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Belzona UK Selects New Managing Director

International protective coatings and composites manufacturer Belzona UK has recently appointed Jérémie Maillard as Managing Director.


DuPont Plans Separation into Three Companies

Technology-based materials and solutions manufacturer DuPont has revealed its plan to separate into three independent, publicly traded companies.


Sherwin Tops Most Valuable Paint Brand List

Global independent brand valuation consultancy Brand Finance recently released a new report, listing the top 10 most valuable paint brands for the year.


UK Coating Industry Meets for Annual Conference

This year’s British Coatings Federation Annual Conference reportedly hosted over 160 senior decision-makers from the United Kingdom’s paint, coatings, printing ink and wallcovering sectors.


Metal Finishing Technologies Acquires Blasting Company

Metal finishing and specialty coating services company for aerospace, defense and industrial customers Metal Finishing Technologies, LLC, acquired shot peening and blasting services provider...


Dulux Launches Pro Painter Digital App

Global coatings company PPG recently unveiled a new digital tool for painters and trade professionals in Canada through its Dulux paint brand.


Commerce Chamber Sues Over Walkaround Rule

Last week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of business groups filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new walkaround inspection rule.


PPG Building New TN Manufacturing Plant

As part of a $300 million investment in advanced manufacturing in North America, global coatings company PPG plans to build a new paint and coatings manufacturing plant in Loudon County, Ten...


Viking Acquires CA Industrial Painting Company

Earlier this week, industrial service provider Viking Companies announced the acquisition of Jeffco Painting and Coating, Inc.


Dutch Boy Introduces Pro Contractor Program

Dutch Boy Paints, part of The Sherwin-Williams Consumer Brands Group, is expanding its product offerings for the professional painting contractor with its new Professional Series program at ...


Axalta Acquires Aftermarket Coatings Manufacturer

Global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta Coating Systems entered into a definitive agreement to acquire automotive and aftermarket application coatings manufacturer The CoverFlexx G...


Painters Supply and Equipment Acquires AeroCoat

Earlier this week, distributor Painters Supply and Equipment announced the acquisition of AeroCoat Source Inc. in an emailed press release.


Sto, Swatchbox Partner for Material Samples

Building materials firm Sto Corp. has partnered with building material sample platform Swatchbox to deliver a new sample experience to architects and designers.


TiO2 Producer Expands Distributor Agreement

Producer and marketer of titanium dioxide pigments Kronos is teaming up with specialty chemicals and ingredients distributor DKSH’s Performance Materials business unit to distribute its rang...


American Coatings Event Celebrates 'Major' Success

Earlier this month, the 2024 American Coatings Show saw over 9,000 total participants with a total of 588 exhibitors in over 138,800 square feet of exhibit space to network and establish new...


Global MRO Integrates Akzo VR Paint Training Tech

AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings has partnered with International Aerospace Coatings to incorporate its virtual reality paint technology into the company’s future training programs.


Hempel Divests European Decorative Brands

Global coatings company Hempel recently signed an agreement to divest its J.W. Ostendorf and Renaulac business in France and Germany to private equity firm Fidelium Partners, subject to rele...


Chemical Company Opens Facility in Spain

Last month, chemical supplier Wanhua Chemical Group officially opened its Barcelona research and development center in Cornella de Llobregat, Spain, to strengthen company efforts for collabo...


Shipping Company Utilizes Graphene Hull Coating

Shipping operator Finnlines recently adopted the use of sustainable coatings company GIT Coatings’ graphene-based hard foul release hull coating to accelerate its decarbonization efforts acr...


Former AkzoNobel CEO Appointed to Stahl Board

Specialty coatings and treatments provider Stahl has named former AkzoNobel chief executive officer Thierry Vanlancker as a Non-Executive Director to its Board.


OQ Chemicals Resumes German Plant Operations

After a “substantial” operation disruption earlier this year, global chemical company OQ Chemicals reports it has successfully restarted production at its Oberhausen and Marl, Germany, plant...


Paint Brand Trust Indicates Customer Satisfaction

Marketing research company J.D. Power recently released its 2024 U.S. Paint Satisfaction Study, finding that manufacturers rely heavily on loyalty for both repeat purchases and positive reco...


Stahl Becomes PHA Polymer Alliance Member

At the beginning of the month, specialty coatings and treatments provider Stahl joined the Global Organization for PHA (GO!PHA) to advocate and advance the use of the naturally occurring pol...


Federal Trade Commission Bans Noncompetes

Last month, the Federal Trade Commission issued a final rule to promote competition by banning nonecompete clauses across the United States.


Tech Company Rebrands for Sustainability Goals

Material transformation technologies company Schenk Process has announced a rebrand and new name to further establish its commitment to achieving climate-neutral transformation processes.


German Pigment Maker Files for Insolvency

Color solutions provider Heubach GmbH, part of the Heubach Group, filed an application last month for the opening of regular insolvency proceedings over its assets


Vibrantz, Krahn Expand Distribution Partnership

Independent chemical distributor Krahn Chemie has recently expanded a partnership agreement in Germany and Poland with global specialty chemicals and materials provider Vibrantz Technologies...


Coatings Company Allegedly Shorted Worker Pay

A utility operator recently accused global coatings company Rust-Oleum of not paying its hourly workers their complete overtime wages, while also neglecting to include bonuses and other ince...


New Product Announcement: Graphene Suspensions

Nan Chang Xinsu Nano Materials, an original equipment manufacturer for industrial technology company OCSiAl, recently unveiled a new line of coating suspensions for OCSiAI’s Tuball graphene ...


Dow, Univar Solutions Expand Silicone Partnership

Specialty chemical and ingredient distributor Univar Solutions and chemical manufacturing company Dow now plan to distribute construction silicone products to regions of Central and Eastern ...


Nippon Paint Marine Joins Biosafety Alliance

Earlier this year, global marine coatings company Nippon Paint Marine joined the Global Industry Alliance for Marine Biosafety (GIA) to help protect marine biodiversity and decarbonize shipp...


IUPAT Trustees Claim Company Broke Agreement

A Michigan painting company has been accused of violating a collective bargaining agreement through an International Union of Painters and Allied Trades benefit fund by subcontracting work a...


Graco Releases Q1 Financial Results

On Wednesday (April 24), equipment manufacturer Graco Inc. released its first-quarter financial results for 2024, reporting a 15% decrease in operating earnings for the quarter.


BASF Chairman, New Board Members Assume Roles

On Thursday (April 25), global chemical company BASF officially appointed Dr. Markus Kamieth as the new Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors during the company’s Annual Shareholders’...


Sherwin-Williams Reports 2024 Q1 Results

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced its 2024 first-quarter financial results on Wednesday (April 24), highlighting a 1.4% net sales decrease year-over-year to $5.37 b...


Dunn-Edwards Plans to Fill CA Kelly-Moore Gap

Earlier this week, the Dunn-Edwards Corporation unveiled the opening of 17 stores throughout Northern California, aiming to fulfill the needs of customers amongst the recent closure of paint...


WEG Partners for Mining Waste Anticorrosive Coatings

Brazilian technology development company WEG has partnered with zinc production company Nexato to develop liquid anticorrosive paints with the addition of jarosite, a waste derived from zinc...


Brenntag Acquires Specialty Chemicals Distributor

Earlier this month, chemical and ingredients distributor Brenntag acquired United Kingdom independent specialties distributor Lawrence Industries Ltd.


AkzoNobel Shares Q1 2024 Financial Results

Global coatings company AkzoNobel released its 2024 first quarter earnings report Tuesday (April 23), showing a 1% decrease in revenue and a return on investment of 13.8%.


NJ Rust-Oleum Sued Over Age Discrimination

A former flooring specialist in New Jersey has reportedly filed a discrimination lawsuit against Rust-Oleum, claiming he and other workers were terminated due to their age.


Corrosion Company Releases Cathodic Protection eBook

Industrial equipment supplier Farwest Corrosion Control Company recently launched a new eBook that offers tips and insights for corrosion control and cathodic protection issues.


