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Commission Denies Paint Manufacturer Merger

The Competition Commission has recently denied global coatings company AkzoNobel’s proposal to merge with African coatings company Kansai Paint to acquire its paints and coatings activities ...


Axalta Names New CEO Appointment

Global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. recently announced the appointment of Chris Villavarayan as Chief Executive Officer and President and member of its Boa...


Survey Emphasizes Workforce Shortage Impacts

A recent survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America and Autodesk has found that severe workforce shortages are affecting small and large contractors.


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Thursday, Friday

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Thursday, Nov. 24, or Friday, Nov. 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States.


Report: Slow Payments Cost Industry $208B

Construction and real estate financial software firm Rabbet recently found in a new study that slow payments this year are estimated to cost the construction industry $208 billion.


Judge Approves $33M Bidding Fraud Settlement

A Texas judge recently granted final approval for a $33 million settlement in a fraud class action lawsuit against engineering and construction firm Fluor Corporation.


New Product Announcement: Antibacterial Tech

Established in the antimicrobial, odor control, sanitization and disinfection markets, and part of Barr Brands International, Microban International has recently announced the development of...


StoneAge Announces New Acquisition

High-pressure waterblast tools and automated industrial cleaning equipment manufacturer StoneAge, Inc. (Durango, Colorado) has recently announced the acquisition of Terydon, Inc.


Covestro Breaks Ground for Aniline Plant

Global manufacturer of material solutions Covestro (Pittsburgh) recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new world-scale aniline production plant in Antwerp, Belgium.


Survey Examines Architecture Business

Last week, The American Institute of Architects released the results of its recent industry survey, which examined business topics in architecture, such as billings, staffing and internation...


CRW, Corrosion Innovations Expand Operations

Last week, Corr-Ze manufacturer Corrosion Innovations alongside business partner CRW Consulting & Distribution announced that it is expanding its operations by relocating to a larger global ...


Sherwin-Williams Breaks Ground on NC Facility

Late last month, global coatings manufacturer The Sherwin-Williams Company hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking to expand its manufacturing and distribution facilities in Statesville, North Ca...


USGBC Names New CEO, President

The U.S. Green Building Council and Green Business Certification Inc. recently announced the appointment of Peter Templeton as President and CEO.


Contractor Utilizes Drones for Pressure Washing

Commercial coatings contractor Tim Payne Painting (Chattanooga, Tennessee) was recently interviewed for the company’s adoption of drone technology.


Industry Unemployment Down in 42 States

In a state-by-state analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released by Associated Builders and Contractors last week, it was shared that the non-seasonally adjusted (NSA) national ...


Hempel PFP Coating Gains Certification, CE Mark

Global coatings company Hempel recently announced via emailed release that its Hempafire Pro 400 coating has been certified in accordance with the EN13381-8 standard and granted the CE mark.


Allnex Opens New R&D Center in Austria

Allnex, an international supplier of resins for architectural, industrial, OEM and special purpose coatings, recently announced the opening of a new state-of-the-art research and development...


Carboline Launches New Podcast Series

Global coatings, linings and fireproofing manufacturer Carboline Company (St. Louis) recently relaunched its podcast series with a new name and direction


PPG Announces New CEO Appointment

Last week, global coatings company PPG announced that Chief Operating Officer Tim Knavish has been named President and Chief Executive Officer as current CEO Michael McGarry plans to retire ...


Sherwin-Williams Reports Q3 2022 Increases

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company released its financial earnings report for the 2022 third quarter on Oct. 25. The quarter officially ended on Sept. 30.


Kelly-Moore Acquired by Flacks Group

In a recent press release, global investment firm Flacks Group announced the acquisition of the manufacturer and retailer of paints and coatings Kelly-Moore Paint Company.


AkzoNobel Reports Revenue Increase in 2022 Q3

Global coatings company AkzoNobel released its 2022 third-quarter financial report Thursday (Oct. 20), reporting increased revenue and lower adjusted operating income year-over-year.


PPG Reports 2022 Q3 Financial Results

Global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) released its third quarter 2022 earnings report on Wednesday (Oct. 19), announcing record net sales of $4.5 billion, or 2% higher than Q3 in 2021.


Sherwin to Acquire Italian Wood Coatings Company

Last week, global coatings manufacturer The Sherwin-Williams Company announced plans to acquire an Italian designer, manufacturer and distributor of industrial wood coatings.


DOL Proposes Worker Classification Rule

On Oct. 13, the U.S. Department of Labor published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on classifying employees and independent contractors.


Dunn-Edwards Opens Storefront in CA

Last week, architectural and industrial paint manufacturer and distributor Dunn-Edwards celebrated a strategic brick-and-mortar expansion with the grand opening of a new storefront in Auburn...


Datacolor Partners with Mexican Color Experts

Color management solutions company Datacolor recently announced two new partnerships with Mexico-based agencies, Eurotécnica Textil S.A. de C.V. and Control Técnico y Representaciones S.A. d...


KTA-Tator Names Senior Project Engineer

Consulting engineering firm KTA-Tator, Inc. (Pittsburgh) recently announced that Johnnie Miller has joined their team as a Senior Project Engineer.


Carboline Names Vice President of Sales USA

Global coatings, linings and fireproofing manufacturer Carboline Company (St. Louis) announced it has named Rick Brown as Vice President of Sales USA.


USDOT Expands Infrastructure Finance Program

Earlier this month, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation will now offer low-cost, flexible financing for nearly half of transit p...


AMPP CEO Announces Retirement

At the end of last month, the Association for Materials Protection and Performance announced that CEO Bob Chalker plans to retire in July 2023.


Winoa Division Celebrates Anniversary, Rebrand

As of this month, steel shot manufacturer IKK Shot Co., Ltd., a division of Winoa, has been rebranded in time to celebrate its 25th anniversary.


RPM Releases 2023 Q1 Earnings Report

RPM International Inc. (Medina, Ohio), parent company of specialty coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, released its first-quarter financial report Wednesday (Oct. 5)...


Evonik Increases Additive Capacities

In a recent online press release, specialty chemicals company Evonik announced that its Coating Additives business line is increasing the capacities of two additive product groups for archit...


Paint Manufacturers Launch Coatings Association

With backing and support from the World Coatings Council (WCC) and Vincentz Network, 10 paint manufacturers with locations in the Middle East have recently launched a new coatings associatio...


PPG Launches New Light Industrial Brand

Last month, global coatings company PPG announced its newly-formed brand design to support light industrial customers, including liquid coatings, powder coatings and allied products.


Labor Unions Protest Coating Contractor

Despite recently reaching a settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor for misclassifying skilled laborers and denying overtime wages, several unions and community organizations are contin...


ToughGuard Paint Sealant Launches New Website

ToughGuard High Performance Coatings recently announced that it has teamed up with aviation marketing company ABCI to launch a new website for its paint protection products.


RPM Releases 2022 Summary Annual Report

RPM International Inc., parent company of specialty coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, has recently released its Summary Annual Report for 2022.


PPG to Power MI Facility with Clean Energy

Last week, global coatings company PPG announced that it has reached an agreement that will help power its Adrian, Michigan, manufacturing facility with clean energy by 2024.


Cortec Announces New Chief Operations Officer

Last week, corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation announced the promotion of its Director of Manufacturing, Caleb Pheneger, to the position of Chief Operations Officer.


Evonik Opens Innovation Hub in PA

At the beginning of the month, specialty chemicals company Evonik announced in a press release that it had opened an innovation hub at its site in Allentown, Pennsylvania.


Chemicals Combust at TN AkzoNobel Warehouse

On Friday (Sept. 16), the Nashville Fire Department responded to a report of chemical combustion at an AkzoNobel powder coatings manufacturing site.


ChemQuest Chemicals Acquired by Seatex

Custom chemical manufacturer ChemQuest Chemicals LLC (Pasadena, Texas) has recently been acquired by specialty chemical manufacturer Seatex, LLC.


Abrasives Inc. Acquires Surface Prep Distributor

Manufacturer and distributor of abrasive media Abrasives Incorporated recently announced via emailed release that it has acquired surface preparation equipment and supply distributor Haller-...


CPIA Conference Features Attendees, Sponsors

In just a few weeks, the Commercial Painting Industry Association will host its second annual CPIA Leadership Conference in conjunction with Technology Publishing Company’s hosted-buyer even...


Arkema Finalizes Acquisition of Polimeros Especiales

At the beginning of the month, specialty chemicals company Arkema announced that the acquisition of privately-owned Mexican high-performance waterborne resins producer, Polimeros Especiales,...


Hempel Announces New CEO Appointment

Global coatings company Hempel recently announced that Michael Hansen will succeed Lars Petersson as the company's Group President and CEO.


CPIA, CCC Share 2022 Conference Agenda

Next month, the Commercial Painting Industry Association will host its second annual CPIA Leadership Conference in conjunction with Technology Publishing Company’s hosted-buyer event, Commer...


NV Painting Contractor Wins Business Showcase

Woman-owned general contractor RGD Construction was recently announced as the winner of the 2022 Las Vegas Raiders and America First Credit Union Small Business Showcase.


ChemQuest Announces Staff Promotion, Appointment

Global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. recently announced two new personnel changes.


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Monday

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of the Labor Day holiday in the United States.


Industrial Connect Event Features Sponsors

Later this year, Technology Publishing Company’s popular hosted buyer event for the protective and marine coatings industry, Contractor Connect, will take place at the Hammock Beach Golf Res...


PPG Doubling Mexico Powder Coatings Production

Global coatings company PPG announced last week that it plans to invest $11 million to double the production capacity of its powder coatings plant in San Juan del Rio, Mexico.


Industry Employment Trails Pre-Pandemic Levels

In a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America, construction employment in July continued to trail pre-pandemic levels in 15 states.


Brenntag Named Nouryon Polymer Distributor

Global specialty chemicals company Nouryon recently signed an exclusive agreement with chemical and ingredients distributor Brenntag Specialties to serve as the distributor of its LumaTreat ...


ICP Building Solutions Names CCO

Solutions provider for building envelope, cementitious and sports surface needs ICP Building Solutions Group recently named Sami Rahman as its new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).


Report: Input Prices Down, Bid Prices Going Up

According to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data by the Associated Builders and Contractors, construction and nonresidential input prices both decre...


Cortec Expanding European Anticorrosion Plant

Corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation recently announced plans to expand its EcoCortec plant in Croatia by investing in a new polymer processing plant.


Tnemec Names Performance Coatings Senior Manager

Last week, protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. announced in an emailed press release that Jennifer Gleisberg had been promoted to Senior Manager of Performance Coatings.


Nouryon Granted Patent for Polymer Products

Global specialty chemicals company Nouryon recently announced it has been granted a U.S. Patent for its LumaTreat tagged polymer products and the fluorescent monomers used in their creation....


HMG Paints Joins UK Defense Trade Group

United Kingdom-based independent paint manufacturer HMG Paints Ltd. recently announced it has joined national not-for-profit defense trade association, Make UK Defence.


$264K Recovered for Painters, Drywall Workers

The U.S. Department of Labor reported last week that a Louisiana-based contractor had misclassified 306 painters and drywall workers as independent contractors, resulting in denied overtime ...


Guardian Unveils 360-Degree Height Safety Website

Independent fall protection and prevention company Guardian recently introduced a comprehensive height safety resource.


ChemQuest, Agilis Partner for Digital Co-Marketing

Last month, global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. announced that it has launched a partnership with Agilis Commerce t...


Nouryon Achieves Carbon Neutrality at 5 Production Sites

Global specialty chemicals company Nouryon recently announced that five of its manufacturing sites in Brazil officially achieved carbon neutrality.


RPM Introduces New Industrial Coatings Group

Global coatings company RPM International Inc. recently announced the launch of its new RPM Industrial Coatings Group, comprised of five coatings and finishing brands.


DOL Recovers Wages for 135 Workers

Over a span of several days, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that it recovered wages for 135 workers across three different cases spanning the country.


Arkema to Acquire Polimeros Especiales

Late last month, specialty chemicals company Arkema announced plans to acquire privately-owned Mexican emulsion resins producer, Polimeros Especiales.


Covestro Constructing Two New Production Facilities

Global manufacturer of material solutions Covestro (Pittsburgh) broke ground last month for two new plants in Shanghai to meet the rising demand for polyurethane dispersions (PUD) and elasto...


Valmont Opens Pittsburgh-Area Galvanizing Plant

Last week, Valmont Coatings hosted a grand opening event to launch its new steel coatings facility, Pittsburgh Galvanizing, located in Midland, Pennsylvania.


Sherwin-Williams Shares Positive Earnings in Q2

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced its 2022 second-quarter financial results on Wednesday, reporting a 9.2% net sales increase year-over-year to $5.87 billion.


Colorful Communities Project Completed in Czechia

Global coatings company PPG announced at the beginning of the month that nearly 50 of its volunteers had recently completed another Colorful Communities project.


RPM Releases Q4, 2022 Year-End Earnings

RPM International Inc., parent company of specialty coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, released its fourth-quarter and year-end financial report Monday reporting re...


PPG Reports Record Q2 2022 Net Sales

Global coatings company PPG released its second-quarter earnings report late Thursday (July 21), reporting $4.7 billion in net sales—approximately 8% higher than this time last year.


Solar Panels Power Teknos Paint Production

In a recent press release, coatings manufacturer Teknos announced that it had installed solar panels at its paint production facility in Rajamäki, Finland.


Sauereisen Appoints New Sales Manager

Corrosion-resistant materials manufacturer Sauereisen recently announced via emailed press release it has hired a new Sales Manager, Pete Jansen.


AkzoNobel Reports Revenue Growth in 2022 Q2

Global coatings company AkzoNobel released its 2022 second-quarter financial report Wednesday (July 20), revealing a 14% increase in revenue (10% higher in constant currencies) along with an...


BCF Launches Online History Archive

This year marks the 110th year since the inaugural meeting of The National Federation of Associated Paint, Colour and Varnish Manufacturers of the United Kingdom.


AkzoNobel Invests in European Production Sites

Last week, global coatings company AkzoNobel announced that it would be investing 20 million euros to improve production at two of its sites in France.


PPG Announces Aircraft Livery Partnership

Global coatings manufacturer PPG (Pittsburgh) recently announced it plans to partner with United Kingdom airline brand and consultancy Aerobrand to combine paint supply with livery design.


Recession Fears Rebuffed in New Reports

In reviewing an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data by the Associated Builders and Contractors, in addition to results from the June Dodge Momentum Ind...


Tnemec Appoints New W/WW Sales Director

Protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. recently announced it has chosen Brian Cheshire as the new Sales Director of Water and Wastewater.


Sherwin-Williams Completes Acquisition of Dur-A-Flex

At the beginning of the month, it was reported via emailed press release that global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company’s acquisition of Connecticut-based resinous flooring manufactu...


US, Canada Witness Continued Labor Shortages

According to several reports, the construction industry in North America is continuing to undergo challenges related to supply chain disruptions, labor shortages and recruitment, among other...


MAPEI Announces New Facility in Houston

Coatings and building products manufacturer MAPEI Corporation recently announced in an emailed press release that it acquired a new 200,000-square-foot facility in Houston.


CPIA Announces 2022 Keynote Speaker

Late last month, the Commercial Painting Industry Association selected this year’s Leadership Conference keynote speaker, Conner Fields.


ChemQuest Appoints Director of Marketing

Global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. recently announced that it has appointed Jenna Blankenship as Director of Marke...


Tnemec Names New Epoxytec Director

Protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. recently announced that it has promoted Vaughn O’Dea as Director of its subsidiary company, Epoxytec.


Sherwin-Williams Named Astros Official Paint Partner

American Major League Baseball team, the Houston Astros, recently announced global coatings manufacturer The Sherwin-Williams Company as its official paint partner.


AkzoNobel Names New CEO

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced a new Chief Executive Officer to succeed Thierry Vanlancker, whose term of office is coming to an end later this year.


Canadian Government Awards Coatings Business

The Government of Canada recently announced that it has awarded $400,000 in financial assistance to Prizma Industrial Coatings to boost the adoption of digital technologies.


PPG to Complete Over 25 School Makeovers in July

Last week, global coatings manufacturer PPG announced that it was planning to complete over 25 school makeovers through its New Paint for a New Start initiative.


PPG Appoints Senior Marketing and Pricing Manager

Global coatings manufacturer PPG recently announced that it has appointed Joe Swingle of as Senior Marketing and Pricing Manager of its Protective and Marine Coatings business in the United ...


May Input Prices Reveal Continued Increase

According to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data by the Associated Builders and Contractors, construction and nonresidential input prices both rose ...


Orion Announces Price Increases

Global supplier of specialty and high-performance carbon black Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. has recently announced that it will be increasing its prices for all rubber carbon black products...


Painters Union on Strike in Ontario

Unionized painters and tapers in Ontario’s ICI sector gave notice on Monday (June 20) that they would be walking off the job after rejecting the latest contract offer from the Painters Emplo...


IBIX Increasing Prices Due to Inflation

Industrial equipment supplier IBIX Surface Technologies recently announced that it would be increasing prices for its IBIX system due to recent hikes in material and freight cost.


Specialty Chemicals Executive Joins ChemQuest

Earlier this month, global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. announced the addition of Julie Vaughn Biege as a Director.


Sherwin to Acquire German Industrial Coatings Company

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced an agreement earlier this month to acquire industrial coatings company Gross & Perthun GmbH.


Sika Acquires Waterproofing Company

Swiss specialty chemicals company Sika recently announced that it acquired United Gilsonite Laboratories (UGL) in the United States.


ChemQuest Launches Coatings TraQr Dashboard

Global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. recently announced the launch of its interactive dashboard and forecast tool fo...


AkzoNobel Coatings Used for Offshore Wind Farm

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced that its coatings were used to cover and protect the world’s largest offshore wind farm.


Moody's Report Says Recession 'Not Inevitable'

In a recent report by financial services company Moody’s Analytics, economists say that although the U.S. economy is witnessing inflation, dropped savings rates, and increased revolving cred...


Garland Receives Vizient Contract

Roofing manufacturer and building envelope solution provider The Garland Company, Inc. (Cleveland) recently announced via emailed press release that it received a contract from the nation’s ...


PPG Named Official Paint of Disney

On Thursday (June 2), global coatings manufacturer PPG announced a multi-year parks alliance agreement with Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.


Ascott Analytical Acquired by The Schunk Group

Manufacturer of corrosion testing equipment Ascott Analytical Equipment recently announced via press release that it has been acquired by technology company The Schunk Group.


SprayWorks Launches New International Website

Spray foam and coatings equipment company SprayWorks Equipment Group recently announced via emailed press release the launch of its new website, Spraybot.Global, to promote its Spraybot and ...


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.


AkzoNobel to Acquire Activities from Kansai Paint

On Wednesday, global coatings company AkzoNobel announced that it had reached an agreement with African coatings company Kansai Paint to acquire its paints and coatings activities in the reg...


Report Surveys Architect-Contractor Relationships

The American Institute of Architects, in parentship with the Associated General Contractors of America, has recently published a study on what makes successful architect-contractor relations...


Former Abrasives President Receives Achievement Award

Global manufacturer of surface conditioning systems Weiler Abrasives Group has recently announced that its former president, Karl M. Weiler, was awarded the John J. Buckley Lifetime Achievem...


Report: Construction Employment is Stalling

In a new analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new government data, the association found that construction employment gained 2,000 jobs between March and April.


Industry Commends Contractor Connect Event

As the date nears closer for Technology Publishing Company’s hosted buyer event this fall, industry players reflect on last year’s Contractor Connect and experiences.


JPCL May Issue is Now Online

The May issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is available in print and online at paintsquare.com. This issue contains feature articles on the new NSF water tank linin...


ABC Speaks Out Against Davis-Bacon Act

In wake of a new report issued by the Beacon Hill Institute, the Associated Builders and Contractors are again speaking out against the U.S. Department of Labor’s Davis-Bacon and Related Act...


PPG Facilities Awarded for Sustainability

Global coatings manufacturer PPG announced in a press release last week that five of its facilities had been recognized by the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council for programs that are advanci...


ChemQuest Appoints Two New Directors

Global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. recently announced that it has appointed Dr. Lan Deng and Jason Woods as Direct...


Construction Input Prices Increase in April

According to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data by the Associated Builders and Contractors, construction input prices rose 0.8% in April.


US Paint Company Amps Up Convenience

Independent paint manufacturing company Kelly-Moore Paints (San Carlos, California) has recently announced that it will be offering same- and next-day deliveries of its paint and paint produ...


PPG CEO Paints Inflation Picture

According to a recent interview with global coatings manufacturer PPG CEO and Chairman, Michael McGarry, inflation experienced by the industry is starting to level off.


WA Recycles Over 800,000 Gallons of Paint

At the beginning of the month, PaintCare released its first annual report for its Washington paint recycling program, reporting that it collected approximately 842,000 gallons of unwanted pa...


SBTi Approves Hempel Emissions Reduction Goals

Global coatings company Hempel recently announced that its emissions reduction targets were approved by the Science Based Targets initiative with levels required to meet the goals of the Par...


Wacker Opens New Innovation Center, HQ

Wacker Chemical Corporation, a subsidiary of global chemical manufacturer Wacker Chemie AG, hosted the grand opening of its new Innovation Center and Regional Headquarters in Ann Arbor, Mich...


IUPAT Protests Wage Theft at GA University

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 77 was recently joined by students, faculty and staff from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia, to denounce ...


PPG Opens Architectural Coatings Lab in Milan

On Friday, global coatings manufacturer PPG announced that it opened a new architectural paint and coatings color automation laboratory in Milan, Italy.


AkzoNobel Announces New Director Appointment

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced that it has appointed Simon Parker as Managing Director for its Marine, Protective and Yacht Coatings business unit.


Obituary: Fritz Stotmeister, Sto Founder

Fritz Stotmeister, Founder of international technology leader in the design and production of innovative building materials Sto, passed away on April 21, at the age of 94.


Report: Slow Payments Plaguing Industry

A recent report from construction software company Levelset found that while the industry has made a strong recovery from COVID-19 setbacks—reporting an all-time high of $1.57 trillion in Ju...


Sherwin-Williams Deploys Private Transport Fleet

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company recently announced the deployment of a private fleet of trucks and railcars to speed up its raw material deliveries.


Euclid Chemical Completes Business Acquisition

Last week, concrete and masonry construction products manufacturer Euclid Company announced that it had completed the acquisition of Chryso’s North American cement grinding aids and additive...


PPG Building Aerospace Application Support Center

Late last month, global coatings supplier PPG (Pittsburgh) announced that it plans to invest $17 million to build an aerospace application support center in Toulouse, France.


AkzoNobel Completes Acquisition of Grupo Orbis

Last month, global coatings company AkzoNobel announced that it had completed the acquisition of Colombia-based paints and coatings company Grupo Orbis.


Ferro Acquisition Creates New Vibrantz Technologies

Prince International Corporation recently announced that it has combined with technology-based functional coatings and color solutions supplier Ferro Corporation and global colorant system, ...


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...


Sherwin-Williams Releases 2022 Q1 Numbers

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced its 2022 first quarter financial results on Tuesday (April 26), highlighting a 7.4% net sales increase year-over-year to $5 billio...


USGBC Names New COO

Yesterday (April 26), the U.S. Green Building Council announced via press release that Lisa Revitte has been hired as the association’s new Chief Operating Officer.


