Volume 38, Issue 11, November 2003

Distribution&Production

Southern Aluminum Finishing 
Opens San Diego Branch Office

In what it says is an effort to increase its West Coast presence and support its existing customers, Atlanta-based Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. (SAF) has opened a sales office in San Diego. Tom Hall, who previously had been appointed to service customers on the West Coast from the company’s Atlanta headquarters, has relocated to San Diego to manage the new facility.
“Tom’s new office will considerably enhance the quality anodizing, painting and metal fabrication services that SAF has provided to customers from Arizona to California during the past 40 years,” said John McClatchey, SAF president.

Hall has ten years of experience with SAF, serving as plant manager overseeing anodizing, fabrication and shipping/receiving operations.

SAF has also purchased a 78,000-square foot-facility in San Diego to be used for architectural products fabrication. The company will offer a number of services to West Coast customers: anodizing, extrusions, painting, metal and aluminum composite wall panel systems, metal and aluminum composite column covers, sunscreens, canopies and other custom architectural metal fabrication. 
Info www.saf.com or call 770/942-1207.

Sheffield and Bayer Form Marketing and Sales Team
Sheffield Plastics Inc. and Bayer Film Americas have formed a single marketing and sales unit that will be responsible for the commercial activities of film and sheet products in the NAFTA area. According to information from Sheffield, through the agreement Bayer’s Makrofol® polycarbonate and Bayfol® polycarbonate blend films combined with Sheffield’s MAKROLON® sheet products will provide a single source for market segments that use both products.
Info www.sheffieldplastics.com or call 800/254-1707.

Security Lock Now Stocking HPC Product Line
Security Lock Distributors of Westwood, Mass., has announced it is now stocking the full line of HPC locksmith tools and security storage products.

HPC products, including code machines, cards and software, books, picks and more are available for immediate shipment from each of Security Lock’s regional distribution centers.

“The addition of the full HPC product line to our inventory makes it easier for locksmiths to fill their entire order instead of calling two or more suppliers to find exactly what they need,” said Sidney Schwartz, president and founder.
Info www.securitylockdistributors.com or call 800/847-5625.

Industrial Sales Named Manufacturer’s Rep for Frank Lowe 

Frank Lowe Rubber & Gasket Co. Inc. has named Industrial Sales Corp. as its representative for Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky and Western Pennsylvania.
Info call 800/777-0202.

Crosslink and Dyneon Enter Agreement for Fluoropolymer Purchase
Crosslink Powder Coatings of Clearwater, Fla., has entered an agreement with Dyneon, a 3M Company based in Oakdale, Minn., to purchase its fluoropolymer resins.

Crosslink, a manufacturer of specialty high-performance powder coatings, says the agreement coincides with its pending patent for use of high-performance resins, such as PVDF and other fluorinated terpolymers in powder coating formulations for spray applications designed for architectural aluminum extrusions and fabricated components. 

Crosslink manufactures and supplies Fluoro Guard™ powder coatings to approved and licensed applicators. 
Info www.dyneon.com or call 800/810-8499.


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