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PaintPRO Archives — Industry News

Paperhangers have it covered
The 2003 National Guild of Professional Paperhangers’ Forum and Tradeshow — featuring presentations, hands-on demonstrations, a business seminar and of course, a trade show — will take place Sept. 18-20 in Columbus, Ohio.
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Awards go to NGPP members
Top Job Awards, sponsored by The Zinsser Company, were won by Jim Yates of Historic Wallpapering Specialties, Johnson City, Tenn., winner, and Jim Turner of Regency Wallcraft of Newark, Ohio, as honorable mention in the wallpaper category. Yates re-papered a number of rooms in Virginia’s historic Bowling Eldridge House with careful attention to historic accuracy.
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A case of the blues
3M recently settled trademark proceedings with Shurtape Technologies of North Carolina and Henkel Consumer Adhesives Inc. (formerly Manco) of Ohio. As a result of this settlement, 3M continues to use the distinctive and federally-registered “Scotch Blue” backing color in its premium line of Scotch Blue Painter’s Tapes.
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New positions at Benjamin Moore
Benjamin Moore & Co. has named Dennis Abrams as its new president. Yvan Dupuy has relinquished the role of president but will remain chairman and chief executive officer.
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Accurate Dispersions receives ISO certification
The Accurate Dispersions division of Eastman Chemical Co. has received ISO 9001:2000 certification by Quality Management Institute. Accurate’s pigment dispersions are used in a broad range of coatings applications, including specialty ink, intermix systems, industrial blend systems, and factory-tinting dispersions.
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General Paint makes Ideal purchase
Professional Paint Inc. (PPI) announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Vancouver-based General Paint Corp., acquired Ideal Paints in Toronto, Ontario. Ideal Paints is a manufacturer of quality architectural paints. Included in the acquisition are Ideal’s distribution and service center in Rexdale and three additional service centers in Pickering, Oakville and London.
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