We recently completed our company-wide OSHA safety training for 2020. The training is integral to our commitment to informing our employees of current OSHA standards and keeping them well-protected in the workplace.

Classes were conducted over two days by Vanguard Environmental — a regulatory and environmental compliance training specialist. Employees were educated about exposure to chemical hazards in the workplace with classes covering OSHA’s Hazard Communication (HazCom) and the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for classifying and labeling chemicals. Additional subjects included Lockout/Tagout, forklifts, bloodborne pathogens, personal protective equipment (PPE) and emergency procedures.

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We're proud to announce our Nedox® family of engineered coatings will be available in South Korea through an exclusive license with YKMC. Like General Magnaplate, YKMC is a family business that employs modern processes to provide quality protective surface treatments to a broad range of industries. YKMC has supplied Tufram® to South Korea since 2013, and the addition of Nedox gives customers more surface treatment options.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has required many companies to ramp-up production on critical equipment essential for saving lives. This includes our customer Enfield Technologies, a manufacturer of valves for ventilators. These machines provide mechanical ventilation by moving breathable air into and out of the lungs.

Aluminum parts within the ventilator system are coated with our Tufram L-4 to:

  • Increase surface hardness
  • Provide low COF between mating parts
  • Reduce slip/stick action
  • Increase overall part longevity
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The aerospace industry in Poland has seen substantial growth in recent years. To help manufacturers in this and other thriving industries such as food processing and packaging better protect their components, General Magnaplate has announced its engineered coatings will be available in Poland exclusively through Poeton Polska — a division of U.K.-based licensee, Poeton Industries.

General Magnaplate has had a successful relationship with Poeton Industries for over 30 years, and both companies share the same philosophies. Like General Magnaplate, Poeton Industries — which traces its beginnings to 1898 — is a family business with a long history of providing protective surface treatments to a broad range of industries including commercial airframe and aerospace. Through the years, both companies have earned a reputation for innovation, quality and customer service on the global level.

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General Magnaplate — a world leader in the science of surface enhancement for metals and other substrates — has announced that its Arlington, Texas facility has achieved AS9100:D certification.

Companies earn AS9100 certification by proving their operations continually meet stringent quality requirements in order to indicate their products are safe and reliable for use in the aviation, space and defense industry (AS&D).

The certification affirms that General Magnaplate has implemented and maintains a quality control system with policies and procedures designed to promote continuous improvement. To that end, General Magnaplate continually ensures quality control through internal audits, comprehensive documentation, ongoing training and company-wide adherence to correct procedures including risk assessment, remediation and communication.

“We are very proud of our AS9100 certification,” said Ashley Russo, chief operating officer at General Magnaplate. “Our associates have embraced a philosophy of continuous improvement, and the certification reinforces customer confidence in our ability to set and fulfill stringent standards for quality.”

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General Magnaplate, a global leader in engineered coatings technology, has announced that Ashley Saunders Russo has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer. Russo has been responsible for consolidating Magnaplate's operations through the merging of the Linden, New Jersey and the Arlington, Texas facilities and will continue to oversee ongoing business operations. Candi Aversenti will retain her position as CEO and Edmund Aversenti will stay on as President.

“Ashley brings an excellent energy to the company,” says Aversenti. “She is no stranger to running a successful business, with numerous accomplishments in the field of journalism and media production for over twenty years. Her ambitious and generous spirit will continue and refine the 70-year-old, three-generation legacy we have built at General Magnaplate as a technology leader in the field of engineered coatings.”

The consolidation of General Magnaplate's New Jersey and Texas facility began in July of 2019. The move combined all engineered coating processes under a single roof to maximize efficiency, improving lead times for clients and strengthening focus on customer satisfaction through innovation, performance, product quality and experience. Freeing up over 8,500 square feet, the upgraded Texas facility plans on completing the transition by the end of 2019 under Russo's guidance.

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General Magnaplate — a global leader in the science of surface enhancement for metals and other substrates — has completed its plant consolidation and closed its New Jersey facility. All operations will now take place at the recently upgraded plant in Arlington, Texas. 

Our investments in new equipment and upgrades to infrastructure will benefit our customers with a streamlined process flow, improving lead times for our customers. We’ve added to our talent base with additional quality, customer service, shipping and production personnel. Our expanded in-house and in-the-field sales teams continue to be available to our customers for coating guidance, quotes and facility visits.

With all coating processes now under one roof, our goal is to continue to serve our customers with dependable, on-time deliveries, and with the quality and service they have come to expect from us since 1952.

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General Magnaplate — a global leader in the science of surface enhancement for metals and other substrates — today announced it will consolidate its operations and merge its Linden, New Jersey and Arlington, Texas facilities.

By combining all its coating processes, controls and services under one roof, General Magnaplate will maximize its efficiency and take advantage of its substantial investments in modern equipment at the expanded Arlington facility. The enhanced process flow and operational performance will maintain and improve lead times for clients as General Magnaplate strengthens its longstanding focus on customer satisfaction through product quality, performance, innovation and experience.

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December 2018—With the holiday season upon us, General Magnaplate would like to share with you some of the ways we contribute to charitable causes, and humanitarian and educational programs in our community and worldwide.

This year, we are supporting Heifer International with a donation to several of their programs. One of these is a gift of honeybees which will be given to families to earn income through the sales of honey and beeswax. Another part of our donation goes towards gifts of milk and egg producing animals along with sheep, alpacas and llamas which have valuable wool that can be sold.

We also donate to Puppies Behind Bars, the American Red Cross, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Kaleidoscope of Hope, Special Olympics, and the American Cancer Society. General Magnaplate has continued its membership with the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum’s Anchor Society, supporting the Museum’s many education programs, exhibitions and maintenance of their extensive collection of historic artifacts.

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Building on the momentum of our recently expanded office and production space, we recently added a new robot to our PLASMADIZE® and thermal spray processes at our Texas facility. The new robot, an ABB IRB 6700, replaces an older model that had served us well for many years.

“Upgrading our robot ensures our ability to provide our customers with consistent, reproducible coating finishes every time,” says Vice President/General Manager John Larsen. “This new model also gives us more programmable options in less time, which means faster deliveries for our customers.”

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