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MAY 2015

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18 MAY 2015 COATINGSPROMAG.COM and v isua lization. Now you can f ind a l l literature, product data sheets, product cer tif icates, and v ideos in one place. Volati le Free's goa l was to ma ke it easier for their ex isting customers to nav igate the site, whi le dr iv ing new customer business. V FI's new website features new products and product cer tif ications, for ex ample SE A LGUA R D 990 SILICONE and V FI- 600 Acr ylic Coating are now Energ y Star Cer tif ied. T hey have a lso added a new spray foam product, V FI-727, which is UL cer tif ied. T heir sig nature V FI-540 poly urea hybr id coating , Badgerliners, and Qw ik Spray System are represented w ith more v isua ls and detai led product infor mation. Volati le Free, Inc. is celebrating 20 years as a manufac- turer of high-per for mance poly mers. " We are so excited to have a f u l ly f unctiona l website that w i l l g ive us more oppor tunit y in our industr y," says V FI president, Nanc y Hochmuth. For more infor mation, contact: Volati le Free, (800) 307-9218, w w w.volati lef ree.com Reader Inquiry # 4490 Warren Rupp, Inc. Celebrates Its Golden Anniversary Warren Rupp, Inc., a manufacturer of air-operated double diaphragm pumps, is celebrating 50 years of providing solutions to the toughest applica- tions around the globe. Founded in Mansfeld, Ohio, in 1965 by Warren E. Rupp and Charles E. Young, Jr., the company established itself with the vision of designing, building, and marketing "new and diferent pumps." Being "originators in pumping," Warren Rupp developed the industry's frst heav y-duty ball and fap pumps. With Rupp's commitment to innovation and quality, these pump designs were tested repeatedly with an abrasive silica sand in order to replicate the harsh environments these pumps would operate in. Because of the use of this silica sand and Rupp's interest in birds, the SANDPIPER brand was born. Troughout its 50 years in business, Warren Rupp, Inc. has expanded the SANDPIPER line to a full range of heav y-duty ball and fap pumps as well as standard duty and containment duty pumps. For more information, contact: Warren Rupp, Inc., (419) 524-8388, www.warrenruppinc.com Reader Inquiry # 4491 BASF Opens New Dispersions Plant in Freeport, Texas T he BA SF site in Freepor t, Tex as, hosted a g rand opening ceremony for its f irst new plant to come online since 2007, add ing a new product mi x to the Freepor t por tfolio. T he d ispersions plant manufactures acr ylic emu lsion poly mers that are for architectura l coatings, constr uction chemica ls, ad hesives, and applica- tions in the paper chemica ls industr y. T he new plant created 25 f u l ltime jobs and generated more than 500 contractor jobs dur ing pea k constr uc- tion. BA SF operates three other emu lsion poly mer plants through- out Nor th A mer ica in Monaca, Pa., Chattanooga, Tenn., and A ltamira, Mex ico. Now w ith the Freepor t plant online, it w i l l broaden the supply to help better ser ve a l l BA SF custom- ers in the centra l souther n United States. "Celebrating the of f icia l g rand opening of a new plant in Freepor t marks a major mi lestone for us. It demonstrates our commitment to producing qua lit y products that add va lue to our customers, suppor t our company, and ser ve our communit y," said Chr is Witte, senior v ice president and genera l manager of the BA SF Freepor t site. "It 's impor tant to note that the plant was constr ucted safely and is r unning smoothly — thanks to our employees and contractors." For more infor mation, contact: BA SF, (800) 526 -1072, w w w.basf.us Reader Inquiry # 4492 Chromaflo Technologies Honored at Awards Event Cleveland 's Smart Business Magazine has announced that Chromaf lo Technologies, one of the leading independent globa l suppliers of colorant systems and chemica l and pigment dispersions, has been chosen to be an honoree of Cleveland 's Smart Business's Evolution of Manufactur ing Award for 2015. T he award recognizes norther n Ohio manufacturers that best demonstrate the abilit y to adapt to the changing world and for their abilit y to acquire and keep top ta lent, employ effective training programs, and find innovative ways to compete in a globa l economy. Chromaf lo has become a leading U.S. colorant producer through a strong and consis- tent customer satisfaction combined w ith an abilit y to acquire comple- mentar y businesses while keeping a clear focus on ex panding its globa l presence. Scott Becker, president and CEO of Chromaf lo, accepted the award on beha lf of a ll Chromaf lo employees stating, "Our employees have demon- strated the commitment to continuous improvement and customer satisfac- tion that has enabled our company to be recognized w ith this presti- gious award." For more infor mation, Industry Briefs

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