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Reducing Hexavalent Chromium in Military Anodizing Operations

How U.S. Air Force facilities transitioned a dichromate sealer replacement. more(+)

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Sunny Outlook for Florida Powder Coater

Benada Aluminum rebounds their business with improved chemistries and equipment in their powder coating operations. more(+)

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Pretreatment Change Eases Wastewater Headaches

OMG Roofing Products gets help with wastewater treatment. more(+)

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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees

Frederick Gumm, John Horner, Dr. Leslie Lancy, John Lindstedt and Milt Stevenson Sr. were elected by a panel for their contributions to the surface finishing industry. more(+)


A Conversation with John Heyer, Kettle Moraine

Heyer celebrated his 41st year with the company in November, and is considered one of the best—if not the nicest and most positive—custom coaters in the industry. more(+)


Guys Like Milt Sr. and John

The first time John Lindstedt met Milt Stevenson Sr. was in the 1970s when Lindstedt considered installing an electroless nickel line in his plating operation in Milwaukee. more(+)


Gardner Business Index: December 2016

Automotive index hits highest level since March 2015. more(+)


Don’t Tell People How to Do Things

Tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results. 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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