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Nominations For The Electroplating Hall of Fame

Help us decide who should be inducted in the Electroplating Hall of Fame by sending us your nominations. more(+)

Benchmarking a Plating Operation to No. 1

Indiana’s Electro-Spec uses Top Shops data to improve efficiencies. more(+)

Solving the Ecoat Mysteries of the Deep

A diagnostic testing device, the Submersible Data Acquisition Unit, can measure and record AC voltage, DC voltage and current at specific points on a part during the electrocoat process. more(+)

Fabtech's CCAI Finishing Pavilion Offers Attendees Competitive Edge

Exhibitors and training sessions are ready to roll in Las Vegas, NV for this year's Fabtech Expo, where attendees can build-up their "Competitive Edge." more(+)

Anodized Metal Maiden

Minnesota woman opens Premier Anodizing to complement her existing chain maille business and hoped to increase production of jump rings for jewelry to 1,000 a week. Now the business produces over a million a day. more(+)

A Conversation with...Charissa Kobyluck

A member of the Products Finishing 40-Under-40 class in 2016, Charissa Kobyluck is the quality manager at Coating Technologies in Phoenix and has been instrumental in achieving approved vendor status for several new primes since her arrival. more(+)

80 Years of Being a Helping Hand

Products Finishing is celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2016 and is looking back at eight decades since first publishing in 1936. How has PF helped your finishing career? more(+)


Gardner Business Index: August 2016

With a reading of 46.8, the Gardner Business Index showed that the finishing industry contracted for the 14th consecutive month. In August, the index improved from the previous month. However, the index was roughly at its average level since August 2015, indicating a relatively constant rate of contraction in the finishing industry. more(+)

Value Proposition When Asking for a Raise

An employee adding more value to his or her company deserves a boost in pay. Columnist Matthew Kirchner discusses employee compensation reviews and when to adjust accordingly. more(+)

40 Under 40: The 2016 Class is Full of Leaders

Young professionals are a vital asset to the finishing industry. Products Finishing is recognizing the industry’s top young talent through an annual 40 Under 40 program. more(+)

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Go-To-Gal: Stacey Bales, Bales Metal Surface Solutions

Stacey Bales is president of the company she owns with her sister, Sara Bales, and took on the challenge of leading Bales after their father’s death.

Axalta Opening Powder Coating Training Facility

    Axalta Coating Systems is opening a Learning and Development Center at its powder coating headquarters in Houston, Texas.

Top Shops: Keystone Koatings, Top HR and Training Programs

President Rick Gehman says employees and management that have helped earn a Products Finishing Top Shops award for the past two years, and its HR practices could mean it will be recognized for years.

Liquid Clinic: Is Air Free?

What's the cost of compressed air and how can a business calculate air consumption?

Powder Clinic: Fillers for Powder Coating

How do you choose the right filler for your powder coating process?

Powder Clinic: Powder Coating Small Parts

Parts vary in size and shape, making it difficult to find "the best" process for painting small pieces.
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