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Powder-Coating Workshop Headed to Indianapolis

Friday, January 4, 2008
The Powder Coating Institute (PCI), Alexandria, VA, will sponsor a two-day hands-on workshop on powder coating February 19-20 at the facility of ITW Gema. Classroom sessions will cover material properties, handling and storage; application-equipment use, troubleshooting and maintenance; powder-booth and recovery systems; pretreatment system design, use, troubleshooting and maintenance; and curing ovens and cycles. In the lab, attendees will gain hands-on training in coating application and troubleshooting. To learn more, contact PCI--317/248-2481;

Lapham-Hickey Acquires Alabama Facility

Friday, January 4, 2008
Steel service center Lapham-Hickey Corp., Chicago, IL, acquired the Hubbell Steel Div. of Gibraltar Industries, located in Birmingham, AL. The firm also named Jon Manilla, former director of sales for Hubbell Steel, general manager of the plant. Hubbell Steel ( specializes in coated and painted products. Lapham-Hickey also operates facilities in Chicago and Madison, IL, Columbus, OH, Pawcatuck, CT, Little Canada, MN, and Oshkosh, WI;

Pax Products Expands its Website

Thursday, January 3, 2008
Loaded with new product information and photos, the website of Pax Products has been expanded to provide visitors with more details on its stock and die lubrication systems, part and scrap conveyors, die doors and other products such as feed-progression sensors, part basket deflectors and die-wash systems. Also visit the site,, to learn about the company’s history and facilities and obtain a list of its worldwide distributors.


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