PPG Publishes 2024 Q1 Financial Report

Global coatings supplier PPG (Pittsburgh) reported 2024 first quarter net sales of about $4.3 billion, a 2% decrease from the year prior, in a financial results press release issued on Thurs...


Wacker Unveils New Corporate Appointment

Munich-based chemical manufacturer Wacker Group recently declared that the head of Wacker’s Corporate Research Department Christoph Kowitz will be taking charge of the Group’s U.S. subsidiar...


Brenntag Partners for AI Product Data Management

Chemical and ingredients distributor Brenntag has recently entered a strategic partnership with Knowde, a digital customer experience platform for the ingredients, polymers and chemical indu...


$830M Awarded for Transportation Resilience

The Biden-Harris Administration recently unveiled almost $830 million in new grant awards to help strengthen surface-transportation systems against extreme weather events.


PPG Providing Vocational Skills Competition Products

Global coatings company PPG recently unveiled plans to sponsor the world’s largest vocational skills competition in Lyon, France.


AkzoNobel Invests in New Research Labs

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced that it is building two new research labs at its Sassenheim site in the Netherlands to expand product development.


ChemQuest Introduces New VP, Director Roles

Global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. has welcomed two new members to its team.


UK Coatings Industry Launches Equity Charter

Earlier this week, the British Coatings Federation launched the United Kingdom coatings industry’s first Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Charter.


Companies Partner for Sustainable Marine Coatings

Brazilian technology development company WEG has reportedly signed an agreement with sustainable coatings company GIT Coatings to help strengthen one another’s marine coating product offerin...


Rust-Oleum Expands Roof Coating Distribution

Global coatings company Rust-Oleum has expanded its distribution of roof restoration products at its center in Riverside, California.


Sherwin Celebrates Least Popular Paint Color

Last week, global coatings company The Sherwin-Williams Company reframed its focus to celebrate the value of every hue, noting that the beauty of color is not determined by popularity alone.


Sika Acquires US Concrete Polymer Company

Specialty chemicals company Sika recently acquired Kwik Bond Polymers, LLC, a manufacturer of polymer systems for the refurbishment of concrete infrastructure.


RPM Releases 2024 Record Third-Quarter 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 2024 on Thursda...


Dow President Retires, Replacement Announced

Chemical manufacturing company Dow recently announced that Brendy Lange, current Business Vice President of Dow Industrial Solutions, has been named president of Performance Materials & Coat...


Trans Mountain Pipeline Approaches Completion

The final expansion of the Canadian Trans Mountain oil pipeline is expected to be completed this month, according to a construction schedule filed by the corporation on Monday.


Tenaris Awarded Oil Pipeline Coatings Contract

Global pipe manufacturer Tenaris recently announced that it has received a contract to provide coating services for the Mero 4 oil project in the Campos Basin Pre-Salt in Brazil, one of the ...


ACA President, CEO Reveals Retirement Plans

President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Coatings Association Andy Doyle has announced that he will retire on Jan. 15, 2025.


Benjamin Moore Celebrates Contractor Appreciation Month

Earlier this week, paint and coatings manufacturer Benjamin Moore released plans for its third-annual Contractor Appreciation Month dedicated to residential and commercial painting contracto...


Company Leads Record Graphene Coatings Project

Global shipping company Pacific Basin recently announced that it would be applying a sustainable, graphene-based propeller coating across its entire fleet.


PPG Appoints New EHS Vice President

Global coatings company PPG has announced that Lyndee Brassieur has been chosen as the new Vice President of environment, health and safety (EHS), effective today (April 1).


ASTM International Appoints New President

Global standards organization ASTM International has announced that Andrew G. Kireta Jr. will become the organization’s new president, effective May 1.


$6B Granted for Record US Decarbonization Effort

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced $6 billion in funding for 33 projects across the United States to decarbonize energy-intensive industries, reduce industrial greenhouse gas emissi...


Behr, Mars Team Up for Bubblegum Pink Paint

Behr Paint Company and Hubba Bubba made by Mars have partnered to introduce a pink hue that is reminiscent of the well-known bubblegum for the Canadian market.


PPG Woodcare Brands Select Color of the Year

Last week, global coatings company PPG revealed Black Walnut as the 2024 Stain Color of the Year for its United States woodcare brands.


World Coatings Council Re-Elects President

At its annual meeting this month in Shanghai, China, the World Coatings Council re-elected Tom Bowtell as President for a second two-year term in office.


Jon-Don Distributing PPG Resinous Floor Coatings

Commercial supplies, equipment and consumables supplier Jon-Don has recently partnered with global coatings company PPG to distribute resinous floor coatings for concrete flooring.


CPIA Partners for Commercial Painting Podcast

The Commercial Painting Industry Association, in partnership with A David Creation, now offers a podcast series for painting professionals and business owners to sharpen their skills, gain i...


AkzoNobel Brand Preserving Historic Dutch Windmills

In partnership with the Kinderdijk World Heritage Foundation, global coatings company AkzoNobel will now be preserving historic 18th-century windmills in The Netherlands.


Industrial Inspection Companies Announce Merger

Energy service company GIR Solutions, its branch company GIR Mechanical Integrity, and consulting firm CCI Inspection Services recently announced a new merger to form inspection company Allc...


Akzo Latin America Utilizing Renewable Electricity

Earlier this week, global coatings company AkzoNobel revealed that all of its manufacturing locations in Latin America are operating on 100% renewable electricity.


WEG Invests in Mexico Paint Site

Brazilian technology development company WEG recently announced that it has invested 100 million Brazilian Reals (around $20 million) in a new industrial liquid paints factory in Mexico.


DOT Unveils New P3 Funding Opportunity

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau recently released a Notice of Funding Opportunity through the bipartisan infrastructure law for a new program meant to develop pr...


APC Signs Norwegian Tanker Recoating Deal

Protective coatings manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings Inc. recently announced that it has signed a deal with chemical transportation and storage company Odfjell to recoat three of the c...


BASF Renames Two China Dispersion Plants

Last week, global chemical company BASF announced the name changes of two dispersion plants in China to better reflect its product offerings of water-based polymer dispersions.


Nippon Announces New President, Expansion Plans

Global marine coatings company Nippon Paint Marine recently announced that it has appointed Gladys Goh as its new President, effective immediately.


Perstorp Buys Polyol Manufacturing Plant

Specialty chemicals manufacturer Perstorp recently announced that it has bought out its minority partner in the joint venture Shandong Perstorp Chemical Co., Ltd., former owner and operator ...


JPCL Remembers Lou G. Lyras

On Jan. 31, painting contractor, Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings contributor and coatings industry influencer Louis G. Lyras unexpectedly passed away at the age of 73.


Officials Detail Gordie Howe Cost Increases

Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority officials recently announced that even with the recent $700-million increase in cost and delays from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Gordie Howe International Bri...


Evonik Unveils Job Cuts Amid Economic Recovery

In its 2023 earnings performance report, specialty chemical company Evonik announced that it does not expect economic recovery in 2024, with plans to cut up to 2,000 jobs globally by 2026.


AkzoNobel Inaugurates Pakistan Manufacturing Plant

In what is described as the company’s largest investment in Pakistan, global coatings company AkzoNobel has opened a new 26-million-euro (about $28 million) manufacturing facility with its o...


Q-Lab Acquires Exposure Testing Company

Global provider of weathering and corrosion lab equipment and outdoor exposure testing Q-Lab recently announced that it has acquired Arizona Desert Testing, LLC.


Rust-Oleum Unveils New CA Fulfillment Center

Last week, global coatings company Rust-Oleum announced a new initiative to expand its presence on the West Coast with a new fulfillment center in Sacramento, California.


PPG Reviewing Architectural Coatings Business

Global coatings manufacturer PPG revealed Monday (Feb. 26) that it has started the process to review strategic alternatives for its architectural coatings business in the United States and C...


WB Coatings Covers World’s Largest Telescope

WB Coatings, a brand from coating systems provider Mipa Group, has reportedly been selected to coat the steel structure of the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) at the European Southern Observ...


