Quaker Chemical and Houghton International to Combine

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., April 5, 2017  Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE: KWR) and Houghton International Inc., companies with a combined 250-year history as providers of process fluids, chemical specialties, and technical expertise to the global primary metals and metalworking industries, today announced that they have executed a definitive agreement to combine the companies. Both Quaker Chemical and Houghton International […]

Waasy Boddison and Betty Lou Mueller Receive Awards From NASF

The National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) presented industry awards at its Sur/Fin Manufacturing and Technology Tradeshow and Conference this summer in Atlanta, recognizing volunteer leaders whose service, commitment and contribution has advanced both the association and the industry. Awards Of Merit: Betty Lou Mueller, Frank Dunigan and Nancy Zapata Awards of Merit are given to […]

GKN chief exec to retire

GKN plc has reported that chief executive Nigel Stein will retire at the end of 2017. He will also retires as a director in March 2018. Kevin Cummings, currently chief executive aerospace, will succeed Stein in January 2018. Stein joined GKN in 1994 and became a board director in August 2001. During his 16 years […]

New California law gives air quality officials the power to quickly shut down polluters

Local air quality officials are gaining new powers to quickly stop polluters when they endanger people’s health under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The new law will give pollution control officers the power to issue immediate orders to stop polluting operations when violations pose an “imminent and substantial” danger. The orders are temporary, pending […]

OBITUARY – Charles David Roach

From the Sanford Herald, August 17, 2015: Charles David “Dave” Roach has passed away at the age of 71. Dave was born in 1944 in Atlanta, Georgia to James and Nellie Jo Roach. He attended The Air Force Academy where his dreams were to become a United States Air Force Fighter Pilot. He moved to […]