AkzoNobel Blames US Disruptions on Trucking

In a recent interview with global paint and coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel’s Chief Executive, Thierry Vanlacker warned North American customers that a shortage of truck drivers has disrupte...


MO IUPAT Accepts New Contract, Pay Raise

After several days of striking, last week 600 members of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Local 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri, voted to accept a new contract offered by ...


Mule-Hide Products Names National Product Manager

In an emailed press release, roofing systems company Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. announced the promotion of Jeremy Grunewald to National Product Manager.


PPG Reports Sales Increase for 2022 Q1

Global coatings supplier PPG (Pittsburgh) reported a record first quarter net sales of $4.3 billion, an 11% increase from the year prior, in a financial results press release issued on Thurs...


AkzoNobel Reports Revenue Increase in 2022 Q1

Global coatings company AkzoNobel released its 2022 first quarter earnings report Thursday, showing a 12% increase in revenue year-over-year (10% in constant currencies), along with a 9.1% R...


Brenntag, Arkema Expand Resin Distribution

Chemical and ingredients distributor Brenntag recently announced that it will become a waterborne acrylic resin distributor for specialty chemicals company Arkema in Mexico.


IL Suspends In-State Workers Requirement

About a month after the U.S. Department of Labor announced that the Illinois unemployment rate fell below 5%, the state’s DOL issued a conclusion of the Employment of Illinois Workers on Pub...


Peerless Plastics & Coatings Acquires RS Coatings

Thetford, England-based plastic fabrication company Peerless Plastics & Coatings Ltd. recently announced the acquisition of British company RS Coatings Ltd.


PPG Celebrates 300 Years in the Netherlands

Global coatings company PPG announced last week that it was celebrating 300 years of operations in the Netherlands and the anniversary of its Sigma Coatings brand.


AkzoNobel Launches Sustainability Challenge

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced the launch of its new Paint the Future initiative that aims to develop a shared approach to tackling climate change.


Construction Input Prices Increase in March

According to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data by the Associated Builders and Contractors, construction input prices rose 2.9% in March.


Sansin Corp. Expands Operations in US, Europe

Global leader in environmentally friendly, high-performance wood protection Sansin Corporation (Strathroy, Ontario, Canada) recently announced that it would be expanding its operations in th...


Dow Expanding Global Silicone Capacity

To benefit the growing mobility and transportation industry, The Dow Chemical Company recently announced that it will be investing in increasing its global supply capabilities and reliabilit...


Addiction Recovery Promoted in PA Paint Program

Residential and commercial painting service Pennsylvania Painting Masters has recently been reported on its ongoing efforts to help individuals suffering from drug and alcohol addiction.


RPM Reports Record Net Sales for 2022 Q3

RPM International Inc., parent company of specialty coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, released its third-quarter earnings report for 2022 on Wednesday.


Sherwin-Williams Surcharge Targeted in Lawsuit

Late last month, attorneys filed a lawsuit in federal court against coatings manufacturer The Sherwin-Williams Company over its “supply chain surcharge.”


Sherwin Completes Sika Industrial Coatings Acquisition

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced at the beginning of the month that it has completed its acquisition of Swiss chemical company Sika AG’s European industrial coatin...


Formulation Network Created by Evonik, Others

In a press release issued last week, specialty chemicals company Evonik announced the launch of an industry-wide network that users will be able to utilize when conducting joint product sear...


Brenntag Opens Innovation Center in Germany

Chemical and ingredients distributor Brenntag Specialties announced last week that it has opened a new Innovation Center at its site in Duisburg, Germany.


Petronas Partners to Commercialize Pipeline Tech

Malaysian oil and gas company Petroliam Nasional Berhad has recently partnered with two different entities with the same goal: commercializing new pipeline technology.


Vipul Organics Names New Exclusive Distributor

Mumbai, India-based Vipul Organics announced earlier this week that Vercolos Pigments Inc. would be an exclusive distributor covering North America, under the name of SunTone.


New Product Announcement: Silicone Surfactants

To further support the growing demand for enhanced energy efficiency and sustainable solutions in the polyurethane foam market, The Dow Chemical Company has recently announced a new product ...


PPG Opens Powder Coatings Research Center

Earlier this month, global coatings manufacturer PPG (Pittsburgh) announced the opening of its new European Central Powder Coatings Research and Development Center.


PPG Leadership Appointments Effective This Month

Recently, global coatings company PPG announced three leadership appointments for its architectural coatings and traffic solutions businesses.


Commercial Connect Announces 'Save the Date'

Technology Publishing Company has recently announced the location and dates for its second annual Commercial Contractor Connect event, which will be hosted in conjunction with the Commercial...


BASF Expands Reach with Exclusive Distributor

Global chemical company BASF recently issued a press release announcing that Brenntag Specialties would be its exclusive distributor for the company’s Baxxodur portfolio in the United States...


Winoa Rebrands, Unveils New Strategy

Earlier this month, global surface treatment company and manufacturer of W Abrasives, Winoa Group, announced a branding renewal, including two new brands and its new growth plan strategy.


Rulemaking Proposed for Davis-Bacon Act

For the first time in 40 years, the U.S. Department of Labor is proposing a rulemaking for the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts to better reflect the needs of today’s construction industry and p...


Sherwin-Williams Announces Leadership Appointments

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced in a recent press release that its Board of Directors has elected Heidi G. Petz to serve as President and Chief Operating Officer.


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...


Arkema Announces Plans to Acquire PMP

In a recent press release, specialty chemicals company Arkema announced plans to acquire Shanghai Zhiguan Polymer Materials (PMP).


ErgonArmor Purchases Sumter Coatings

Surface protection systems provider Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions Inc. recently announced that it has purchased Sumter Coatings Inc. to expand its industrial coatings line.


Allnex Acquires Manufacturing Site in India

Last week, international supplier of resins for architectural, industrial, OEM and special purpose coatings, allnex, announced plans to acquire a manufacturing facility in Maharashtra, India...


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.


Guardian Announces New SVP Sales and Services

Independent fall protection and prevention company Guardian recently announced that it has appointed Jeff Wilder as its new SVP Sales and Services for the Americas.


KTA Announces Leadership Changes

Consulting engineering firm KTA-Tator, Inc. (Pittsburgh) recently announced the next phase in its executive leadership transition, with Chief Executive Officer and President Bill Worms stepp...


Coatings Giants Battle Over Patent in Court

Attorneys informed a jury on Tuesday (March 1), that a 29-year-old patent will be the key in determining whether global coatings manufacturers PPG Industries or The Sherwin-Williams Company ...


PCA Expo to Launch in Orlando This Week

During the first week of March, the Painting Contractors Association will host its three-day Expo at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida.


Carboline Enhances Interactive W/WW Guide

Global coatings, linings and fireproofing manufacturer Carboline Company (St. Louis) recently announced that it has added new features to its virtual Water/Wastewater Asset Protection Guide.


PPG Announces Plans to Acquire Arsonsisi

At the start of the month, global coatings manufacturer PPG (Pittsburgh) announced that it officially entered into an agreement to acquire the powder coatings business of Arsonsisi.


ChemQuest Appoints New Director

Global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. recently announced the addition of Robert G. Kramer as Director.


MAPEI Celebrates 85-Year Anniversary

Coatings and building products manufacturer MAPEI Corporation is celebrating its 85th anniversary this month, having originally opened on Feb. 12, 1937, in Milan.


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.


Hempel Acquires Khimji Paints LLC

Global coatings company Hempel recently announced that after an exclusive dialogue, it has acquired the coatings division of Oman-based Khimji Ramdas.


Obituary: Peter Cortelyou, Former Tnemec CEO

Peter “Pete” Cortelyou, Chairman, former CEO and President of Tnemec Company, Inc., passed away on Feb. 11 at the age of 75.


Lumber and Paint Lead January Price Hikes

According to the latest Producer Price Index report released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the prices of construction materials jumped more than 20% year-over-year and have risen n...


Labor Shortage Threatens Industry Recovery

A variety of jobs reports, employment forecasts and publications are reporting that the industry is suffering from more than just paint shortages, supply chain backlogs and inflation.


Westlake Finalizes Acquisition of Hexion Epoxy

At the beginning of the month, manufacturer and global supplier of petrochemicals, plastics and building products Westlake Chemical Corporation announced that it has completed its acquisitio...


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...


Carboline Names Managing Director of Europe

Global coatings, linings and fireproofing manufacturer Carboline Company (St. Louis) recently announced that Anthony Verberght will join the company as Managing Director, Carboline Europe.


AkzoNobel Releases Q4, 2021 Numbers

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) released its fourth quarter and end-of-year financial reports Wednesday (Feb. 9), indicating a 9% increase in revenue for Q4, and a 12% inc...


H.B. Fuller Announces Acquisition of Apollo

Late last month, global adhesives provider H.B. Fuller Company (St. Paul, Minnesota) announced that it had finalized its purchase of Apollo (Tamworth, United Kingdom), the U.K.’s largest ind...


Carboline Celebrates 75-Year Milestone

At the beginning of the month, global coatings, linings and fireproofing manufacturer Carboline Company (St. Louis) announced that it is celebrating its 75th anniversary.


Arkema to Open Powder Coating Resins Lab

Specialty chemicals company Arkema recently announced that it will be opening a new powder coating resins lab in Cary, North Carolina.


IGM Resins Appoints CFO, EVP TO

Global market leader in photoinitiators, IGM Resins, announced the appointment of two of its employees at the start of the month.


Apple Campus Makes Headway in Austin

More than three years after announcing plans to construct a $1 billion office in northwest Austin, American multinational technology company Apple reports that crews have almost completed ph...


Atlas Roofing Celebrates 40 Years, Unveils New Brand

Earlier this week, Atlas Roofing Corporation announced via emailed press release that it was announcing 40 years of being in business. At the time of the announcement, the corporation also u...


Sherwin-Williams Releases Q4, Year-End Numbers

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company released its 2021 fourth-quarter and year-end financial results yesterday (Jan. 27), reporting consolidated net sales at a 8.6% increase for...


NCP Coatings Recapitalizes with Century Park

Performance coatings specialty manufacturer NCP Coatings LLC (Niles, Michigan) recently announced its recapitalization by private equity group Century Park Capital Partners to grow its busin...


Covestro Announces Sole Ownership of JFC

Global manufacturer of material solutions Covestro (Pittsburgh) recently announced that it has become the sole owner of Japan Fine Coatings Co., Ltd. (JFC) in Tsukuba, Japan.


NLRB Reviewing Independent Contractor Standard

At the end of December, the National Labor Relations Board issued a notice in The Atlanta Opera, Inc. 371 NLRB No. 45 (2021) inviting parties and amici to submit briefs addressing whe...


PPG Releases Q4, FY 2021 Earnings Report

Global coatings company PPG released its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings report for 2021 last Wednesday (Jan. 20), reporting fourth-quarter net sales of about $4.2 billion, about 12% h...


ChemQuest Announces New Vice President

Global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. recently announced the addition of Bradley Boelkins as Vice President.


Dow Enters Partnership for Sustainable Building Design

At the end of December, building solutions company Dow announced a carbon partnership agreement with Singapore Sports Hub, a state-of-the-art, fully integrated sports, entertainment and life...


BASF Names New President of Coatings Division

Global chemical company BASF issued a press release last week naming Uta Holzenkamp as its new President of the company’s Coatings division, effective Jan. 1.


CRW Announces New CEO Appointment, Reduced Prices

Houston-based CRW Consulting & Distribution recently announced the appointment of Rob Chandler as the company’s Chief Executive Officer.


USGBC Announces Launch of CEO Search

Last month, the U.S. Green Building Council’s Board of Directors announced that it had selected a firm to conduct the search for the organization’s next president and CEO.


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Monday

PaintSquare Daily News will not be published Monday, Jan. 17, as PaintSquare parent company Technology Publishing Co. will be observing the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday in the ...


Garland Names Commercial Roofing Division President

On Monday (Jan. 10), global roofing solutions provider Garland Industries announced the promotion of Matthew McDermott as President of The Garland Company, its commercial roofing division fo...


Clemco Donates Blast Cabinet to High School

Manufacturing company for air-powered abrasive blast equipment, Clemco Industries Corp. (Washington, Missouri), recently announced that it has donated a blast cabinet to a high school’s weld...


SprayWorks Acquires Coating Equipment Company

Spray foam and coatings equipment company, SprayWorks Equipment Group, recently announced via emailed press release that it has completed its acquisition of Trail Sprayer & Service, LLC.


Seal For Life Acquires Industrial Coatings Companies

Private equity firm Arsenal Capital Partners has recently announced that its global coatings platform, Seal For Life Industries, has acquired privately-owned specialty industrial coatings co...


RPM Reports Net Sales Increase for 2022 Q2

RPM International Inc. (Medina, Ohio), parent company of specialty coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, released its second-quarter earnings report for 2022 on Wednes...


HoldTight Announces Leadership Changes

HoldTight Solutions, Inc. (Houston) recently announced three organizational changes on its leadership team, with Peter Petkas holding the title of CEO, Kenny Rossy as President and Alex Petk...


PPG Appoints Knavish to COO

Last month, global coatings company PPG announced the appointment of Tim Knavish, Executive Vice President, as Chief Operating Officer.


BASF Increases Coating Additives Prices

Chemicals company BASF recently announced that it is increasing prices for its paint and coatings additives globally, with increases of up to 35%.


Harsco Showcases Abrasive Line at Coatings Event

Global market leader of environmental solutions for industrial and specialty waste streams Harsco Corporation has launched a new line of abrasive materials under its Black Beauty brand withi...


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.


AkzoNobel Expands Polar Pod Partnership

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel, a partner for the Polar Pod expedition, recently announced that it has been named the exclusive paints and coatings supplier for the project’s hybrid ...


NE Company Opens Painting and Blasting Shop

Restoration and painting specialists Wissmann Enterprise Inc. in Milford, Nebraska, recently announced the opening of its industrial size paint booth and blasting shop.


Avia Avian Announces Largest Paint IPO

After listing on the Indonesia Stock Exchange, it was reported that Indonesian paint giant Avia Avian’s IOP became the largest in Asia and the second largest in the world for a paint produce...


PPG Announces New VP and Controller

Earlier this month, global coatings company PPG announced the appointment of Brian Williams as Vice President and Controller.


Backlog, Confidence Increases in November

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its November Construction Backlog Indicator numbers, reporting an increase having rose to 8.4 from the 8.1 that was recorded in Octo...


ChemQuest Announces New VP Appointment

In an emailed press release, global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. (Cincinnati) announced the appointment of Dr. Robe...


Westlake Chemical to Acquire Hexion Epoxy

Manufacturer and global supplier of petrochemicals, plastics and building products Westlake Chemical Corporation recently announced that it will acquire Hexion Holdings Corporation’s global ...


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...


PPG Signs Agreement for Clean Energy

Global coatings company PPG recently announced it has signed an agreement with energy and energy solutions provider Constellation to power its Carrolltown, Texas-based paint manufacturing pl...


Harsco Releases Ecoproducts Line to Reduce Waste

Harsco Environmental, a division of global industrial company Harsco Corporation, recently announced the launch of its newly renamed ecoproducts line.


Building Product Companies Combine in Merger

Kenosha, Wisconsin-based Abatron, Inc. and U-C Coatings, LLC (Buffalo, New York) have recently announced a merger through acquisition in an effort to bring their combined solutions to the bu...


NISTM Hosting Annual Tank Conference and Trade Show

Today (Dec. 1) kicks off the National Institute for Storage Tank Management’s 14th annual National Aboveground Storage Tank Conference and Trade Show in The Woodlands, Texas.


SI Group Announces Price Increases

Performance additives and chemicals company SI Group announced earlier this month that it had increased the prices of its rubber and adhesive additives by 25%.


WJTA Announces New Officers, Board

The WaterJet Technology Association recently announced the election of its 2021-2023 officers and Board of Directors in a press release.


October Construction Backlog Rebounds

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its October Construction Backlog Indicator numbers, reporting a rebound having rose to 8.1 from the 7.6 that was recorded in Septemb...


Sika to Acquire MBCC Group

Swiss specialty chemicals company Sika recently reported that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire MBCC Group, the former BASF Construction Chemicals, from global private equity f...


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Thursday, Friday

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Thursday, Nov. 25, or Friday, Nov. 26, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States.


PPG Completes Second Tianjin Colorful Communities Project

At the beginning of the month, global coatings company PPG announced the completion of its second Colorful Communities project in Tianjin, China, since the beginning of the year.


Construction Input Prices Witness Big Increase

According to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data by the Associated Builders and Contractors, construction input prices witnessed an increase of 1.5%...


Azelis and BASF Partner for Resin Distribution

Specialty chemical supplier Azelis and chemicals company BASF recently announced a distribution agreement for resins in Vietnam.


Chemours Producing Sustainable Foam Agent

Global chemical solutions company Chemours recently announced the start of production for its new hydrofluoroolefin platform at its new facility in El Dorado, Arkansas.


AkzoNobel Named Leader in Sustainability

Recently, global coatings company AkzoNobel was named one of the first recipients of the Terra Carta Seal by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.


Report: Slow Payments Cost Industry $136B

A recent study conducted by construction and real estate financial software firm Rabbet found that slow payments this year are on track to cost the construction industry $136 billion.


TPC Elects Fox to Board of Directors

Technology Publish Co. has announced its election of Howard Fox, a consultant for the energy industry and a real estate executive, to its Board of Directors.


New Product Announcement: Reactive Emulsifiers

Swiss specialty chemicals company Clariant recently unveiled two reactive emulsifiers for polymeric binders that aim to help paint manufacturers develop architectural coatings with greater w...


Sherwin-Williams Reports Q3 2021 Decreases

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company released its financial earnings report for the 2021 third quarter on Oct. 26.


Evonik, Wynca Launch Operations at Silica Plant

Evonik Wynca Silicon Material Co., Ltd., a joint venture of specialty chemicals company Evonik and Chinese company Wynca, has recently begun operations at its new fumed silica plant in the Z...


Allnex Invests in New R&D Facility

Allnex, an international supplier of resins for architectural, industrial, OEM and special purpose coatings, recently announced the construction of a state-of-the-art research and developmen...


Wacker Increases Polymeric Binder, Resin Prices

Munich-based Wacker Group recently announced that it has increased prices up to 20% for its polymer and resin products.


Tnemec Company Acquires Epoxytec International

Protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. recently announced that it has acquired protective and structural-grade coatings and linings manufacturer Epoxytec International, Inc.


Construction Outlook: Continued Cost Increase

According to a construction outlook regarding the second half of 2021 and the first half of 2022, global provider of real estate and investment management services Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) r...


Ferro Announces Merger Plans

Technology-based functional coatings and color solutions supplier Ferro Corporation announced earlier this year that it will be acquired by Prince International Corporation, a portfolio comp...


September Backlog Shows Slight Decrease

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its September Construction Backlog Indicator numbers, reporting that the backlog had inched even lower to 7.6 from the 7.7 that was ...


AkzoNobel Launches ColorSurfaces Edition 17

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced the release of its ColorSurfaces Edition 17, “inspired by the changing role of the space in our lives.”


Cemex Upgrades Terminals to Improve Distribution

Global construction materials company Cemex recently announced that it has invested over $8 million to upgrade two cement terminals and increase its cement material distribution in Florida.


Hawbaker Issued Second Class-Action Lawsuit

For the second time in the past six months, State College, Pennsylvania-based contractor Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. has been issued a class-action lawsuit.


Senate Confirms OSHA Leader

On Monday, the U.S. Senate voted in favor of President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration.


Benjamin Moore Signs Deal with NHL Team

Paint and coatings manufacturer Benjamin Moore recently announced a marketing partnership with National Hockey League team, the New York Rangers.


RPM Eliminates CRO Position, Names VPO

Global coatings company RPM International Inc. announced this month the elimination the Chief Restructuring Officer position held by Michael H. Sullivan and the appointment of a new Vice Pre...


AkzoNobel Releases Q3 Financial Report

Global coatings company AkzoNobel released its 2021 third-quarter financial report Wednesday (Oct. 20) and reported increased revenue and lower adjusted operating income year-over-year.


PPG Reports Sales Increase in 2021 Q3

Global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) released its third-quarter 2021 earnings report on Wednesday (Oct. 20), announcing record net sales of $4.4 billion for the quarter, or 19% higher th...


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...


Sika Acquires Waterproofing Company Landun

Swiss specialty chemicals company Sika recently announced that it has acquired Chinese waterproofing systems manufacturer Shenzhen Landun Holding Co., Ltd.


DOL Releases Conformance Request Guide

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division recently published a new guide aimed at assisting construction contractors and other industry stakeholders in understanding the process ...


Chromaflo Announces New Territory Sales Manager

Global colorant system, chemical and pigment dispersion supplier Chromaflo Technologies recently named Tara Weinmann as Territory Sales Manager.


HMG Paints Manager Named OCCA President

United Kingdom-based independent paint manufacturer HMG Paints Ltd. recently announced that Regulation and Compliance Manager, Paul Sheppard, had been named the new President of The Oil & Co...


AkzoNobel Hull Management Sets Marine Standard

Last week, global coatings company AkzoNobel announced the launch of its new environmentally sustainable hull management package.


Safic-Alcan Acquires Rit-Chem

Last week, global specialty chemical distributor Safic-Alcan announced that it had acquired boutique chemical distributor Rit-Chem Co., Inc.


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...


RPM Releases 2022 Q1 Earnings Report

RPM International Inc. (Medina, Ohio), parent company of specialty coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, released its first-quarter financial report Wednesday (Oct. 6)...


Carboline Launches Young Professionals Initiative

Last week, protective coatings manufacturer Carboline Company announced the launch of a new program aimed at educating, connecting, supporting and engaging the next generation of corrosion e...


CRW Announces Personnel Changes

Houston-based provider of Corr-Ze products, CRW Consulting & Distribution, recently announced via emailed press release the appointment of two of its employees.


Paint Shortage, Prices on the Rise

Due to a variety of factors, aside from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the industry is witnessing a shortage and price surge in, you guessed it: paint.


PPG Completes French Colorful Communities Project

At the beginning of the week, global coatings company PPG announced the completion of another Colorful Communities project, this time at the Maison de l’Enfance et de la Famille du Valencien...


New Product Announcement: Access Line

Access company Flexicon has recently introduced a new line of anti-slip access platforms to reach elevated process equipment safely, eliminating the need for ladders, scissor lifts and forkl...


Axalta Completes Acquisition of U-POL

Last week, global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. announced that it had completed its acquisition of U-POL Holdings Limited (U-POL) from Graphite Capital Mana...


Hempel Completes Acquisition of UK Paint Company

At the beginning of the month, global coatings company Hempel announced that it had completed the acquisition of Farrow & Ball, a luxury decorative paint and wallpaper company with an annual...


Specialty Chemical Company Completes Acquisition

Completing the second-largest acquisition in its history, German specialty chemicals company Lanxess recently announced its procurement of Emerald Kalama Chemical after receiving all require...


Sherwin Names Minority Firms for HQ, R&D

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company recently announced the selection of five minority construction management firms for its Building Our Future project.


Engineer Firms to Pay 'Forgivable' PPP Loans

In new guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Defense, engineering firms with contracts for state infrastructure projects are being instructed to repay forgivable federal payroll loans re...


