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Investors Turn Eye to Aerospace

Investment groups are buying finishing shops that they feel will provide the best return on their money. more(+)


Galvanizing, Powder Coat Give A1 Protection

Kansas City shop uses duplex coatings for extra corrosion resistance. more(+)


Aerospace: Base Coat-Clear Coat System Offers Benefits for Aircraft

This system improves buffability and extends service life. more(+)


Mechanical Finishing to Enhance Plating Operations

Combination swing-frame grinder cuts production time at Lincoln Industries. more(+)

A Conversation With…Dale Watkins, Sheffield Platers

Turning in his toque for a plating shop, this cyclist quickly learned the ropes of shop ownership. more(+)


Top Shops and the Chase for Excellence

Electroplating survey runs through December at more(+)


Kyzen’s VaporDegreasing 20|20 Promises New Standard

An “Aha!” moment helped carry degreasing to the present day. more(+)


GBI: Finishing for October—43.0

In October, the rate of contraction accelerated. more(+)


The “Skills Gap” is Your Fault!

The disinterest of tomorrow’s workforce is your problem, too. more(+)

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