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JUL 2013

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PPG to Acquire Aerospace Coatings Producer deft PPG Industries announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets of Def t Incorporated, a privately owned specialty coatings company based in Irvine, Calif. Deft's primary business is supplying structural primers and military topcoats to the North American aviation industry, and it has smaller architectural and industrial coatings businesses. "Acquiring Def t will advance PPG's strateg y to remain a leading aerospace coatings supplier," said Barr y Gillespie, PPG vice president, aerospace. "Deft's waterborne and chrome-free technologies complement PPG's existing coatings capabilities and will provide PPG with a broader product portfolio, particularly within the aerospace industry." For more information, contact: PPG, Reader Inquiry # 4306 Conproco opens new Facility Conproco Corp announces the opening of its Mid-Atlantic Resource Center (MARC) in Baltimore, a companion facility to their existing New Hampshire North East Resource Center (NERC). MARC is a multi-faceted facility offering hands-on educational programs for design professionals and contractors, color matching for all of its protective coatings and stone repair mortars, and American Institute of Architects (AIA) approved courses in a variety of masonry and concrete related topics. All Conproco products will be available at MARC, and on-site color matching will significantly reduce turn-around time. Contractor customers now have the option to place orders with our dealer partners and pick up directly from the facility. For more information, contact: MARC, (800) 258-3500, www. Reader Inquiry # 4307 BAsF Appoints new Polyurethane CAse Distributor BASF announced it has appointed Chemroy Canada Inc. as a Canadian distributor for polyurethane chemicals to the Coatings, Adhesives 14 CoatingsPro g July 2013 & Binders, Sealants and Elastomers (C A SE) ma rket . Wit h world-sc a le production facilities in Geismar, La., BASF has a strong presence in the CASE market via the direct and distribution sales channels. The addition of Chemroy Canada Inc. in Canada streng thens BASF's presence and further emphasizes the strategic importance of the CASE market segment."Chemroy looks forward to developing new applications and business for the CASE market in Canada. With BASF's comprehensive portfolio and North American production assets, we can help customers in both existing and new product development," sa id A nd res Pug i, VP of Chemroy Canada Inc. For more information, contact: BASF, (734) 324-6660, Reader Inquiry # 4308 First eastern Coatings show a success This year's show, the first ever Eastern Coatings Show (ECS) at the Taj Mahal in Atlantic Cit y, N.J., hosted by the Me t rop ol it a n Ne w York C o at i ngs Association, the Philadelphia Society for C oat i ngs Tech nolog y, a nd t he New Eng la nd Societ y for Coat i ngs Technology, received almost thunderous acclaim from the more than 600 people who attended. Forty-two papers were presented over a four-day span; f if t y-one ex hibitors presented t heir wares; more than 200 attendees added to t heir k nowledge of t he coat ings f ield by attending the presentations; a nd a not her 4 0 0 ca me to v isit t he ex hibits in t he Ex hibit Ha l l. Better t ha n 125 at tended t he ga la d i nner on Wed nesd ay e ven i ng ; t hey were rewarded by a stellar presentation by keynoter Peter Molinaro, vice president of North America Government Affairs for the Dow Chemical Company. His topic well analyzed the problems and the opportunities facing the coatings indust r y today. For more informat i o n , c o nt a c t : T h e M e t r o p o l i t a n New York Coatings, (732) 291-0168, Reader Inquiry # 4309 Kemper system names McGuire sales representative of the year Br i an Mc Gu i re was named "Sales Representative of the Year" for 2012 by Kemper System America, Inc. during his first year as sales representative for the southeast region where he serves building owners, construction specifiers, and contractors across Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean. In making the announcement, Brett Steinberg, national sales manager for Kemper System, said, "Brian has shown enormous dedication in building relationships with contractors and supporting specifiers so they can make informed decisions on projects that are a strong fit for our advanced solutions." Before joining Kemper System, McGuire served for five years as director of production and project manager for a regional construction company. He also spent five years running his own firm.For more information, contact: Kemper System America, (800) 541-5455, Reader Inquiry # 4310 new Video tutorial on Applying Garland roof self-Adhering system As part of its effort to ensure proper application of its products, the Garland Company, Inc. recently posted a video depicting the proper application procedures for its Self-Adhering StressPly SA FR Mineral SBS modified bitumen membrane on the company's YouTube channel (www. The video features installation details for the complete self-adhering system, including base sheet, cap sheet, and flashing

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