RPM Purchases TX Manufacturing Plant

Last week, global coatings company RPM International Inc. announced its procurement of a 178,000-square-foot chemical manufacturing facility.


ABC Releases Plummeting August Backlog Stats

Last week, the Associated Builders and Contractors released its August Construction Backlog Indicator numbers, reporting that the backlog plummeted to 7.7 in August from the 8.5 that was rec...


Evonik Expands Coatings Additives Capacities to China

Specialty chemicals company Evonik has recently reported that for the first time, its Coating Additives business will be producing additives in Shanghai.


CRW Appoints BAS as Asian Distributor

Last week, Houston-based CRW Consulting & Distribution and Kuala Lumpur-based Blast Abrasives Supply announced a strategic alliance to promote and develop the sales of Corr-Ze Products in So...


USGBC Announces CEO Transition, Strategic Review

The U.S. Green Building Council Board of Directors has recently announced that its President and CEO of Green Business Certification and Arc Skoru, Mahesh Ramanujam, would be steeping down f...


PPG Appoints VP Architectural Coatings

Global coatings company PPG recently announced the appointment of Meri Vainikka as Vice President, Architectural Coatings, Europe, Middle East and Africa, North and East.


BrandSafway Appoints New EVP, CTO

On Tuesday, global access and industrial services provider BrandSafway (Kennesaw, Georgia) announced that Mark Choe was recently named as the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Tec...


Fraud Suit Against Painting Contractor Settled

Recently, the United States Attorney’s Office Southern District of New York announced that it has settled civil fraud claims against New York-area painting contractor Spectrum Painting Corp.


ABC: Backlogs Reveal Drop in Confidence

According to the data gathered from its June and July Construction Backlog Indicator reports, the Associated Builders and Contractors witnessed a teetering in contractor confidence.


Obituary: Bernie Appleman, Former SSPC Leader

Bernard Roy Appleman, who previously held the title of Executive Director at SSPC for 16 years, passed away on Aug. 16 in Pompano Beach, Florida.


Wage Increases Proposed for Federal Contractors

Earlier this summer, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to increase the minimum wage for federal contractors.


AGM Joins the ACA

Graphene dispersion and application technology company AGM has recently announced that it has joined the American Coatings Association.


AIA Releases Architect Compensation Report

Although the U.S. economy took an economic hit because of the coronavirus pandemic, the American Institute of Architects reported in its biennial Compensation Report that architecture staff ...


Sika to Sell European Industrial Coatings Business

Earlier this month, Swiss chemical company Sika announced its intensions to divest its Germany-based European industrial coatings business to The Sherwin-William Company.


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Monday

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Monday, Sept. 6 in observance of the Labor Day holiday in the United States.


HMG Donates Paint to Minutes Matter Campaign

United Kingdom-based independent paint manufacturer HMG Paints is working alongside the British Coatings Federation and its members to support the Minutes Matter campaign.


FAA Invests $766M for Sustainability, Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration announced earlier this week that it has awarded more than $766 million in grants “to build safer, more sustainable and...


AFL-CIO Elects First Woman President

The AFL-CIO Executive Council announced late last week the election of its new president and leadership team. Liz Shuler has been elected as the first woman to hold the office of president i...


SI Group Sells Resins Business to ASK Chemicals

Late last month, performance additives company SI Group (Schenectady, New York) announced plans to complete an agreement to sell most of its global Industrial Resins business to ASK Chemical...


Industry Players Praise Contractor Connect

As contractors and suppliers anticipate the return of Technology Publishing Company’s in-person hosted buyer event, Contractor Connect, the industry reflects on prior events, experiences and...


Rust-Oleum President to Lead RPM Consumer Group

Global coatings company RPM International Inc. announced Monday that Bill Spaulding, President of Rust-Oleum Corporation, will be promoted to RPM Consumer Group President, effective Sept. 1....


Sherwin Presents Plans for New R&D Facility

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company recently presented its preliminary plans for a new Global Research & Development Center to the city of Brecksville’s Planning Commission in ...


Sika Aquires Mexico-Based Adhesives Company

Swiss chemical company Sika recently announced that it has acquired Bexel International S.A. de C.V., a manufacturer of tile adhesives and stuccos in Mexico. The move aims to strengthen Sika...


PA Contractor Sentenced in Wage Case

A Pennsylvania contractor has pleaded no contest and has been sentenced in what’s being called the largest prevailing wage theft case in U.S. history. According to a press release from Attor...


RPM Appoints New CAO, Controller

Global coatings company RPM International Inc. announced a new appointment for vice president, controller and chief accounting officer.


PPG Completes CA Aviation Tech Expansion

Last week, global coatings company PPG announced that it had completed the $15 million expansion at its Sylmar Manufacturing Facility in Sylmar, California.


Chemquest Acquires Powder Coating Research Group

Business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The Chemquest Group Inc. recently announced in an emailed press release that it has acquired Powder Coating Res...


BrandSafway Acquires Brace Industrial Group

Access company BrandSafway announced at the beginning of the month in a press release that it has acquired Brace Industrial Group, which includes Brace Integrated Services and Platinum Speci...


SBA to Revamp PPP Forgiveness

The Small Business Administration recently announced a new initiative aimed at encouraging borrowers with Paycheck Protection Program loans of $150,000 or less to apply for loan forgiveness.


DCL Acquires Sun Chemical Plant in SC

Pigments company DCL Corporation recently announced that it has acquired Sun Chemical’s manufacturing facility in Goose Creek, South Carolina. This acquisition includes the production and sa...


TX Company Offers Apprenticeship Program

Servicing the petrochemical, industrial and energy sectors, Houston-based Apache Industrial Services has recently announced a new apprenticeship training program for services such as coating...


Covestro, HB Fuller Team Up for Adhesives

Global companies Covestro and H.B. Fuller have announced a strategic partnership with the goal to make adhesives more sustainable.


GA School Offering New BIM, Design Degree

Georgia Highlands College recently announced that it has partnered with SDS2 (a software provider for the steel construction industry) for the opening of a learning lab for students in the c...


Strategic Materials Rebrands for 125-Year Anniversary

In celebrating 125 years, North America’s largest glass recycler, Strategic Materials, Inc. announced that it was rebranding. The unveiling, reflecting that the company has always been a tru...


AkzoNobel Extends Emission Goals to Partners

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced carbon reduction targets for its full value chain—billing itself as “the first paints and coatings company to follow up on its commitment...


Sherwin-Williams Reports Positive Q2 Earnings

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced its 2021 second-quarter financial results on Wednesday (July 27), highlighting a 16.9% net sales increase year over year to $5.38 ...


BASF Announces North America Apprenticeship Program

Chemicals company BASF recently announced that its 2021 North American Apprenticeship Development Program is in full swing this summer, with more than 30 apprentices joining the company at m...


RPM Releases Q4, 2021 Year-End Earnings

RPM International Inc. (Medina, Ohio), parent company of specialty coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, released its fourth-quarter and year-end financial report Mond...


Axalta Implements Global Price Increases

Liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta recently announced that it is implementing additional price increases across all of its global lines.


Tesla Launches 'Sustainable Community' in TX

Tesla Energy, along with Brookfield Asset Management Inc. and Dacra, announced a new initiative earlier this month that is reportedly the first Tesla Solar neighborhood and what is being bil...


Asbury Carbons Announces Acquisition of Garmor

At the beginning of the month, global processor of carbon and graphite materials Asbury Carbons, Inc., announced its acquisition of Garmor Inc.


AkzoNobel Reports Revenue Growth in Q2

Global coatings company AkzoNobel released its 2021 second-quarter financial report Wednesday (July 21), revealing a 26% increase in revenue (29% in constant currencies) along with a 13.3% R...


PPG Reports Sales, Income Increases in Q2

Global coatings company PPG released its second-quarter earnings report late Monday, reporting net sales at $4.4 billion—approximately 45% higher than this time last year. Net income for the...


PTT Global Chemical Public Buys Allnex

Allnex, an international resins supplier of resins for architectural, industrial, OEM and special purpose coatings, announced last week that it will become part of Thailand-based PTT Global ...


Clariant Announces New Innovation Center in NC

Swiss specialty chemicals company Clariant announced last week a new collaborative innovation center that’s aiming to support the company’s research in North America, meeting the challenges ...


Axalta to Acquire U-POL

Global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. recently announced a definitive agreement to acquire U-POL Holdings Limited (U-POL) from Graphite Capital Management LL...


Roll-to-Roll Equipment Program Announced

Developer and manufacturer of ultrasonic coating systems Sono-Tech Corporation announced earlier this month that it was launching a new program for the development of roll-to-roll coating eq...


ChemQuest Announces New Leadership, Appointments

In an emailed press release, global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. (Cincinnati) announced a recent series of new lead...


NEx Taps New Executive Director

The New Center of Excellence for Nonmetallic Building Materials (NEx) announced that it has hired David A. Lange as Executive Director. Lange will oversee all operations and will begin by fo...


Wacker Group Building Resin Plant

Recently, Munich-based WACKER Group launched construction on what will be its new liquid resins unit in Nünchritz, Germany.


DIC Finalizes Acquisition of BASF Pigments

DIC Corporation has officially closed on its acquisition of BASF’s pigments business, BASF Color & Effects.


Software Company Launches Sub Database

Last month, construction software company Levelset launched its Subcontractor Payment Profiles database, which shows performance reviews, project histories and payment rankings on more than ...


AkzoNobel to Acquire Colombia-Based Company

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Colombia-based paints and coatings company Grupo Orbis.


Report: COVID-19 has Slowed Project Payments

A recent report from construction software company Levelset, found that 11% of construction business always get paid in full—a reported 75% drop compared to pre-pandemic.


Clemco Celebrates 80 Years

Manufacturing company for air-powered abrasive blast equipment, Clemco Industries Corp. (Washington, Missouri), recently announced the celebration of its 80th anniversary.


Michelman Announces Leadership Changes

Global developer and manufacturer of specialized sustainable chemistry Michelman (Cincinnati) announced earlier this month that Richard I. Michelman will become the organization’s next Presi...


Huntsman Announces New VP, CFO

Specialty chemicals manufacturer Huntsman Corporation recently announced that it has appointed Phil Lister as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.


PPG Appoints Interim CEO of Tikkurila

Global coatings company PPG announced last week that it has named Markus Melkko the interim CEO of Finnish decorative coatings company Tikkurila, effective immediately, in addition to his re...


DOL to Look at Overtime Pay Threshold

At a House committee hearing earlier this month, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh revealed that the Department of Labor will again be reviewing the current overtime threshold under the Fair Labor...


ABC Releases May Backlog, Material Cost Data

Associated Builders and Contractors has released both an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index data and reports from its Construction Backlog Indicator for May...


Pilatus Qualifies Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings

Recently, global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced that its Aerospace Coatings exterior systems had been qualified by international airplane manufacturer Pilatus Aircraft ...


Weiler Abrasives Expands Tiger Offerings

Global surface conditioning company Weiler Abrasives (Cresco, Pennsylvania) has recently expended its Tiger brand of abrasives to include cups, cones, and plugs for metal fabrication, includ...


Clariant Reaches Deal to Divest Pigments Business

Swiss specialty chemicals company Clariant has announced that it has reached definitive agreements for divesting its Pigments business to a consortium of Heubach Group and SK Capital Partner...


Ørsted Commits to Recycling Wind Turbine Blades

At the beginning of the month, Danish wind farm developer Ørsted announced its commitment to recover, reuse and/or recycle of all turbine blades in its worldwide portfolio of wind farms once...


Vulcan Materials to Merge with US Concrete

Construction aggregate company Vulcan Materials recently announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with U.S. Concrete, Inc., a producer of aggregates as well as ready-...


Carboline Announces Acquisition of Dudick

Last week, protective coatings manufacturer Carboline Company (St. Louis) announced its acquisition of global coatings supplier, Dudick Inc.


AkzoNobel Adds 6,000 Solar Panels to Plants

AkoNobel’s sustainability goal of cutting carbon emissions in half by 2030 has achieved a new milestone as plans for two more major projects are being finalized in China that will install 8,...


2021 European Coatings Show Officially Canceled

Vincentz Network, organizer of the European Coatings Show, and NürnbergMesse, jointly announced on Monday that the European Coatings Show has been canceled.


Hempel Acquires New Coatings Technology

Global coating supplier Hempel A/S announced at the beginning of June that it had acquired a ground-breaking coatings technology slated to enhance the insulation coatings market.


SI Group Announces $50M North America Investment

Performance additives and chemicals company SI Group has announced several expansion plans over the past few weeks. Most recently, the company revealed plans to invest more than $50 million ...


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PPG Receives All Approvals for Tikkurila Deal

Late last month, global coatings company PPG announced that it has received all necessary regulatory approvals for its acquisition of Finnish decorative coatings company Tikkurila. The last ...


Nouryon to Spin Off Base Chemicals Company

Specialty chemicals company Nouryon recently announced its intention to spin out its base chemicals business, Nobian, into a separate company that will still be owned by the equity owners of...


We Build the Wall Founder Indicted for Tax Fraud

Founder of We Build the Wall, Brian Kolfage, was recently indicted by a federal grand jury in Pensacola, Florida for filing a false tax return and wire fraud.


CleanerBlast Announces Exclusive Alliance

At the end of April, wet abrasive vapor blast equipment manufacturer CleanerBlast Systems announced a strategic exclusive alliance with USA DeBusk in an emailed press release.


PA Mayor Signs EO to Combat Construction Fraud

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto signed an executive order last month that aims to cut down on construction fraud, promote worker safety and protect city tax revenue.


PA to Put $10M Toward Airport Projects

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will invest $10 million in state grants for work in 12 Pennsylvania airports.


Business Reminded to Apply for PPP Forgiveness

With the second round of the Paycheck Protection Program coming to an end on May 31, various reports are reminding small business borrowers to apply for loan forgiveness, although PPP forgiv...


Vortex Epoxy Coating Passes Greenbook

Global provider of trenchless infrastructure products and services, Vortex Companies, LLC, announced last week that its 100% solids epoxy coating, Structure Guard, had passed critical chemic...


Colonial Pays $5M Ransom, Returns Service

After paying a ransom of nearly $5 million, the largest U.S. refined products pipeline system, Colonial Pipeline, has reported that it has officially resumed “normal operations” following a ...


Sika Merges Acquisitions into Deco Conrete Line

Swiss chemical company Sika recently announced that it is joining its two acquisitions, Sika Butterfield Color and Sika Scofield, into one, harmonized line of decorative concrete products.


JLG Names Regional VP

Earlier this year, Oshkosh Corporation company and global manufacturer of mobile elevating work platforms and telehandlers, JLG Industries, Inc., announced the naming of Joe Kleiner as Regio...


Apple Commits to $430B Expansion

Last month, American multinational technology company Apple announced its accelerated commitment for growth, highlighting $430 billion in U.S. investments to be made over the next five years...


Axalta Completes New Waterborne Coatings Plant

Global coatings supplier Axalta Coating Systems has completed the expansion of its waterborne coatings plant in Jiading, Shanghai, China.


US Pipeline Suffers Cyberattack, Shuts Down

Last week, the largest U.S. refined products pipeline system, Colonial Pipeline (Alpharetta, Georgia), shut down all its operations after experiencing a ransomware attack.


Hempel Acquires UK Decorative Paint Company

Global coatings company Hempel recently announced that it has signed a purchase agreement for the acquisition of Farrow & Ball, a luxury decorative paint and wallpaper company.


Sika Acquires Japanese Adhesives, Sealants Company

Swiss chemical company Sika has agreed to acquire Hamatite, an adhesives business of Japan’s The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., which offers adhesives and sealants to the automotive and construc...


Musk Talks Solar Missteps in Q1 Call

Last week, during Tesla’s first-quarter earnings report, CEO Elon Musk said that the company has made “significant mistakes” in its solar roof project rollout, nodding to recent cost hikes a...


PPG Completes Shanghai Colorful Community Project

Global coatings company PPG recently announced the completion of another Colorful Communities project, this time at Yuhong Primary School in the Jiading District of Shanghai, China.


Sherwin-Williams Reports Q1 Sales Increases

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced its 2021 first-quarter financial results on Tuesday, highlighting a 12.3% net sales increase year over year to $4.66 billion.


BASF Announces Another Addition to Shanghai Site

Chemical company BASF has announced that it is breaking ground on the third phase of its Innovation Campus Shanghai. The company is now establishing an “academic sounding board” as part of t...


APC Names Business Development Consultant

Earlier this month, protective coatings manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings Inc. (Avon, Ohio) announced in a press release the hiring of Kenny Rogers as a Business Development Consultant,...


AkzoNobel Reports Revenue Increase in Q1

Global coatings company AkzoNobel released its 2021 first-quarter earnings report yesterday (April 21), showing a 10% increase in revenue year over year (16% in constant currencies) along wi...


PPG Reports Sales Increase in Q1, 2021

Global coatings supplier PPG Industries (Pittsburgh) reported a 15% increase in its 2021 first-quarter net sales, compared to the prior year’s first quarter in a financial results press rele...


Second Global 'Paint the Future' Competition Announced

Global coatings company AkzoNobel has announced its second global startup challenge in its Paint the Future initiative. This round launches on May 18.


Webinar Archive: Tax Strategies

Although Technology Publishing Co. has wrapped up PaintSquare Connect, its signature virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, an archived library of its featured ...


PA Charges Contractor in 'Largest Prevailing Wage Case'

In what is being called the largest prevailing wage criminal case on record, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced a multi-million theft charges against a State College, Penns...


JPCL Previews First Independent Issue

In the soon-to-be-released April issue of Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings, Charlie Lange, Editor-in-Chief, shares upcoming changes and anticipations for the first, independen...


Hempel Opens New Campus

Global coating supplier Hempel A/S announced that it had officially opened its new campus last month via emailed press release. The new Hempel Campus will serve as the company’s internationa...


Covestro Completes DSM Resin Business Acquisition

Global polymer company Covestro announced at the beginning of the month that it has successfully completed the acquisition of Royal DSM’s Resins & Functional Materials business.


BrandSafway Acquires Coating, Lining Company

At the beginning of the month, access company BrandSafway announced that it has acquired National Coating & Lining Company (Murrieta, California), which specializes in the restoration and pr...


RPM Reports Increase in Q3 Net Sales

RPM International Inc. (Medina, Ohio), parent company of specialty coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, released its third-quarter earnings report for 2021 on Wednesd...


BASF Releases Net-Zero Carbon Emissions Goals

Chemical company BASF recently announced a slew of intended milestones for what it’s calling a “roadmap to climate neutrality.” The company targets a net-zero carbon emissions goal by 2050.


Wagner Completes Solar Rooftop for Facility

Sprayer and applicator company Wagner SprayTech recently announced the completion of what it’s calling Minnesota’s largest energy efficient rooftop and solar energy-generating facility.


RPM Acquires Raised Flooring Systems Manufacturer

RPM International Inc., parent company of specialty coatings, sealants and building materials entities, announced that its Fibergate Composite Structures Inc. business has acquires Bison Inn...


AkzoNobel Invests in Coatings Application Technology

In a media release last week, global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced that it has acquired a stake in a new industrial coatings application technology.


TPC Elects Pearlman to Board of Directors

Recently, Technology Publishing Co. has announced its election of Laurence (Larry) Pearlman, Senior Vice President at Marsh McLennan, a global professional services firm, to its Board of Dir...


JPCL Releases Final SSPC-Affiliated Issue

The March issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is now online, available through options including an interactive digital edition, a full complement of web content and...


PPG's Tikkurila Purchase Gets Approvals

Throughout March, PPG released several updates as its purchase of Finnish decorative coatings company Tikkurila is continuing to clear regulatory hurdles.


New Product Announcement: Rotation Atomizers

Global manufacturer of surface coating equipment and systems, Wagner Group, recently announced that its added special variants to its existing range of high-speed rotation atomizers with ext...


SprayWorks Announces New, Larger Location

Spray foam and coatings equipment company, SprayWorks Equipment Group announced via emailed press release last week that it was officially moving into a new, larger location in Kent, Ohio.


PPG Completes Acquisition of VersaFlex

Last month, global coatings supplier PPG announced that it had completed its acquisition of coatings manufacturer VersaFlex from Dalfort Capital Partners.


Hempel Names Global Head of Renewable Energy

At the beginning of the month, global coating supplier Hempel A/S announced that David Heal would be joining the team as the new Global Head of Renewable Energy.


Ingalls Names First Woman President to Lead Yard

Earlier this month, Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that its Board of Directors elected Kari Wilkinson to serve as Executive Vice President of HII and President of HII’s Ingalls Ship...


AkzoNobel Aids Polar Pod Mission

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel announced earlier this week that it would be partnering with French “explorateur” Jean-Louis Etienne in pioneering a scientific expedition around Antar...


Maroon Group to Acquire Raw Material Distributor

Specialty chemicals distributor Maroon Group LLC announced earlier this month that it has acquired the raw materials and specialty chemicals distribution business of The Cary Company, a spec...


ChemQuest Taps New Strategy Director

Last month, global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group announced in an emailed press release that it had hired former client, R...


AkzoNobel Releases Report on '15 by 20' Initiative

Global coatings company AkzoNobel has published its annual integrated report, highlighting the achievement of its “Winning Together: 15 by 20” return on sales goal.


Sherwin-Williams COO, President Resigns

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced at the beginning of the month that David B. Sewell, President and Chief Operating Officer, notified the company of his decision to...


Greenkote Expands Production Capacity

Global provider of advanced anticorrosion metal coatings, Greenkote (Brook Park, Ohio) has recently announced via emailed press release that the company has majorly expanded its production c...


SBA Issues New PPP Guidance

At the beginning of the month, the Small Business Administration released new guidance regarding revisions made to the Paycheck Protection Program that intends to make access to the PPP loan...


Hempel Acquires Wattyl from Sherwin-Williams

In mid-February, coatings manufacturer Hempel A/S signed a purchase agreement for acquisition of Wattyl, an Australia and New Zealand-based manufacturer for in the decorative and protective ...


AkzoNobel Completes Acquisition of Titan

Global coatings company AkzoNobel announced last week that it has completed the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Industrias Titan S.A.U., a decorative paints business based in Spain.


Hempel Names Head of Marine

Recently, global coating supplier Hempel A/S announced in a press release that it had selected Alexander Enström to lead its new global marine organization.


Huntsman Announces New Director, Committee

Specialty chemicals company Huntsman announced last month that it has appointed Jeanne McGovern to its Board of Directors. The company also announced the formation of a new committee focused...


Aerospace Company Pursues Coatings with Acquisition

At the end of last year, aerospace technology holding company Xeriant, Inc. (Boca Raton, Florida) signed a letter of intent to acquire “significant interest” in Xeriant Europe, (XE) its stra...


Sika Announces New CEO

Swiss chemicals company Sika recently announced that Thomas Hasler, currently Head of Global Business and Industry, will succeed Paul Schuler as CEO.


Nouryon Renames Industrial Chemicals Subsidiary

In an emailed press release, specialty chemicals company Nouryon announced earlier this year that it would be renaming its wholly-owned Industrial Chemicals business to Nobian.


Construction Firms Receive $13.7B in PPP Loans

According to a report by the Small Business Administration issued at the beginning of February, construction firms have already nabbed $13.7 billion in loans under the latest version of the ...


