations

The EPA has released a schedule of public hearings on its proposal to regulate disposal and management of coal ash from coal-fired power plants.


American Concrete Association Seeks Comments on EPA’s Proposed CCR Rule

The American Concrete Association is conducting a survey among interested parties so that it can comment to the EPA on its proposal to regulate coal combustion residuals (CCR's), including f...


New Faces at Gaco Western, Barton

Coatings and spray-foam supplier Gaco Western and garnet abrasives maker Barton Mines Co. have announced personnel changes.


Vector Technologies Introduces 2 Vacuums

Vector Technologies Ltd. has introduced additions to both its VecLoader Titan Vacuum Series and its VecLoader Titan M Marine Vacuum Series.


EPA Plans Hearings on Coal Waste Proposal

Representatives of the abrasives industry and other interested parties will be able to speak at public hearings on the EPA’s proposed rule to regulate coal combustion residuals (CCR), includ...


Barton Mines Names Regional Sales Manager

Barton Mines Company, a manufacturer of garnet abrasives for waterjet cutting and blast media, named Rick Miller regional sales manager for the Northwest region. Miller will serve customers ...


Recycled-Glass Abrasive Gets Nod from Navy

Novetas Solutions LLC announced that a new production facility for its abrasive product New Age Blast Media® has been added to the Department of the Navy’s Qualified Product Listing under MI...


 
 
   

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