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Palfinger hires field service technician

BY HBSDealer Staff

Cerritos, Calif.-based Palfinger Liftgates has hired Ricky Richardson as field service technician, effective July 15, 2013.

His territory includes New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, North and South Carolina.

Residing in Shepherdsville, Ky., Richardson brings 36 years of experience to the Palfinger Liftgates team. In this role, Richardson will be primarily responsible for training OEM and distributors with installations training and after-sales service, as well as training and supporting fleet maintenance and troubleshooting for fleets with in-house service centers.

Hakan Peterson, president of Palfinger Liftgates, said: "I am pleased to offer Ricky the role of field service technician. Given his vast industry and related knowledge, I am confident that he will execute the responsibilities of this role excellently."

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H.B. Fuller’s Greenguard adhesives aim to take work out of wood

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H.B. Fuller Company is highlighting its Greenguard certified adhesives, sold under the Swifttak brand name, for their facility in common woodworking applications.

The water-based, low-VOC adhesives can be used to laminate decorative overlays or composite panels for furniture, cabinets, retail displays and more in a LEED-friendly manner.

"As one example of the excellent bond performance our adhesives offer, Swifttak products are enabling the advancement of sustainable, high-performance decorative overlay films by successfully bonding the film technology in high-speed lamination processes," said Doug Lange, H.B. Fuller business development manager.

The adhesives can be used with existing lamination equipment and are compliant with LEED guidelines for low emission standards.

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Diamabrush rolls out Hand Tools collection

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Diamabrush is aiming to make its floor preparation and coating removal products more accessible via the launch of its new collection of Diamabrush Hand Tools.

"There has been no effective solution for removing coatings such as mastic, glue and other adhesives in the flooring industry, with most people using harsh chemicals to break down the coating and then hand scraping," said president Mike Sancimino. "The Diamabrush Hand Tools not only eliminate the use of any chemicals, but allow users to complete these jobs faster than ever."

The tools, available in 4.5" and 7" sizes, are equipped to remove coatings up to 80% faster than other abrasive products, according to the company. This is thanks to the wearable substrate design, which prevents clogging, and the emergence of new diamond particles with continued use, which makes for consistent cutting.

Compatible with most standard angle grinders, the tools aim to easily strip away mastics, glues, adhesives, thin-set mortar, epoxies, and other flexible, stubborn coatings. Additionally, Diamabrush Hand Tools feature cost-cutting replaceable blades.

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