PaintPRO, Vol. 6, No. 1
January/February 2004

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Other articles in this issue:
Solvent Regs in California
Gel Stains
Kitchens & Baths
Clarity With Colors
Drywall Primers
Rollers for Decorative Effects
Estimating, Etc.
Contractor Profile: Hester Decorating
Paint Industry News
Product News
Product Profiles
Painting Tips



PaintPRO Archives — Industry News

Marshalltown is just that
After 113 years in business, Marshalltown Trowel Co. has changed its name to Marshalltown Co. The company's foundation has been built with quality brick and finishing trowels, but has grown to include many other types of tools.
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RJF to distribute Tassoglas
Johns Manville has appointed RJF International as the exclusive North American distributor for the Tassoglas Glass Textile Wallcovering Brand.
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Finseth promoted to VP at Flood Co.
The Flood Company has promoted Gary Finseth, who joined the company a year ago as director of marketing, to the position of vice president of marketing.
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Columbia Paint adds facility in Bend
Columbia Paint & Coatings, based in Spokane, has opened its 35th distribution center, located at 999 NE 2nd St., in Bend, Ore. “The Bend metro is one of the most diverse and rapidly growing small metropolitan areas in the Pacific Northwest,” says Larry Larison, Columbia's president and CEO.
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Kenny heads new team at PPG
PPG Industries Inc. has announced the appointment of Patrick J. Kenny to the newly created position of Business Manager, Construction Market Team. He had been Director of Marketing, Flat Glass, since 1999.
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Hyde buys Canadian tool company
Hyde Manufacturing Co., of Southbridge, Mass., is pleased to announce the acquisition of A. Richard Ltd., based in Berthierville, Quebec. The company will be a strategic partner with Hyde Tools Inc. The two companies are leaders in the U.S. and Canada in hand tools for the paint, drywall, flooring, masonry and industrial knife markets.
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Dealership opportunities available
Textured Coatings of America Inc., manufacturer of the new Tex-Cote Super-Cote home exterior system, is offering a limited number of dealership opportunities to qualified contractors throughout North America. The new finish not only saves time and maintenance expense, but can also provide homeowners with energy savings, making it an ideal opportunity for contractors.
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NGPP members provide charitable service
In early November 2003, the Cross House, operated by the Pioneer Boys Home, got a facelift thanks to the efforts of nine members of the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Guild of Professional Paperhangers. The members removed existing wallpaper, patched walls and installed new wallcovering in five rooms of the home.
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