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Beer Promo Leaves Town Blue

Residents in a Colorado town were left seeing red after a beer company paid the town a lot of green to paint it blue for a weekend.


Paint Can Claims Uncork a Lawsuit

Wine-filled paint cans trumpeted in a recent marketing campaign are now at the center of a vintage trademark tussle.


Ex-Worker Sees Racism in Paint Names

A fired African American employee of Benjamin Moore has accused the paint maker of discrimination in using two brown color names that resemble his own.


In Pakistan, Who’s No. 1?

Authorities have ordered Jotun Pakistan to stop calling itself the “No. 1 paint in Pakistan” after complaints by competitors—who make No. 1-type claims of their own.


DOD Targets ‘Culture’ of Corrosion

ORLANDO—It will take more than protective coatings to make a dent in the U.S. military's $23 billion-a-year campaign against corrosion.


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 ...


Global Coatings Market Set to Surge

Market researchers are painting a rosy future for the global coatings market, with robust growth on tap through 2015.


Bottema Named Sto’s Marketing Officer

Sto Corp. has appointed Rob Bottema to the newly created position of chief marketing officer.


FTC Slaps Sherwin, PPG on VOC Marketing

The Sherwin-Williams Company and PPG Industries must cease their long-running “zero VOC” claims on two major paint lines, under a new agreement with the Federal Trade Commission.


Coating Makers Study Green Crackdown

U.S. trade regulators are cracking down on green claims, with potentially significant implications for the paint and coating industry.


Nippon Paints Pierces a New Market

If shock can sell paint, Nippon Paints may have a winner, with a new series of ads featuring outrageous piercings—including one with a live snake.


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 ...


PPG Brings New Identity to the Surface

PPG Industries Inc., the world’s No. 2 paint and coatings company, is recasting its identity as a “surface innovation” provider across multiple markets and industries.


Spider, Barton Mines Change Sales Teams

Barton Mines Co. has appointed a new Northeast regional sales manager, while Spider has named a new district sales representative in the Midwest.


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Job Site Aims at ‘Good Honest Contractors’

Citing studies that say most U.S. households use the Internet to find home improvement services, a new web site is promising contractors leads that become jobs.


PPG, Dynasystems to Collaborate

PPG Industries (Pittsburgh, PA) has signed a mutual supply and marketing collaboration agreement with Dynasystems (Hampshire, UK), a global supplier of blast and ballistic protective systems...


‘Green’ Market Holding Amid Downturn

Four out of five people say they are still buying green products and services—some more expensive than their conventional counterparts—despite the U.S. recession.


 
 
   

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