About Red Spot
Here are some latest news stories about Red Spot and their employees.
Red Spot Teams Up With United Way "Fair Share" Donation Program and raises Over $29,000
11/28/16 – (Evansville, IN) – Red Spot once again teamed up with the United Way. Many thanks to all of you who have pledged a donation to the United Way! We are pleased to announce that we had 101 employees pledge to donate a "fair share" amount (one hour of pay per month) for 2017 for a total of $29,502! As Red Spot's way of saying thank you, any employee who pledged to donate a "fair share" amount to the United Way receives their birthday off in 2017.
Red Spot Partners with Evansville Rescue Mission for Annual Gobbler Gathering Can Food Drive
11/20/16 – (Evansville, IN) – Red Spot partnered with the Evansville Rescue Mission to collect canned food items for their 94th Annual Gobbler Gathering. We had a goal of collecting 500 cans of canned cranberry sauce and as a team WE HIT OUR GOAL!! Thank you all for your continued generosity and support of community involvement. At Red Spot we believe our people make the difference and this proves it yet again. Wishing you and all of your families a Happy Thanksgiving!
International UAW West Side Local 174 Approves 3-Year Contract at Michigan Facility
02/17/16 – (Westland, MI) –We are pleased to announce the ratification of a new 3-year contract between Red Spot Paint & Varnish Co., Inc. and International UAW West Side Local 174 (United Automotive Aerospace and Agriculture Implement Workers of America). The new contract is effective in our Westland, Michigan facility through March 2019.Thank you to everyone that provided assistance during this process.
United Food & Commercial Workers Signs 3-Year Agreement
02/23/15 – (Evansville, IN) –We are pleased to announce the ratification of a new 3 year contract between Red Spot Paint & Varnish and United Food & Commercial Workers, Local 227. The new contract is effective in our Evansville, Indiana facility through February 2018.
Congratulations to Red Spot for Being Recognized as a GreenOvation Excellence Award Recipient in 2014
10/27/2014 – (Evansville, Ind.) –Red Spot Paint and Varnish Co., Inc. received the highest level 2014 GreenOvation Business Award for Excellence at the Keep Evansville Beautiful Annual Awards Luncheon in October. This GreenOvation Award is given to a select few Tri-State businesses, who endeavor to sustain a “green” environment, conserve our natural resources, and beautify the business landscape of Evansville. The award program provides a simple points-scoring system for landscaping, litter abatement, recycling, natural resource conservation and civic outreach. The GreenOvation Award recognizes leadership that enhances the region's image and curb appeal, and exhibits an understanding of the economics of conservation.
Introduction of Fujikura Kasei Vietnam Co., Ltd.
05/30/14 – (Evansville, Ind.) –We are pleased to introduce our new affiliate in Vietnam, Fujikura Kasei Vietnam Co., Ltd. (FKKV) as 100%-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Kasei Co.. Ltd. The purpose of establishing this company is to further expand our business in Vietnam, improve and enhance customer service, technical support and quality control reliability. FKKV will provide locally produced, marketable products as a member of FGN. For more information, visit this story on the FGN website
Red Spot Completes Acquisition of Arpol in Brazil
04/04/14 – (Sao Paulo, Brazil) – Red Spot Paint & Varnish Co., Inc. (Red Spot), Evansville, Indiana and Arpol Red Spot Tintas Ltda., (Arpol) Sao Paulo, Brazil are pleased to announce that Red Spot has completed the acquisition of 55% of the quotas of Arpol on April 1st, 2014. Fujikura Kasei Co., Ltd (FKK) of Tokyo, Japan is the parent company of Red Spot.
Red Spot and Arpol are part of the Fujikura Kasei Global Network (FGN), an international partnership which provides regionally manufactured high-performance coatings and exceptional technical expertise. Red Spot has had a successful relationship with Arpol for over ten years encompassing the development of the Brazilian market for FGN coatings for plastic with Arpol providing local manufacturing, sales, and technical service.
Arpol’s Executive Directors will remain the same and continue to manage the business. They have many long-term valued relationships with their customers and hold a respected position within the industry. We look forward to strengthening and expanding these alliances with support from Red Spot.
Red Spot to Showcase products at RadTech 2014 Tech Expo
03/25/14 – (Evansville, Ind.) –We invite you to visit us at RadTech 2014, May 12-14, in Rosemont, IL. RadTech UV/EB 2014 is the world's largest UV & EB event and is a 3-day conference and exhibition dedicated to fostering educational, technical, and scientific advancement in the manufacture and use of ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) curable products.
Red Spot will be showcasing a variety of our latest UV products for several applications including those for PVD (an alternative to chrome plating), Co and Functional Hardcoat. Come visit us in the Exhibition Hall in booth 512 to learn more about our products and services!
As a valued customer, we would like to offer you FREE Trade Show Admission (a $75 value). Click here for more information.
