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  1. Thank-You to Our YWCA Golf Tournament 2024 Sponsors!

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    The Coating House hosted our inaugural YWCA Western Massachusetts Golf Tournament on Monday, May 6th, 2024. We had a great turnout and raised over $32,000 for our initiatives.

    Proceeds benefited the H.E.R.E. and CWWV Programs. The Children Who Witness Violence program offers therapy for children who have witnessed or experienced abuse and violence. The Healthy and Empowering Relationship Education program of the YWCA helps Springfield middle- and high-schoolers learn about healthy relationships and friendships.


  2. The Coating House’s Attends Design-2-Part Show 2024 at Mohegan Sun – April 24 & 25, 2024

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    The Coating House recently had the privilege of attending the Design-2-Part Show held at the Mohegan Sun Exposition Center in Uncasville, CT. This annual event, now in its third year at this location, stands as the region’s largest design and contract manufacturing trade show. 

    For businesses like ours, providing specialized coated and uncoated fasteners and fittings, attending such shows is not just an opportunity but a necessity to stay abreast of industry trends, connect with peers, and explore potential collaborations.

    One of the most rewarding aspects of the Design-2-Part Show was the chance to reconnect with old friends and partners. These familiar faces brought a sense of camaraderie to the event, reminding us of the strong relationships that underpin the manufacturing community.

    Equally exciting was the opportunity to forge new connections. The show boasted 240 American suppliers showcasing their expertise in custom parts, stock parts, and manufacturing services. From design and prototypes to production, finishing, and assemblies, the array of offerings was impressive. 

    One thing that sets this show apart-it focuses on American suppliers. In an era where supply chain resilience is paramount, being able to engage with businesses like us – local manufacturers who can mitigate risks, shorten lead times, and ensure timely delivery of parts is invaluable.

    In conclusion, our experience at the Design-2-Part Show 2024 was enriching. It reinforced the importance of industry events in fostering collaboration, innovation, and growth within the manufacturing sector. We look forward to implementing the insights gained and nurturing the relationships established for mutual success in the future.

  3. YWCA Board To Host Golf Tournament On May 6

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    SPRINGFIELD — Kim Casineau, board chair of the YWCA of Western Massachusetts, announced that the YWCA Golf Tournament will be held at Springfield Country Club in West Springfield on Monday, May 6, with registration now open online at ywworks.org.

    Proceeds of the charity golf tournament will support the Children Who Witness Violence program, which offers therapy for children who have witnessed or experienced abuse and violence. The Healthy and Empowering Relationship Education program of the YWCA, which helps Springfield middle- and high-schoolers learn about healthy relationships and friendships, will also benefit from proceeds raised at the tournament.

    According to Casineau, the organizer of the event, “the leadership work the YWCA is doing in addressing domestic and sexual violence is critically important. These two youth-oriented programs are providing much-needed support and resources in our community. I encourage all who are interested in supporting our event to contact me at kcasineau@thecoatinghouse.com or register on the website. We need golfers, cash donations, and donations for our raffle. My goal is to raise awareness to all the great work the YWCA does for our community in a fun way. Please join us on May 6 in support of these very worthy programs.”

    Cost per golfer to participate in the tournament is $155, which includes golf, cart, lunch, dinner, and a quarter-zip jacket. There will be a raffle and cash bar at the country club. Individuals or organizations interested in registering or sponsoring the event can visit ywworks.org.

    Headquartered in Springfield, the YWCA also provides services and offers programming to children and women in crisis in Northampton, Westfield, Belchertown, and Holyoke.

    This press release was originally published on BusinessWest.


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    Faster Assembly, Higher Quality with PAAC’D®PAAC'D

    If you’ve visited our website, you’ve probably seen the PAAC’D® acronym on the horizontal menu bar, which stands for “Pre-Applied Adhesive Coated.”  

    Anyone who’s manually applied Loctite to fasteners knows it’s not an exact science. You’re never going to get precisely the same amount of coating on each fastener. And if you’re installing those fasteners horizontally, you expect some of it to drip off. 

    With PAAC’D®, these problems are eliminated. Fasteners are ready for assembly with the correct amount of coating already applied, and they’re color-coded for fast, easy identification. Assembly time is reduced, and the process isn’t messy or inconsistent. As a bonus, there are no empty Loctite bottles to recycle! 

    How it Works

    Fasteners pre-coated with Henkel Loctite Dri-Loc® are dry to the touch. The Dri-Loc contains microcapsules that crush during assembly to release an activator. This anaerobic chemical reaction forms a polymer dispersion that rapidly bonds the fastener to its mating part. 

