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EPA Proposes Asbestos Reporting Rule

In May, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposed rule to require more comprehensive reporting on asbestos as the Agency continues to protect the public from exposure.


Paint Recycler Establishes Operations in NY

A latex paint recycling company based out of Colorado recently started setting up operations in Rotterdam, New York, to reprocess old architectural coatings under the state’s new paint stewa...


AkzoNobel Expects Russian Plants to Close

According to a recent interview with global paint and coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel’s Chief Executive Officer, Thierry Vanlancker, the company is expected to cease operations at its four p...


Dozens of Claims Filed After IL Paint Spill

Since a semi-tractor tanker spilled part of its paint load leaving a Valspar paint manufacturing plant in Kankakee, Illinois, last month, nearly three dozen claims have been filed.


Invasion Affects Construction Projects, Supplies

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues to run its course, several reports have indicated how the ongoings have negatively affected construction projects in both countries, in addition ...


IL Paint Spill Causes Road Closure

Upon leaving a Valspar paint manufacturing plant in Kankakee, Illinois, a semi-tractor tanker was reported to have spilled part of its paint load earlier this month, resulting in the closure...


AkzoNobel Increasing In-House Resin Production

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel recently announced that it plans to invest in the expansion of in-house resin manufacturing.


Sherwin to Expand Manufacturing, Distribution

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced in a press release last week that it would be expanding its manufacturing and distribution capabilities in Statesville, North Caro...


Arkema Doubling Resin Production in Asia

Specialty chemicals company Arkema recently announced that it plans to double its UV-curable resins production capacity at its Nansha plant in China.


Nouryon Production Supports Polymer Industry

At the beginning of the month, global specialty chemicals company Nouryon announced that it had launched full-scale production at its organic peroxide greenfield site in Tianjin, China.


Saint-Gobain to Invest Over $400M in Expansions

According to a press release issued by French material designer and manufacturer Saint-Gobain last month, the company is planning to invest more than $400 million to expand production capabi...


RPM Works to Overcome Resin Shortage

With its recent purchase of a 178,000-square-foot chemical manufacturing facility in Corsicana, Texas, global coatings company RPM International Inc. hopes to strengthen its supply chain and...


Nouryon Opens New China Production Facility

To meet increasing demand in the Asia region for polymers used in the packaging, paints and coatings and construction end-markets, global specialty chemicals company Nouryon has recently lau...


Paint Plant Explosion Kills 1, Injures 8

Last week, the Yenkin-Majestic Paints plant in Northeast Columbus experienced an explosion which resulted in one fatality and eight injuries.


Evonik Begins Work at New Silicones Plant

Specialty chemicals company Evonik has reportedly begun production at its new multi-purpose silicones manufacturing facility in Geesthacht, Germany.


Nouryon Announces New Hydroperoxide Plant

Specialty chemical company Nouryon announced earlier this week that it is starting development of a new hydroperoxide manufacturing facility at its current site in Ningbo, China.


Chemical Unit Reopens After Leak, Obstacles

United Kingdom-based specialty chemical company Croda has recently reopened its Atlas Point surfactants plant located at the base of the Delaware Memorial Bridge in New Castle, Delaware.


$2.3M in Subcontracts Awarded for WI Plant

Foxconn Technology Group recently announced that it has awarded $2.3 million in subcontracts under its High-Performance Computing Data Center Bid Package No. 1.


Foxconn's WI Tax Breaks Come Under Fire

According to a letter released by Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ administration earlier this month, Foxconn’s alleged $10 billion plant may not qualify for the agreed upon $3 billion incentive p...


Pittsburgh Plans 3D Printing, Additive Hub

Pittsburgh International Airport and its Pittsburgh Airport Innovation Campus recently announced the development of Neighborhood 91, a world-first development that is to both condense and co...


Foxconn WI Contracts Now Total $250M

Earlier this month, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Foxconn Technology Group has awarded another $83 million in contracts for its $10 billion, 20 million-square-foot manufacturi...


Foxconn Taps Mortenson for Parts of $10B Project

Foxconn Technology Group recently announced that it has chosen Mortenson Construction (Minneapolis) to serve as construction manager for two facilities that were just approved as part of the...


Huntsman Opens New Dubai Polyurethanes Plant

Last week, global chemical company Huntsman Corporation announced the opening of its new polyurethanes systems house located in the Jebel Ali Free Trade Zone in Dubai.


Structural Steel Work to Start at $10B WI Project

Walls are going up at Foxconn’s $10 billion campus project in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, according to local reports.


Foxconn Starts Foundation on $10B WI Facility

Crews have started pouring concrete for the 988,999-square-foot Foxconn facility slated for Racine County, Wisconsin, and officials say the $10 billion facility is still estimated to have a ...


Nouryon Completes Organic Peroxides Expansion

Specialty chemicals company Nouryon has announced that it has more than doubled its capacity for emulsion-based organic peroxides at its site in Los Reyes, Mexico. The move aims to meet incr...


Rust-Oleum Opens New Manufacturing Plant

Leaders at Rust-Oleum (Vernon Hills, Illinois) recently opened the company’s new 110,000-square-foot floor coating manufacturing facility in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.


Arkema to Expand MI Plant Manufacturing

Arkema Coating Resins, a unit of Arkema Inc., announced early last week that it plans to expand manufacturing capabilities for its Synaqua platform at its Grand Rapids, Michigan, facility.