AIA Records ‘Sluggish’ Conditions to Start Year

For the second consecutive month, business conditions remained weak to kick off the year with a reported Architecture Billings Index score of 46.2.


Henkel Acquires Seal for Life Industries

Chemicals company Henkel has reportedly signed an agreement for the acquisition of global coatings platform Seal for Life Industries, owned by private equity firm Arsenal Capital Partners.


Trade Groups Urge Construction Rule Changes

Multiple national trade associations reportedly petitioned last week for the White House to make improvements to its “Made in America” requirements for federal construction products and mate...


Corrosion Innovations Acquires HoldTight Solutions

Manufacturer Corrosion Innovations recently announced its acquisition of specialty chemical company HoldTight Solutions.


PPG Brand Unveils World Snooker Tour Partnership

Global coatings company PPG recently revealed that its Johnstone’s Paint brand has formed a partnership with the World Snooker Tour.


Obituary: Paul N. Gardner Jr., Former GARDCO President

Paul N. Gardner Jr., former president and chairman of the board of the Paul N. Gardner Company (GARDCO), passed away on Feb. 8 at the age of 81.


Belzona Opens Wales Training Center

International protective coatings and composites manufacturer Belzona recently announced the official opening of its independent distributorship and training center in Hawarden, Flintshire, ...


San Diego Mayor Signs City PLA Law

Earlier this week, San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria signed off on a new law to allow for a project labor agreement with local labor organizations on most city-funded construction projects.


Kansai Helios Acquires German Coatings Company

Japan-based chemical company Kansai Helios recently announced that it signed a share purchase agreement with GREBE Holding in Weilburg, Germany, to acquire its entire industrial coatings bus...


Holcim Names Coatings Business Senior VP

The Building Envelope division of building materials and solutions provider Holcim Group has recently appointed a new senior vice president for its Adhesives, Coatings and Sealants business ...


Akzo Completes Powder Coatings Plant Expansion

Global coatings company AkzoNobel unveiled earlier this week that a major capacity expansion project has been completed at its largest powder coatings plant in Como, Italy.


Metal Processing, Coating Companies Rebrand

Metal Processing International and Oklahoma Custom Coating have recently rebranded their companies to ecoat.us.


AMPP Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance recently announced the appointment of Jennifer Colunga as its new Chief Financial Officer.


AkzoNobel Releases Q4, 2023 Earnings Report

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel released its fourth-quarter and end-of-year financial reports Wednesday (Feb. 7), indicating a 3% decrease in revenue for Q4 and a 2% decrease for the ...


Evonik Expands Precipitated Silica Production

At the end of last month, specialty chemical company Evonik announced its plans to expand its Charleston, South Carolina, precipitated silica plant.


AkzoNobel Releases Ship Coatings Data

Global paints and coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel recently released new performance data on its Intersleek1100SR coating, a biocide-free fouling control coating with slime release technology...


Lawsuit: CA Subcontractor Failed to Pay Wages

At the beginning of the month, the California Attorney General announced a lawsuit against a Southern California construction subcontractor, alleging that the company failed to pay wages and...


PPG Announces New Executive Appointments

Global coatings company PPG recently announced two new leadership appointments, effective March 1.


IGM Resins Appoints Chief Executive Officer

Yesterday (Jan. 31), energy curing raw material solutions provider IGM Resins announced the appointment of Boudewijn Morelissen as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer.


Holcim Plans Market Separation of US Business

Earlier this week, building materials and solutions provider Holcim revealed its intent to list its North America business in the United States with a full capital market separation.


Dunn-Edwards Selects Color Leadership Team

Paint and coatings company Dunn-Edwards recently announced its new color leadership and marketing duo to work on trend forecasting, research and development, and strategic marketing initiati...


Graco Releases Q4, 2023 Financial Results

On Monday (Jan. 29), equipment manufacturer Graco Inc. released its fourth-quarter and full-year financial results for 2023, reporting record quarter and annual operating earnings.


Company Sues Over Paint Factory Redevelopment

A plastic manufacturer in Hawthorne, New Jersey, alleges that its property rights were violated in a lawsuit filed over the redevelopment plans for an abandoned paint factory.


TPC Conducting Industrial Coatings Survey

Technology Publishing Company, publisher of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings and PaintSquare Daily News, is conducting a confidential survey to determine industrial...


AkzoNobel Receives Global Innovation Award

Business consulting firm Frost & Sullivan recently announced that, based on findings from an assessment on the digital transformation in the paints and coatings industry, global paints and c...


Sherwin Releases Q4, 2023 Financial Earnings

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company released its 2023 fourth-quarter and year-end financial results yesterday (Jan. 25), reporting consolidated net sales at a 0.4% increase for...


APC Expands OH Chemical Coatings Factory

Protective coatings manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings Inc. recently announced the expansion of its factory, along with new plans to increase its market share of the chemical and product...


Orion Completes Air Emissions Upgrades

Global supplier of specialty and high-performance carbon black, Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. recently announced that it has completed upgrading its air emissions control technology at all f...


PPG Releases Q4, 2023 Financial Report

Global coatings manufacturer PPG (Pittsburgh) announced its 2023 fourth-quarter earnings report on Thursday, as well as its year-end report.


Beckers Creating New EB Curing Paint Formulations

Coil coatings supplier Beckers Group has teamed up with steel manufacturer ArcelorMittal to develop what they are calling the first commercial paint formulations for electron-beam curing in ...


AkzoNobel Coats China’s First Large Cruise Ship

Global coatings company AkzoNobel has announced that the first large cruise ship built in China has begun its voyage, coated with paint from the company’s Marine, Protective and Yacht Coatin...


FAA Investigates Boeing Door Plug Blowout

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration announced last week that an investigation has been launched into the Boeing737 MAX 9 aircraft after a cabin panel fell off an Alaska Airlines flight ...


Energy Investment Firm Acquires Coatings Company

Private equity firm Voyager Interests recently announced its acquisition of Aegion Coating Services from Aegion Corporation, a global provider of field joint coating services using proprieta...


Toyota Faces Potential Coatings Lawsuit

Automaker Toyota is reportedly facing a potential class-action lawsuit over allegations of peeling white paint on Corolla models built between 2010 and 2014.


Kelly-Moore Abruptly Ceases All Operations

After almost 80 years in business, paints and coatings manufacturer and retailer Kelly-Moore Paint Company has immediately shut down and closed its stores nationwide.


RPM Opens New Innovation Center of Excellence

RPM International Inc., parent company of specialty coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, recently opened its new Innovation Center of Excellence in Greensboro, North ...


Trans Mountain Pipeline Receives Expansion Loan

The Canadian Federal Government has reportedly issued a taxpayer-backed loan guarantee for up to $2 billion for the completion of the currently over-budget Trans Mountain pipeline.


Kelly-Moore Lays Off 700, Halts Plant Operations

Paints and coatings manufacturer and retailer Kelly-Moore Paint Company recently revealed that it is laying off about 700 workers while also temporarily halting operations at its Hurst, Texa...


EPA Water Assistant Administrator to Step Down

After serving three years at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water Radhika Fox has announced that she will be leaving the agency at the en...


DOL Publishes Final Independent Contractor Rule

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule to help better understand when a worker qualifies as an employee or as an independent contractor under the Fair Labor S...


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Monday

PaintSquare Daily News will not be published Monday, Jan. 15, as PaintSquare parent company Technology Publishing Co. will be observing the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday in the ...


KS Business Work Halted Over Pink Paint Choice

A business in Liberal, Kansas, has been ordered to stop painting its exterior as the city decides whether to allow a pink paint scheme to move forward.


Pantone, X-Rite Incorporate Digital Color Match Tools

Color science and technology company X-Rite recently teamed up with global color and design company Pantone to offer the 2024 Color of the Year in a workflow tool that helps brands accuratel...


Brenntag Acquiring Solvent Distribution Company

Chemical and ingredients distributor Brenntag recently announced that it has entered an agreement to acquire glycols and solvents distribution company Solventis Group in Antwerp, Belgium and...