ChemQuest Europe Hires New VP

At the beginning of the year, global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group announced in an emailed press release that it hired Ez...


Hempel Announces New Strategy

Last month, global coating supplier Hempel A/S announced via press release that it was employing a new strategy, slated to double the company’s revenue by 2025.


MontiPower Enters Brazilian Joint Venture

At the beginning of the month, in an emailed press release innovator and manufacturer of surface preparation technologies Monti Group announced that its North American subsidiary, MontiPower...


Enbridge Releases 2020 Numbers, Line 3 Costs

In Enbridge Inc.’s recent release of its 2020 earnings report, the company revealed that the price tag for its Line 3 replacement project has gone up from CA$8.2 billion to CA$9.3 billion.


AkzoNobel Releases Q4, 2020 Numbers

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) released its fourth-quarter and end-of-year financial reports Wednesday (Feb. 17), indicating a 1% decrease in revenue for Q4, and a 8% dec...


PPG Appoints New EMEA Architectural Coatings Lead

Global coatings company PPG recently announced the appointment of Pascal Tisseyre as Vice President, Architectural Coatings, Europe, Middle East and Africa South.


CIN, Boero Reach Financial Agreement

Portugal-based coatings company CIN has reached an agreement with the Boero Group, an Italian coatings company established in 1831 that focuses on both architectural and naval coatings.


PPG Ups Tikkurila Bid, AkzoNobel Drops Out

The brief bidding war between global coatings companies PPG and AkzoNobel for Finnish decorative coatings company Tikkurila has come to an end.


AkzoNobel Open Facility for Wood Powder Coatings

Global coatings company AkzoNobel has opened a new research and development laboratory dedicated to low-cure powder coatings in Como, Italy.


Strategic Materials Names CLO

Last month, in an emailed press release North America’s largest glass recycler Strategic Materials, Inc., named Sherry D. Williams as its Chief Legal Officer and Senior Vice President of Hum...


Report Looks at 2020 Construction Cost Increases

A new report from construction consultancy firm Rider Levett Bucknall has detailed how construction costs have changed across major cities in the United States.


Webinar Archive: Closing Deals with Communication

Although Technology Publishing Co. has wrapped up PaintSquare Connect, its signature virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, an archived library of its featured ...


IRS Allows Firms to Take PPP Tax Credit

In a notice released last month, the Internal Revenue Service announced that companies denied forgiveness of the of their Small Business Interruption Loan under the Paycheck Protection Progr...


AkzoNobel Submits Binding Proposal to Tikkurila

Global coatings company AkzoNobel has officially submitted a binding proposal to the Board of Directors of Tikkurila. The proposal still represents a total equity value of about 1.4 billion ...


Axalta Names New SVP of Global Industrial Coatings

Global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. recently named its new Senior Vice President of Global Industrial Coatings, Shelley Bausch.


Diamond Vogel Taps New Architectural Manager

Paints and coatings company Diamond Vogel has announced a new National Sales Manager for Architectural Coatings.


PPG to Acquire VersaFlex, Wörwag

Throughout the month of January, global coatings supplier PPG (Pittsburgh) announced that it had reached two definitive agreements to acquire two coatings manufacturers, VersaFlex and Wörwag...


Sherwin-Williams Releases Year-End 2020 Numbers

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams company released its 2020 fourth-quarter and year-end financial results yesterday (Jan. 28), reporting consolidated net sales at a 2.6% increase for...


AkzoNobel Bids Against Tikkurila, PPG Deal

Global coatings company AkzoNobel has reportedly made a counterbid to acquire Finnish decorative coatings company Tikkurila, which has already entered into an agreement with PPG.


JPCL January Issue is Now Online

The January issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is now online, available through options including an interactive digital edition, a full complement of web content and down...


Husqvarna Buys Blastrac Global

Recently, Bard Capital Holdings, the owner of Blastrac—a leading global company in surface preparation—has agreed to sell its business to Swedish public company Husqvarna Group.


Benjamin Moore Acquires UK Distributor

Coatings company Benjamin Moore announced last month the acquisition of its United Kingdom distribution partner Shaw Paints Ltd.


PPG Releases Q4, FY 2020 Earnings Report

Global coatings company PPG released its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings report for 2020 last Thursday (Jan. 21), reporting fourth-quarter net sales of $3.8 billion, about 2% higher ye...


AkzoNobel Acquires New Nautical Coatings

Announced in late December, global coatings company AkzoNobel is set to increase its presence in the North American yacht coatings market with its acquisition of New Nautical Coatings.


Huntsman Completes Sale of Venator Shares

Huntsman Corporation announced late last month that it has completed the sale of approximately 42.4 million shares of Venator Materials PLC to funds advised by SK Capital Partners LP.


DOL Issues Independent Contractor Clarification

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a final rule meant to clarify the status of independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act.


KTA-Tator Announces New Corporate Headquarters

Coating consulting, inspection, and services company KTA-Tator Inc. recently announced via email that it had officially opened its new corporate headquarters.


ESCA Blast Opens New Facility

Supplier and renter of various blasting and special cleaning equipment, eco-friendly media and abrasives, ESCA Blast, has recently announced in an emailed press release that it has opened a ...


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Monday

PaintSquare Daily News will not be published Monday, Jan. 18, as PaintSquare parent company Technology Publishing Co. will be observing the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday in the ...


Arsenal Capital, Seal For Life Announce Acquisition

Private equity firm Arsenal Capital Partners has recently announced that its coatings platform, Seal For Life Industries has acquired the Canusa-CPA and Dhatec businesses from Shawcor.


BASF Announces Board Appointment, Reshuffling

Chemical company BASF announced shifts in responsibilities as well as changes to its Board of Directors at the end of last year, appointing Melanie Maas-Brunner as a member and Chief Technol...


JPCL, SSPC End 37-Year Relationship

On Dec. 22, at a virtual town hall meeting in which NACE, The Corrosion Authority, and SSPC, The Society for Protective Coatings, presented plans for their new, combined organization, leader...


AMPP Makes Industry Debut with Virtual Launch

Ringing in the new year, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Worldwide Corrosion Authority officially launched its newly combined organization.


RPM Reports Net Sales Increase for Q2

RPM International Inc., parent company of specialty coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, released its second-quarter earnings report for 2021 on Wednesday (Jan. 6).


AGC Optimistic with COVID-19 Relief Package

Stephen E. Sandherr, CEO of the Associated General Contractors of America, released a statement last month as the COVID-19 relief legislation passed through the United States House and Senat...


PPG Announces New, Completed Acquisitions

Global coatings company PPG announced that it has agreed to acquire Nordic paint and coatings company Tikkurila in an all-cash transaction.


AECOM Agrees to Sell Civil Construction Unit

Last Thursday (Dec. 10), infrastructure consulting firm AECOM (Los Angeles) announced in a press release that it would be selling its civil construction business––including Shimmick Construc...


GE, Veolia Announce Wind Turbine Recycling Program

According to a press release issued last week by transnational company Veolia, the company has signed an agreement with GE Renewable Energy to recycle its onshore wind turbine blades in the ...


Huntsman to Acquire Specialty Chemicals Company

Specialty chemicals company Huntsman Corporation recently announced an agreement to acquire Gabriel Performance Products, a North American specialty chemical manufacturer of additives and ep...


SBA Releases PPP Borrower Data

Following U.S. Federal Judge James Boasberg’s order to the Small Business Administration for the release of names and precise loan amounts of all Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Inj...


EU Conditionally Approves BASF, DIC Pigment Deal

The European Commission has conditionally approved the proposed acquisition of BASF Colors & Effects by the DIC Corporation, under the European Union Merger Regulation.


PPG to Acquire Ennis-Flint

Global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) recently announced its plans to acquire global coatings manufacturer Ennis-Flint (Greensboro, North Carolina).


Axalta Names Senior VP of Global Industrial Coatings

Last week, global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta announced that Shelley Bausch was joining the company as Senior Vice President, Global Industrial Coatings, effective Jan. 1, 202...


Hempel Names New CPCO

Last month, global coating supplier Hempel A/S announced via emailed press release that it had appointed Pernille Fritz Vilhelmsen as Executive Vice President & Chief People & Culture Office...


BCF Unveils New President, Confidence Survey

This past fall, the British Coatings Federation changed hands as new President Guy Williams, Chief Executive of U-POL, took over the reins at the organization’s virtual board meeting on Oct....


AkzoNobel Makes Headway at Solar Panel Sites

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently released an update on two of its solar projects, noting that more than 3,000 solar panels have been added, pushing the company toward its goal of c...


Sika Expands Production, Preps for Infrastructure

Swiss chemicals company Sika recently announced that it has launched production of shotcrete admixtures at its main plant at Gournay-en-Bray, north west of Paris.


PPG Appoints New VP in Architectural Coatings

Global coatings company PPG recently announced the appointment of Scott Bartlett as Vice President, Operations, Global Architectural Coatings.


Arkema Touts Green Bond, Facility Commitment

Specialty chemicals company Arkema has recently placed an inaugural Green Bond fully dedicated to the financing of a new plant in Singapore that’s slated to manufacture 100% bio-based Rilsan...


Dow Listed on 2020 Sustainability Index

Late last week The Dow Chemical Company was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index by S&P Global, the investment specialty focused on Sustainability Investing. This is the 21st ye...


SBA to Release Names, Amounts of PPP

United States Federal Judge James Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia recently issued an order to the Small Business Administration to release the names and prec...


Axalta Unveils Realignment, PA Office Closing

Global coatings company Axalta recently announced a realignment plan to “more closely align its global organization with its two global business segments to drive improved performance.” The ...


SSPC, NACE Announce New Board of Directors

Recently, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Authority, announced the governance structure of their new combined association and the members who ...


Australian Dam Project Costs Reach $1.5B

According to reports, the cost of raising of Wyangala Dam in New South Wales, Australia, has nearly doubled due to environmental offsets requiring compensation for the project’s impacts, amo...


MDOT to Auction Mackinac Bridge Sections

According to reports, the Michigan Department of Transportation has made five sections of original steel grating from the Mackinac Bridge available through the Mackinac Bridge Authority.


Black & Veatch Pledges Renewable Energy Work

In an effort to aid the global power industry’s transition to lower carbon emissions, and in some cases zero-carbon energy goals, engineering and construction company Black & Veatch (Overlan...


KTA Unveils Trimber Retirement, Appoints Worms

On Monday (Nov. 9), coating consulting, inspection and services company KTA-Tator Inc. (Pittsburgh) announced via emailed press release the retirement of its current President, Kenneth A. Tr...


PPG Appoints New Head of Diversity

Global coatings company PPG announced last week that it has appointed Marvin Mednoza as the company’s global head of diversity, equity and inclusion. This is a newly developed role for the c...


Prospects for $10B WI Plant Could be 'Dead'

An analyst hired by the state of Wisconsin has called the $10 billion Foxconn project “dead” as tax breaks and government aid become more and more crucial to keeping the agreement afloat.


Elcometer Acquires Sagola SA

Inspection and blast equipment manufacturer Elcometer Ltd. (Manchester, United Kingdom) announced last month that it had acquired Spanish company Sagola SA, a paint spray equipment manufactu...


PPG Appoints New VP of S&T, Color

Global coatings company PPG recently announced the appointment of Andrea Giunta as Vice President, Science and Technology, Color. The appointment took effect Oct. 1.


Barentz to Acquire Maroon Group

Earlier this month, global distributor of life science ingredients, Barentz International (Hoofddorp, Netherlands) announced that it had entered a definitive, written agreement to acquire Av...


Sherwin-Williams Reports 2020 Q3 Increases

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced its financial earnings report for the 2020 third quarter on Wednesday (Oct. 27).


Nouryon Announces New Company Strategy

Earlier this month specialty chemicals company Nouryon celebrated two years as a stand-alone company by announcing a new company strategy that “aims to exceed customer expectations, outgrow ...


Survey: Highest-Paying Jobs Without Degrees

A new report by insurance company AdvisorSmith outlines the highest paying jobs in the United States that don’t need a college degree.


Carboline Announces Solution Blog

On Wednesday (Oct. 21), coatings manufacturer Carboline Company announced the launch of its Solution Spot Blog, an online resource containing articles brought together by the best technical ...


AkzoNobel Acquires Spanish Decorative Paints Business

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced that it has agreed to acquire the decorative paints business of Spain’s Industrias Titan S.A.U.


SBA, Treasury Unveil Simplified PPP Forgiveness

At the beginning of the month the United States Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, released a simpler loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Prot...


AkzoNobel Releases Q3 Financial Report

Global coatings company AkzoNobel released its 2020 third-quarter financial report Wednesday (Oct. 21) and reported volume and adjusted operating income increases year over year.


PPG Reports Sales Decrease in 2020 Q3

Global coatings company PPG released its third-quarter 2020 earnings report on Monday, announcing lower net sales at $3.7 billion, or 4% lower than in 2019.


BrandSafway Appoints New Leadership

Recently, the board of directors of access company BrandSafway announced via emailed press release that Karl Fessenden has been named Chief Executive Officer and Christian Garcia will be the...


OH Plant Plans Zero-Carbon Transition

Last week, Long Ridge Energy Terminal (Hannibal, Ohio) announced plans to convert its 485-megawatt combined-cycle power plant to run on carbon-free hydrogen.


AkzoNobel Launches ColorSurfaces Edition 16

At the beginning of the month, global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel announced the launch of its ColorSurfaces Edition 16, highlighting the latest color trends and finishes for its automoti...


Virgin Hyperloop Unveils Certification Center Location

American transportation technology company Virgin Hyperloop has recently announced that after years of testing and developing hyperloop technology at their full-scale test site in North Las ...


PA Attorney General Approves SSPC, NACE Combination

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Worldwide Corrosion Authority has recently announced that the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General has issued a state...


AIA Announced 3 New Board Elects

The American Institute of Architects announced last month that three new leaders have been elected to its Board of Directors, to serve terms beginning in 2021.


Carboline Updates Mobile App

Coatings manufacturer Carboline Company recently announced the update of its Carboline mobile application, which allows customers to gather Carboline product data while on the go.


BASF Closes Construction Chemicals Divestiture

In a recent press release, chemical company BASF announced the closing of the divestiture of its Construction Chemicals business to an affiliate of Lone Star, a global private equity firm.


BIO-UV Enters Partnership with Piriou

French manufacturer of the UV-based BIO-SEA ballast water treatment system, BIO-UV Group has recently announced the extension of its collaboration agreement with France-headquartered shipbui...


Covestro Acquires DSM Resin Business

Global manufacturer Covestro announced late last month that it is acquiring Royal DSM’s Resins & Functional Materials business.


RPM Releases 2021 Q1 Earnings Report

RPM International Inc., parent company of specialty coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, released its first-quarter earnings report for 2021 on Wednesday (Oct. 7).


Dow Reaches Midpoint of Target Goal

Last month, The Dow Chemical Company announced that it had achieved $500 million in savings from its “Valuing Nature” goal. The milestone marks the midway point to its 2025 Sustainability Go...


Rapid Prep Relocates to VA Location

Surface preparation equipment provider, Rapid Prep, recently announced in an emailed press release that the company has moved its 14-year-old location to Suffolk, Virginia.


AkzoNobel Approved for Boeing Color Blending

Earlier this month, global coatings company AkzoNobel announced that it received approval by aircraft manufacturer Boeing to color blend the company’s Aerodur 3001 basecoat.


Hempel, Vestas Enter Turbine Protection Partnership

Global coatings manufacturer Hempel (Lyngby, Denmark) recently announced that it had entered a strategic partnership with Vestas (Aarhus N, Denmark), a sustainable energy solutions company.


AkzoNobel to Invest in Powder Coatings Facility

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced that it is investing 20 million euros into its powder coatings facility in Como, Italy.


Tnemec Names Executive VP

Earlier this month, protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec (Kansas City, Missouri) announced in an emailed press release that Cory Brown had been named Executive Vice President.


PPP Forgiveness Could Change Tax Bills

According to reports, businesses that received Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program loans during the COVID-19 pandemic could experience higher taxable revenues.


AGC Survey Sees Overall Jobs Hike in Past Month

The Associated General Contractors of America recently released its latest state-by-state employment data analysis, which found that while jobs have still mostly declined year over year, 31 ...


Sherwin-Williams Lists Partners for New HQ

The Sherwin-Williams Company announced late last week its key partners for the building of its new global headquarters, slated to be located in downtown Cleveland, and its new research and d...


Huntsman to Sell Venator Shares

Specialty chemicals company Huntsman Corporation recently announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell 42.5 million of the shares it holds in Venator Materials PLC.


Nippon Paint Becomes Subsidiary of Wuthelam

Nippon Paint Holdings Co. announced late last month that it will become a subsidiary of Singapore-based paint manufacturer Wuthelam Group, which was already the top shareholder of the compan...


Chemours Announces New VP of Communications

Global chemical firm The Chemours Company recently announced that Alvenia Scarborough, currently senior director, corporate communications and brand marketing, will be promoted to the role o...


33 Apprentices Tapped for BASF Pigments Company

Global chemical company BASF’s Colors & Effects brand, which focuses on colorants and pigments for the coatings industry, among others, announced that it has started off a new year of appren...


AkzoNobel Announces New Powder Coatings Acquisition

Global coatings company AkzoNobel has recently acquired Stahl Performance Powder Coatings, along with its range of products for heat-sensitive substrates. The company says that the deal give...


RPM Announces Abrasives Manufacturer Acquisition

Global coatings company RPM International Inc. announced earlier this week that its Rust-Oleum business has acquired Ali Industries, LLC, a manufacturer of abrasives.


Arkema Announces Thermobonding Acquisition

Specialty chemicals company Arkema announced recently its proposed acquisition of Fixatti, a company that specializes in high-performance thermobonding adhesive powders.


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Hempel Taps New North America VP

Global coatings company Hempel recently announced that Todd Cottrell will take over as the company’s Group Vice President for North America.


Axalta Appoints New Board Member

Global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta Coating Systems recently announced that it has appointed Rakesh Sachdev to its Board of Directors. Sachdev is now serving on the company’s N...


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RPM Releases First Social, Environmental Report

RPM International Inc. (Medina, Ohio), parent company of coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, has released its first ever Environmental, Social and Governance Report,...


Maroon Group Inks Graphene Distribution Deal

Specialty chemicals company Maroon Group recently announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Applied Graphene Materials.


NYC Signs New PLA, Suggests Legislation

A new Project Labor Agreement has been announced between New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration and the city’s building trade unions, according to an announcement last week.


RIBA Announces New President, Council Seats

The Royal Institute of British Architects announced the results of its 2021 elections, with Simon Allford taking over the two-year presidential term from Alan Jones next year.


Maroon Group Announces Midwest Expansion

North American specialty chemicals distributor, Maroon Group, has announced the expansion of its CASE Midwest Team.


TPC Parent Company Announces New Chairman

Early last month, Southside Holdings, Inc., parent company of Technology Publishing Co., announced that it elected a new Chairman of the Board.


Mule-Hide Announces Regional Promotions

High-performance roofing products manufacturer Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. recently announced the promotion of Rob Keating to regional director for the Northeast region as well as Ken Schult...


Sto Corp Taps New CFO for Americas

Building materials firm Sto Corp., recently announced in an emailed press release that Randall Steven Johnson will join Sto Americas as CFO, replacing Torber Wetche, who announced his retire...


US to Reinstate Canada's Aluminum Tariffs

The U.S. is reinstating its 10% tariffs on raw aluminum imports from Canada beginning Aug. 16 following a proclamation issued by President Donald J. Trump late last week.


Nouryon Opens New Services Office in TX

Early last month, specialty chemical company Nouryon announced that it has opened a new integrated services office for its North American business in Houston.


PPG Inks Home Paint Deal

Global coatings company PPG, along with supply chain technology platform Sibi, recently announced a four-year partnership with Tricon American Homes.


USDOT Announces Availability of Grant Program

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration announced last week the availability of $225 million in grant funding through its Expedited Project Delivery Pilot Prog...


FAA Awards $273M in Airport Project Grants

Over $273 million in Federal Aviation Administration grants have recently been awarded to various airports across the country, according to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao.


3M Reports Q2 Sales Decline

Protective equipment manufacturer 3M reported a decline in sales year over year despite the high demand for its N95 masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Sherwin-Williams Releases Q2 Numbers

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced its financial earnings report for the 2020 second quarter yesterday (July 28).


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.


RPM Reports Fourth-Quarter, 2020 Numbers

RPM International Inc. (Medina, Ohio), parent company of specialty coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, released its financial report for its 2020 fourth quarter and ...


NACE Announces 2020-21 Board of Directors

NACE International, The Corrosion Society, announced earlier this month its global Board of Directors for the 2020-21 year.


Axalta Releases 2018-19 Sustainability Report

Global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta just released its 2018-19 Sustainability Report, which highlights the company’s “advancements in sustainable business practices.”


AkzoNobel Reports Q2, Half-Year Revenue Dips

Global coatings company AkzoNobel released its 2020 second-quarter financial report Wednesday (July 22) and reported a 19% drop in revenue caused mainly by the COVID-19 pandemic.


ChemMasters Announces Vexcon Acquisition

Specialty firm ChemMasters, Inc. recently announced that it has acquired Philadelphia-based concrete chemical manufacturer Vexcon Chemicals.


PPG Reports Q2 Declines Amidst COVID-19

Global coatings company PPG released its second-quarter 2020 financial report late last week, reporting net sales of $3 billion—about 25% lower than last year and down 22% in constant curren...


$8.5B O'Hare Project Faces Pandemic Worries

The $8.5 billion Chicago O’Hare International Airport expansion work is the latest to come under the microscope amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


Auburn to Offer Building Construction Doctorate

Auburn University, located in Auburn, Alabama, recently announced that it is now offering a doctorate degree in building construction. This reportedly make the university one of only a handf...


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.


SSPC, NACE Enter into Definitive Agreement

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced last week that the two groups have officially entered into a definitive agreement to combine...


PPG Protective and Marine Coatings Taps Leaders

Global coatings brand PPG Protective and Marine Coatings recently announced several changes to its PMC USCA Leadership team.


Nouryon Completes CMC Business Acquisition

Specialty chemicals company Nouryon recently announced the acquisition of J.M. Huber Corporation, a carboxymethyl cellulose business.


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Daubert Cromwell Receives REACH Cert

Last week, corrosion and rust inhibitor packaging manufacturer Daubert Cromwell announced via press release that it had successfully completed all necessary requirements for the European Uni...


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SprayWorks Launches New Website

Spray foam and polyurea company SprayWorks Equipment Group (Canton, Ohio) recently announced via emailed press release the launch of its new rig website, www.WeBuildRigs.com.


WR Grace Opens New Silica Plant

Specialty silica company W.R. Grace & Co. announced earlier this week that it has opened a new colloidal silica plant at its manufacturing and research and development center in Worms, Germa...


Exec Order Suspends Certain Work Visas

On Monday (June 22), President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order suspending several types of temporary worker visas and green cards for foreign workers until the end of the year.


AECOM Announces New CEO, President

Construction firm AECOM recently announced the appointment of W. Troy Rudd as its new Chief Executive Officer.


Chemical Co Celanese Signs Tech Agreement

Global chemical and specialty materials company Celanese Company has recently announced that its subsidiary, Celanese Chemical Co. Ltd., has signed a tri-party agreement with Southwest Insti...


