CoatingsPro Magazine

MAR 2018

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10 MARCH 2018 COATINGSPROMAG.COM "Empathizing with the [daily] challenges facing owners, specifiers, and contractors who use high-perfor- mance coatings is essential to a great customer experience," he said. Wallace is spearheading initiatives to increase business activity in the company's current markets, as well as exploring new distribution channels through licensing agreements and potential acquisitions. For more information, contact: Tnemec, (800) 863-6321, Chem Link Opens New Training Center Adhesives, sealants, and coatings formulator and manufacturer Chem Link has opened a new training center to offer in-person and virtual contrac- tor education. Located in Schoolcraft, Michigan, the new 3,200-sq.-ft. (297.3 m 2 ) facility with a 540-sq.-ft. (50.2 m2) classroom can be utilized for groups of up to 20 contractors, with training on both Chem Link and SOPREMA products. Training takes place in a classroom setting, with stations set up to provide customers hands-on experience using these products. is experience is designed to teach and engage using written, hands-on appli- cation combined with training videos through Chem Link 's interactive media classroom. For more information, contact: Chem Link, (800) 826-1681, Rust-Oleum Creates Hands-on Training Center Seeing the need to invest in the success of contractors, customers, and staff, Rust-Oleum has created a new hands-on training center. Located at the company's headquarters in Vernon Hills, Illinois, the 13,000-sq.- ft. (1,207.7 m²) facility offers sessions on floor/roof coatings, corrosion resistance, and more. Celebrating its first year of operation, company leaders say their mission is being accomplished. e goal is to equip end users with a solid understanding of Rust-Oleum's coatings systems and raise their comfort level in using the products. Nearly 250 people have participated, with even more expected in 2018. ose interested in attending training sessions should contact their Rust-Oleum area manager or local independent paint dealer for details and dates. For more information, contact: Rust-Oleum, (877) 385-8155, Grainger Opens New Northeast Distribution Center Maintenance, repair, and operating products supplier Grainger hosted a grand opening to celebrate its new distribution center in Bordentown Township, New Jersey. e 1,300,000- sq.-ft. (120,774 m 2 ) facility stocks more than 300,000 items and allows the company to deliver products by the next day to customers in the U.S. Northeast. e distribution center runs on state-of-the-art distribution technology enabling real-time order processing. e building also features more than 13,000 SunPower solar panels on its roof, capable of producing 4.3 mW of electrical power. With six locations that include five branches and the distribution center, Grainger employs ~685 team members in Marco Acquires Surface Preparation Distributor JAD Equipment Marco Group announced that it has acquired the assets of JAD Equipment Co., a Youngstown, Ohio-based distrib- utor of surface preparation equipment and consumables. Terms were not disclosed. JAD distributes surface preparation equipment, parts, and supplies to industrial contractors, primarily in the industrial and infra- structure markets. "e acquisition will deepen Marco's footprint in the Midwest region while also strength- ening the company's presence within the industrial and infrastructure markets," said Marco CEO Randy Roth. Marco serves industrial contractors by offering a comprehensive line of abrasives, blasting equipment, coating equipment, engineered systems, rental equipment, and safety products. e company also provides in-field services for repairs and in-house design teams. For more information, contact: Marco, (563) 324-2519, Tnemec Selects Wallace as Vice President Coatings manufacturer Tnemec Co. named Terry Wallace as vice presi- dent of business development and customer experience. Previously vice president of sales, Wallace will now oversee the customer service and credit departments, manage product commer- cialization, and oversee new business initiatives. In his new role, Wallace is responsible for aligning production and logistics operations across market channels and customer touch points to deliver a consistent experience. Industry Briefs

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