RPM Releases Record Fiscal 2024 Q2 Results

RPM International Inc., parent company of specialty coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, released its second-quarter earnings report for 2024 yesterday (Jan. 4).


Artist Creates Paint Scheme for 'Ferrari' Movie

In preparation for the upcoming “Ferrari” movie, artist Greg Herzog has reportedly developed a Quantum Reaction Theory called Color Coding DNA to give Ferrari a special new paint scheme.


Mowilex Receives Fifth Carbon Neutral Certification

Indonesian paint and wood coatings producer PT Mowilex recently obtained its fifth consecutive CarbonNeutral certification from Climate Impact Partners.


Study Reveals ‘Pigging’ Reduces Paint Contamination

A recent case study conducted by Hygienic Pigging Systems Ltd. with Portuguese paint manufacturer Barbot Paints reportedly showed that the technology could reduce product contamination and p...


Painting Robots Receive Industrial, Marine Funding

Robotic painting company PaintJet recently announced it has raised $10 million in Series A funding to take critical automation technology to marine and industrial coatings markets, addressin...


BlastOne Partners for Mobile Coating Robots

Blasting and painting equipment and supplies distributor BlastOne International recently announced that it has entered an exclusive United States distribution partnership with Netherlands-ba...


Architects Report Declining Business Conditions

The American Institute of Architects and Deltek Architecture Billings Index reportedly remained below 50 for the fourth consecutive month in November, indicating decreasing business conditio...


AIA Inaugurates Kimberly Dowdell as 100th President

On Monday (Dec. 18), the American Institute of Architects revealed the inauguration of Kimberly Dowdell as its 100th president.


Nippon Steel Acquiring US Steel for $14.1B

Pittsburgh steel producer U.S. Steel announced it is being acquired by Japan’s largest steelmaker, Nippon Steel Corporation, at approximately $14.1 billion.


DOL Proposes Apprenticeship Regulation Rule

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to modernize regulations for registered apprenticeships under the National Apprenticeship System.


NJ Borough Approves Paint Factory Site Plans

The Borough Council in Hawthorne, New Jersey, adopted a redevelopment plan for an abandoned paint manufacturer site earlier this week.


Laser Photonics Offering AI Laser Cleaning Tech

Earlier this year, laser system manufacturer Laser Photonics Corporation began taking orders for its new programmable and artificial intelligence-capable robotic cell enclosure.


Sponge-Jet Appoints New President, CEO

Global manufacturer of dry, low dust, recyclable abrasive blasting media and related equipment Sponge-Jet (Newington, New Hampshire) announced earlier this year that Edwin Zaharias has taken...


PPG Opens Aerospace Center in France

Global coatings company PPG recently announced the opening of its new $17 million aerospace application support center in Toulouse, France.


Akzo Partnership Explores Electron Beam Curing

Global coatings company AkzoNobel’s Coil and Extrusion Coatings business recently announced that it has entered a partnership with China’s radiation technology company Wuxi El Pont Radiation...


Contractors Remained Confident in November

Earlier this week, the Associated Builders and Contractors reported its Construction Backlog Indicator and Construction Confidence Index readings for the month of November.


African Court Blocks Paint Start-Up Brand Name

The Free State Division of the High Court in South Africa has recently barred paint company Dumax Paints from continuing to use its brand name, citing that the trademark infringes on AkzoNob...


AkzoNobel Announces First Engineering Class Grads

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced that its first class of engineering students has graduated from the company’s North America Graduate Engineering Trainee (GET) program.


Bitec Merging with Viking Products Group

Bitumen roofing and waterproofing membranes manufacturer Bitec Inc. recently announced a merger with Viking Products Group, formerly of Northeast Ohio.


Tenaris Acquires Pipe Coatings Business

Global pipe manufacturer Tenaris recently announced the completion of its acquisition of infrastructure technology company Mattr’s pipe coating business unit.


PPG Announces New Aerospace Coatings VP

Global coatings company PPG has announced that Sam Millikin has been appointed as the new vice president for the company’s aerospace coatings division.


AkzoNobel Partners with AI Coatings Company

Global coatings company AkzoNobel has announced that its powder coatings business will be partnering with coating automation company coatingAI to use artificial intelligence to help improve ...


Sika Acquires Concrete Flooring Company Stake

Last month, specialty chemical company Sika acquired a 30% stake in Finnish startup company Concria Oy, which specializes in concrete flooring innovations.


I-Tech Partners with Paint Manufacturer

Developer of antifouling biotechnology I-Tech AB recently announced that it has partnered with International Paints Korea Ltd., a subsidiary of AkzoNobel, for commercial use of its barnacle...


Akzo, Kansai Agree to Cancel Acquisition Deal

On Wednesday (Nov. 29), global coatings company AkzoNobel and Kansai Paint announced they have mutually agreed not to proceed with the AkzoNobel's intended acquisition of Kansai's paints and...


Chemical Distributor Association Rebrands

At its 2023 annual meeting, the National Association of Chemical Distributors announced that the organization would be updating its name to Alliance for Chemical Distribution.


Commission Again Prohibits Akzo Acquisition

After a reviewing a request for consideration, the Competition Tribunal in South Africa has issued an order prohibiting the merger between global coatings company AkzoNobel and shares from A...


Rodda Paint Acquires Paint Manufacturing Company

Paint manufacturing company Rodda Paint has announced that it recently purchased Valley Paint Manufacturing in Woods Cross, Utah.


BCF Publishes Net Zero Coatings Roadmap

Last week, the British Coatings Federation launched a roadmap to outline how the United Kingdom coating industry can reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.


Shipping Company Adopts AI Coating App

Chemical shipping company Hafnia announced that it will be using an artificial intelligence-assisted application from paint maintenance company SteelCorr on 57 of its ships to help improve p...


Protech Acquisition Expands Business to Canada

Coatings, paints and specialty material manufacturer The Protech Group recently acquired an architectural paints and stains manufacturer and distributor based in Quebec, Canada.


WJTA Presents 2023 Pioneer Award

Earlier this month, the WaterJet Technology Association presented the 2023 Pioneer Award to Terry Gromes Sr., President of waterjet technology company Terydon, Inc., at the association’s Con...


Sherwin Proposes Second HQ Office Tower

Sources familiar with the new Sherwin-Williams company headquarters in downtown Cleveland have reportedly said that the global coatings company is considering adding a second office tower to...


Linetec Hires Client Development Manager

Architectural finishing company Linetec recently added Aaron du Pont as a Client Development Manager.


Denholm Partially Acquires Coatings Company

Industrial service provider Denholm Industrial Services Ltd. announced on Monday that it has acquired 60% of surface preparation and protective coatings company Universal Coatings and Servic...


AGC CEO Stephen Sandherr Announces Retirement

At the end of last month, the Associated General Contractors of America announced that Chief Executive Officer Stephen E. Sandherr will be retiring after serving in the role for 27 years.


Champion Enters Digital Marketing Partnership

Coatings contractor Champion Painting Specialty Services recently announced a collaboration with digital marketing agency Isovera to shape its brand identity.


Axalta Named Exclusive BMW Paint Supplier

Global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. recently announced that it has been chosen as the exclusive supplier for the BMW Group’s private paint label, ColorSyst...


MAPEI Expands GA Production Facility

Earlier this month, coatings and building products manufacturer MAPEI Corporation celebrated the expansion of its Calhoun, Georgia, facility for multi-flooring adhesives.


ASCE Adds New Infrastructure Tagline

Last week, the American Society of Civil Engineers announced at the ASCE 2023 Convention in Chicago that it would be adding a new tagline to its official branding, highlighting the society’s...


ACA Announces Conference Keynote Speaker

Earlier this month, the American Coatings Association announced that Dr. Robert Roop, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Axalta Coating Systems, will give the keynote addr...


Graco Announces Q3 Financial Results

On Thursday, equipment manufacturer Graco Inc. released its third-quarter financial results for 2023, reporting record quarterly operating earnings.


Solar Coatings Company Opens New Headquarters

Solar technology company SunDensity has reportedly opened a new headquarters and research and design facility in Rochester, New York, to produce its specialty coatings for solar panels.


