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I believe that trade and professional associations can be very beneficial for both businesses and individuals. I consider participation in the Powder Coating Institute (PCI) to be an investment in my personal development and business.

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Every now and then I go on a rant about how innovation in the powder world has been stymied or off-shored to some faraway place. As an advocate in the industry, I always worry about the future needs in industrial finishing and if we, as powder technologists, are up to the task.

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By: Trena Benson On May 6, The Powder Coating Institute held a webinar for all members to explain the changes in the association’s committe...

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Every year, The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) hosts the Custom Coaters Forum (CC Forum)—a place for members of the association who run custom powder coating companies—to convene for some valuable brainstorming. Attendees at this year’s event hit the information jackpot.

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Indianapolis-based Gema USA Inc. has announced the passing of Ken Carroll, Southeast regional manager for the company. In a press release issued today, it is reported that Ken died peacefully Saturday, July 2, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. 

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Platinum Equity announced the signing of a definitive agreement to sell MetoKote to PPG. MetoKote is a U.S.-based provider of industrial coating services. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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TCI Powder Coatings, Ellaville, Ga., a subsidiary of RPM International Inc., hired Nancy Wright as director of quality. Wright has more than 20 years of experience in various roles with quality and process improvement. She is a Six Sigma Black Belt and for the past 10 years has gained valuable experience holding positions as an engineering group leader and operations manager, among several others.

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The Crown Group Waterloo Plant has been officially recognized as a John Deere Supplier of the Year for 2015. The presentation of this most prestigious award took place during formal ceremonies on April 21, 2016, in Bettendorf, Iowa.

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TCI Powder Coatings, Ellaville, Ga., a proud subsidiary of RPM International Inc., announced Rich Chappel as the business development manager for the Southwest Region (Texas, Louisiana, Colorado, New Mexico, and Oklahoma). Chappel brings more than 25 years of experience in powder coatings and the Industrial market segment to his new position with TCI. For the past 16 years, he has successfully held several positions at Valspar in Sales & Market Segment Management. Prior to working for Valspar, Rich was an integral part of the team that launched the Lilly Powder Coatings business. 

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This year’s Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition marked the 40th anniversary of the inaugural show, which first debuted in 1976. This show is the dry processing and bulk solids handling industry’s largest trade event, where both US and other manufacturers exhibit the latest innovations in bulk solids handling. This year’s event also featured a Center Stage pavilion where process equipment manufacturers, in appreciation for their continued support of the event and the industry, were presented with an award for exhibiting at all Powder Shows for the last 40 years. VAC-U-MAX President, Steve Pendleton accepted the award on behalf of VAC-U-MAX. 

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