Lancaster Buying Show
Feb. 17-18, Orlando, FL
National Hardware Show
May 8-10, Las Vegas, NV
Gordon Brush Acquires Kirschner Brush
Paint brush manufacturer Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., based in City of Industry, California has acquired Bronx-based Kirschner Brush Mfg. Company. Both companies are products of the 1950s—Kirschner from 1957 and Gordon from 1951.
Kirschner manufacturers paintbrushes for indoor and outdoor use as well as finishing brushes for varnish, lacquer, enamel and shellac. Both companies make custom brushes, which is one reason the acquisition made sense for both companies. This allows Gordon to add a new line of custom brushes to its extensive catalog. Gordon is also known for the Redtree Industries line, which serves the marine industry.
What Happens After Midnight?
Pratt & Lambert® Paints announced Heron (27-18) as the brand’s 2018 Color of the Year. This elegant midnight blue becomes the leading color from Beyond, Pratt & Lambert’s full 2018 color forecast, which draws inspiration from today’s cultural influences across fashion, technology, travel, art, and home décor.
“The 2018 color forecast for Pratt & Lambert was created to take our customers on a journey through color, culture, and design, ‘beyond’ what they’ve explored before,” said Ashley Banbury, Senior Designer, Pratt & Lambert Paints. “In our search for serenity in today’s dynamic and often hectic world, we found Heron, our 2018 Color of the Year. It offers calmness, tranquility and adaptability, allowing it to transform an ordinary space into a sanctuary that truly showcases the power of color.”
Found within Intention, the color trend story that encourages finding and experiencing the joy in slow, mindful living, Heron offers the calming effect that is sought out in daily life. It is a versatile blue that provides creative individuals, from interior designers to architects and design-savvy homeowners, an opportunity to create tranquil spaces in styles ranging from traditional to contemporary. In functional spaces like living rooms, this statement blue gives a subtle visual impact with an aura of relaxation. It inspires unplugging and spending more quality time with family and friends.
Heron mixes well with crisp whites, soft grays and metallics and can be paired with materials such as whitewashed wood, burlap, concrete, terracotta, and glazed pottery to further inspire relaxed living spaces.
More colors of the year in future issues!
PPG Marks National Manufacturing Day
PPG hosted events and tours at its facilities across the U.S. to mark National Manufacturing Day and the contribution that manufacturing makes in communities where it operates. The event is organized by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) to address the skilled labor shortage, connect with future generations of manufacturers, and ensure ongoing success of the manufacturing industry.
More than 2,000 events where held by various manufacturers nationwide on and around this year’s designated day of Friday, Oct. 6.
PPG’s events included plant tours and manufacturing demonstrations, panel discussions, and lunchtime speakers for local students and community members.
“For PPG, National Manufacturing Day is about sharing what we do and who we are with the community to inspire the next generation of manufacturers,” said Bryan Iams, PPG Vice President, Corporate and Government Affairs. “PPG’s paint and coatings products protect and beautify many aspects of people’s everyday lives, including their homes, cell phones, cars and the airplanes in which they fly. This innovation and attention to quality begins with our strong manufacturing capability and our innovative employees.”
In honor of National Manufacturing Day, the PPG Foundation announced more than $90,000 in grants, which will support various science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs across the U.S.
Set Your Goals, then Protect Them
A puck going 90 mph can pack a wallop, so PPG, the Official Paint of the National Hockey League (NHL®) is putting its money where its goal mouth is, and is offering industrial coatings that may be used on NHL goal posts. Based on the company’s proprietary powder coating technology, PPG Envirocron® Extreme Protection provides outstanding cold chip resistance for the most challenging automotive underbody end-uses. Now, the same technology can be used to protect hockey goals of the NHL.
“After extensive testing, PPG is proud to provide the high-performing coatings for this challenging application,” said Shelley Verdun, PPG product manager, Industrial Coatings. “From pucks to skate blades, we know that the red paint on NHL goal posts takes a beating. The Envirocron Extreme Protection powder coating system, with its proprietary chip resistant technology in cold environments, will prevent chips, reduce scuffs and reduce maintenance time.”
“We will look to include NHL goal frames with this product in our event properties for the coming season and will continue to explore organic ways that PPG products can be integrated into the fabric of our game and throughout NHL arenas,” said Brian Jennings, NHL executive vice president and chief branding officer.