Data: Construction Activity Back to Pre-Pandemic Level

The Associated General Contractor of America released new data last week that indicate that construction activity has returned to pre-COVID-19 levels in 34 states.


US Minerals Announces New President

Recently, abrasive product manufacturer U.S. Minerals announced Peter Kossis as its new President


Sika Acquires Egypt-Based Roofing Company

Swiss chemicals company Sika recently announced that it has acquired Modern Waterproofing Group, a manufacturer of roofing and waterproofing systems in Egypt.


RIBA President Steps Back into Top Role

Royal Institute of British Architects’ President Alan Jones is back in his role after stepping down months ago amidst allegations of misusing RIBA funds and a subsequent investigation.


WR Meadows Names New CSC VP

In an announcement last week, building materials company W.R. Meadows named Russell Snow, CSP, CTR, its fourth Vice President of Construction Specifications Canada.


NACE International Names CIO

On Thursday (June 11), NACE International, The Worldwide Corrosion Authority, announced that it had tapped Cynthia O’Malley, Executive Director of the Master Painters Institute LLC (MPI), to...


Venator, Grolman Announce Co-operation

Recently, international specialty chemical ingredient distributor Grolman Group and United Kingdom-based chemical manufacturing company Venator announced that they would be entering a co-ope...


PPG Announces Global Restructuring

Global coatings company PPG announced earlier this week that it has approved restructuring actions “to reduce its global cost structure,” citing weakened global economic conditions coming fr...


Arkema Finalizes Sale of Polyolefins Business

Announced early last week, specialty chemicals company Arkema (Colombes, France) finalized the sale of its Functional Polyolefins business to petrochemical manufacturer SK Global Chemical (S...


PPG Launches VirtualTECH Tool

Recently, global coatings manufacturer PPG Industries (Pittsburgh) announced that it had launched a new virtual technical service for its PPG Protective and Marine Coatings customers.


MN-Based App Targets Students for Trades

The Construction Careers Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Minnesota, has developed an app that it says is aiming to connect with Gen-Z students with construction apprenticeship ...


Changes to PPP Pass Senate, Head to Trump

Last week, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved a bill that updates terms of the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program.


Advanced Polymer Names Technical Manager

To start the month off, protective coatings manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings Inc. (Avon, Ohio) announced in an emailed press release that Joseph G. Fortman had been promoted to Technic...


Sika Now Producing Respiratory Masks, Sanitizer

Swiss chemicals company Sika has reportedly commenced production of respiratory masks in France.


Latest Issue of JPCL Online Now

In considering the circumstances revolving around the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings, The Voice of SSPC, has released its May issue through...


Huntsman Brands SPF Business

Global specialty chemicals manufacturer Huntsman Corporation recently announced that is has branded its spray polyurethane foam business.


Hempel Expands Business in China

Last week, global coating supplier Hempel announced via press release that it broke ground on what will be a new factory in Yantai Chemical Industrial Park, China.


Firm Involved with Grenfell Refurb Liquidates

The architecture firm that was in charge of the Grenfell Tower’s refurbishment has reportedly entered voluntary liquidation, owing more than 140,000 pounds ($171,513) to creditors.


AMP Hires Director of QC, Business Development

Last week, Advanced Marine Preservation, LLC (Tilton, New Hampshire) announced via emailed press release that it had hired Jeff Lathrop as its Director of Quality Control and Business Develo...


Axalta to Expand Waterborne Coatings Production

Liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta recently broke ground on the newest phase of its Jiading plant in Shanghai, which aims to scale up its production of waterborne coatings.


British Coatings Releases New 'Essential' Campaign

The British Coatings Federation has launched a new #essentialcoatings and #essentialinks campaign with the aim to highlight the role that the coatings and printing inks sectors play in the (...


WJTA Launches Hydroblasting Cert Program

Last week, the WaterJet Technology Association (WJTA) announced via press release that it had partnered with the Houston Area Safety Council (HASC) to create a new field verification trainin...


Elcometer Manager Appointed to NACE Standards VC

At the beginning of the month, NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced that it had appointed David Barnes, Elcometer’s Technical Manager, as Vice Chair of its Standards Board.


CORROSION 2020 Officially Canceled

Yesterday (May 11), NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced via press release that its CORROSION 2020 Conference and Expo was officially cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus ...


Indestructible Paint Keeps Focus on Training

During the global pandemic, performance paints and coatings manufacturer Indestructible Paint (Birmingham, United Kingdom) reports via emailed press release that it has reinforced its commit...


NY Budget Extends Prevailing Wage Regulations

Early last month, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a FY 2021 Enacted Budget that includes a directive to expand the state’s prevailing wage rules.


Chalker Named CEO of Merged SSPC/NACE

Announced in a press release yesterday (May 6), SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society have named Robert H. Chalker as Chief Executive Office...


Sherwin-Williams Launches Designer Support Center

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) recently announced the launch of its Architect and Designer Support Center, which is a site that aims to “point professionals to...


FAA Awards $1.187B in Grants to US Airports

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced late last week that the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration is awarding $1.187 billion in airport safety ...


Axalta Reports COVID-19 PPE Donations

Last month, global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta issued a press release regarding its personal protective equipment and hand sanitizer donations during the COVID-19 pandemic.


10X Materials Receives CARB Certification

Last month, abrasives company 10X Engineered Materials was granted the use of permissible dry outdoor blasting involving three of its advanced blast abrasives by the California Air Resource ...


ABI Shows Commercial Construction Drop

The American Institute of Architects recently released its Architecture Billings Index (ABI), revealing a record drop in demand for design services from architecture firms during the month o...


Obituary: John Crowe, GPI Executive VP of Coatings

John Crowe, Executive Vice President of Coatings with GPI, passed away in Saint Johns, Florida, on April 14 after a month-long battle with COVID-19. He was 56 years old.


Sherwin-Williams Releases Q1, 2020 Numbers

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) released its first-quarter earnings report for 2020 on Tuesday (April 29), announcing an increase in consolidated net sales, dil...


PPG Reports Sales Decline in Q1, 2020

Global coatings supplier PPG Industries (Pittsburgh) reported in a press release on Monday (April 27), a 5% decrease in constant currencies in first-quarter net sales, compared to the prior ...


Autodesk, Aurigo Software Companies Partner

Construction Software companies Aurigo Software and Autodesk, Inc. announced earlier this month an integration plan that aims to give professionals one platform for design, planning, constru...


PA Votes to Reopen Economy

In following Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement regarding a three-phase gradual reopening of the state’s economy, House Republicans have taken matters into their own hands, passing al...


Axalta Announces PPE, Sanitizer Donations

Liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta announced last week that it will be providing protective equipment and hand sanitizer to communities around the world in an effort to help combat t...


AkzoNobel Reports Q1 Profit Jump, Revenue Dip

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) recently published its first-quarter financial report on Wednesday (April 22), highlighting a 31% profitability improvement year over year.


Anue Water Hires Technical Staff

In an emailed press release, innovative wastewater odor and corrosion control supplier Anue Water Technologies (Tucker, Georgia) announced the addition of Phani Peddi as Technical Services M...


SSPC, NACE Members Vote in Favor of Merger

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International each released statements on Tuesday (April 21) announcing that an “overwhelming” majority in each of the associations has vot...


UK Coatings Acquires Thomas Howse

Announced earlier in the year, UK Coatings Group—part of the Sheibani Group—reported in a press release that it had officially acquired coatings producer Thomas Howse.


Sherwin-Williams Launches Pro Support Center

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company recently announced in an emailed press release the creation of its Pro Support Center, a website that the firm says is dedicate to tools and...


BASF Donates Masks, Sanitizer

Chemical company BASF has announced that, as part of its “Helping Hands” campaign, it is donating more than 100 million protective masks to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic.


AkzoNobel Announces COVID-19 Response

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) issued a press release late last month, announcing its response to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.


PPG Announces $1.5M in Donations

Global coatings company PPG, along with the PPG Foundation, announced that they plan to "contribute more than $1.5 million to organizations supporting immediate community relief efforts and ...


Wooster Names New President

The Wooster Brush Company’s board of directors announced late last week that it has elected Ben Maibach as the company’s 10th President.


FL Coatings Company Begins Manufacturing Sanitizer

In Tampa, Florida, paint and coatings company Sun Coatings has announced via emailed press release that it has repurposed part of its 90,000-square-foot plant in order to manufacture hand sa...


Covestro Provides COVID-19 Aid

Global high-performance polymers company Covestro (Pittsburgh) recently announced that is has been providing aid during the COVID-19 pandemic through in-kind and money donations.


RPM Reports Third-Quarter Sales

RPM International Inc. (Medina, Ohio), parent company of specialty coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, released its financial results for its fiscal 2020 third quart...


Small Business Loan Clarified for Construction

The U.S. Treasury Department recently released a clarification on its Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program just days after the Associated General Contractors of America ...


AkzoNobel Completes Mauvilac Acquisition

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced that it has completed its acquisition of Mauvilac Industries Limited, a paints and coatings company in Mauritius, East Africa.


RIBA Investigating President Amid Allegations

The Royal Institute of British Architects is reportedly investigating its President, Alan Jones, on allegations that he misused RIBA funds.


SSPC, NACE Merger Vote Opens

Starting today (April 3), SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society, will be sending its members ballots via email regarding its possible merger...


PPG to Donate 80,000 Masks to Hospitals

Global coatings company PPG announced late last week that it will donate 80,000 masks to hospitals in Pittsburgh, New York, Cleveland, the Detroit area and Huntsville, Alabama, in support of...


Trump Signs $2T Stimulus Bill for COVID-19

On Friday (March 27), President Donald J. Trump signed a $2 trillion stimulus bill aimed to help American citizens experiencing lay-offs, companies suffering financially and the health care ...


SSPC, NACE Release FAQ Part 2

On Friday (March 27), SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society, released part two of its frequently asked questions regarding the possible merg...


Axalta Responds to COVID-19 Impacts

Last week, global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta issued a press release regarding the impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on its business and the actions it plans to take in...


Survey Looks at Coatings Industry During Crisis

Recently, research company Gardner Intelligence has collected feedback from coatings and finishing manufacturers in an attempt to navigate how the COVID-19 pandemic is specifically affecting...


SSPC, NACE Review Updates, Member Vote

On Friday (March 20), SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society, announced its 11th update in a scheduled series regarding the possible organiza...


PennDOT Halts Work on Infrastructure Projects

Last Tuesday (March 17), the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission ordered all contractors to cease work on current projects for a minimum ...


Survey: Construction Co Trust Linked to Profits

A recent study released by Autodesk and consultant company FMI Corp. has found that construction industry companies that don’t make trust a high priority within their organizations don’t mak...


ASTM Cancels Standards Meetings

Announced just last week, ASTM International has canceled all in-person committee meetings and independent committee meetings scheduled throughout the month of April.


CSHA Postpones Tradeshow, Demo Day

In an emailed press release, the Coating Society of the Houston Area announced Tuesday (March 17), that the annual CSHA Tradeshow and Demo Day have been postponed.


Huntsman to Acquire Specialty Chemicals Company

Specialty chemicals company Huntsman Corporation recently announced its agreement to acquire CVC Thermoset Specialties, a North American specialty chemical manufacturer that serves the indus...


NACE to Vote on SSPC Merger; Update Released

On Saturday (March 14), NACE International’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to move forward with bringing the combination of NACE and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings to a mem...


Hempel Appoints COO, VP

Last week, coatings manufacturer Hempel (Lyngby, Denmark) announced that it had appointed Katarina Lindström to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.


Oxifree Metal Protection Joins Seal For Life

Announced in February, coating solutions company Seal For Life has completed yet another acquisition, this time of Surrey, United Kingdom-based anticorrosion solutions company, Oxifree Metal...


Frank Lloyd Wright School Could Remain Open

Officials at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture at Taliesin have reportedly reversed the decision to close the school and are now exploring ways to keep it open.


PPG Manager Receives Manufacturing Award

Global coatings company PPG announced last week that Courtney Balliet, PPG manager, strategy, science and technology (S&T), has earned the STEP Ahead Award, presented by the Manufacturing In...


AkzoNobel Announces New Sustainability Targets

Global coatings company AkzoNobel released earlier this week what it’s calling “the first in a series of ambitions” that are looking at the company’s fresh focus on achieving zero waste and ...


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CORROSION 2020, ACS Conference Postponed

Late last Friday (March 6), NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced that its annual CORROSION 2020 conference and expo would be postponed until June 14-18.


SSPC, NACE Review Merger FAQs

For its ninth update in a scheduled series regarding the possible merger of SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society, NACE released a review of...


President of Clemco Industries Corp. Retires

After serving 41 years with Clemco Industries Corp. (Washington, Missouri), a manufacturing company for air-powered abrasive blast equipment, Arnie Sallaberry has announced his retirement.


Tnemec Names Sales Director

Last week, protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec (Kansas City, Missouri) announced in an emailed press release that Scott Keilbey had been named Director of Sales – Water Tank Market.


PPG Completes Acquisition of Alpha

Earlier this week, global coatings supplier PPG (Pittsburgh) announced that it had completed its acquisition of powder coatings manufacturer Alpha Coating Technologies, LLC.


$5.9B TX Bullet Train Deal Inked

Recently, Madrid-based freight and passenger train operator Renfe Operadora announced that it has signed an agreement with a United States rail developer for a new high-speed track.


NACE to Hold Merger Town Hall Meetings

Regarding the possible merger between NACE International, The Corrosion Society and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings, NACE has announced that it will be hosting a series of town hal...


Over 400 Exhibitors at CORROSION 2020

The exhibit floor at CORROSION 2020 is expected to feature over 400 companies where industry professionals can connect and observe various demonstrations, products, services and other inform...


BrandSafway Acquires AGF Access Group

Access company BrandSafway recently announced that it has finalized its acquisition of AGF Access Group Inc. The Canada-based company specializes in solutions from commercial construction an...


Marco Group, APE Companies to Combine

Yesterday (March 3), Marco Group International and APE Companies issued a joint announcement proclaiming that the entities would be merging to create a top North American distributor of surf...


SSPC, NACE Release Membership Update

Last Friday (Feb. 28), SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society, announced their eighth update regarding the organizations' possible merger.


Indestructible Paint Announces Focus

United Kingdom-based specialty coatings manufacturer Indestructible Paint Ltd. announced earlier this month that it has launched a dedicated focus on coatings in the rail industry.


SSPC, NACE Announce Seventh Update

Yesterday (Feb. 24), SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society, announced their seventh update regarding the organization’s possible merger.


Carboline Opens $6M Fire Research Center

Coatings manufacturer Carboline Company recently hosted a grand opening for its Carboline Fire-Science Research Center in St. Louis.


CO Town Loses $1M to Bridge Scammers

After experiencing a $1 million scam, the Town of Erie, Colorado has been informed that its two insurance carriers—Colorado Intergovernmental Risk Sharing Agency (CIRSA) and American Interna...


SSPC, NACE Announce Sixth Update

On Friday (Feb. 14), SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced their sixth update regarding next steps in the discussion process regar...


PPG to Acquire Powder Coatings Manufacturer

Earlier this month, global coatings supplier PPG (Pittsburgh) announced that it had reached an agreement to acquire powder coatings manufacturer Alpha Coating Technologies, LLC.


Sherwin-Williams Announces New HQ Plans

The Sherwin-Williams company announced last week that it has decided to continue its relationship with Northeast Ohio, by finalizing plans to build a new global headquarters and research and...


Nouryon Announces Acquisition, Divestiture

Late last month, on the same day, specialty chemicals company Nouryon announced both an acquisition and a divestiture.


AkzoNobel Releases Q4, 2019 Numbers

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) released its fourth quarter and end-of-year financial reports Wednesday (Feb. 12), revealing a 3% decrease in revenue for Q4, and a reporte...


SSPC’s Coatings+ 2020 in Pictures

In winding down from SSPC’s Coatings+ 2020 conference—which included numerous events, technical sessions and the exhibitor hall—PaintSquare put together this collection of photos from the we...


Curtains Close on Coatings+ 2020

Coatings+ 2020, SSPC’s annual conference and exhibition, wrapped up last Thursday after an action-packed week full of coatings-related activities and events.


CPCA Applauds Paint Recycling in Canada

The Canadian Paint and Coatings Association recently applauded its industry’s paint manufacturers’ commitment to recycling, celebrating the better part of 10 years of the Canada-wide Action ...


PPG, Dow Work to Reduce Carbon Impacts

Last week, global coatings manufacturer PPG (Pittsburgh) announced that it was collaborating with the Dow Chemical Company in its Sustainable Future Program.


SSPC, NACE Announce Fifth Update

On Friday (Feb. 7), SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced their fifth update regarding an SSPC Board Meeting and Annual Conference...


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.


SSPC, NACE Talks Take Spotlight at Coatings+

In addition to the technical sessions, exhibit hall, networking receptions and other events on the agenda this week at Coatings+ 2020 in Long Beach, California, attendees will have multiple ...


SSPC, NACE Announce Standards Update

On Friday, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced their fourth update regarding the organizations' possible merger.


Sto Corp Announces New President, CEO

Air barrier and facade solutions company Sto Corp. released last week the announcement that Jose R. Berlingeri has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of Sto Americas.


Sherwin-Williams Releases Q4, 2019 Numbers

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) released its fourth-quarter and year-end earnings report for 2019 on Thursday (Jan. 30) announcing an increase in net sales for ...


Mule-Hide Promotes New Managing Director

Roofing systems company Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. recently announced that it has promoted Dan Williams to Managing Director.


BASF Expands Capacity at Spain Plant

Global chemical company BASF recently announced a single-digit million-euro investment in the capacity expansion of water-based polyurethane dispersions at its Castellbisbal site in Spain.


SSPC, NACE Announce Third Update

On Friday (Jan. 24), SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced their third update regarding the organization’s possible merger.


PPG Announces Multiple Leadership Appointments

At the beginning of the month, Pittsburgh-based global coatings company, PPG Industries, announced the leadership appointments of three individuals, slated to take effect on Mar. 1.


Milliken Acquires Coating Additive Company

Manufacturing firm Milliken & Company (Spartanburg, South Carolina) announced earlier this month that it has signed an agreement to acquire Borchers Group Limited—a global specialty chemical...


JLC Infrastructure Invests in Greenskies

Last week, infrastructure fund JLC Infrastructure announced that it successfully completed a transaction with solar-power facility developer Greenskies Renewable Energy that allows prior inv...


SSPC, NACE Announces Second Update

On Friday (Jan. 17), SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced their second update regarding the organization’s possible merger.


IL Study Looks at Wage Comparison

A study recently released by the Illinois Economic Policy Institute, along with the University Illinois at Urbana—Champaign’s Project for Middle Class Renewal, has found that those enrolled ...


Linetec Announces New President

Finishing company Linetec announced last month that Jon Close had been promoted to President of the company, succeeding Rick Marshall, who is set to retire at the end of the company’s fiscal...


Chemours Sells Methylamines Business

Chemical solutions company Chemours has recently announced its methylamines business has been acquired by Belle Chemical, an affiliate of Cornerstone Chemical.


PPG Reports Sales Growth in Q4, 2019

Global coatings supplier PPG Industries (Pittsburgh) reported, in a press release Wednesday (Jan. 16), a 1% increase in constant currencies in fourth-quarter net sales, compared to the prior...


Altana Sets Carbon-Zero Goal for 2025

Specialty chemicals company Altana announced last week that it has committed to reducing its CO2 impact from production and energy procurement worldwide to zero by 2025.


Evonik Opens New Multi-Purpose Plant

Specialty chemicals company Evonik announced just last week that it has opened a new multi-purpose silicones manufacturing facility in Geesthacht, Germany.


SSPC, NACE Share Discussion Updates

Earlier this week, NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced an update regarding the possible merger with SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


Seal For Life Appoints CEO, Closes Acquisitions

Last Wednesday, private equity firm Arsenal Capital Partners announced that coating solutions company Seal For Life completed four acquisitions, in addition to appointing Jeff Oravitz as its...


Equity Firm to Acquire BASF's Construction Chemicals

Late last month, chemical company BASF signed an agreement with an affiliate of private equity firm Lone Star regarding the purchase of BASF’s Construction Chemicals business. The total, on ...


Evonik Breaks Ground on New Silica Plant

Specialty chemicals company Evonik recently celebrated the groundbreaking of a new fumed silica plant in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province, China.


RPM Reports Record Sales in Q2

RPM International Inc., parent company of coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, released its financial results for its fiscal 2020 second quarter on Wednesday, reporti...


Elinor Coatings Wins Coatings Research Contract

Toward the end of last year, Elinor Coatings (Fargo, North Dakota) won a five-year, $3.2 million subcontract to further research into life prediction, among other issues, for aerospace mater...


US Steel Closes Detroit Plant, Lays Off 1,500

U.S. Steel recently announced the impending closure of Great Lakes Works, a company steel mill located near Detroit. The closure is slated to occur April 1. The portion of the mill that roll...


Survey: Contractors Talk Labor Supply, Demand

According to an Outlook survey issued last month by the Associated General Contractors of America and Sage Construction and Real Estate, three out of four construction firms plan to hire mor...


Axalta Closes on UAE Powder Coatings Manufacturer

Liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of Capital Paints LLC, a UAE-based thermosetting powder coatings manufacturer.


NACE Announces New Standards Board

In mid-December, the NACE International Board of Directors approved the membership slate for the new Standards Board. Members were also authorized to provide management for NACE Internationa...


Lanxess Acquires Biocide Manufacturer

In early December, specialty chemicals company Lanxess (Cologne, Germany) announced the acquisition of protective coatings business Itibanyl Produtos Especiais Ltda (Sao Paulo, Brazil). Itib...


Sika Acquires Mortar, Envelope Solutions Company

Swiss chemicals company Sika recently announced that it has agreed to acquire Adeplast SA, a manufacturer of mortars and thermal building envelope solutions in Romania.


AIA Inaugurates Jane Frederick as 96th President

The American Institute of Architects inaugurated its 96th President on Dec. 13.


Kinder Morgan Closes Deal to Exit Canada

Pipeline operator Kinder Morgan is closing out 2019 by exiting the Canadian market to the financial sound of a $2.5 billion deal, money that accounts for both cash and stock. As part of the ...


PPG Appoints New Industrial Vice President

Global coatings supplier PPG (Pittsburgh) announced earlier this month the appointment of Robert King as the vice president, global operations, of the company’s industrial segment, effective...


BCF Releases Recycling, Accident Numbers

The British Coatings Federation released figures last week on the coatings industry’s waste, recycling and accident rates in 2018, reporting a record improvement.


AkzoNobel Acquires Decorative Paints Company

Global coatings company AkzoNobel announced late last week that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Mauvilac Industries Limited, a paints and coatings company i...


PPG Announces Industrial Coatings Price Hike

Earlier this month, global coatings supplier PPG (Pittsburgh) announced via press release that it plans to implement up to a 10% price increase on its industrial coatings products globally.


Facade Manufacturer Acquires Solution Provider

Commercial facade systems manufacturer YKK AP America Inc. announced earlier this week that it has acquired high-performance facades solutions provider Erie Architectural Products Group.


