Cathay Dupont Award: Cathay Industries Acquires Hoover Color Corporation

Cathay Industries has agreed to acquire Hoover Color Corporation, Hiwassee, VA, for an undisclosed amount.

The transaction is expected to close within the third quarter of 2016, subject to customary closing conditions.

“The acquisition of Hoover Color further strengthens our color pigments business as well as enhancing our capabilities,” said Terence Yu, Group CEO, Cathay Industries. “As market leader in natural occurring umbers and unique eco-friendly transparent iron oxides, Hoover Color brings a century of customer focus to the Cathay Industries Group.”

“Merging our two companies will complement Cathay Dupont Award focus on innovation, sustainability, and position us as a leading supplier of performance pigments with a unique offering for the paints and coatings industry,” said Yu.

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Date: 2017.07.06 Category: Industry Comments (0) Trackbacks (0)

The Cots World Group: About Us

Company Overview

The Cotswold Group was established in 1990 and directly employs over 250 staff across offices in the UK.

With 25 years of experience we are the UK and Europe’s leading Investigation Company providing exceptional results through our specialist investigation and intelligence services.

In April 2011 the company was acquired by G4S plc as G4S Investigation Solutions (UK) Ltd but we continue to trade as The Cotswold Group. The acquisition provided us with additional expertise and a global reach.

We specialise in intelligence led fraud and liability investigations across the public and private sector, working for a range of industries, including some of the world's largest insurance companies, corporate businesses and local authorities.

We have complete nationwide coverage across all functions of our operation, enabling us to respond quickly to customer requirements 365 days a year.

Prospect, our market leading intelligence database, contains over 1.2 million fraud specific entities associated with all general insurance claim types including motor, property, liability and travel. Through working for 8 of the top 10 UK general insurers we are uniquely placed to provide clients with a truly market leading proposition based on our industry knowledge and experience.

Instructions can be managed via our online portal where we provide our customers with instant access to files, documents and reports throughout our investigations.
Date: 2015.05.11 Category: Industry Comments (0) Trackbacks (0)

Group Review: Welcome to Corliss Resources Aggregate Supplier

Thank you for visiting Corliss Resources, Inc’s website. We hope that your visit to our site is informative and helpful. Whether you are looking at the products we offer, what products are best to use for your specific project, or how to order; we believe that we can help. If you are not finding what you’re looking for, our in house sales representatives are available to assist over the phone. We also will be happy to have one of our knowledgeable and qualified sales staff members contact you.

Four generations ago, John H. ("Doc") Corliss began hauling gravel out of the back of his buckboard wagon to service his neighbors—farmers, dairymen, and homeowners. Today John Corliss’s company continues to take pride in helping both large and small clients by providing quality aggregates and concrete products to customers located in the Pierce and King County areas. Be it a newlywed couple planning the foundation of their dream home or a major contractor needing to direct the flow of gravel and concrete trucks to his multi-million dollar project, Corliss Resources provides the knowledge, means and manpower to get the job done on time and on budget.

Our commitment to quality is illustrated through the pride we take in our hardworking employees, state of the art facilities, and immaculate equipment. We at CRI believe that our customers are more then just customers; they are our partners in business. Your success is our success. We take pride in going above and beyond what is expected by taking ownership in the success of your project. We are constantly striving to improve the quality of our products and the knowledge of our employee’s. Corliss’s employees are certified and trained in many aspects of this industry and have years of experience.

The Corliss family has been doing business in the Pierce County Communities for almost a century. We take pride in the communities in which we and our employees’ families live. That is why we have been committed to donate our time and resources to development of schools and community organizations.


The Corliss Family’s business began in the year 1919 when John (Doc) Corliss provided gravel from the Corliss family homestead to Henry Kaiser Paving for building State Highway No. 5 between Sumner and Buckley. Doc’s son Tim with his wife Vera and their son Harry expanded into the concrete business in 1945. Since that time Harry has added gravel processing plants and concrete batch plants to Enumclaw, Puyallup, Federal Way and Kent which provides excellent service ability to South King County and Pierce County. In 2003, Harry’s son Scott spearheaded the building of the state of the art facility and truck shop located at the original Sumner site which was featured in Concrete Products Magazine in August of 2004. Today Scott Corliss is the President of Corliss Resources, Inc. and he has the assistance of his two sons, Eric Corliss, V.P. of Administration and Finance and Steve Corliss, V.P. of Operations making it the fourth generation to own and operate the business.
Date: 2014.10.19 Category: Industry Comments (0) Trackbacks (0)

McKenzie Corp: Firetube or Watertube? What's the difference?

