PaintPRO, Vol. 8, No. 5
November 2006
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Other articles in this issue:
Painter of the Month
Faux for a Cause
Great Design!
Technology: Metallic Paints
Estimating: Overhead Costs
Business Strategies
Product Profile: Aura Paint
Paint Industry News
Product News
PaintPRO Archives — Industry News

A.G. Williams turns 100
Arthur G. Ratsikas, later known as Arthur G. Williams, started A.G. Williams Painting Co. 100 years ago this year in New York. Arthur's grandsons celebrated the company's 100th anniversary at a gala in October 2006 at Beckwith Pointe in New Rochelle, N.Y. They were joined by employees, vendors, key clients and local politicians. Go to article ›››

Akzo Nobel acquires Flood Co.
Akzo Nobel has acquired The Flood Co., the biggest independent wood care business in the United States. Go to article ›››

Graco names new sales developer
Graco Inc. has named Paul Meacham its sales development specialist for High-Performance Coatings and Foam products in the Asia Pacific region. Meacham will be working with country managers and area distributors to develop the HPC&F market in the Asia Pacific area and maximize sales growth. Go to article ›››

Minwax mourns former president
The Minwax Co., its management and employees, mourn the passing of Ridgely Harrison Jr., who served as president of the company from 1962 to 1978. Ridgely Harrison Jr. was the third generation of the Harrison family to head The Minwax Co., which was founded in 1904 by his grandfather, Arthur B. Harrison. Go to article ›››

Rohm and Haas choose Chemcentral
Rohm and Haas has announced the move to a single United States distributor for its North American Architectural and Functional Coatings business, effective January 2007. Chemcentral, headquartered in Bedford Park, Ill., will represent Rohm and Haas in the U.S. for the distribution of emulsion products while continuing to be the U.S. representative for the Rohm and Haas Paraloid product line. Go to article ›››

Wagner wipes out graffiti
Through a partnership with Wagner Spray Tech Inc., the City of St. Paul, Minn., is gaining a new weapon against graffiti: The Graffiti Wipe-Out Van, a truck equipped with the latest powered paint spray technology. Go to article ›››

Sepp Leaf Products Pride of Place 2006 Competition awards
Leaf Products' 2006 Pride of Place Competition recognized 17 artists and designers for outstanding achievement in Gilding, Decorative Finishing and Fine Wood Finishing. There were more than 100 entries for the second annual event. Go to article ›››

Flood Co.'s vice president of operations wins FSCT Heckel award
Rick Hille, vice president of operations for The Flood Co. and a past president of The Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT), was awarded the FSCT's highest honor, The 2006 George Baugh Heckel Award, during the FSCT's Annual General Meeting (AGM) today in New Orleans. Go to article ›››

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