Painting Robots Deployed Amid Labor Shortages

As labor shortages persist across the construction and maintenance industries, one startup company in the U.S. is putting its robots to use to get painting jobs completed.


AkzoNobel Reports Rebound in Q3 Finances

On Wednesday, global coatings company AkzoNobel released its 2023 third-quarter financial results, announcing “solid profit growth and robust cash generation” for the quarter.


Sherwin-Williams Reports Q3 Financial Results

On Tuesday, global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company released its 2023 third-quarter financial results, reporting a 1.1% increase in consolidated net sales to $6.12 billion for the ...


Dunn-Edwards Expands Paint Brand Offerings

Paint and coatings company Dunn-Edwards recently announced that its direct-to-consumer paint brand DURA is expanding its product offering to include exterior paint.


Hempel Partners with NA Marine Distributor

Global coatings company Hempel has announced a partnership with marine product distribution company Seawide, to introduce its biocide-free products in the North America and Canada.


PPG Reports Q3 2023 Financial Results

Global coatings company PPG released its third-quarter earnings report late Wednesday, reporting $4.6 billion in net sales—about 4% higher than this time last year. Net income for the third ...


Sherwin-Williams Elects New CEO, President

Last week, global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced that its Board of Directors has selected Heidi G. Petz to serve as the next chief executive officer.


Gemini Coatings Launches Floor Finish Division

Interior and exterior wood coatings manufacturer Gemini Coatings recently launched its new Floor Finish Division.


AkzoNobel Funds Drone Inspection Startup

Global coatings company AkzoNobel’s Aerospace Coatings segment has announced that it has acquired a stake in aircraft maintenance and inspection company Donecle, for the use of its drone ins...


Solvay Launches Digital Carbon Footprint Tool

International science company Solvay recently developed a new automated system to calculate a product's carbon footprint produced from raw material extraction to when it leaves the factory.


Safic-Alcan Enters Extended Distribution Agreement

Global specialty chemical distributor Safic-Alcan has announced that it has entered into an extended distribution agreement with Société Nouvelle des Couleurs Zinciques (SNCZ) in Eastern Afr...


Wacker Celebrates 30 Years in China

German chemical manufacturer Wacker held a ceremony yesterday in Shanghai, China, celebrating the company’s 30-year anniversary of its subsidiary in the country.


Analysis: Construction Has Happiest Workers

A recent analysis on industries with the happiest workers in the U.S. found that construction workers had the highest levels of self-reported happiness of any other major industry category.


Arkema to Implement New Purification Technology

Specialty chemicals company Arkema has announced that it will be implementing a patented purification technology at its coating acrylics production site in Carling, France.


RPM Releases Fiscal 2024 Q1 Results

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. 4)...


RPM Acquires Wall System Fabrication Company

RPM International Inc., parent company of specialty coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, announced on Tuesday (Oct. 2) that it has acquired the wall system fabricatio...


Hempel Brings China Production Facility Online

Global coatings company Hempel recently inaugurated a new production facility in Zhangjiagang, China, to serve the marine, energy and infrastructure industries.


Knavish Elected as PPG Board of Directors Chair

Global coatings company PPG announced on Tuesday (Sept. 26) that its Board of Directors has unanimously elected PPG President and Chief Executive Officer Tim Knavish as chair of the company’...


US Soccer Team Partners with Sherwin-Williams

Major League Soccer club D.C. United recently announced that it has agreed to a multi-year partnership deal with global coatings manufacturer The Sherwin-Williams Company.


PPG Completes Brazil Plant Expansion

Global coatings company PPG has announced that it has completed an expansion of its powder coatings plant in Sumaré, Brazil.


Guardian Opens Houston Distribution Center

Independent fall protection and prevention company Guardian recently expanded to Houston with a new 71,000-square-foot distribution facility.


Aquajet Announces New Application Specialist

Global manufacturer and designer of hydrodemolition technology Aquajet has announced that it has hired Brian Gaede as a new application specialist.


WEG Announces Brazil Industrial Paint Investments

Brazilian technology development company WEG has announced an investment of R$70 million ($14,351,617) to expand the production capacity of industrial liquid paints in Brazil by 2024.


Diamond Vogel Opens New Innovation Center

On Wednesday (Sept. 13), paint and coatings manufacturer Diamond Vogel celebrated the opening of its new Innovation Center in Orange City, Iowa.


USGBC Appoints New Global Leadership Hires

Last week, the U.S. Green Building Council and Green Business Certification Inc. announced the appointment of three leaders to its global management team.


Akzo Reveals 2024 Color Pick, Color Stories

Described as a color that “could give a home a hug,” global coatings company AkzoNobel recently unveiled its Color of the Year 2024.


Warren Environmental Relocating to GA

Epoxy products and application technology manufacturer Warren Environmental and Coatings LLC has announced that it will relocate its manufacturing facility from Massachusetts to Georgia this...


NETL Supports Nanomaterial Technology

International research and development company Universal Matter has reportedly received support from the National Energy Technology Laboratory to further research the development of Flash Jo...


Hexigone Partnership Supplying Corrosion Inhibitors

Corrosion technology manufacturer Hexigone Inhibitors Limited has reportedly joined forces with specialty chemicals distributor MCassab Group to supply Brazil with sustainable corrosion inhi...


DOL Proposes Overtime Protection Rule

Last Wednesday (Aug. 30), the U.S. Department of Labor announced a notice of proposed rulemaking that would restore and extend overtime protections to 3.6 million salaried workers.


Covestro Completes New PUD Facility

Material solutions manufacturer Covestro recently finished construction on a new polyurethane dispersion production facility in Shanghai, China.


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Monday

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter on Monday, Sept. 4, in observance of the Labor Day holiday in the United States.


PPG Opens Experience Center, Marks Anniversary

Global coatings company PPG recently opened a new customer and employee experience center at its global headquarters in Pittsburgh.


Report: Industry Increasing Gen Z Job Outreach

According to a recent analysis by student career services platform Handshake, record talent demand in the construction industry is setting up the next generation to unlock progress on the la...


Axalta Developing Digital Paint Technology

Global coatings company Axalta has reportedly entered a partnership with Xaar, a manufacturer of drop-on-demand inkjet technologies, to develop a sustainable digital paint technology for the...


Government Cites Increase in Construction Fraud

Last week, the United States Financial Crimes Enforcement Network issued a notice to financial institutions, highlighting a “concerning” increase in payroll tax evasion and workers’ compensa...


Henkel Appoints New North America President

Chemicals company Henkel has recently named Pernille Lind Olsen as its new President of the North American region.


Coatings Company Offering CA Hurricane Support

Paint and coatings manufacturer and retailer Tucson Rubberized Coatings recently announced that it is providing material discounts and shipping to assist communities in California following ...


Azelis Appoints New Americas CEO

Global provider of specialty chemicals Azelis Group NV has announced that Todd Cottrell will assume the role of CEO of Azelis Americas when current CEO and President Frank Bergonzi retires o...


Sika Acquires Peru Mortar Manufacturer

Swiss chemicals company Sika recently announced plans to acquire Peruvian mortar manufacturer Chema.


Evonik Supplying Catalysts for New Plant

Specialty chemical company Evonik has reportedly signed an agreement to scale up and produce custom catalysts for German chemical manufacturer Röhm’s new methyl methacrylate (MMA) production...


Dutch Boy Unveils 2024 Color Trend Forecast

Dutch Boy Paints, part of The Sherwin-Williams Consumer Brands Group, has recently announced its 2024 One-Coat Color of the Year: Ironside.


BYK Announces Dispersion Laboratory Availability

Worldwide partner of the automotive, paint and plastics industries BYK-Gardner has announced the availability of the BYK-Gardner VMA Dispersion Laboratory in Wallingford, Connecticut, at the...


DOL Announces Final Davis-Bacon Act Rule

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Labor issued the final rule to update regulations that implement the Davis-Bacon Act and Davis-Bacon and Related Acts to provide greater clarity and...


