The here and now... and what and why

Complacency is a trap. At least that’s what I was thinking when I up and left the comfort of a Yankee prep school gig, where I taught music, amongst other things, for 28 years. There was also that life long career as a composer, musician and artist.

First, it was a year in St. Thomas, USVI, working as a reporter and shooting photography and then, a year in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Time passed.
More time passed and a year back in the Athens of America followed by a hasty return to Oaxaca where it is all happening.
A couple of years in San Sebastian Etla and now, just down the road in San Pablo Etla. Life is good.

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You can find my music on Jango (World & latin - Worldbeat) and at iTunes and most online stores.
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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
The view from Corazon del Pueblo

The hereafter re me

My photo
Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Friday, November 7, 2014

The hits just keep comin'

If one wants to buy paint here, the general way to ask is, "Where is the nearest Comex?"  Like Xerox, Comex almost supplants the original word.  The stores are everywhere, in every village.  You need paint, you go to Comex.

So this is kinda big news.  From the LAHT. (emphasis added)
U.S. paint and coating maker PPG Industries said it has “successfully” completed its purchase of Mexican paint manufacturer Consorcio Comex for $2.3 billion.

The deal is the second-largest acquisition in the company’s history, PPG Chairman and CEO Charles E. Bunch was quoted as saying in a company press release on Wednesday.

“We look forward to working with the Comex team as we integrate the business into PPG,” Bunch said after noting that Comex is a leading architectural coatings business in Mexico and Central America.

The deal was signed in June after Mexican anti-trust authorities refused to authorize a similar agreement between Comex and U.S. building materials giant Sherwin-Williams.

Founded in 1952, Mexico City-based Comex makes paint and coating for use in industry and construction and has 3,900 employees, eight factories and six distribution centers. In 2013, the company posted $1 billion in revenue.

Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries was founded in 1883 and has operations in nearly 70 countries.
Hmmm.... there are some interesting threads to follow.  But really, nothing to look at here, move along.

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