Steel Plants Welcome Renewable Energy

Though the steel industry is known for contributing a significant amount to the world’s carbon footprint—amounting to between 6% and 7%—companies have recently made moves toward the developm...


AkzoNobel Wins Awards for Innovation, Coatings Care

During the 10th anniversary of the British Coatings Federation awards, global coatings company AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) won awards for its commitment to customer experience and innovation in co...


Ørsted, Covestro Announce Record Offshore Deal

Earlier this month, Covestro (Leverkusen, Germany) inked a 10-year corporate power purchase agreement with Ørsted for the acquisition of 100 megawatts of power from the planned Borkum Riffgr...


Dunn-Edwards Announces Color Partnership

Coatings manufacturer Dunn-Edwards (Los Angeles) is branching out with a partnership involving its color trends palettes.


$1B TX Lagoon Complex Breaks Ground

Late last month, ground was finally broken at the $1 billion waterfront mixed-use project in Rowlett, Texas.


Great Hall Blames DIA for Reno Issues

Recently, former Ferrovial-led consortium Great Hall Partners circulated a 248-page document recounting how Denver International Airport officials’ change orders negatively affected the reno...


Chromaflo Acquires Rolfes Colour

Earlier this month, global provider of colorant technology solutions Chromaflo Technologies Corp. (Ashtabula, Ohio) announced in a press release the acquisition of South Africa-based organic...


PaintSquare Retracts DBE Article Statement

In a previously published article on PaintSquare Daily News, PaintSquare reported that Stamatios “Tom” Kousisis and his employer, Alpha Painting and Construction, Inc. (Edgewood, Maryland), ...


AlumaSafway, Métis Announce Joint Venture

AlumaSafway and the Infinity Métis Corp announced earlier this month the AlumaSafway Infinity Joint Venture, a partnership that will become the largest indigenous scaffolding, insulation and...


Axalta Opens New Facility in Australia

Liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta announced that it has officially opened a new regional customer training center in Western Sydney.


Report: Construction Wages Up in 2018

According to an analysis conducted by the National Association of Home Builders on the 2018 Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Survey, workers in constructio...


NC Groundbreaking Held for AkzoNobel Work

A groundbreaking ceremony took place earlier this month at AkzoNobel’s North American Wood Coatings facility at High Point, North Carolina, to kick off the company’s 50 million euro ($55.4 m...


AkzoNobel Completes Acquisition of Mapaero

Global coatings company AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced early last week in a media press release that it has wrapped up the acquisition of French aerospace coatings manufacturer Mapaero.


Contractor Connect 2019 Closes in Tucson

Last week, Technology Publishing Company conducted its third annual Contractor Connect event at the Omni Tuscon National Resort in Tucson, Arizona. The event ran Nov. 11–14.


Jotun Moves to Restructure US Business

Norwegian paints and coatings manufacturer Jotun Paints Inc. (Sandefjord, Norway) has announced that it is restructuring its business in the United States.


Elcometer Appoints New R&D Director

Inspection and blast equipment manufacturer Elcometer Ltd. (Manchester, United Kingdom) announced on Wednesday (Nov. 6) via emailed press release the appointment of Paul King as the company’...


Maroon Group Expands Global Sourcing

North American specialty chemicals distributor Maroon Group (Avon, Ohio) recently announced that it has expanded its global sourcing capabilities.


Largest Nuclear Power Producer Faces Issues

Engineers have recently been tasked with fixing eight faulty welds at Normandy, France-based Flamanville nuclear power plant, which is intended to showcase the country's aptitude for nuclear...


Arkema Brings Acrylic Acid Reactor on Stream in TX

Specialty chemicals company Arkema (Colombes, France) announced that this past summer, the company brought on stream a new 90,000-ton acrylic acid reactor at its Clear Lake, Texas site.


Sherwin-Williams Looking for New HQ Location

Last month, The Sherwin-Williams Company announced that it has begun exploring options for a new global headquarters.


Tnemec Acquires Textured Coatings Company

Coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company, Inc. recently announced that it has purchased assets of Textured Coatings of America, Inc. (Tex•Cote).


Report: Slow Payments Cost GCs $64B a Year

In a recent study conducted by construction finance platform Rabbet, in partnership with construction project management software company Procore Technologies, found that slow payments in th...


AkzoNobel Reports Q3 Operating Income Increase

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel released its third-quarter earnings report on Wednesday (Oct. 23) highlighting a 23% increase in adjusted operating income at 300 million euros ($333.6...


Sherwin Reports Sales Increase for Q3

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) released its third-quarter earnings report for 2019 on Tuesday (Oct. 22), announcing an increase in consolidated net sales, dilu...


CO Airport Struggles to End Partnership

The breakup procedure continues to draw out between the Denver International Airport and its $1.8 billion public-private partnership with Great Hall Partners over issues within the airport’s...


PPG Taps New EMEA Architectural Coatings VP

PPG announced earlier this week that it has appointed Steve Pocock as Vice President, Architectural Coatings, Europe, Middle East and Africa north and east, effective immediately. He will re...


SSPC, NACE Merger Discussions Continue

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced Monday that discussions were continuing the potential collaborative efforts between the poss...


PPG Reports Consistent Sales for 2019 Q3

Global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) released its third-quarter 2019 earnings report on Thursday (Oct. 17), announcing net sales consistent with the prior year at $3.8 billion, noting th...


Highways Key to Developing Hyperloop

According to officials from electro-magnetic transportation company Virgin Hyperloop One, highway rights-of-way could be the key to establishing the developing transportation system across v...


Hempel Names New Head of Protective, Industrial

Coatings manufacturer Hempel (Lyngby, Denmark) announced Wednesday (Oct. 9) the appointment of Martin Wiese as the new Head of Protective & Industrial Businesses. Both segments account for r...


3rd Annual Contractor Connect Heads to AZ

Contractor Connect, a hosted-buyer event produced by Technology Publishing Co. for the protective and marine coatings industry, will be held in a venue west of the Mississippi River for the ...


GE to Supply British Wind Project

Paris-based division of General Electric, GE Renewable Energy, has been recently selected as the preferred supplier in providing turbines for Britain’s Dogger Bank offshore wind project, acc...


SSPC Steel City Chapter Hosts First Meeting

Last Thursday (Oct. 3), SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings held its first meeting for the recently reestablished Pittsburgh-based SSPC Steel City Chapter.


PPG Appoints New Exec VPs

Late last month global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) announced two new executive vice presidents.


AZZ Inc. Expands Metal Coatings in TX

Global provider of metal coating solutions, AZZ Inc. (Fort Worth, Texas), has recently announced the acquisition of all assets from powder coating company, Preferred Industries, Ltd. located...


PPG Announces Contract Extension with NHL

Global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) announced earlier this week a three-year extension of its partnership with the National Hockey League in the United States and Canada.


RPM Reports Net Sales, Income Increase

RPM International Inc. (Medina, Ohio), a holding company that focuses on specialty coatings, sealants and building materials, achieved both a net sales increase and increase in net income in...


PPG Announces Investigation Resolution

Global coatings supplier PPG announced last week that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission-led investigation regarding PPG’s financial reports from December 2016 through April 2018 ha...


Sika Acquires Chinese Sealants Manufacturer

Swiss chemicals company Sika recently announced that it has acquired Chinese silicone sealants and adhesives manufacturer Crevo-Hengxin.


Axalta Acquires UAE Powder Coatings Manufacturer

Global liquid and powder coatings manufacturer Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. recently announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Capital Paints LLC, a United Arab Emi...


DOL Issues Final $35K Overtime Threshold

Earlier this week the United States Department of Labor announced a final ruling on overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act, making 1.3 million American workers eligible.


Roofing Alliance Issues Call for Funding

The Foundation of National Roofing Contractors Association, Roofing Alliance, has announced its annual call for funding requests.


UK Paint Manufacturer Announces Partnership

HMG Paints Ltd., the U.K.’s largest independent paint manufacturer, recently announced in an emailed press release a new associate partnership with the U.K.’s largest trade and employers’ as...


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.


CO Airport Commits to $770M Budget

After the termination of the $1.8 billion private-public partnership contract with Great Hall Partners over the Jeppesen Terminal renovation at Denver International Airport, updates to the p...


Evonik Expands Specialty Alcohol Capacity

Evonik Industries announced that it has expanded its production capacity for the high-purity C13 alcohol isotridecanol (ITDA) at its Marl Chemical Park in Germany.


New Owner Revives Historic KY Concrete Company

A 150-year-old concrete business, based in Madisonville, Kentucky, announced it would be closing its doors back in March. Now, a new owner is bringing the business back to life.


DIC Buys BASF's Global Pigments Business

Chemicals companies BASF and DIC announced last week that they have reached an agreement on the acquisition of BASF’s global pigments business.


Explosion Reported at AL Coatings Plant

Earlier this month, a fire broke out at paint and coatings manufacturer Professional Coatings, Inc. (Cullman, Alabama), resulting in multiple chemical storage container explosions.


Axalta Promotes New Refinish VP

Axalta Coating Systems recently announced that Troy Weaver has been promoted to Vice President, Global Refinish.


Nouryon Invests in Metal Alkyls Plant

Specialty chemicals company Nouryon recently announced a series of investments for the capacity increase and efficiency improvements at its metal alkyls plant located in Rotterdam, the Nethe...


PPG Invests $1.5M in Community Programs

Global coatings company PPG recently announced that its PPG Foundation has invested more than $1.5 million in 48 organizations that support educational and community sustainability programs ...


SSPC Announces Steel City Chapter

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings announced via an emailed press release the re-establishment of its Pittsburgh chapter, to be known as The SSPC Steel City Chapter. The first meeting...


DOL Recovers $6M in Unpaid Construction Wages

In a press release issued by the office of New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, a joint investigation between the New York State Department of Labor and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Construct...


Fired Contractor Claims $1B Needed for CO Airport

Not long after the Denver International Airport decided to end its public-private partnership with Great Hall Partners for terminal renovations, the contractors released documents showing th...


PPG Finishes Acquisition of Specialty Materials Firm

Coatings manufacturer PPG (Pittsburgh) announced late last week that it had completed the acquisition of specialty chemicals firm Dexmet (Wallingford, Connecticut), which focuses on products...


Jotun Signs 42-Vessel Agreement with Company

Norwegian paints and coatings manufacturer Jotun (Sandefjord, Norway) announced earlier this month the signing of a 42-vessel contract with shipping company Wallenius Wilhelmsen. The coating...


PPG to Invest $15M in Singapore Aerospace Center

Coatings manufacturer PPG (Pittsburgh) announced late last week that the company would be investing $15 million in its application support center in Seletar Aerospace Park, located near the ...


SSPC, NACE Name Talks Facilitator

On Tuesday (Aug. 6), NACE International and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings announced the mutual decision to bring McKinley Advisors on board as a guiding entity for the two organi...


Nouryon Acquires Major TEAL Producer

Specialty chemicals company Nouryon recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of Zhejiang Friend Chemical Co.—reportedly the largest Chinese producer of triethyl aluminum (TEA...


Railcar Co. Announces Blast, Paint Facility

Appalachian Railcar Services (Eleanor, West Virginia), a provider of railcar repair, storage, switching and related services, recently announced it has completed an expansion of its Elk Mill...


Sale Closes for Evonik Methacrylates Business

Specialty chemicals company Evonik recently closed the sale of its Methacrylates business to Boston-based private equity firm Advent International.


AAMA, IGMA to Form Single Organization

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance announced late last week that they are combining into one organization with a new name: t...


Arkema Acquisition to Aid Resin Range

Specialty chemicals company Arkema announced earlier this week a project to acquire Lambson, a company that specializes in photoinitiators for curing (a technology that helps to meet demands...


PPG to Acquire Specialty Materials Firm

Coatings manufacturer PPG (Pittsburgh) announced early last week that it would be acquiring specialty materials firm Dexmet Corporation (Wallingford, Connecticut), which focuses on product f...


Companies Settle in 19-Year-Long CA Lead Case

A nearly 20-year-old court battle ended earlier this month when three manufacturers agreed to a $305 million settlement in a lead paint case out of California.


Axalta Opens Refinish Center in South Africa

Liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta recently announced the opening of a new refinish training center in Johannesburg, South Africa.


Atlas Roofing Announces Leadership Changes

Atlas Roofing Corporation (Atlanta) recently announced the expansion of its leadership team with a new director of marketing and other senior promotions.


AkzoNobel Q2 Financials Indicate Flat Revenue

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) released its second-quarter financial report Wednesday (July 24), with revenue coming in flat, though there was an increase in return on sa...


Sherwin Reports Sales Increases for Q2, Midyear

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) released its second-quarter financial report for 2019 on Tuesday (July 23), announcing an increase in consolidated net sales, di...


RPM Reports Record Sales for Q4, Year-End

Parent company of coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, RPM International Inc. reported a 2.8% increase in its fourth-quarter net sales, which ended May 31.


AkzoNobel Looks to Acquire Aerospace Coatings Co.

Global coatings company AkzoNobel announced last Thursday in a media press release that it intends on acquiring French aerospace coatings manufacturer Mapaero.


PPG Reports Decrease in Q2 Net Sales

In its latest earnings report, global coatings supplier PPG Industries (Pittsburgh) reported a 3% decrease in net sales over this time last year, totaling $4 billion. The company reportedly ...


SSPC Announces 2019 Board Election Results

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has announced the results of its 2019 Board of Governors election.


US Coatings Company Names Russia Represenative

Protective coatings manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings Inc. (Avon, Ohio) recently announced in an emailed press release that BM Technologies LLC (St. Petersburg, Russia) would be its rep...


Benjamin Moore, Ace Talk Expanded Partnership

Ace Hardware Corporation and Benjamin Moore recently announced an expanded relationship that makes Benjamin Moore the preferred paint supplier by Spring 2020.


Evonik Expands Fumed Silica Capacity

Specialty chemicals company Evonik recently announced that it has expanded its fumed silica capacity at its Antwerp, Germany, site.


Materials Company Acquires Performance Chemicals Firm

Materials science company Gelest Inc. (Morrisville, Pennsylvania) announced earlier this month the acquisition of Bimax (Glen Rock, Pennsylvania), a company that specializes in the productio...


AkzoNobel Announces Production Boost in China

Global coatings company AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) recently announced plans to add three new production lines to its powder coatings plant in Changzhou, China, which is the company’s largest faci...


RPM Appoints Restructuring Officer

RPM International Inc. recently announced a personnel change to oversee the company’s 2020 MAP Growth operating improvement initiative.


Marco Group Acquires Equipment Manufacturer

Late last month, surface preparation equipment manufacturer Marco Group International (Deer Park, Texas) announced the acquisition of Manus Abrasive Systems Inc. (Edmonton, Alberta), which s...


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Coatings Company Wins 5-Year Military Contract

Late last month, coatings manufacturer PPG (Pittsburgh) announced that it had recently won a five-year, $78 million contract with the U.S. Navy Military Sealift Command (MSC), a deal that in...


Company Aims to Prevent Home Flooding

Global weather system supplier All Weather Industries in, partnership with Philippines-based Scottsdale Corp., have recently launched the Dam Easy Flood Barrier—a innovative tool for prevent...


Greenkote Licenses to Italy Anti-Corrosion Facility

Anti-corrosion metal coatings provider Greenkote (Brook Park, Ohio) recently announced that Elettroplast S.r.l., a new licensee located in Brescia, Italy, will be offering the parent company...


KTA to Hold Groundbreaking for New Facility

Coating consulting, inspection and services company KTA-Tator Inc. (Pittsburgh) is hosting a ceremonial groundbreaking for its new headquarters in celebration of its 70th anniversary.


PPG Hires New Procurement VP

Coatings firm PPG recently announced that it has appointed James T. Jones as vice president, procurement. The move takes effect July 1.


PPG Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary of Mexico Plant

Late last week, coatings manufacturer PPG (Pittsburgh) celebrated the 20th anniversary of its San Juan del Río facility, in Mexico, which produces coatings for industrial, automotive, aerosp...


MARAD Announces Small Shipyard Grants

Early last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced that $19.6 million in funding would go toward capital improvements at 28 small shipyards, a...


Tremco Acquires Joint Sealant Company

Coatings and building materials company RPM International Inc. recently announced that its Tremco business has acquired Schul International Co., LLC, a manufacturer of joint sealants, and Wi...


Jotun Announces Agreement with Shipbuilder

Norwegian paints and coatings manufacturer Jotun (Sandefjord, Norway) announced earlier this month signing an agreement with Korean Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world’s largest shipbu...


BASF Expands Adhesive Production Facility

Chemical company BASF recently announced that it has doubled its manufacturing capacity for UV acrylic hotmelts (sold under the name acResin) by building a second production facility in Ludw...


AkzoNobel, Airbus Develop Chromate-Free Primer

Global aerospace coatings supplier AkzoNobel and international aerospace pioneer Airbus recently teamed up to launch a new chromate-free exterior primer.


Henkel Opens New Europe Aerospace Hub

Chemical company Henkel announced earlier this month the opening of a new production facility, located in Montornès del Vallès (Montornès), Spain, for its aerospace applications.


Mortenson Announces Automated Equipment Deal

In response to construction labor shortages, Mortenson (Golden Valley, Minnesota) recently announced a partnership with tech startup Built Robotics (San Francisco) to automate some of the co...


Axalta to Build Netherlands Refinish Facility

Global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta recently announced that it has signed an agreement to develop a new facility in Thiel, the Netherlands, for its refinish business.


Sham Construction Firms Defraud Feds $346M

Recently, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri announced the guilty plea of an Olathe, Kansas-based contractor for defrauding the federal government with respect t...


Covestro Appoints New Chief Commercial Officer

Coatings and adhesives company Covestro (Pittsburgh) recently announced that it has appointed Sucheta Govil as Chief Commercial Officer.


Drones to Help with Infrastructure Inspection

Hokkaido, Japan-based ready-mix and precast producer Aizawa Concrete Corporation has recently announced a partnership with aerospace company Top Flight Technologies, Inc. in an effort to uti...


Thornton Tomasetti Invests in 3D Printing Firm

TTWiiN Investment Partners, the innovation investment arm of global design firm Thornton Tomasetti, recently announced its investment in XtreeE, a Paris-based technology company focused on 3...


Chemours Announces COO, CFO Promotions

Chemical solutions company Chemours recently announced the promotion of chief financial officer Mark Newman to the newly created role of chief operation officer.


NV Governor Signs 2 Wage Bills into Law

In the latest of a slew of construction-related wage laws going into effect throughout the country, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed several new bills into law this past week—one that raises...


JPCL En Español Launches

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings has recently launched a Spanish-language version of its publication, JPCL En Español.


BASF to Invest Millions in Silica Plant

Chemical company BASF recently announced that it is investing a “mid-range double-digit euro million sum” into its silica plant in Düsseldorf, Germany.


PPG Launches Paints with Purpose Campaign

Global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) announced last week the launch of its new Paints with Purpose campaign, which aims to showcase “unexpected applications of next-generation paint and ...


Contractor Sentenced for Defrauding NYSDOT

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York recently released information on the sentencing of Nathaniel P. Lorenz, CEO of Acme Powerwashing Inc.


New CO Law Makes Wage Theft a Felony

Last Thursday, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed The Human Right to Work With Dignity Act (HB-1267) into law, which officially makes wage theft over $2,000 a felony theft.


Arkema Increases Resin Production

Global chemicals manufacturer Arkema has announced that it has launched a 30% increase in photocure resin production capacity at its Sartomer site in Canton, China.


Covestro CEO MacCleary to Retire

Global provider of high-tech materials company Covestro LLC recently announced the retirement of chief executive officer and chairman of the board, Jerry MacCleary, effective December 31.


Covestro Announces Supplier Diversity Program

Global high-performance polymers company Covestro recently announced the launch of a new supplier diversity program.


University Sues over Stadium Defects

The University of Akron, located in Ohio, has filed a lawsuit against multiple companies over faulty concrete railings and cracking at its decade-old InfoCision Stadium–Summa Field.


Firestone Opens New Roofing Solutions Plant

Global commercial roofing and building solutions manufacturer Firestone Building Products Company LLC, a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas, recently announced the opening of a new plant in ...


Hempel Names New CEO

Coatings manufacturer Hempel (Lyngby, Denmark) announced early last week that Lars Petersson, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, will be serving as the company’s new CEO, ...


PPG Taps New Architectural Coatings VP

Earlier this month global coatings company PPG announced the appointment of Jaime Irick as Vice President, architectural coatings, U.S. and Canada.


VA Offshore Wind Construction Begins

In the upcoming weeks, Dominion Energy (Richmond, Virginia) will begin construction on the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project, according to the company’s Chairman, President and CEO Thom...


Nippon Acquires Betek Boya

Nippon Paint Holdings Co. Ltd. recently announced via press release that it has acquired Turkish paint manufacturer Betek Boya.


KTA-Tator Celebrates 70 Years

Coating consulting, inspection and services company KTA-Tator Inc. (Pittsburgh) has announced the celebration of its 70th anniversary.


PPG Comex Opens New $8.8M Distribution Center

Global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) announced that PPG Comex has opened a new $8.8 million distribution center in Guadalajara, Mexico.


Gehry Designs Warner Bros. HQ

Architect Frank Gehry of Gehry Partners has designed a set of office buildings for Warner Bros. future headquarters in Burbank, California.


DOL Proposes Changes to Overtime Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued a proposed overtime regulation that would result in more than a million workers becoming eligible for overtime pay.


WA-Based SPI Joins VersaFlex

Lakewood, Washington-based Specialty Products (SPI) recently announced that it is now part of the VersaFlex family of companies.


SSPC, NACE Leadership Discuss Unified Efforts

On March 18, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings, and NACE International announced that both organizations were discussing possible “synergistic opportunities” between the two. Last we...


SSPC and NACE: By the Numbers

As SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International have opened discussions regarding possible “synergistic opportunities” between the two organizations (announced in a March...


PaintSquare Readers Optimistic About Talks

In response to the March 18 announcement that SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International have opened discussions regarding potential collaboration between to the organi...


AkzoNobel Reports Flat Revenue in Q1

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel recently published its first-quarter financial report Wednesday, noting that the company numbers are holding steady in the beginning of this fiscal yea...


Teknos Acquires Drywood Norge AS

Industrial coatings firm Teknos announced that it has completed the acquisition of Drywood Norge AS to support its own growth strategy by entering a new business area in the architectural co...


Sherwin-Williams Reports Sales Increase

Coatings giant The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) released its first-quarter financial report for 2019 on Tuesday (April 23), indicating a 1.9 percent--$75.9 million—consolidated sales...


Provide Your Thoughts on SSPC/NACE Talks

Recently, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Worldwide Corrosion Authority announced the beginning of discussions regarding “synergistic opportunities” bet...


PPG Reports Decrease in Q1 Net Sales

Global coatings supplier PPG Industries (Pittsburgh) reported a 4 percent decrease in net sales for its first quarter, while also reporting the completion of the acquisition of automotive co...


IL Joins Others in Contractor Wage Laws

The state of Illinois could soon become the next state to hold general contractors accountable for their subcontractors’ unpaid wages to employees.


CO Bill Set to Make Wage Theft a Felony

Colorado is looking to pass legislation that would make intentional underpayment of wages a criminal offense.


PPG Appoints New Chief Digital Officer

Global coatings company PPG announced earlier this week that appointment of Devashish Saxena as vice president and chief digital officer, effective April 1.