Introduction of PT. Fujikura Kasei Indonesia
02/06/14 – (Indonesia) –We are pleased to introduce our new affiliate in Indonesia, PT. Fujikura Kasei Indonesia (FKKI) (formerly called PT. Cerplas Chemicals Indonesia.) Fujikura Kasei Co., Ltd. recently increased its shareholding ratio from 25% to 49%. The purpose of this company name change and shareholding ratio increase is to further expand our business in Indonesia, improve and enhance customer service and technical support, and to provide locally produced, marketable products as a member of FGN. You can reach FKKI under the following:
PT. Fujikura Kasei Indonesia
Kawasan Industri Jatake, Jl. Industri 3 Blok AC No.6B,
Tangerang, Banten, 15710, Indonesia
Red Spot de Mexico Opening Ceremony
01/21/14 – (Monterrey, Mexico) –On January 21st, Red Spot de Mexico , S.A. de C.V. celebrated the grand opening of its manufacturing facility located in Monterrey, Mexico. Red Spot Paint & Varnish Co., Inc. has had a presence in Mexico through a viable Sales and Technical Service staff for over 20 years. The region of Mexico is seen as a growth area for the Fujikura Kasei Global Network with many OEM’s expanding or beginning operations for the domestic Mexican and export markets. Visiting Red Spot de Mexico for the opening ceremony were Daisuke Kato, President of Fujikura Kasei, and Hisashi Kajiwara, Director of Coating Business and Chairman & President of Subsidiaries.
Some facts about Red Spot de Mexico:
- 20% of Red Spot’s Gross Sales in 2013
- Plant, Office, Laboratory, and Distribution area: 1,930 m2
- Waterborne Manufacture (458W, 396WHT, 361WSL, other) S.O.P.: 1st Quarter 2014 Solventborne Manufacture (318/303LE, 4800LE/FM, Recrack 22/24, other) S.O.P.: 4th Quarter 2014
- Distribution of other goods manufactured in Red Spot Evansville and Westland (UV,
- Clearcoats, Hardeners, other): 1st Quarter 2014
Red Spot Receives 2013 GreenOvation Business Award
10/10/13 – (Evansville, Ind.) –Red Spot Paint and Varnish Evansville received a GreenOvation Business Award for 2013 at the Keep Evansville Beautiful Annual Awards Luncheon on October 9, 2013. This GreenOvation Award is given to a select few Tri-State businesses, who endeavor to sustain a “green” environment, conserve our natural resources, and beautify the business landscape of Evansville. The award program provides a simple points-scoring system for landscaping, litter abatement, recycling, natural resource conservation and civic outreach. The GreenOvation Award recognizes leadership that enhances the region's image and curb appeal, and exhibits an understanding of the economics of conservation.
Red Spot wins Chrysler Group Supplier of the Year
06/19/13 – (Evansville, Ind.) –Red Spot Paint and Varnish Co., Inc., was recently presented with the 2013 Chrysler Group Supplier of the Year Award for Innovation at the annual Supplier Strategy Meeting held in Auburn Hills, Mich. The award, given by Chrysler Group, LLC, was a result of a collaboration between Red Spot Paint and Varnish Co. and JVIS/Seungbo to create a new technology and process that replaces chrome plating or metallic metal parts. The new technology consists of multiple, colored chrome interior trim parts using Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD). The PVD technology/process has many advantages, including:
- More environmentally friendly than chrome plating
- Allows for a wide variety of colors/shades with a metallic look
- Can be used on a variety of plastic substrates
- Cost effective
Akiro Takeda as New President of Red Spot
07/01/12 - Akiro Takeda was promoted to President of Red Spot Paint & Varnish Co., Inc. on July 1st, 2012. Akiro was born in Tokyo, Japan, and grew up in the Shinjuku area of Tokyo. He studied Industrial Chemistry at Nippon University and majored in Polymer Synthesis. Akiro joined FKK right after graduation as a Sales Representative for polymer products. He spent several years in this position and then took a new position as Marketing Representative for a textured coating technology called "Velvex." This product was actually licensed technology from Red Spot and was what Red Spot called "Ultra Suede." In September of 1991, Akiro was transferred to Red Spot as a Japanese Accounts Coordinator in Sales. In 1999 he became Transplant Marketing Manager.
With over 21 years of experience with Red Spot in different roles, Akiro will bring expertise and knowledge to his new position as President. We are excited to have him as President and look forward to continued success.
Red Spot and United Food and Commercial Workers Ratify New 3-Year Contract
03/15/12 - We are pleased to announce the agreement and subsequent ratification of a new three year contract between Red Spot and the bargaining unit employees of the United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 227 at our Evansville, IN location. The new contract became effective on February 27, 2012.
2011 Indiana´s Healthiest Employer
08/24/11 - On August 24, 2011 Red Spot was recognized by the Indianapolis Business Journal as the winner of the 2011 Indiana's Healthiest Employer Award, in the category of 100-499 employees. Six judges selected a winner and 2 finalists in each of the 5 categories, based on 75 questions and a 500 word essay describing their wellness programs. We were honored with a plaque to hang at Red Spot, along with recognition among peers across the state. Other honorees included companies such as Indiana University Health, Toyota Manufacturing (TMMI), Angie's List, Logansport Memorial Hospital, etc. On August 29th, the Indianapolis Business Journal will publish an article that highlights Red Spot's Program. Red Spot's Wellness Program would not be such a success if it wasn't for the employees and supportive families that make up our workplace. In 2011, Red Spot Evansville introduced assistance with gym memberships to promote fitness in addition to a partnership with Personal Trainer/Life and Wellness Coaches to support employee individual goals by helping them transforming mind, body, and spirit with focus, strength, and commitment".