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Industrial Powder Coatings Under New Ownership

Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Greenkote PLC, which offers metal-coating services from its plants in Israel and Germany, has acquired the assets of Industrial Powder Coatings, Inc. (IPC). The new North American entity, headquartered in Shelbyville, KY, becomes Greenkote-IPC Inc., with five plants in the southern and Midwestern United States and Mexico. It provides powder coating, e-coating, zinc and nickel chrome plating and nylon and plastisol (dip coating) services. Learn more at

New Truck Plant Slated for Alabama

Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Japanese truck maker Isuzu Motors Ltd. has acquired a 300,000-sq.-ft. warehouse near Birmingham, AL, with plans to convert the property into a truck-making factory by 2009 or 2010, with initial capacity of 5000 mid-size trucks per year. Isuzu joins several other foreign auto suppliers—Hyundai, Toyota, Honda and Mercedes-Benz--that have been lured to Alabama by its low taxes, a union-free environment and other incentives.

Denso Named GM Supplier of the Year

Monday, April 9, 2007
Denso International America, Southfield, MI, earned a General Motors Supplier of the Year Award for 2006, for its overall business performance in providing GM with world-class parts and services. The award, themed the “Best of the Best,” recognizes Denso for its heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, windshield wipers, fuel injectors and navigation system. Denso is online at


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