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MAR 2017

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12 MARCH 2017 COATINGSPROMAG.COM company, with $4.8 billion in annual sales, according to Dunn-Edwards officials. Nippon Paint will maintain the Dunn-Edwards brand and its range of paints, thus providing a platform for growth. Founded in Los Angeles, California, Dunn-Edwards has roots in the U.S. Southwest region, where it operates 130 stores and has more than 80 authorized dealers. Dedicated to preserving and protecting the environment, Dunn-Edwards manufac- tures coatings in a facility certified as gold under the U.S. Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) program. For more informa- tion, contact: Dunn-Edwards, (888) 337-2468, Reader Inquiry #4648 Sika Flooring Expands Northwest Sales Coverage Industrial and decorative resinous flooring and high-performance wall systems provider Sika is expanding its sales and marketing presence in the northwestern United States with the hiring of industry veteran Mike Tewes as sales representative for Sika Floor and Wall Systems. According to the company, Tewes brings a wealth of knowledge to the role, having spent more than 20 years in the flooring contracting business. His diverse responsibilities and experience include sales, project management, operations, and purchasing. Tewes will be based in the area near Seattle, Washington, where he will cover the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and A laska. For more information, contact: Sika Corp., (781) 332-3253, Reader Inquiry #4649 AkzoNobel, BASF Restructure Coatings Lines as Deal Closes AkzoNobel finalized its acquisition of BASF's global industrial coatings business, which supplies products for industries, including construction, domestic appliances, wind energy, and commercial transport. e transac- tion is based on a deal value of €475 million (~$503.6 million), with BASF's industrial coatings business having generated revenue close to €300 million (~$318.1 million) in 2015. e deal also strengthens AkzoNobel 's position as a top global supplier of coil coatings, according to the company. e trans- action includes relevant technologies, patents, and trademarks, as well as two manufacturing plants in Deeside, United Kingdom, and Vanderbijlpark, South Africa. Approximately 400 employees from BASF's indus- trial coatings business are joining AkzoNobel as part of the deal. For more information, contact: AkzoNobel, (312) 544-7000, Reader Inquiry #4650 Gaco Western Promotes Loftus to Director Gaco Western promoted Jason Loftus to director of GacoFlex sales. Loftus arrived at Gaco in 2011 as distribution manager, and he later became the national distribution manager, where he led the distribution sales team. He will now lead the entire GacoFlex sales organization. "Gaco Western is very pleased to elevate Jason to the director of GacoFlex sales position," said Chuck Skalski, president of Gaco Western. "Since Jason began his tenure, he has displayed industry knowledge and relationships that have been a major benefit to Gaco Western. Jason has also shown outstanding leadership quali- ties that will help guide the GacoFlex division to the next level of excel- lence." Loftus assumed his new role on Jan. 1, 2017. For more information, contact: Gaco Western, (800) 331-0196, Reader Inquiry #4651 VersaFlex, Renner Coatings Partner in South America VersaFlex, Inc. has sig ned a co -label- ing ag reement w ith Renner Coatings for Bra zi l and Chi le. Ef fective immed iately, Renner Coatings w i l l have access to the f u l l line of VersaFlex's high-per for mance pure poly urea coatings, linings, sea lants, and repair mater ia ls under the name RenFlex. Renner Coatings, in add ition to prov id ing high-qua lit y poly urea systems, w i l l prov ide train- ing and qua lif ication to applicators, specif iers, eng ineers, and others in conjunction w ith Poly urea Universit y. T he ag reement bet ween VersaFlex and Renner Coatings w i l l prov ide high-per for mance poly urea protective coatings for a w ide var iet y of appli- cations in many industr ia l sectors, inc lud ing inf rastr ucture projects, oi l and gas, water and energ y, mining , and chemica ls. For more infor mation, contact: VersaFlex, (913) 321-9000, w w w.versaf Reader Inquiry #4652 Protective Industrial Products Acquires Century Glove Protective Industr ia l Products (PIP) recent ly announced its acquisition of Centur y Glove, Inc. For more than 75 years, Centur y Glove has manufactured work gloves and acces- sor ies in the United States, and the company remains a leader in custom bags, gloves, and w ing socks. " We plan to move this production to our McHenr y manufactur ing faci lit y in Bluf f ton, Ind iana, the home of the most versati le production faci lit y in the United States for the unique needs of the safet y industr y," said Joe Mi lot, president of PIP. T he acquisi- tion represents a mi lestone for PIP and Mi lot, who lef t Centur y Glove in 198 4 to star t PIP w ith long time par tner Wel lson Tao. For more infor- mation, contact: PIP, (518) 595 -1234, w w Reader Inquiry #4653 Industry Briefs

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