Industrial Coatings Blog

Orion Announces Retirement of George Osterhout, Welcomes Kevin Hess to Lead Company

June 30, 2023

CHICAGO, June 30, 2023 – Orion Industries, Ltd. (Orion) and Dimension Bond, Inc. (DB), leaders in the applied functional coatings industry, today announced the retirement of George Osterhout, the esteemed president and visionary leader of Orion and DB, and its sister company Surface Solutions Group, LLC (SSG), and the appointment […]

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Coronavirus Update

May 5, 2020

To our valued and trusted business partners, I want to advise you that Orion Industries will remain open during the Illinois “Shelter in Place” Executive Order 2020-10 issue by Illinois Governor Pritzker as of 5:00 PM Saturday, March 21, 2020. Orion Industries qualifies to remain open under the “essential services” […]

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Orion + Sandstrom = A Technical Partnership Taking the Coatings World by Storm!

June 19, 2018

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Sandstrom Coating Technologies, a very reputable cornerstone of the coatings industry since 1946! Sandstrom has been certified to meet the Quality Criteria of AS9100 Rev. D and ISO 9001:2015. Our friends at Sandstrom specialize in the development and manufacturing of Solid Film […]

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Anyone Can Stop the Line, and What that Means for Quality

June 7, 2018

At Orion Industries, we believe the smartest person in the room is the one three feet from the job. What does that mean exactly? It means that no matter your title, having your hands directly in the production of our coating makes you the expert. This simultaneously limits errors and […]

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Orion Recognized as Chemours LIA

August 29, 2017

Orion Industries has been recognized once again as a Chemours Licensed Industrial Applicator (LIA), for excellence in the application of TeflonTM coatings. This distinction provides assurance that the products identified are of the highest quality and contain only genuine TeflonTM fluoropolymers. Per Chemours: Chemours has a network of licensed applicators located throughout […]

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Orion Industries Becomes CCAI Member

December 29, 2016

Orion Industries has been inducted into the Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) as a custom coater! Membership in this organization will lead Orion to become more active in the industrial coating community, as well as provide Orion with invaluable resources both inside and outside of the coating industry. From attending […]

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Orion Sends Employees to Cubs Playoffs!

October 23, 2015

As a Northside Chicago company, we were excited to see the Cubs make it to the postseason series, and even more thrilled to be able to send our hard-working employees to Wrigley Field to cheer on the team! Not Pictured: Also in attendance were Accounts Receivable Sue Bertoncini and son […]

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Orion Industries Earns One of Top Finishing Shops in USA

July 31, 2015

Products Finishing magazine names Orion Industries to its “Top Shops” list CINCINNATI, Ohio – Orion Industries has been named one of the best finishing shops in North America, according to an industry benchmarking survey conducted by Products Finishing magazine, a trade publication which has covered the industry since 1938. The […]

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Laura J. Abad Receives ASQ-Certified Quality Engineer

June 16, 2015

Milwaukee, Wis., 06/06/2015 – The Certification Board of ASQ (American Society for Quality) is pleased to announce that Laura J. Abad has completed the requirements to be named an ASQ-Certified Quality Engineer, or ASQ CQE. As such, Laura J. Abad has reached a significant level of professional recognition, indicating a […]

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Introducing the Chemours Teflon® Pioneer Series

December 16, 2014

Never underestimate the knowledge of a seasoned coater. They can offer insight into the numerous challenges faced by those in the industrial coatings industry. Their invaluable experiences and stories about the industrial coatings industry offer a view into the coating world and how it has changed over the years. We […]

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