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Posted on Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Uni-Spray Systems, Waterloo, Ont., maker of nozzles, risers and other products for metal finishing, appointed Christine Jordan to the company’s engineering group. Jordan will provide engineering support to the company’s pretreatment sales force.

A Wisconsin metal finishing facility that allegedly failed to evacuate workers during a natural gas leak has been cited with 17 health and safety violations, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Washington, D.C., announced. Badger Metal Finishing Inc., St. Francis, Wis., is accused of violating OSHA standards related to fall, eye, and respiratory protection; labeling of hazardous chemical containers; and more, in addition to failing to evacuate workers during a gas leak. The citations, including 14 serious and three other-than-serious, total $46,200 in proposed penalties. Badger conducts metal polishing and plating, powder coating, and finishing applications for a variety of industries, but primarily the automotive and motorcycle businesses. Badger Metal Finishing has filed a notice to contest the citations, an OSHA spokesperson confirmed.

Minneapolis-based Valspar Corp. has announced the commercial introduction of Valde ECP, a patentpending powder coating system that delivers superior edge corrosion protection in the most efficient and cost effective manner possible. The system consists of two specially engineered powder coating layers that are applied consecutively and cured in a single oven cycle. Visit for more information.