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JAN 2013

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InDustry BrIeFs tesla nanocoatings wins ohio Innovative award The Innovation Fund, an Ohio technology start-up fund, has awarded Tesla NanoCoatings of Massillon, Ohio, a $100,000 grant to help the new company develop and manufacture its line of corrosion control coatings. It is the third time this year the company has been honored for its groundbreaking technology. Tesla NanoCoatings provides corrosion control coatings with fullerene carbon nanotubecathodic protection of metal to the aerospace/military, petrochemical, transportation, marine, and industrial markets. "Corrosion is a major problem in U.S. industry today. The U.S. Government rock-tred Institute Rock-Tred, one of the fastest growing poly mer suppliers, has now beg u n offering training classes designed for contractors. This three-part traini ng prog r a m combi nes cla ssroom, hands-on, and small group estimating exercises. Classes are offered monthly at 14 CoatingsPro g January 2013 Accounting Office estimates that corrosion costs the United States $400 billion a year," says Todd Hawkins, managing director and founder of Tesla. "We are proud to be on the front lines in the battle against this problem and to be honored three times already in our first year of operation." For further information, contact: Tesla, www.teslanano.com. Reader Inquiry # 4255 Doosan Portable Power opens new Facility Doosan Portable Power has announced the opening of a new manufacturing facility in Bangalore, India. The Doddaballapur factory has the capacity to produce 2,000 portable air compressors and light towers annually. Portable air compressors and light towers that are manufactured in the factory are sold in India with future plans to provide additional units to meet market demands in South Africa and Latin America. The first two machines manufactured at the new facility were light towers. The Doosan Portable Power facility in Bangalore will also house all Doosan India Operations along with Doosan Portable Power manufacturing. Additional plans include opening a trading warehouse for other Doosan brands, including Doosan excavators, Bobcat machines, and the Rock-Tred Institute training facility in Waukegan, IL. For additional information on the Rock-Tred Institute or Rock-Tred products, please v isit www.rocktred.com. Reader Inquiry # 4254 Montabert hydraulic breakers. For more information, contact: Doosan Portable Power, www.doosanportablepower.com. Reader Inquiry # 4256 Grace announces waterproofing Products Facility in ezhou city, china Grace China Ltd., a subsidiary of W. R. Grace & Co., announced groundbreaking for its new production facility for waterproofing products in the central Chinese city of Ezhou. The new facility, scheduled to be completed in the second half of 2013, will be equipped with state-of-the-art production and quality control capabilities and will house about 100 employees. The facility is expected to double Grace's regional production capacity for specialty waterproofing products sold to Chinese customers and exported to the rest of Asia, Latin America, and other fast-growing emerging markets. For more information, contact: Grace, www.grace.com. Reader Inquiry # 4257 Karnak corp. Installs solar to extend Green Focus Solis Partners, a provider of commercial solar power systems, has announced the completion of a rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) installation for Clark, N.J.-based Karnak Corp., a provider of energy-saving roof coating solutions. The system was designed, engineered, and constructed by Solis Partners and is located on Karnak's 50,000-square-foot facility, which includes manufacturing, distribution, warehouse, and office space. Karnak Corp. manufactures a complete line of coatings, cements, and sealants for roofing and waterproofing. The company is a manufacturer of Energy Star–labeled

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