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Welcome to our Newest Members!

Jason Martin, BASF
George Giering, Giering Metal Finishing Inc.
Jordan Bogaert, Select Finishing
Jason Gatton, Therma-Tron-X

ECOAT22 Brewer Award Winners Announced

Dr. George E.F. Brewer is generally credited with the original idea of electrodeposition of paint through his work and research during the late 1950s at Ford Motor Company. By loaning his name to this prestigious award given during the ECOAT Conference, recipients stand out among the best in the field of electrocoating. Read more.

Ruthman Companies Grows National Sales Team

Ruthman Companies, a group of global pump and valve manufacturing and service brands, has expanded its National Sales Team with two new Regional Sales Manager appointments. Bill Maupin will cover the Southeast for most Ruthman products, while Julio Montemayor will cover Southern California, Mexico and Latin America. In addition to providing direct sales and application support, each is also responsible for distributor channel development and OEM customer support in their respective territories. Read more.


New Leadership at Process Systems, Inc.

Ruthman Companies, a group of global pump and valve manufacturing and service brands, has appointed Christopher Crawford to the position of General Manager of its Warren, Michigan-based Process Systems, Inc. (PSI) division. Read more.


Koch Separation Solutions Launches Enhanced Technology To More Effectively Treat Various Industrial Waste Streams

Koch Separation Solutions (KSS) today announced the expansion of its tubular membrane product line with the launch of INDU-CORTM HD (High Density) – an enhanced technology designed to treat various industrial waste streams more effectively. INDU-COR HD provides a higher packing density of up to 300 percent, which makes crossflow filtration more economical while taking up less space. This new product configuration increases operational efficiencies and sustainability while reducing customers’ cost of waste treatment. INDU-COR HD’s 8mm PVDF tubule configuration is a complimentary offering to KSS’s existing FEG PLUS, ULTRA-COR and INDU-COR product lines. Read more.


Pulp, Paper... and Automobiles

It is official, after 40 years of continuous service to the Pulp & Paper Industry removing damaging micron size iron particles for condensate process streams, Milhous Company’s BallMatrix Electromagnetic Iron Separator System has found a new home in the Automobile Industry. In Fourth Quarter 2020, the inaugural BallMatrix was installed and commissioned at Stellantis, Warren Truck Plant, Detroit MI. The mature technology of the BallMatrix is now aiding the Ecoat process by removing defect causing 1 – 25 µ size weld balls from pretreat process solutions. “When we were first approached by a major automobile manufacture some five years ago, we knew it would be a good fit”, exclaimed Mark Milhous, President Milhous Company. “We’re just thrilled and grateful to Stellantis for the opportunity to showcase our system. All reports to date indicate that the BallMatrix will soon become the standard practice on paint lines for the removal of those troublesome, defect causing weld balls.” For more details on the BallMatrix and other endeavors of Milhous Company, visit their website.

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