RPM Reports Record Sales in Q3

RPM International Inc. (Medina, OH), parent company of coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, reported a 3.4 percent increase in its third-quarter net sales. The compan...


$2.2B DC Wharf Kicks Off Phase Two

Last Saturday (March 30) Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington D.C. held a community celebration to kick off Phase Two of The Wharf’s construction in Southwest D.C.


AkzoNobel to Invest Millions in NC Wood Facility

Global coatings firm AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced “a multi-million-dollar” investment in updating its wood coatings facility in High Point, North Carolina, with the aim of strengthening t...


Firm to Supply Water Treatment Systems to Ships

BIO-UV Group, known for producing ultraviolet light water treatment technologies, recently announced in an emailed press release that the company will be supplying its BIO-SEA ballast water ...


Floating Solar Plant Approved in Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan government has recently approved the installation of a 100-megawatt floating solar power plant in the Maduru Oya Reservoir.


Tnemec Acquires Manufacturer ProPolymer Coatings

Industrial and architectural protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec (Kansas City, Missouri) announced Monday (March 25) the acquisition of coatings company ProPolymer Coatings (St. Louis), ...


High Schooler Develops Powder Coatings Venture

A high school student living in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, began his venture into the world of powder coatings with plans to coat his four-wheeler. Now, he runs his own business custom-coating t...


Army Corps Awards $712M Design-Build Contract

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Kansas City District has recently awarded a $712 million design-build contract for its new Next National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency West headquarters.


Nippon Paint Marine Eyes Middle East Expansion

Earlier this month, Nippon Paint Marine (Europe) announced in an emailed press release a 35 percent increase in consolidated sales. The company is looking to expand into new locations and ma...


Jetstream Announces Distribution Partnership

Industrial high-pressure waterblasting equipment manufacturer Jetstream of Houston LLP (Houston) announced via an emailed press release early last week a new distribution partnership with wa...


Saudia Arabia Buys Largest 3D Construction Printer

Saudi Arabia firm Elite for Construction & Development Company has recently purchased what has been described as the “world’s largest 3D construction printer” from Danish firm Cobod Internat...


Storm Water Solutions Call for Abstracts

Recently, Storm Water Solutions put out a call for abstracts for their SWS Conference & Exhibition 2019.


INEOS to Acquire Cristal's North American TiO2 Business

Chemical company INOES Enterprises announced Tuesday (March 19) the intention to acquire the North American business of National Titanium Dioxide Company Limited (Cristal) (Jeddah, Saudi Ara...


Gordon Brush Co. Announces Acquisition

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. (Industry, California) announced in an emailed press release late last week that it has acquired manufacturing company Spectrum Paint Applicator Corp. (Newark, Ne...


KTA-Tator Acquires Elzly Technology

KTA-Tator (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) announced in an emailed press release late last week the acquisition of Elzly Technology Corporation, which will add the latter company’s coatings, corro...


Specialty Chem Company Partners with UMass

Specialty chemicals company Lygos Inc. recently announced that it is partnering with the Center for University of Massachusetts-Industry Research on Polymers.


3 NY Painting Companies Charged with Fraud

The United States federal government has recently filed a civil fraud lawsuit against three New York-area painting contractors.


Related, NYC Trades Council Reach Work Deal

After little over a year of back-and-forth, developer Related Cos. and the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York have struck a deal that should end the slew of media w...


Sherwin-Williams Announces Leadership Changes

Since going into effect March 1, Sherwin-Williams (Cleveland, Ohio) Board of Directors elected David B. Sewell to serve as the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer.


BASF Invests $38M in New Shanghai Facility

Chemicals company BASF announced Tuesday (March 12) that it is expanding its scope in the Asia Pacific region with a 34 million-euro ($38.4 million) investment into a new 5,000-square-foot f...


Progress Made on Corrosion Inhibitor

A research group, originally based out of Swansea University, has continued to make progress on a corrosion inhibitor that can replace hexavalent chromium, which was banned by the EU due to ...


FIU Bridge Contractor Files for Bankruptcy

The contractor responsible for installing the pedestrian bridge at Florida International University roughly a year ago has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to a press re...


PPG Completes Acquisition of Coatings Company

Earlier this month, global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) announced the completion of the acquisition of Whitford Worldwide Company (Elverson, Pennsylvania), a manufacturer that specializ...


Evonik to Sell Methacrylates Business for $3B

Specialty chemicals company Evonik (Essen, Germany) announced earlier this week that it has agreed to sell its Methacrylates business to private equity firm Advent International, which is he...


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Axalta Opens Largest Refinish Center in India

Global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta (Philadelphia) announced earlier this week that it has opened its largest and most advanced refinish training center in India.


Sika Could Acquire BASF Construction Segment

Swiss chemicals company Sika announced that it is interested in buying a portion of BASF’s construction chemicals business, which will reportedly be up for sale this month.


KTA-Tator Acquires Land for New Facility

KTA-Tator (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) announced in an emailed press release that it has purchased a 17.65-acre parcel at RIDC Park West, Enterprise Drive, for $1.02 million for the developmen...


Evonik Acquires Polymer Powders Company

Evonik Industries (Essen, Germany) announced that it has acquired Structured Polymers Inc. (Austin, Texas) for access to its new patented technology in specialty polymer powders.


Dow Expands EMEA Distribution Agreement

Safic-Alcan, independent specialty chemicals distributor (La Défense, France) and Dow, a subsidiary of DowDuPont (Midland, Michigan), recently announced the extension of their existing agree...


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...


Axalta Opens Australia, New Zealand Facility

Liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta (Philadelphia) announced last week that it has officially opened a new regional multi-functional facility for Australia and New Zealand.


AkzoNobel Releases Q4, 2018 Numbers

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) released its fourth-quarter and end-of-year financial reports Wednesday (Feb. 13), indicating a 1 percent increase in revenue for Q4, and a...


WY Utility's First Wind Farm Faces Replacement

A Wyoming utility company has filed a permit to replace its first wind farm—originally commissioned in 1998, composed of over 65 turbines—located at Foote Creek Rim I. The replacement would ...


Monti Werkzeuge to Combine Americas Businesses

Surface preparation technologies manufacturer Monti Werkzeuge GmbH recently announced reaching an agreement with its U.S. distributor, Montipower Inc., along with owner Charles “Chuck” Locka...


Industrial Physics Acquires C&W Specialist Equipment

Test and measurement equipment manufacturer Industrial Physics Inc. (Boston, Massachusetts) announced Monday (Feb. 4) in an emailed press release the acquisition of C&W Specialist Equipment ...


Sherwin-Williams Releases Q4, 2018 Numbers

The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) released its 2018 year-end and fourth-quarter financial results on Thursday (Jan. 31) boasting record consolidated net sales at $17.53 billion.


ACI Opens New Regional Office in Dubai

The American Concrete Institute announced earlier this month the opening of a new regional office in Dubai.


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.


PPG Reports Sales Growth in Q4, 2018

Global coatings supplier PPG Industries (Pittsburgh) reported, in a press release Thursday (Jan. 17), a 2 percent increase in constant currencies in fourth-quarter net sales, compared with t...


Nouryon Announces New India HQ

Amsterdam-based Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) announced yesterday (Jan. 16) that it has opened a new headquarters office and research center in Mumbai, India.


TN Court Fines Company $500K for Labor Violations

The U.S. District Court of the Middle District of Tennessee has fined a construction business more than $500,000 in regard to violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.


Sika Moves to Acquire Parex in $2.5B Deal

Swiss chemicals company Sika has announced a binding offer to buy French coatings company Parex for a reported 2.5 billion Swiss franc ($2.53 billion).


PPG to Acquire German Automotive Coatings Firm

Global coatings company PPG announced Jan. 7 an agreement to acquire German automotive coatings manufacturer Hemmelrath.


Jotun, Kansai Paint Extend Coatings Alliance

Norwegian paints and coatings manufacturer Jotun (Sandefjord) recently announced the further development of an alliance with Kansai Paint, a leading coating supplier in Japan. Working togeth...


RPM Releases Q2, Mid-Year Numbers

RPM International Inc. (Medina, Ohio), parent company of coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, released its second-quarter earnings report on Friday, and reported reco...


Gordon Brush Co. Announces Acquisition

Gordon Brush Mfg. Co. Inc. (Industry, California) announced late last week that it has acquired specialized brush company Parker Brush Inc. of Rocklin, California.


RPM Acquires Specialty Mold Solution Brand

RPM International Inc. (parent company of brands such as Carboline, Tremco, Flowcrete and Rust-Oleum) recently announced that its Rust-Oleum group has acquired Siamons International Inc., pr...


BrandSafway Acquires Forming Concepts

Coatings and industrial solutions company BrandSafway (Kennesaw, Georgia) recently announced that it has acquired Forming Concepts, a provider of concrete formwork solutions in the United St...


PPG Acquires Low-Friction Coatings Company

Gobal coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) recently announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Whitford Worldwide Company (Elverson, Pennsylvania), a manufacturer that specializes in...


PPG Acquires Low-Friction Coatings Company

Gobal coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) recently announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Whitford Worldwide Company (Elverson, Pennsylvania), a manufacturer that specializes in...


Dow Announces Increase in Methyl Cellulose

Dow, a subsidiary of DowDuPont (Midland, Michigan), recently announced a series of incremental methyl cellulose capacity investments, which the company says aims to help construction try mix...


AkzoNobel Acquires Full Ownership of China JV

Global coatings company AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced late last week that it has completed the acquisition of Swire Industrial Limit’s minority interest in the AkzoNobel Swire Paints joint...


Dow Announces Increase in Methyl Cellulose

Dow, a subsidiary of DowDuPont (Midland, Michigan), recently announced a series of incremental methyl cellulose capacity investments, which the company says aims to help construction try mix...


Hempel Opens New R&D Facility in Spain

Coatings manufacturer Hempel (Denmark) recently celebrated the ribbon-cutting of its new research and developer Center of Excellence in Barcelona, which will focus on coating products within...


Axalta Expands China Office, Refinish Center

Liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta Coating Systems (Philadelphia) recently announced the opening of a new regional office and Refinish Training Center in Chengdu, China. The company ...


PPG Announces Investment in China Facility

Global coatings company PPG announced last least week that it is investing $1.7 million into a new dispense cell at its Kunshan, China, manufacturing facility.


Scope of New KCI Airport Now Under Question

Officials surrounding the new terminal at Missouri’s Kansas City International Airport are taking another look at the project’s scope as the work awaits approval of its environmental review ...


PPG Announces Investment in China Facility

Global coatings company PPG announced last least week that it is investing $1.7 million into a new dispense cell at its Kunshan, China, manufacturing facility.


Hempel Opens New R&D Facility in Spain

Coatings manufacturer Hempel (Denmark) recently celebrated the ribbon-cutting of its new research and developer Center of Excellence in Barcelona, which will focus on coating products within...


PPG Announces TiO2 Deal Expansion

Global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) announced on Tuesday (Nov. 27) that it has expanded a multi-year titanium-dioxide supply agreement with pigment manufacturer Lomon Billions.


PPG Announces TiO2 Deal Expansion

Global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) announced on Tuesday (Nov. 27) that it has expanded a multi-year titanium-dioxide supply agreement with pigment manufacturer Lomon Billions.


Axalta Announces Opening of Largest R&D Center

Global coatings supplier Axalta (Philadelphia) celebrated the grand opening for what it calls the largest coatings research and development center in the world with a ribbon-cutting last wee...


Skanska Confirms Exit from US P3 Projects

Major construction and development company Skanska (Stockholm, Sweden) confirmed in its third-quarter earnings press conference last week that it intends to stop bidding on United States “me...


Skanska Confirms Exit from US P3 Projects

Major construction and development company Skanska (Stockholm, Sweden) confirmed in its third-quarter earnings press conference last week that it intends to stop bidding on United States “me...


Axalta Opens Largest R&D Center

Global coatings supplier Axalta (Philadelphia) celebrated the grand opening for what it calls the largest coatings research and development center in the world with a ribbon-cutting last wee...


Nippon Paint Collabs to Launch Coil Coatings Center

During the 40th anniversary celebration of steel building systems firm Shandong Wiskind Ltd., Nippon Paint Holdings Co. Ltd. announced the establishment of a new coil coatings joint innovati...


Carbon Black Company Makes Acquisition

Luxembourg-based Global carbon black supplier Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. recently announced that it has acquired an acetylene carbon black supplier.


AkzoNobel Acquires Malaysia Paint Company

Global coatings firm AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced late last week that it has acquired Colourland Paints, based in Johor, Malaysia.


New CRRC Member Appointed

Business strategy firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. recently announced in an emailed press release the appointment of David A. Cocuzzi as ex-officio member of the board of directors for the Cool...


ChemQuest Exec Appointed as New CRRC Member

Business strategy firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. recently announced in an emailed press release the appointment of David A. Cocuzzi as ex-officio member of the board of directors for the Cool...


Union, Developer Strike NYC Hudson Yards Deal

A construction agreement that was initially announced in August has finally been agreed upon, according to the New York City District Council of Carpenters.


Sherwin-Williams Reports Steady Sales Increases

Consolidated net sales were up in the third quarter of 2018 for The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland), a 5 percent increase over the same quarter in 2017, totaling $4.73 billion. The upti...


Sherwin-Williams Reports Q3 Sales Increases

Consolidated net sales were up in the third quarter of 2018 for The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland), a 5 percent increase over the same quarter in 2017, totaling $4.73 billion. The upti...


CIN Invests $7.9M in 'Smart Factory'

Portugal-based coatings company CIN recently announced a 7 million-euro ($7.9 million) investment to “create the first smart factory.”


Covestro to Invest $1.7B in TX Expansion

Polymers giant Covestro recently announced that its board approved an investment of 1.5 billion euros ($1.7 billion) to build a new world-scale MDI (methylene diphenyl diisocyanate, a key ch...


DowDuPont Taps Leaders of New Companies

Holding company DowDuPont—comprised of The Dow Chemical Company (Midland, Michigan) and DuPont (Wilmington, Delaware), which merged last year—recently announced its senior leaders for the up...


Covestro to Invest $1.7B in TX Expansion

Polymers giant Covestro recently announced that its board approved an investment of 1.5 billion euros ($1.7 billion) to build a new world-scale MDI (methylene diphenyl diisocyanate, a key ch...


PPG Financials Indicate Slight Increase in Sales

Global coatings supplier PPG Industries announced in its third-quarter financial report Thursday an increase in net sales, with sales volumes remaining flat and volume growth offset by lower...


PPG Q3 Numbers Show Slight Sales Uptick

Global coatings supplier PPG released its third-quarter financial report Thursday, (Oct. 18) showing an increase in net sales, with sales volumes remaining flat and volume growth offset by l...


AkzoNobel Reports Revenue Dip for Q3

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) published its financial report for the third quarter yesterday (Oct. 17) and reported a 4 percent drop in revenue despite return-on-sales i...


AkzoNobel Q3 Financials Indicate Revenue Dip

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) published its third-quarter financial report yesterday (Oct. 17), indicating a 4 percent drop in revenue despite return-on-sales increases ...


Axalta Names Interim CEO

Axalta Coating Systems (Philadelphia) recently announced that its Board of Directors appointed Robert Bryant, the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, as the company’s inter...


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.


PPG, Kelly-Moore to Discontinue Paint Stripper

Two more paint companies have confirmed that they are discontinuing the sales of paint strippers containing methylene chloride and NMP.


Akzo Specialty Chem Rebranded as Nouryon

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals announced earlier this week that it has been relaunched following its move into private ownership. The company has been relabeled Nouryon, a name that Akzo says...


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.


Axalta Announces New Wood Coatings Center

Last week, liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta announced the openng of its new Learning and Development Center, which is dedicated to industrial wood coatings technology. The Center i...


Akzo Specialty Chem Rebranded as Nouryon

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals announced Tuesday that it has been relaunched following its move into private ownership. The company will now be known as Nouryon, a name that Akzo says borrows...


RPM Announces Personnel Changes

RPM International Inc., parent company to names such as Carboline, Flowcrete and Rust-Oleum, recently announced multiple senior promotions as part of its organizational realignment.


Axalta Opens New Wood Coatings Center

Liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta announced last week that it has opened its new Learning and Development Center, which is dedicated to industrial wood coatings technology, in Pomon...


Hempel Completes Ostendorf Acquisition

Global coatings supplier Hempel announced Monday that the 65 percent acquisition of German paint manufacturer J.W. Ostendorf is now complete, marking a move that is part of a larger strategy...


AkzoNobel Finishes Romania Paint Firm Buy

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel announced Monday the completion of its acquisition of Romanian paint and plaster manufacturer Fabryo Corporation.


RPM Reports Sales Up, Income Down in Q1

RPM International Inc., a holding company whose subsidiaries include industrial coatings suppliers Carboline, Stonhard and Tremco, achieved a sales increase but a drop in net income in the f...


RPM Issues Q1 Report

RPM International Inc., a holding company whose subsidiaries include industrial coatings suppliers Carboline, Stonhard and Tremco, achieved a sales increase but a drop in net income in the f...


AkzoNobel Completes Deco Paint Acquisition

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel announced Monday the conclusion of its acquisition of Romanian decorative paint and plaster manufacturer Fabryo Corporation.


Hempel Completes Ostendorf Acquisition

Global coatings supplier Hempel (Kongens Lyngby, Denmark) announced Monday (Oct. 1) that the 65 percent acquisition of German paint manufacturer J.W. Ostendorf is now complete, marking a mov...


VersaFlex Parent Acquires Milamar Coatings

Milamar Coatings, an Oklahoma City-based supplier of epoxy and urethane systems for industrial, flooring and wall applications, has been acquired by DalFort Capital Group, the parent company...


Dow to Up Silicone Capacity

The Dow Chemical Company, a subsidiary of DowDuPont, will be increasing its silicone production capacity in the coming years, with new facilities in the U.S. and China aimed at meeting what ...


AkzoNobel Closes Specialty Chemicals Sale

Concluding a year-and-a-half long process, global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel announced Monday the completion of the sale of its Specialty Chemicals business to The Carlyle Group and Sin...


AkzoNobel Completes Specialty Chemicals Sale

Concluding a year-and-a-half long process, global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel announced Monday the completion of the sale of its Specialty Chemicals business to The Carlyle Group and Sin...


Milamar Coatings Acquired by VersaFlex Parent

Milamar Coatings, an Oklahoma City-based supplier of epoxy and urethane systems for industrial, flooring and wall applications, has been acquired by DalFort Capital Group, the parent company...


Clariant Announces Plans with SABIC

Global specialty chemicals supplier Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland) announced last week a plan to combine some of its coatings-related business units with segments of Saudi Basic Industries ...


Dow Releases Plan to Meet Silicone Demand

The Dow Chemical Company recently unveiled a new investment plan that aims to meet a growth in silicone demand and innovation.


AkzoNobel Acquires Spain Paint Firm

International coatings supplier AkzoNobel announced last week the acquisition of a Spain-based decorative paints and wood finishes firm as part of what it calls its transformational strategy...


Clariant to Divest Part of Coatings Business

Swiss specialty chemicals company Clariant announced an updated strategy last week in light of its recent deal with fellow specialty company Saudi Basic Industries Corporation.


AkzoNobel Acquires Spain Subsidiary

Global coatings firm AkzoNobel has now furthered its foothold in both the decorative paints and wood care segments in Spain with its most recent deal.


Airline Spells Its Own Name Wrong on Plane

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but when the picture captures only two words, you want them both to be spelled correctly. For Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific, a photo of...


Evonik Announces Silica Facility Expansion

Roughly a month after Evonik Industries announced a joint venture with Wynca to produce fumed silica, Evonik has moved its focus toward expanding production capacity at its facility in Rhein...


Evonik to Expand German Silica Facility

Roughly a month after Evonik Industries announced a joint venture with Wynca to produce fumed silica, Evonik has moved its focus toward expanding production capacity at its facility in Rhein...


RPM Announces Building-Materials Firm Acquisition

RPM International Inc. (Medina, Ohio), parent company of brands including Rust-Oleum and Carboline, announced last week its acquisition of Nudura Corporation, a manufacturer and distributor ...


Deal Ends 17-Day Crane Strike in WA

Seattle crane operators are no longer on a 17-day strike thanks to a tentative deal struck between the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 302 and the Associated General Contrac...


RPM Acquires ICF Manufacturer

RPM International Inc. (Medina, Ohio), parent company of brands such as Rust-Oleum, Tremco and Carboline, announced Tuesday (Sept. 11) that it has acquired Nudura Corporation, a manufacturer...


Airplane Maker Paints Tiger, Shark Planes

With the true eye of the tiger, aircraft maker Embraer recently collaborated with AkzoNobel’s aerospace coatings business to develop new livery for three of Embraer’s latest line of E2 busin...


Steel Workers Vote to Authorize Strike

As contract negotiations between United Steelworkers and U.S. Steel continue, steelworkers in and around Pittsburgh voted Thursday to allow the union to call for a strike if necessary.


Kemper Taps New CEO

Late last week, waterproofing and roofing company Kemper System America Inc. announced that Andreas H. Wiggenhagen will take over as CEO, overseeing operations across the United States, Cana...


IMechE Renames Corrosion and Coatings Consultancy

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers announced on Tuesday that it will be renaming its NDT, Corrosion and Coatings Training and Consultancy business to IMechE Argyll Ruane, marking a retu...


Steel Workers Vote to Authorize Strike

As contract negotiations between United Steelworkers and U.S. Steel continue, steelworkers in and around Pittsburgh voted Thursday to allow the union to call for a strike if necessary.


NYC Contractor Sues Developer for $3.4M

Firms in New York City are embroiled in a $3 million battle over wrongful termination accusations regarding the revamps of a former Long Island hospital.


Countertop Coating Recalled for Lead Levels

Vernon Hills, Illinois-based Rust-Oleum Corp. announced a recall of nearly 2,000 cans of paint last week after its Black Satin Countertop Coating was found to have excessive levels of lead.


PPG to Build R&D Facility in China

Global coatings supplier PPG recently announced plans for a new research and development center in Tianjin, China, part of a larger move to increase the company’s research footprint for cust...


Tronox-Cristal TiO2 Deal Advances in EU

The European Commission has approved a divestiture meant to pave the way for the acquisition of titanium dioxide supplier Cristal by Tronox Limited, a deal that still requires approval in th...


PPG to Build New R&D Center in China

Global coatings supplier PPG recently announced plans for a new research and development center in Tianjin, China, part of a larger move to increase the company’s research footprint for cust...


EC Further Approves Tronox-Cristal Deal

Tronox Limited announced that the European Commission has further approved its acquisition of Cristal, a titanium dioxide pigment business, by green-lighting the divestiture of Tronox’s 8120...


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PPG Announces New Controller

Pittsburgh-based coatings firm PPG recently appointed a new vice president and corporate controller, following an investigation into the company’s financial reports earlier this year.


PPG Appoints New VP, Controller

Pittsburgh-based coatings firm PPG recently announced the appointment of a new vice president and corporate controller following an investigation into the company’s financial reports earlier...


Sherwin-Williams Site Cleanup Suit Dismissed

Almost exactly a year after it was filed, a class-action suit that sought damages and medical testing for neighbors of the so-called “Sherwin-Williams sites,” EPA-designated Superfund cleanu...