Nippon Developing Air-Purifying Coatings

Nippon Paint Co., Ltd. has recently launched its “Photocatalytic Purification Coating Technology Innovation Platform” in partnership with East China University of Science and Technology and ...


KTA-Tator to Distribute Chlor*Rid Products

Consulting engineering firm KTA-Tator, Inc. (Pittsburgh) recently announced that it has been named a Master Distributor of Chlor*Rid products and test kits.


Akzo Completes Sherwin Decorative Paint Acquisition

At the beginning of the month, global coatings company AkzoNobel announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Chinese Decorative Paints business of Sherwin-Williams.


Euclid Opens New Cement Additives Lab

Concrete and masonry construction products manufacturer Euclid Chemical recently announced the opening of its new cement additive laboratory in Cleveland.


Beckers Raw Materials Incorporating Recycled Plastic

Supplier of coil coatings and industrial paints Beckers Group is reportedly collaborating with suppliers to include raw materials made from recycled plastics into its paint.


RPM Releases Q4, 2023 Full-Year 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 Wedn...


AkzoNobel Announces 2023 Q2 Finances

Global coatings company AkzoNobel released its 2023 second-quarter financial results on Tuesday (July 25), announcing increases in operating income despite a slight increase in revenue compa...


SurTec Acquires Italian Chemical Supplier

Global manufacturer of specialty chemicals and surface treatment solutions SurTec recently announced the acquisition of chemical supplier TF Chemical srl.


Sherwin-Williams Reports Q2 Net Sales Increases

On Tuesday (July 25), global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company released its second-quarter financial results, reporting a 6.3% increase in consolidated net sales to a record $6.24 b...


Jotun Expands Fire Protection Coating Facility

Marine and protective coatings company Jotun recently announced the expansion of its Global Intumescent research and development laboratory, more than doubling the size of the facility in Fl...


Holiferm, Fibenol Developing Sustainable Biosurfactants

This month, biosurfactants manufacturer Holiferm and sustainable biomaterials company Fibenol teamed up to develop biosurfactants from wood residues to provide an environmentally friendly al...


PPG Reports Record Q2 2023 Net Sales

Global coatings company PPG released its second-quarter earnings report late Thursday (July 20), reporting $4.9 billion in net sales—approximately 4% higher than this time last year.


Sika Acquires Shotcrete Manufacturer

Swiss chemicals company Sika recently announced that they have acquired Thiessen Team USA, a shotcrete and grouting products manufacturer.


Middle East Association Officially Launches

The Middle East Paints and Coatings Association has recently received necessary government approvals to officially launch the new paint and coatings association.


HMG Offering Paint Product Testing Initiative

Paint manufacturer HMG Paints Ltd. recently launched a new initiative for trade professionals to get exclusive access to products and assist in the development of new ranges.


Kraton Appoints Polymer, Pine Segment Presidents

Global specialty polymer and biobased products producer Kraton Corporation has recently announced the appointment of Torsten Schmidt as President of the Polymers Segment and Minco van Breevo...


Nouryon Announces Channel Partnership Expansion

Global specialty chemicals company Nouryon recently announced an expanded channel partnership with specialty chemicals company IMCD, for its lubricant and fuel solutions.


ChemQuest Group Appoints New Director

Global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. has appointed Edwin Hortelano, Ph.D, as a Director.


PPG Launches New Spray Paint, Primer Colors

Global coatings manufacturer PPG recently announced six new colors, as well as a new label, for its Glidden Max Flex spray paint and primer line.


Brenntag, Evonik Strike Product Distribution Agreement

Chemical and ingredients distributor Brenntag recently announced that it signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Evonik for its silane compound-based building protection products.


Arkema Partners with 3D Printing Company

Specialty chemicals company Arkema announced in an emailed release that they would be partnering with industrial 3D printer manufacturer Raplas for the development of their N3xtDimension cus...


Records Show Sherwin Sold HQ for $48.5M

According to reports, global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company’s current downtown Cleveland headquarters has been sold for $48.5 million as construction continues on its new global ...


AkzoNobel Opens North America R&D Center

Global coatings company AkzoNobel announced last week via emailed release that it has opened a new research and development center in High Point, North Carolina.


Hempel Appoints New Decorative Exec

This week, global coatings manufacturer Hempel announced that Ana Henriques will join the company’s Executive Group Management team after being appointed Executive Vice President, Head of De...


Drone Automation Used for Inventory Management

A spinoff from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology has recently introduced a new automation workflow to monitor stockpile inventory using robotics and artificial intelligence.


PPG Announces E-Coat Partnership in France

PPG, a global manufacturer of paints, coatings and specialty materials, recently announced a new partnership with Satys, a French industrial group, to provide electrocoating of original equi...


Total Construction Starts Rebound in May

According to data recently released by Dodge Construction Network, total construction starts rose by 8% in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.11 trillion.


Kraton Expands Renewable Copolymer Capacity

Global specialty polymer and biobased products producer Kraton Corporation recently announced the expansion of its manufacturing capabilities to produce its 100% ISCC PLUS certified renewabl...


DOL Extends Independent Contractor Rulemaking

According to recent court documents, a proposed rulemaking from the U.S. Department of Labor regarding classification of an independent contractor may be finalized in October.


Vibrantz Investing $20M in Tinting Solution Facility

Global provider of specialty chemicals and materials Vibrantz Technologies recently announced plans to invest almost $20 million to increase the capacity of its sustainable tinting solution ...


Construction Backlog Report Holds Steady in May

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its Construction Backlog Indicator numbers for the month of May, reporting that the CBI remained unchanged at 8.9 months.


2023 Greenbuild Conference Keynote Speaker Announced

Earlier this month, the U.S. Green Building Council and Informa Connect announced the keynote speaker for the 2023 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.


PPG Kicks Off New Paint for a New Start Initiative

This summer, more than 25 “colorful and transformative” school makeovers are anticipated to be completed by global coatings manufacturer PPG through its New Paint for a New Start initiative.


Akzo Powder Coatings Launches Digital Platform

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently launched an extended digital e-commerce platform to provide easy access to its powder coatings information and products.


Harsco Changes Name to Enviri Corporation

The Harsco Corporation, a global supplier of environmental solutions and products, has announced that it will be changing its name to Enviri Corporation.


EEOC Issues Industry Equal Employment Report

At the end of last month, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released a report that provides findings and next steps to advance equal employment opportunities in the constructi...


Aramsco Acquires Surface Prep Equipment Distributor

Aramsco Inc. recently announced their acquisition of Pantheon Surface Prep Sales and Rentals in Englewood, Colorado, and Cypress, California.


Gemini Coatings Acquires Wood Finishing Brands

Wood coatings manufacturing company Gemini Coatings recently announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Seattle-based wood coatings manufacturer Rudd Company, I...


Nippon Paint Marine Expands to Vietnam

Nippon Paint Marine, a global marine coatings company, has announced plans to expand their coatings production to Vietnam.


PPG Launches Industrial Paint Film Joint Venture

Global paint and coatings company PPG recently announced a new joint venture with technology-driven film solutions company entrotech, Inc. for paint and clear film solutions.


Sherwin Leads Most Valuable Paint Brand Report

Global independent brand valuation consultancy Brand Finance recently released a new report, listing the top 10 most valuable paint brands for the year.


Homebuilders Name PPG Exclusive Paint Provider

Earlier this week, global coatings company PPG announced two new agreements with homebuilders to exclusively offer its paints and coatings to customers for new home builds.


Datacolor Acquires Color Software Company

Color management solution company Datacolor AG recently announced the acquisition of technology company Matchmycolor LLC.


STI/SPFA Names Legislative Advocacy Committee Chair

The Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association recently


ACI Announces New Executive Vice President

The American Concrete Institute recently appointed its new Executive Vice President in preparation for the current VP retiring later this year.


Dunn-Edwards Launches Neutral Color Collection

Paint and coatings company Dunn-Edwards recently introduced 160 new hues as part of its New Neutral Color Collection.


Hardide Coating Gardner Aircraft Components

Metal matrix composite coatings provider Hardide Coatings recently signed a partnership with Gardner Aerospace to coat key wing components on its aircraft.


