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New England NASF Chapter Hosts Supplier Night

Event included speakers, supplier table top exhibits, door prizes, scholarship raffle prizes and presentation of 10 scholarships.

Plating / Top Shops

2017 Top Shops Benchmarking Survey: Investments, Profits Are Trending Up

Analysis: Trends show more consistencies than differences over time; shops are increasing capital expenditures each year, with shops ranking at the top spending at 10 percent of gross sales.

Powder Coating

Proper Testing of a Powder Coat Finish

Manufacturer shows how it performs extensive tests on powder coated medical carts.

GFS Expands its Automotive, Truck Refinish Distribution Team

Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) announces that it welcomes Chassis Liner Supply, Purified Air and Quality Finish Services to the GFS Auto and Truck Refinish distribution team.

Capital Expenditures and Growth

The axiom says that you must spend money to make money. Turns out the statistics prove it true, too. Top Shops spend money to make money, and keep more of it.

Plating

Fixing Electroless Nickel Adhesion Issues

A shop plated a carburized AISI 8620 steel alloy with 15 microns of an 8-percent NiP electroless nickel deposit and acceptance by its customer. Now, the OEM requires that the shop switch to an EN deposit in the range of 5 percent. Coventya's Brad Durkin offers a solution.