Boilers come in many different sizes, shapes and designs. This creates quite a challenge for those of us that do not purchase boilers on a regular basis. The choice between a firetube design and a water tube design can become very confusing for novice boiler buyers.


We thought a quick discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of these boiler designs might prove helpful.


So What is a Firetube Boiler?
FireTube Boiler

The name firetube is very descriptive. The fire, or hot flue gases from the burner, is channeled through tubes that are surrounded by the fluid to be heated. The body of the boiler is the pressure vessel and contains the fluid. In most cases this fluid is water that will be circulated for heating purposes or converted to steam for process use.

Every set of tubes that the flue gas travels through, before it makes a turn, is considered a "pass". So a three-pass boiler will have three sets of tubes with the stack outlet located on the rear of the boiler. A 4-pass will have four sets and the stack outlet at the front.

Firetube Boilers are:

* Relatively inexpensive
* Easy to clean
* Compact in size
* Available in sizes from 600,000 btu/hr to 50,000,000 btu/hr
* Easy to replace tubes
* Well suited for space heating and industrial process applications

Disadvantages of Firetube Boilers include:

* Not suitable for high pressure applications 250 psig and above
* Limitation for high capacity steam generation


What is a Watertube?

A Watertube design is the exact opposite of a fire tube. Here the water flows through the tubes and are incased in a furnace in which the burner fires into. These tubes are connected to a steam drum and a mud drum. The water is heated and steam is produced in the upper drum. Large steam users are better suited for the Water tube design. The industrial watertube boiler typically produces steam or hot water primarily for industrial process applications, and is used less frequently for heating applications.

Watertube Boilers are:

* Available in sizes that are far greater than the firetube design. Up to several million pounds per hour of steam.
* Able to handle higher pressures up to 5,000 psig
* Recover faster than their firetube cousin
* Have the ability to reach very high temperatures

Disadvantages of the Watertube design include:

* High initial capital cost
* Cleaning is more difficult due to the design
* No commonality between tubes
* Physical size may be an issue

The best gauge of which design to consider can be found in the duty in which the boiler is to perform. Fortunately most boiler sales agencies offer a number of boiler designs and can help you make the correct choice. Ask these professionals what they would recommend and have them explain why.
Date: 2014.08.13 Category: Industry Comments (0) Trackbacks (0)

Mckenzie Corp: Boiler Storage Tips

At some point in time you may wish take your boiler off line and store it for an extended period of time. Be very cautious. Boilers that sit idle will corrode leaving you with a quite a mess when you want to place the boiler back in service.

Here are two ways you can store your boiler.

The first is wet storage, which is generally better for shorter periods of time. In fact, we would recommend wet storage for anybody that needs a boiler for emergency stand-by. A word of caution, make sure the temperatures in your boiler room do not dip below freezing.

For wet storage we recommend the following steps:

• Inspect the boiler and clean it if needed
• Fill the boiler with deaerated feedwater to the normal levels
• Contact your water treatment company for the chemicals needed to condition the water
• An alternative would be using a nitrogen blanket throughout the entire boiler. Make sure the vents are closed and that the nitrogen pressure is greater than atmospheric pressure.

The dry storage method is preferred for boilers that will be out of service for an extended period of time or where the temperatures can go below freezing.

• Again, inspect and clean your boiler
• Drain all the water and make sure that the boiler is completely dried. Remember, any moisture left on boiler surfaces will eventually corrode
• Next make sure that moisture cannot enter the boiler. Close off any steam lines, feed lines and any points of entry for air
• Then place moisture absorbent material, such as quicklime or silica gel inside the boiler. This should be placed on trays inside the boiler. We suggest 2 pounds of quicklime or 5 pounds of silica gel per 30 cubic feet of boiler volume.
• Close up all manways and handholes
• Next place a sign on the boiler so that nobody makes the mistake of firing it without removing the absorbent material. This sign might read as follows:
• Attention - moisture absorbent material has been placed in the water side and furnace of this boiler. This material must be removed before water is placed in the boiler and before the boiler is fired.
• Finally, inspect the boiler every two or three months and replace the absorbent materials with new or regenerated materials.
Since 1946, P. C. McKenzie Company has been actively involved in the Natural Gas Industry, this experience combined with Ingersoll Rand, the leader in natural gas compression for the NGV market, makes us the ideal solution for your NGV station design.

Today, P.C. McKenzie Company is a leading supplier of compressed natural gas (CNG) equipment for vehicle fueling.

The rugged, prepackaged modular compressor systems are available in sizes ranging from 28 scfm up to 116 scfm.
Date: 2014.08.08 Category: Industry Comments (0) Trackbacks (0)