Axalta showcases wood coating technology at IWF; Jeff Gordon appearance

ATLANTA - A leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, Axalta will exhibit its wood coating products and services at the International Woodworking Fair, Aug. 22-25 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Four-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion Jeff Gordon will make a special appearance at Axalta’s Booth C-1562 on Wednesday, Aug. 22, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Axalta expands wood finishing capability

Philadelphia, Penn.  – Axalta said it has increased the manufacturing capability for its global industrial business by investing in the 56,000-square-foot Northern Stacks complex in Fridley, Minnesota. Axalta will use the facility for research and development, focused application work for its Industrial Wood coatings business, and warehousing and coatings production across its focused business segments. The building will begin production trials next month.

Axalta buys Valspar wood coatings unit for $420 million

Citing concerns by the Federal Trade Commission and Canadian Competition Bureaus over the proposed acquisition of The Valspar Corp. by The Sherwin-Williams Co., the two companies said they have entered into an agreement to sell Valspar’s North American Industrial Wood Coatings business to Axalta Coating Systems for $420 million in cash.