Kymera Acquires Thermal Spray Solutions

Specialty materials company Kymera International has announced that it has acquired Thermal Spray Solutions Inc., a provider of thermal spray coatings for corrosion and wear resistance.


NAHB Names New CEO Appointment

That National Association of Home Builders recently named James W. Tobin III as its new President and Chief Executive Officer.


ACI Elects New Executive Committee

At the end of last month, the American Concrete Institute announced its 2023-2024 president, vice president and four board members.


8 Charged in NYC Construction Fraud Scheme

The Manhattan District Attorney recently announced indictments charging eight individuals and six companies with fraud and corruption within the construction industry, regarding affordable h...


Viking Acquires Industrial Service Company

Water tower painting, inspection and maintenance company Viking Industrial Painting announced the purchase of York, Pennsylvania-based Minoan Industrial Services at the beginning of the mont...


Polynt Opens Canada Coatings Resin Plant

Last week, coating resins manufacturer Polynt Group announced the opening of its new resin plant in Canada.


Beckers Completes Railway Coatings Business Sale

Earlier this week, manufacturer specializing in coil, industrial and consumer coatings Beckers Group completed the sale of its railway coatings business to Kansai Helios.


PPG Appoints Procurement VP and CPO

Global coatings company PPG recently announced that current interim Chief Procurement Officer Christine Camsuzou has been appointed Vice President, Procurement and CPO.


Caltrans Contract Scheme Sentencing Continues

A former Caltrans contract manager and a former contractor were sentenced last week for their roles in a bid-rigging and bribery scheme involving Caltrans improvement and repair contracts.


PPG Completes Powder Coatings Plant Expansion

Global coatings company PPG recently announced the completion of a $15 million expansion project at its powder coatings production facility in Brazil, Indiana.


Sherwin-Williams Reports 2023 Q1 Results

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced its 2023 first quarter financial results on Tuesday (April 25), highlighting an 8.9% net sales increase year-over-year to $5.44 bi...


Orion Installs Cogeneration Tech at LA Plant

Global specialty chemicals company Orion Engineered Carbons recently announced that it has installed renewable energy technology at its Ivanhoe, Louisiana, plant.


AkzoNobel Publishes Q1 2023 Financial Results

Global coatings company AkzoNobel released its 2023 first quarter earnings report Tuesday (April 25), showing a 5% increase year-over-year (8% in constant currencies), along with an 8.2% ROS...


Akzo Acquiring Sherwin Architectural Paint Business

Last week, global coatings companies The Sherwin-Williams Company and AkzoNobel reached a purchase agreement for a Chinese architectural paints business.


PPG Reports 2023 Q1 Financial Increases

Global coatings supplier PPG (Pittsburgh) reported record first quarter net sales of about $4.4 billion, a 2% increase from the year prior, in a financial results press release issued on Thu...


Archroma Commences CEO Transition

Global specialty chemicals company Archroma recently announced its transition plan for the role of Chief Executive Officer.


Bid Rigging, Bribery Scheme Sentencing Reached

A California construction company owner was recently sentenced to 78 months in prison and ordered to pay almost $1 million in restitution for his role in a bid rigging and bribery scheme inv...


Jon-Don Acquires Concrete Coatings Distributor

Commercial supplies, equipment and consumables supplier Jon-Don has recently announced the acquisition of concrete coatings distributor Coatings Hub.


Hempel Announces Executive Group Management Changes

Global coatings company Hempel recently announced changes to its Executive Group Management team via an emailed press release.


Diamond Vogel Acquires Aerosol Manufacturing Facility

Paint and coatings company Diamond Vogel recently announced it has closed on the acquisition of an aerosol manufacturing facility in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.


Glidden Becomes Walmart Primary Paint Brand

Global coatings company PPG announced earlier this month that its Glidden paint brand is set to become the primary paint brand at national retailer Walmart.


Holcim Completes Duro-Last Acquisition

Building materials and solutions provider Holcim recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of commercial roofing systems manufacturer Duro-Last, with pro forma net sales of $5...


ChemQuest Appoints Business Development Director

Global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. has appointed Philip Marsh as Business Development Director for the Europe, Mid...


RPM Releases Record 2023 Third-Quarter 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 2023 on Thursda...


Registration Open for CPIA Executive Retreat

This May, members of the Commercial Painting Industry Association will meet for the first Executive Member Retreat to discuss business and industry advancement.


BlastOne Acquires Blasting Robotics Company

Blasting and painting equipment and supplies distributor BlastOne International recently announced the acquisition of abrasive blasting robotics company VertiDrive B.V.


ChemQuest Taps New Director

Global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. has recently appointed Carla McBain, Ph.D., as a Director.


Corrosion Innovations Acquires Chlor*Rid Products

Last week, manufacturer Corrosion Innovations announced it has acquired the Chlor*Rid product line from Milliken & Company.


CPCA Appoints Three New Board Members

Last week, the Canadian Paint and Coatings Association announced that, at a recent Board of Directors meeting, three new board member nominations were unanimously approved.


Apollo Funds Acquiring Univar Solutions

Specialty chemical and ingredient distributor Univar Solutions recently announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by asset manager Apollo.


AkzoNobel Launches Aircraft Maintenance Initiative

AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings recently announced plans to launch a new digital, data-driven service for airlines and other large operators to tailor and optimize the coatings maintenance sche...


Coating Manufacturing Emissions Rule Published

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently published the final rule amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for coating manufacturing facilities.


Hempel Joins Biofouling Prevention Partnership

Global coatings company Hempel recently joined a public-private partnership to help prevent biofouling on ships’ hulls and support shipping emissions reduction.


Sto Corp Announces Personnel Changes

Last week, building materials firm Sto Corp. announced two key personnel changes in its sales and marketing departments.


Scientist Creating Precise Polymer Coating Method

A scientist from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln recently received a grant to develop an advanced manufacturing platform for polymer coatings using artificial intelligence.


Corrosion Innovations, CRW Announce Merger

Manufacturer Corrosion Innovations has recently announced a merger with its long-term distribution partner CRW Consulting & Distribution, LLC.


Master Builders Releases Virtual Concrete Assistant

Earlier this week, global construction chemical solutions brand Master Builders Solutions announced the launch of what is being touted as the construction industry’s first virtual assistant.


APC to Begin Greek Tanker Coating Work

Protective coatings manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings Inc. (Avon, Ohio) recently reported that it will recoat two oil and chemical tankers for United Overseas Management starting this m...


AMPP Names New CEO

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) recently announced the selection of Alan Thomas as its new chief executive officer.


Benjamin Moore Hosting Contractor Appreciation Month

At the beginning of the month, paint and coatings manufacturer Benjamin Moore announced Contractor Appreciation Month to recognize the dedication and craft of the thousands of professional p...


Lorama Launches AR Color Visualizer App

Lorama Group, a manufacturer and distributor of colorants and additives in the paints and coatings industry, recently announced that it has launched its ColourFal Studio Visualizer App in pa...


New AMPP Board Chair Begins Term

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) has announced that Amir Eliezer, Ph.D., is now Chair of the Association’s Board of Directors.


UKGBC Announces New Chief Executive

The United Kingdom Green Building Council (UKGBC) Board of Trustees recently announced the appointment of Smith Mordak as the incoming Chief Executive.


Covestro Appoints New US Executive Leadership

Global polymer materials manufacturer Covestro recently announced in an email press release that Samir Hifri will take the position of Chairman and President at Covestro LLC, effective July ...


ChemQuest Announces New Color Consultant

Global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group recently appointed Montaha Hidefi as Color Consultant.


Backlog Shows Slight Decrease, Confidence Up

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its January Construction Backlog Indicator numbers, reporting that, despite a slight decrease in the month from 9.2 to 9.0, the back...


New Aircraft Painting Facility Planned in Spain

Earlier this week, aviation services provider International Aerospace Coatings Group announced that it has been selected to develop and operate a new wide body hangar facility at Teruel Airp...


