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JAN 2013

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ciation for your support and loyalty over the years. Again, congratulations on the 2012 Pinnacle Award," says Kurt Neff, vice president of sales and marketing. For more information, contact: Alfred Miller, (337) 477-4681, www.alfredmiller.com. Reader Inquiry # 4267 Hyde president and COO, Robert Scoble, the selection was due, in part, to Spinelli's longtime contribution to manufacturing excellence through a program called Lean and Continuous Improvement practices, Scoble noted. Spinelli has overseen the operation of many departments and business units since joining Hyde in 1994. Spinelli began his career at Hyde as a machine operator in the company's Engineered Products business unit. From there, he became facilitator of the grinding department, a position he held for 12 years. For more information, contact: Hyde Tools, (508) 764-4344, www.hydetools.com. Reader Inquiry # 4266 Alfred Miller Contracting Company Presented with 2012 Pinnacle Award Isolatek is pleased to present the Alfred Miller Contracting Company with the 2012 Pinnacle Award. The award is presented to a limited number of CAFCO® licensed contractors. The Alfred Miller Contracting Company has been recognized for loyalty, quality of work, and dedication to CAFCO products and to the fire protection industry. "All of us at Isolatek would like to express our appre- Elementis Is New Tenant at Bayer MaterialScience Industrial Park Elementis Specialties Inc. will produce specialty rheological additives and dispersants for water-based coatings at Bayer MaterialScience LLC's New Martinsville, W. Va. Industrial Park. The Elementis operations will result in an as yet undetermined number of new jobs. "We are pleased to expand our presence in West Virginia," says Greg McClatchy, Elementis Specialties president. "The site has easy access to railroads and major highways as well as excellent infrastructure, a skilled workforce, and a business-friendly climate. We are looking forward to the opportunities this new location presents for Elementis and for our customers in the coatings industry." For more information, contact: Bayer MaterialScience LLC, (800) 662-2927, www.bmsnafta.com. Reader Inquiry #4268 INVISTA Grows Research and Development Capability INVISTA's Specialty Materials business expanded its footprint by 20 percent at the company's 60,000-square-foot Applied Research Centre in Newark, Del. The expansion provides the necessary space and resources to allow the INVISTA team to better collaborate with customers, develop new products, and create end-use applications to further improve existing product offerings. "Global demand for high-value products in customer applications continues to drive our business forward," says Bob Francois, president, INVISTA Specialty Materials. INVISTA's Specialty Materials business was built by identifying applications and developing chemistries using co-products from nylon and polyester chains as raw material. For more information, contact: INVISTA, 316-828-1643 www.INVISTA.com. CP Reader Inquiry # 4269 Thickness measurement of protective coatings Accurate and precise measurement of coating thickness with the Fischer FMP Series • Robust, fast and reliable • For ships, bridges, off-shore platforms, pipelines and structures • Measures in accordance with SSPC-PA2, IMO-PSPC and others • From basic "readings only" to stats and detailed inspection plans • Easy and affordable (860)683-0781 www.fischer-technology.com info@fischer-technology.com Write in Reader Inquiry #135 January 2013 g www.coatingspromag.com 17

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