    Fasteners pre-coated with Henkel Loctite Dri-Seal® are also dry to the touch and provide an instant seal. The coating seals the fastener by filling all available space to provide a permanent, high-pressure seal that’s impermeable by most common liquids and gases.

    All Loctite® threadlockers have a broad temperature resistance of -65°F to 300°F, and some are designed to withstand temperatures as high as 400°F.

    Fastener shelf life with most pre-applied Loctite Dri-Loc® and Dri-Seal® products is up to four years when properly stored per Henkel’s specifications. 

    Industry Leading Quality

    “Our proprietary PAAC’D® process helps manufacturers in many ways,” The Coating House General Manager Harley Kata says. “Quality control is at the top of the list, because we remove the potential for human error that can occur when assemblers apply the coating themselves.”

    Some of the biggest names in aerospace rely on The Coating House for their coated fasteners. “We’re  AS9100 certified, and the only Henkel® Authorized Pre-Applied Service Center on the East Coast,” Kata noted. “Henkel and our customers place a great deal of trust in the quality of our work, and we’re extremely proud of that.” 

    Contact us to learn more.

  5. Kim Casineau, Elected President to BOD of YWCA of Western Massachusetts; Her Inspiring Journey

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    Kim Casineau, Elected President to BOD of YWCA of Western MassachusettsKim Casineau’s journey is one of resilience, empowerment, and paying it forward. Today, she is the owner of The Coating House, an AS9100-ISO-certified manufacturer located in East Longmeadow, and a volunteer on the YWCA Board of Directors. 

    Overcoming Challenges

    Kim’s mother died just six months after a cancer diagnosis on the day before Kim was to enter seventh grade. As she describes, “She had been very, very sick.” Her father, thirty-nine at the time, was left with four children to raise and didn’t have the skills. This led to a challenging period in Kim’s life. Feeling she had no choice, Kim left home. “I had lost my mother, father, and entire family,” she recalls.

    Finding Support in the YWCA

    During this difficult time, the YWCA provided her with much-needed support. This experience left a lasting impact on her. “Receiving services from the YWCA was a short moment in my life, but there has always been a connection,” Casineau shares. Inspired by the generosity shown to her, she has since made it her mission to reach out to other women and girls whom she feels she could positively impact. 

    Giving Back

    As soon as Kim was able, she began to contribute to the YWCA, increasing her contributions as her income increased. In 2019, she was asked to serve on the Board of Directors, and she currently serves as the board’s President. She is also part of an upcoming effort to implement a new educational program, The HERE Project, for high school students focused on promoting healthy and empowering relationships.

    Spreading Awareness

    Kim hopes to use her experiences and her position as a business owner to raise awareness for the YWCA and its services, so more women can benefit. She also dispels the common misconception that poverty and domestic violence only affect a certain population, explaining, “That’s simply not true. It does not discriminate. The YWCA is a necessary resource that needs community support. It takes a village.”

    Supporting Other Non-Profit Organizations

    Kim also supports other nonprofit organizations, including ‘I Found Light Against All Odds’, ‘Dress for Success’, which offers support and professional attire, ‘Open Pantry Community Services’, which provides food, housing, and social services, and ‘Soldier On’, which coordinates housing and supportive services for homeless veterans.

    Mentorship and Diversity at The Coating House

    At The Coating House, Casineau is committed to creating diversity among her employees. Her business offers a proprietary adhesive coating process that provides optimum locking and sealing capabilities for fasteners, fittings, and bolts. As a woman-led business owner, one of her goals is to create a mentorship program between her business and the women utilizing YWCA services.

    “It doesn’t matter where you start. What matters is when you decide to take ownership of where you are going,” – Kim Casineau.

    Read Kim’s full inspirational journey, her story of perseverance, and commitment to creating opportunities for women in Western Mass here: 



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    The Springfield Regional Chamber announces The Coating House as a 2023 Super 60 Award Winner in their Growth Category!  For thirty plus years, the Super 60 awards have recognized  and celebrated businesses that have achieved remarkable success and made significant contributions to the region, as well as non profit organizations that have displayed selfless dedication to serving the community. 

    The Growth Category recognizes revenue growth over a consecutive three-year period. As a first-time winner of the Super 60 Award, The Coating House has displayed a deep impact to the community, awarded second for growth out of 12 extremely deserving honorees. “Receiving this recognition speaks directly to the dedication of our team, constantly striving to exceed expectations and align with our mission. We are proud to be part of this community, and honored to have the ability to give back,” said President, Kim Casineau.

    Kim Casineau accepted the award on November 9th at The Super 60 luncheon at the Mass Mutual Center in Springfield, Ma. surrounded by more than 500 business leaders from Western Massachusetts.

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