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Judge Dismisses Sherwin-Williams Site Cleanup Suit

Almost exactly a year after it was filed, a class-action suit that sought damages and medical testing for neighbors of the so-called “Sherwin-Williams sites,” EPA-designated Superfund cleanu...


Evonik Pairs with Wynca for Fumed Silica

In response to an increased global market demand for fumed silica, Evonik Industries is forming a joint venture with Chinese company Wynca to produce its Aerosil product. For Evonik, this me...


Evonik Forms Fumed-Silica JV

In response to an increased global market demand for fumed silica, Evonik Industries is forming a joint venture with Chinese company Wynca to produce Aerosil. For Evonik, this means an expan...


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Sika Acquires Polyurethane Foam Company

Swiss specialty chemicals company Sika announced late last month that it has acquired Polypag, a Swiss-based manufacturer and developer of polyurethane foam systems.


Huntsman Expands PU Footprint

Specialty chemicals company Huntsman Corporation announced late last month that it is expanding its Polyurethanes division with the commercial registration of its business in Chile.


Huntsman Expands Footprint in South America

Specialty chemicals company Huntsman Corporation announced late last month that it is expanding its Polyurethanes division with the commercial registration of its business in Chile.


Thortex, Valentus Announce Partnership

Valentus Specialty Chemicals recently announced, in an emailed press release, its commitment to a global technology supply agreement through its protective maintenance coatings segment and t...


Axalta Names New EMEA President

Global company Axalta Coating Systems (Philadelphia) announced last week multiple personnel changes in its European regions, including the appointment of Yves Kerstens as Vice President and ...


Axalta Appoints New EMEA President

Global coatings company Axalta announced last week multiple personnel changes in its European regions.


Valentus, Thortex Announce Partnership

Valentus Specialty Chemicals recently announced, in an emailed press release, its commitment to a global technology supply agreement through its protective maintenance coatings segment and t...


Carboline Acquires Strathmore, American Coatings

Protective coatings manufacturer Carboline Company announced Wednesday it has acquired coatings firm Strathmore and the American Coatings brand, which Strathmore acquired in 2014.


Axalta to Expand TX Liquid Coatings Facility

Coatings supplier Axalta Coating Systems is undertaking a major expansion to its Jacksonville, Texas, industrial coatings production facility, according to an announcement issued July 31.


Axalta Announces TX Plant Expansion

Coatings company Axalta announced on Tuesday that it is expanding its Jacksonville, Texas, production facility.


O'Malley Named MPI Executive Director

The NACE International Institute announced Tuesday that Cynthia O’Malley, formerly of KTA-Tator Inc., will take the role of executive director of Master Painters Institute LLC.


CA Company Charged $2M in Wage Violations

California’s Labor Commissioner’s office has recently issued several citations to an industry company amounting to nearly $2 million dollars in wage theft violations.


Carboline Acquires Strathmore, American Coatings

Protective coatings manufacturer Carboline Company, part of the RPM Group, announced Wednesday it has acquired coatings firm Strathmore and the American Coatings brand, which Strathmore had ...


NACE Names New MPI Executive Director

The NACE International Institute announced Tuesday the appointment of Cynthia O’Malley as its new executive director for Master Painters Institute LLC.


MARAD Announces Small Shipyard Grants

To help increase efficiency and growth for small shipyards, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration recently awarded $20 million in grants to 29 shipyards as part of ...


Sherwin-Williams Releases Q2 Numbers

The Sherwin-Williams Company released its 2018 second-quarter earnings report on Tuesday, reporting a record for the quarter with a 27.8 percent increase in consolidated net sales to $4.77 b...


Sherwin-Williams Reports Record Sales in Q2

Sales were up in the second quarter of 2018 for The Sherwin-Williams Company, which reported consolidated net sales of $4.77 billion in its quarterly report, issued Tuesday, attributing the ...


Clariant, Lintech Expand Partnership

Specialty chemicals firm Clariant recently announced the expansion of its partnership with specialty chemical distributor Lintech International LLC—Lintech will be the sole distributor of Cl...


Clariant Expands Partnership with Lintech

Specialty chemicals firm Clariant (Muttens, Switzerland) recently announced the expansion of its partnership with specialty chemical distributor Lintech International LLC (Macon, Georgia)—Li...


Report: Construction Disputes Dragged On in 2017

Global design and consultancy firm Arcadis recently released a report detailing that while the value of construction disputes in North America dropped for the fourth year in a row, the avera...


PPG Reports Sales, Volume Growth in Q2

Global coatings supplier PPG Industries reported increased net sales and sales volumes in its 2018 second-quarter earnings report, released Thursday, noting that a new restructuring program,...


RPM Releases Q4, Year-End Numbers

RPM International Inc., the parent company of paints and coatings firms including Rust-Oleum, Carboline and Tremco, released on Thursday (July 19) its financial report for its fiscal fourth ...


RPM Fourth-Quarter, Year-End Numbers Mixed

Holding company RPM International Inc., parent of paints and coatings companies including Carboline, Tremco and Rust-Oleum, reported record sales but a dip in net income in the fourth quarte...


Sales, Volume Growth Up for PPG in Q2

Global coatings supplier PPG Industries released its second-quarter financial report Thursday, indicating increased net sales and sales volumes, noting that a new restructuring program, whic...


PPG Announces Leadership Changes

Global coatings firm PPG (announced two leadership changes earlier this week: Diane Kappas, currently vice president, protective and marine coatings, Americas, was appointed as the vice pres...


AkzoNobel Reports Revenue Dip in Q2

Global coatings firm AkzoNobel released its second-quarter financial report yesterday, noting revenues 3 percent lower than originally forecast, owing largely to difficulties in the Marine a...


Revenue Down for AkzoNobel in Q2

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel published the financial report for its second quarter yesterday, reporting revenue 3 percent lower than originally forecast, which can be attributed to...


PPG Announces Leadership Changes

Global coatings firm PPG (Pittsburgh) announced two leadership changes earlier this week: Diane Kappas, currently vice president, protective and marine coatings, Americas, was appointed as t...


Report: Construction Disputes Increased in 2017

A new report from global design and consultancy firm Arcadis (Highlands Ranch, Colorado) has revealed that although the value of construction disputes in North America dropped for the fourth...


Covestro Opens VOC Testing Facility in China

German materials manufacturer Covestro recently announced that it has opened a VOC testing laboratory in its Polymer Research and Development Center in Shanghai.


TCI Announces Move Beyond Powder Coatings

After 30 years in powder coatings, supplier TCI recently announced a branding change and an expansion into liquid and electrocoat products.


TCI Announces Expansion, Initiatives

Powder coatings manufacturer TCI recently announced that it's celebrating its 30th anniversary with a branding change and an expansion of services.


RPM Announces Operation Changes

Less than two weeks after announcing new initiatives as part of a cooperation agreement with fund manager Elliott Management, coatings and sealants holding company RPM Inc. said July 6 that ...


MAPEI Signals Expansion

Coatings and building products manufacturer MAPEI Corporation recently announced that it will be expanding its operations through two new locations in Florida and Georgia.


Canadian Government Grants CPCA’s Exemption Request

The Canadian government recently granted the Canadian Paint and Coatings Association's request for an exemption from tariffs on U.S. goods coming into the country, as language could be inter...


RPM Announces Leadership Changes

Less than two weeks after announcing new initiatives as part of a cooperation agreement with fund manager Elliott Management, coatings and sealants holding company RPM Inc. said July 6 that ...


Tronox-Cristal Deal Approved by EC

The European Commission recently approved Tronox Limited’s acquisition of the Cristal titanium dioxide pigment business, even though the original deal closure date was anticipated by the fir...


EC Approves Tronox-Cristal Deal

The European Commission recently approved Tronox Limited’s acquisition of the Cristal titanium dioxide pigment business, even though the original deal closure date was anticipated by the fir...


Airbus Gets a Whale of a Paint Job

In late June, Airbus made a splash with the unveiling of the new design for the BelugaXL (Airbus A330-700L), a new mega-transport aircraft painted to look like its namesake—the Beluga whale.


Sanitized AG Forms New Business

Antimicrobial materials company Sanitized AC recently announced that it is consolidating its paint- and coatings-related products into a new business, Sanitized Preservation AG, to be headed...


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PPG Wraps Probe of Accounting Practices

Global coatings manufacturer PPG Industries (Pittsburgh) announced Thursday (June 28) that it has wrapped up an internal investigation of practices within its accounting department after unc...


Sanitized AG Forms New Coatings Business

Antimicrobial materials company Sanitized AC announced last week it is consolidating its paint- and coatings-related products into a new business, Sanitized Preservation AG, to be headed up ...


PPG Ends Probe, Releases Updated Numbers

Global coatings manufacturer PPG Industries announced Thursday that it has concluded an internal investigation within its accounting department after uncovering evidence of improper practice...


Covestro CSO Northcote Passes Away

Richard Northcote, chief sustainability officer for polymers giant Covestro, passed away at the age of 58, announced late last week.


PPG to Close Houston Plant

Global coatings manufacturer PPG has confirmed plans to shut down a plant in Houston after filing a notice with the Texas Workforce Commission disclosing upcoming job cuts.


PPG Announces Houston Plant Closure

Pittsburgh-based global coatings manufacturer PPG is planning to close a Houston manufacturing plant, according to documents filed with the Texas Workforce Commission.


AkzoNobel Expands Organic Peroxide Plant in India

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals recently announced that is has broken ground on a project to expand production capacity and update its organic peroxides facility in Mahad, India.


AkzoNobel Acquires Decorative Paint Co.

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel announced the acquisition of decorative paint and plaster manufacturer Fabryo on Monday, which includes two production facilities and six distribution ...


IMCD to Acquire Chemicals Distributor Horn

Specialty chemicals distributor IMCD NV announced Tuesday that it has agreed to acquire U.S. chemicals distributor E.T. Horn Company, subject to regulatory approval.


IMCD to Acquire Chemicals Distributor Horn

Specialty chemicals distributor IMCD NV announced Tuesday that it has agreed to acquire U.S. chemicals distributor E.T. Horn Company, subject to regulatory approval.


Huntsman Announces New Dubai PU Plant

Global chemical company Huntsman Corporation (The Woodlands, Texas) recently announced plans to build a new polyurethanes systems house in Dubai. The new facility, to be located in the Jebel...


Huntsman to Build New Dubai PU Plant

Global chemical company Huntsman Corporation announced plans at the end of May to build a new polyurethanes systems house in Dubai. The new facility, to be located in the Jebel Ali Free Trad...


AkzoNobel Opens Powder-Coating Plant

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel recently announced that the company will be continuing its expansion in Asia with the start of production at a new powder coatings plant in Changzhou, ...


Hempel Acquires Majority of Deco Paint Firm

Global coatings supplier Hempel announced Tuesday that it has agreed to acquire 65 percent of German paint manufacturer J.W. Ostendorf in a move it says is part of a strategy for growth.


DOL Announces Plans to Revisit Overtime Rule

The Department of Labor recently announced its latest regulatory agenda, in which it discussed plans to revisit the overtime eligibility threshold, as well as calculations for regular rate o...


Hempel Acquires Majority of German Paint Firm

Global coatings supplier Hempel (Kongens Lyngby, Denmark) announced Tuesday (May 29) that it has agreed to acquire 65 percent of German paint manufacturer J.W. Ostendorf in a move it says is...


AkzoNobel Opens New Powder Coatings Plant

Global coatings giant AkzoNobel is continuing its expansion in Asia with the start of production at its new powder coatings plant in Changzhou, China.


PPG Gets Filing Extension

Global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) announced nearly two weeks ago that it filed for an extension with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commisision for its first-quarter financial repor...


PPG Gets 6-Month Q1 Filing Extension

Nearly two weeks after global coatings company PPG announced that it filed for an extension with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on its first-quarter financial report for 2018, t...


TX Firm Claims Millions in Savings from iPads

A Dallas construction company recently made headlines when it reported that the use of iPads in the field has saved the company an estimated $1.8 million a year.


Graphene Firm Plans Antifouling Foray

Advanced materials company First Graphene Limited (Nedlands, Australia) recently announced it has entered into an agreement with Engage Marine (Perth, Australia) to develop graphene-enhanced...


PPG Fires Controller Amid Financial Investigation

Global coatings manufacturer PPG announced Thursday that it has terminated its former vice president and controller after an internal investigation revealed improper accounting practices str...


Report: Philly Shipyard Could Close

Philadelphia's Philly Shipyard is facing yet more economic challenges and possible closure—the company’s order book is empty, and few are looking to buy new vessels.


PPG Fires Controller Amid Accounting Investigation

Global coatings manufacturer PPG announced Thursday that it has terminated its former vice president and controller after an internal investigation revealed improper accounting practices not...


General Dynamics to Expand Groton Shipyard

General Dynamics Electric Boat recently announced that it will be spending roughly half of its $1.7 billion multi-year capital expenditure plan on upgrading its Groton, Connecticut, manufact...


PPG Announces Job Cuts Amid Cost Hikes

Global coatings manufacturer PPG said Friday it will be cutting more than 1,000 jobs in a restructuring effort that comes in the wake of rising raw-material costs and the ouster of the compa...


Perkins Eastman, Dougherty Announce Merger

Global architecture and design firm Perkins Eastman and California-based firm Dougherty recently announced that the two have agreed on a merger, effective May 1.


Material Costs, Lowe's Breakup Fuel PPG Job Cuts

Global coatings manufacturer PPG said Friday it will be cutting more than 1,000 jobs in a restructuring effort that comes in the wake of rising raw-material costs and the ouster of the compa...


AkzoNobel Approves New Board Chair

At its Annual General Meeting Thursday (April 26), global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel approved the appointment of Nils Andersen to its Supervisory Board in the role of chair, replacing A...


AkzoNobel Appoints New Chairman at AGM

Global coatings company AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) voted Thursday (April 26) in favor of all resolutions at this year’s Annual General Meeting.


PPG Gauges Sustainability in Yearly Report

Global coatings supplier PPG (Pittsburgh) detailed its sustainability efforts from the past year in its recently released 2017 Sustainability Report, an annual publication examining the comp...


Perstorp Reports Sales Growth in 2017

Specialty chemicals company Perstorp AB (Malmo, Sweden) reported sales growth in its 2017 annual report, issued Friday (April 20), with its coatings segment representing a third of sales on ...


Sherwin-Williams Reports First-Quarter Profit Increase

Coatings giant The Sherwin-Williams Company released its first quarter financial report for 2018 on Tuesday, marking a consolidated sales increase of $1.20 billion, or 43.6 percent, to $3.97...


AkzoNobel Reports Revenue Dip for 2018 Q1

Global coatings giant AkzoNobel released its 2018 first-quarter earnings report Tuesday noting an increase in net income year over year. However, the company also reported a single-digit dro...


AkzoNobel Financials Report Revenue Dip for Q1

On Tuesday, coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel released its first-quarter financial report for 2018, indicating an increase in net income year over year, while also reporting a single-digit dro...


Sherwin-Williams Reports Q1 Profit Increase

Coatings giant The Sherwin-Williams Company released its first-quarter financial report for 2018 on Tuesday, marking consolidated sales at $3.97 billion, a 43.6 percent increase year over ye...


PPG, Home Depot Announce Expansion

Global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) and major retailer The Home Depot have announced an expanded partnership, along with the release of a new PPG product.


Perstorp Reports Sales Growth in 2017

Specialty chemicals company Perstorp AB (Malmo, Sweden) reported sales growth in its 2017 annual report, issued Friday (April 20), with its coatings segment representing a third of sales on ...


Shipyard Firm Bankrupt After Failed SF Deal

A Washington state-based shipyard owner has filed for bankruptcy in the wake of its failed purchase of San Francisco’s Pier 70 shipyard, as the Port of San Francisco begins seeking a new ope...


Sales Up, Volumes Largely Flat for PPG in Q1

Pittsburgh-based coatings firm PPG released its first-quarter financial report for 2018 on Thursday (April 19), indicating a 9 percent increase in net sales over the prior year, totaling $3....


PPG Reports Sales Up, Volumes Flat in Q1

Pittsburgh-based coatings firm PPG released its first-quarter financial report for 2018 on Thursday (April 19), indicating a 9 percent increase in net sales over the prior year, totaling $3....


Covestro Expedites CEO Succession

Polymers giant Covestro AG announced Friday that Markus Steilemann will take the helm as CEO of the company on June 1 as Patrick Thomas retires, months earlier than originally projected.


TQC, Sheen Combine, Rebrand

After an acquisition last fall, testing instrument manufacturer Sheen Instruments and paint test equipment manufacturer TQC have merged under the same brand—TQC Sheen.


Covestro Expedites CEO Succession

Polymers giant Covestro AG announced Friday that Markus Steilemann will take the helm as CEO of the company on June 1 as Patrick Thomas retires, months earlier than originally projected.


TQC, Sheen Combine, Rebrand

After an acquisition last fall, testing instrument manufacturer Sheen Instruments and paint test equipment manufacturer TQC have merged under the same brand—TQC Sheen.


ASRC Acquires FD Thomas, D. Zelinsky & Sons

Construction engineering company ASRC Industrial Services announced Wednesday the acquisition of F.D. Thomas Inc., an Oregon-based coating and specialty services contractor; and FDT’s subsid...


ASRC Acquires FD Thomas, D. Zelinsky & Sons

Construction engineering company ASRC Industrial Services announced Wednesday the acquisition of F.D. Thomas Inc., an Oregon-based coating and specialty services contractor; and FDT’s subsid...


Hempel Reports Stable Sales, Growth Plans

Global coatings company Hempel released its 2017 Annual Report last Friday, and noted that its income and lowered debt position it for acquisitions and a “leading global role” in the industr...


Hempel Reports Stable Sales, Growth Plans

Global coatings company Hempel (Kongens Lyngby, Denmark) released its 2017 Annual Report Friday (April 6), touting stable sales and income numbers and a reduction in debt that it says positi...


RPM Sets Sales Record in Q3, Names New VP

Holding company RPM Inc. (Medina, Ohio), parent company of coatings firms including Carboline, Stonhard and Tremco, as well as consumer paints companies like Rust-Oleum, saw record sales and...


RPM Releases Q3 Report, Sets Record

Holding company RPM Inc., parent company of consumer paints company Rust-Oleum and other coatings firms including Carboline, Stonhard and Tremco, saw record sales and record net income in th...


Report: Contractor CFO Pay, Bonuses Peak

A new quarterly report suggests that high-ranking construction officials are reaping the benefits of the healthy market with significant salary increases and bonuses.


$8.5B Chicago O'Hare Expansion Moving Forward

On Wednesday, the City Council of Chicago approved the $8.5 billion expansion for O’Hare International Airport, marking the end of a previous dispute between the airport’s two largest carrie...


Lufthansa to Repaint Newly Repainted Planes

Germany-based Lufthansa Group has had to reverse the recent changes made to its livery due to the new dark blue being too dark, especially in adverse weather conditions.


Ohio River Shipyard to be Shuttered

The United States’ oldest inland shipyard will close this spring, according to its parent company.


AkzoNobel to Sell Specialty Chemical Business

In the culmination of a process announced nearly a year ago, global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel announced Tuesday the 10.1 billion euro sale of its Specialty Chemicals business to The Ca...


AkzoNobel to Sell Specialty Chemical Business

Nearly a year after announcing it would spin off its Specialty Chemicals business, global coatings firm AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) revealed Tuesday (March 27) its 10.1 billion euro ($12.5 billion...


RPM's Rust-Oleum Acquires Sealer Company

Coatings and sealants company RPM International Inc. announced Monday that its Rust-Oleum Group has acquired sealers and cleaners company Miracle Sealants Company.


Axalta Opens Color Center in Germany

Global coatings manufacturer Axalta Coating Systems recently announced that it has officially opened a new Color Solutions Center in Frankfurt, Germany.


PPG Metal Deco Ink Assets Sold to UK Firm

Sun Chemical, a member of the Japan-based DIC Group, recently announced that it has acquired a portion of the metal decorative ink business of PPG in a deal the financial terms of which have...


UK Firm Buys PPG Metal Deco Ink Assets

Sun Chemical a member of the Japan-based DIC Group, announced last week that it has acquired a portion of the metal decorative ink business of PPG in a deal the financial terms of which have...


Southwest Airlines Honors Louisiana with Pelican Plane

To celebrate Louisiana and 39 years of service to the region, Southwest Airlines released the company’s latest state-dedicated aircraft—Louisiana One—a Boeing 737-700 painted with both the f...


Nippon Paint Allows Wuthelam Board Majority

Nippon Paint Holdings Co. Ltd. recently announced the decision to make Singapore-based coatings group Wuthelam a majority on its board, allowing the company to essentially be in control of N...


AkzoNobel Releases 2017 Q4, Year-End Numbers

Global coatings giant AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) released its 2017 fourth-quarter and year-end earnings reports on Thursday (March 8), noting that its Specialty Chemicals business is reported as ...


Sales Up for AkzoNobel as Separation Nears

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) reported positive volumes and earnings for 2017 in its fourth-quarter and year-end report, issued Thursday (March 8), as the company prepar...


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.


AkzoNobel Names Andersen New Board Chair

Coatings giant AkzoNobel announced earlier this week the nomination of Nils Smedegaard Andersen as a member of the Supervisory Board, with the intention to elect him as Chairman, granted his...


Voorhees Named Rust-Oleum CEO

Holding company RPM International Inc. announced March 1 that President of Rust-Oleum North America Edward J. Voorhees III will become Rust-Oleum Group's CEO, effective immediately.


Nippon Paint Allows Wuthelam Board Majority

Nippon Paint Holdings Co. Ltd. recently announced that it has decided to make Singapore-based coatings group Wuthelam a majority on its board, allowing the company to essentially be in contr...


Voorhees Named CEO of Rust-Oleum Group

Holding company RPM International Inc. announced late last week that Edward J. Voorhees III, president of Rust-Oleum North America, will take over the role of CEO of the Rust-Oleum Group, ef...


AkzoNobel Names Andersen New Board Chair

Coatings giant AkzoNobel announced yesterday the nomination of Nils Smedegaard Andersen as a member of the Supervisory Board, while also intending to elect him as Chairman, granted his appoi...


DowDuPont Reveals Upcoming Company Names

The recently merged DowDuPont announced Monday the names for the three independent companies that each division will assume, continuing the company’s plan to separate.


Aviation Coatings Firm Permagard Expanding into Asia

In a move to expand into the Asian aviation market, Australia-based aircraft protective coatings company Permagard Aviation recently announced it had signed a memorandum of understanding wit...


Profits Down, Sales Up for Jotun in 2017 Report

Norwegian paints and coatings manufacturer Jotun released its year-end financial report for 2017 earlier this month and noted growth in sales volumes but a decrease in profits, which was cau...


UK Coatings Groups Examine Brexit

Working together, the British Coatings Federation and the British Adhesives and Sealants Association will be examining how Brexit—the United Kingdom's prospective withdrawal from the Europea...


Sales Up, Profits Down for Jotun in 2017

Norwegian paints and coatings manufacturer Jotun (Sandefjord) released its year-end financial report for 2017 last week, noting growth in sales volumes but a decrease in profits, owing large...


Lufthansa Unveils New Airline Livery

Germany-based Lufthansa Group recently unveiled new livery for its airline, which was part of a redesign to mark the 100th anniversary o