Holcim Acquiring Roofing Systems Company

Building materials and solutions provider Holcim recently announced via emailed release that it has signed an agreement to acquire commercial roofing systems manufacturer Duro-Last.


AkzoNobel Publishes Q4, 2022 Finance Report

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) released its fourth-quarter and end-of-year financial reports Wednesday (Feb. 8), indicating an 8% increase in revenue for Q4 and a 13% inc...


Arkema Partners for Photopolymerization Research

Specialty chemicals company Arkema recently announced a partnership to open a new lab in France for UV-curable material research.


Akzo North America Running on Renewable Energy

Last month, global coatings company AkzoNobel reported that its North American locations are now operating on 100% renewable electricity in ongoing efforts to transition all sites to this mi...


Control Tech Reduces Orion TX Plant Emissions

Global specialty chemicals company Orion Engineered Carbons recently announced that it is using new control technology at its Borger, Texas, plant to reduce air emissions by 90%.


Master Builders Solutions Signs Deal

In an emailed press release issued in January, Master Builders Solutions of the United States and Canada announced that they’d signed a deal with Exact Technology Corporation, a fast-growing...


CRC Evans Launches Welding, Coating Services

Pipeline construction and inspection company group CRC Evans recently announced the creation of a new welding and coating services provider following a merger between four organizations.


Mixing Machine Installed at HMG Partner Facility

United Kingdom-based independent paint manufacturer HMG Paints Ltd. recently announced the installation of a new mixing machine at a distribution partner.


FD Thomas Acquires Redwood Painting Company

Earlier this month, industrial coating and specialty contractor company F.D. Thomas announced the acquisition of Redwood Painting Company in Pittsburg, California.


Sherwin Reports Q4, 2022 Financial Results

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company released its 2022 fourth-quarter and year-end financial results yesterday (Jan. 26), reporting consolidated net sales at a 9.8% increase for...


Gardco Launches New Website

In an emailed press release, quality control and testing solutions business Paul N. Gardner Company (Gardco) announced last week that it launched a new customer-focused website.


Daubert Chemical Announces Personnel Changes

Specialty coatings and adhesives manufacturer Daubert Chemical Company recently announced via emailed release a series of key promotions and new hires within the company.


PPG Releases Q4, FY 2022 Earnings Report

Global coatings company PPG released its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings report for 2022 on Thursday, reporting fourth-quarter net sales of about $4.2 billion, the same reported earnin...


TruQC Merges with SPOT Tracker

Data management specialists TruQC and SPOT Tracker recently announced they have merged to launch TRU, a new digital data management platform for critical assets across the infrastructure, en...


Berger Paints Helps Coat 'City of Joy'

Indian multinational paint company Berger Paints Ltd. has recently announced that it will be joining the West Bengal Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) to coat parts of N...


PPG Names Several New Leadership Appointments

At the beginning of the month, global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) announced several leadership personnel appointments, effective immediately.


3M Planning PFAS Manufacturing Exit

Global manufacturing giant 3M recently announced plans to exit per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance manufacturing.


RPM International Scaling Back Paint Production

On a recent financial report call, global coatings company RPM International leadership said they would be decreasing production at some of its plants due to reduced demand, the supply chain...


Obituary: Donald Keehan, APC Founder

Donald J. Keehan Sr., Advanced Polymer Coatings Founder, passed away on Dec. 28, at the age of 87.


Heubach Colorants Takes Sustainability Step

Color solutions manufacturer of pigments and pigment preparations Heubach Colorants India Limited (Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra) announced in an emailed press release that it has recently invest...


MineralTech Acquires Specialty Sand Company, AIM

Manufacturer and supplier of abrasive blast media MineralTech Gulf Coast Abrasives, LLC, recently announced that it has acquired Specialty Sand Company and American Industrial Minerals (AIM)...


ChemQuest Names New Personnel Appointments

Global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. has recently announced several new leadership appointments via emailed release.


RPM Reports Record Net Sales for 2023 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 2023 on Thursd...


NLB Opens New UK Branch Expansion

Last month, high-pressure waterjetting equipment and accessories manufacturer NLB Corporation announced it has opened a new dedicated branch facility in the United Kingdom to serve its custo...


NHL Extends Exclusive PPG Paint Partnership

Late last month, global coatings supplier PPG and the National Hockey League announced a three-year extension of their North American partnership.


MN Painting Company Commits Wage Theft

A commercial painting contractor operating in Lakeville, Minnesota, was recently found guilty of wage theft and theft by swindle for underpaying or neglecting to pay his employees.


MPI Shares Review of 2022 Progress

Shortly before ringing in the new year, The Master Painters Institute (a subsidiary of The Association for Materials Protection and Performance) shared a review of progress made throughout 2...


Pigment Maker Files for Bankruptcy

In an effort to better facilitate the sale of its businesses, color pigments company DCL Corporation announced last month that its United States-based subsidiaries filed voluntary petitions ...


Report: Positive Outlook for Construction

Despite economic uncertainty in recent months, a year-end report recently published by Dodge Construction Network has shared findings that the construction industry could remain positive in ...


Report: Highest Backlog Since Q2 2019

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its Construction Backlog Indicator numbers for the month of November on Dec. 13, reporting that the CBI is at its highest since the ...


CRW Acquires CCI Inspection Services

Last week, Houston-based CRW Consulting & Distribution announced the acquisition of CCI Inspection Services, Inc. in Conroe, Texas.


Arkema Doubles India Powder Coatings Capacity

Last week, specialty chemicals company Arkema announced that it has doubled its polyester resins capacity at its Navi Mumbai, India, facility.


US, EU Consider Climate-Based Tariffs

As instructed by United States President Joe Biden, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative recently shared a concept paper with the European Union suggesting new tariffs on steel and al...


HoldTight Product Receives Carboline Approval

Surface protection solution company HoldTight Solutions, Inc. (Houston) recently announced via emailed press release that one of its products has received approval from global coatings, lini...


CertaPro Painters Appoints New VP

Residential and commercial painting services CertaPro Painters (Audubon, Pennsylvania) has recently announced the appointment of Adam Biedenbender as Vice President of Franchise Development.


UK Paint Manufacturer Workers on Strike

Roughly 80 members of the Unite union at Imperial Chemical in Stowmarket, Suffolk, went on strike late last month regarding a new pay offer.


Briolf Group Acquires Italian Aerosol Manufacturer

Chemical manufacturing company Briolf Group, comprising several industrial companies in the field of specialty chemicals, recently announced that it has acquired Italian aerosol manufacturer...


WI Aircraft Paint Facility Opening Next Year

Construction is currently underway on a new $55 million state-of-the-art aircraft paint facility in Appleton, Wisconsin, for aircraft company Gulfstream Aerospace.


Jon-Don Acquires Norkan, CRT

Commercial supplies, equipment and consumables supplier Jon-Don has recently announced the acquisition of Norkan Industrial Supplies and CRT Industrial Equipment.


Owner Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging, Bribery

A construction company owner is now the third person to plead guilty in a bid rigging and bribery scheme against the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), involving improvement...


Sherwin to Acquire German Wood Coatings Companies

Global coatings manufacturer The Sherwin-Williams Company recently announced plans to acquire German-based Specialized Industrial Coatings Holding (SIC Holding), a Peter Möhrle Holding and G...


ChemQuest Appoints New Senior Vice President

Global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. recently announced the appointment of Abe Rezai as Senior Vice President.


Congress Votes to Avert Rail Strike

As of yesterday (Dec. 1), Congress approved legislation to prevent an impending rail strike, taking up a measure to impose a labor agreement to increase worker pay and provide additional pai...


Women in Construction Reaches Record High

According to an analysis of data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of women working in the construction industry has hit a record high.


MSG Sphere Price Tag Upped to $2.18B

Madison Square Garden Entertainment recently announced a jump in construction costs at its ongoing MSG Sphere project in Las Vegas.


CMHA Offers Residents New Career Path

The Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA), alongside global coatings manufacturer The Sherwin-Williams Company, is taking the community by storm with brushes, rollers and buckets ...


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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.