Arkema to Expand MI Plant Manufacturing

Arkema Coating Resins, a unit of Arkema Inc. announced earlier this week that it plans to expand manufacturing capabilities for its Synaqua platform at its Grand Rapids, Michigan, facility.


US Steel to Invest $750M in IN Plant

U.S. Steel announced late last week that, in light of President Donald J. Trump’s tariffs on imported steel, it will be investing $750 million to update and revitalize the 110-year-old flags...


US Steel to Invest in Gary Works

U.S. Steel (Pittsburgh) announced late last week that, in light of President Donald J. Trump’s tariffs on imported steel, it will be investing $750 million to update and revitalize the 110-y...


$14M in Contracts Awarded in $10B WI Project

Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group is moving right along with its $10 billion campus project in Racine County, Wisconsin, as the company and its general contractors have awarded $14 milli...


Axalta Acquires CA Facility for Refinish Business

Philadelphia-based coatings company Axalta recently announced that it has acquired what it calls a state-of-the-art manufacturing and distribution facility in Sacramento, California.


Coating Firm to Open E-Coat Factory in KY

Illinois-based industrial e-coating manufacturer Tru-Tone Finishing Inc. recently announced that it will be opening a plant in Lexington, Kentucky, which will open up 120 jobs in the region.


AZ Flooring Firm Opens New Hub

Industrial and commercial flooring and concrete coating firm Arizona Polymer Flooring has opened a new headquarters in Phoenix, to serve as an international hub, and host research, manufactu...


Concrete Coating Maker Opens New Hub

Arizona Polymer Flooring, a growing flooring products and concrete coating manufacturer, has opened a new 50,000-square-foot mixed-use facility, set to serve as the company’s international h...


Fire Rocks TiO2 Plant Amid Spin Off

Huntsman Corp., an American-based specialty chemical manufacturer, reported a recent fire at one of its titanium dioxide manufacturing facilities in Pori, Finland, amid plans to spin off its...


Powder Coatings Plant Opens

Increasing its presence in Asia, AkzoNobel recently opened a new €11 million ($11.7 million) powder coatings facility in Chengdu.


AkzoNobel Opens New China Powder Coatings Plant

AkzoNobel has expanded again in Asia—the Amsterdam-based coatings company has recently opened a new €11 million ($11.7 million) powder coatings facility in Chengdu.


Floor Coating Made to Resist Impacts

A new polyaspartic floor coating from The Sherwin-Williams Company is designed for ease of application in manufacturing facilities, airplane hangars and other settings where impacts and abra...


Sherwin-Williams Touts Polyaspartic Technology

The latest polyaspartic floor coating offering from Sherwin-Williams is reportedly designed to give applicators greater flexibility and provide extended open time.


OSHA Cites PPG Silica Plant

Paint and coatings manufacturer PPG is facing more than $92,000 in penalties related to worker-safety issues at its facility in Westlake, LA, after an employee complaint prompted a federal a...


Whistleblower to Cost Masonry Firm $135K

One of the nation’s largest producers of masonry units has agreed to pay $135,000 in back wages and compensatory damages to a former employee in a settlement with the U.S. Department of Labo...


OSHA: PPG Workers Exposed to 11 Hazards

Federal authorities have cited paint and coatings producer PPG, alleging nine serious violations and two other-than-serious, stemming from a worker complaint investigation launched in April.


BASF Expands in South Asia

Seeking to expand its reach in one of the fastest growing markets in the world, BASF has opened its first production plant in Sri Lanka.


OSHA Cites NJ Chemical Facility

Solvay Specialty Polymers USA LLC is facing up to $115,000 in penalties after the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited it for 11 alleged violations, including exposing em...


Solvay Cited for 11 Hazards

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Solvay Specialty Polymers USA LLC with 11 alleged violations, including exposing employees to dangerous chemical hazards at i...


MA Coatings Company Faces Pollution Fine

A Massachusetts-based manufacturer of polystyrene resins and specialty chemical products has been fined for violating air pollution standards.


Welsh Galvanized Line Expected to Idle

A hot-dip galvanized coating line in Wales is about to come to a close for economic reasons, according to media reports.


Production Pressure Blamed in 2 Deaths

Unwilling to slow production, U.S. Steel managers directed employees to work on a high-pressure valve while a furnace was still running—causing an explosion that killed two workers and criti...


Troubled Pipe Maker Fined Again

A pipe and pipe fitting fabricator deemed a "Severe Violator" after a spate of accidents in 2011 is facing a new round of six-figure fines for "callously" leaving hazards unaddressed.


Blast, Fire Injure 1 at Sherwin Plant

Investigators are seeking the cause of a small explosion and fire at a Sherwin-Williams paint manufacturing plant in Canada.


Coating Flow Grows from China, Mideast

Major coating suppliers have been increasing their global operations outside the U.S., with recent expansions throughout China and the Middle East.


Accident Burns 7 at Site of OSHA Critic

A foundry owner critical of federal health and safety regulations is now dealing with a horrific workplace accident that sprayed his workers with molten metal.


Collapse of Old Plant Investigated

As victims recovered, investigators continued to search Wednesday for the cause of a massive roof collapse at the old Bethlehem Steel Mill near Baltimore, MD.


 
 
   

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