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The Keys To World-Class Finishing
What underperforming finishers don’t know (that good ones do)
Columns Published: 6/1/2012
Redneck Jokes and Finishing
At the ECOAT 2012 Conference in Orlando, Fla., last month, we addressed the topic “What Underperforming Finishers Don’t Know (That Good Ones Do).”
Columns Published: 5/1/2012
Five Trends in Surface Finishing
Consider market and industry trends, and modify strategy to take advantage of them
Columns Published: 4/12/2012
Predictive Analytics
Imagine for the moment you could predict the future. Suppose you could foretell how your customers, employees or suppliers would behave during the next year or two. How would you use the information? Would you introduce a new finish to the market be...
Columns Published: 3/1/2012
The Number One Problem Facing Surface Finishers Today
With nearly one in five American workers either unemployed or underemployed it seems inconceivable that coaters and manufacturers alike would have such a difficult time finding the right people. Mention this problem to a friend working outside the m...
Columns Published: 1/1/2012
And You Can Quote Me on That!
Eight memorable quotes to run your business by.
Columns Published: 10/25/2011
We're Here for You
Look for hidden opportunities to build loyalty.
Columns Published: 9/22/2011
You’re Fired
So think back to your first day on the job. Remember the healthy mix of enthusiasm, eagerness and anxiety wrapping around you. You likely had a list—mental or written—of how you could do it better than your predecessor.
Columns Published: 8/26/2011
KIRCHNER: The “Wasted Day”
An accidentally technology-free day yields unexpected productivity.
Columns Published: 8/1/2011
What it Takes to be a Great Board Member
Whether you’re on a board yourself, or looking to start one, keep these five steps in mind.
Columns Published: 7/1/2011



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