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The Aerospace Finishing World According To J.C. Hall
Seattle finisher educates aerospace execs on issues they face, whether they like to hear it or not.
Columns Published: 6/1/2013
Dick Weston Glides into Retirement
S&C Electric Plating manager says goodbye after 40 years in the plating industry
Columns Published: 5/1/2013
One Company’s Junk is Another Company’s Plastic Rake
Manufacturing Research Center at Western Michigan University received nearly $1 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a “green manufacturing initiative” to study and reduce the amount of powder coating waste going to landfills.
Columns Published: 4/1/2013
The Plater to the Stars
Michael Vetrone and his sister, Lisa Thorsen, both acknowledge that the website for their plating shop in the Queens borough of New York City, isn’t the best in the business, but it doesn’t have to be when TV celeb Martha Stewart has you on speed di...
Columns Published: 2/1/2013
The Reluctant Hero
Plater John Cutchin of Palmetto Plating in Easley, S.C., steps up to help, steps out of limelight with college scholarships to the best of the best in the community in the area of science
Columns Published: 1/1/2013
Going Back to Read About Finishing’s Future
A marvelous website enables you to read books about finishing from 100+ years ago, as Archive.org gives researchers, historians, scholars and the general public access to historical collections that exist in digital format.
Columns Published: 12/1/2012
Acquisitions Abound in the Finishing Industry
End-markets are growing, raw material costs are declining, and more than the usual number of mergers and acquisitions took place, possibly signaling a resurgence of the U.S. coating industry. The Carlyle Group won a bidding war to take over DuPont P...
Columns Published: 11/1/2012
Becoming “Socially Accepted” in the Finishing World
Products Finishing’s new LinkedIn plating group provides insight from the “Top Shops.”
Columns Published: 10/1/2012
The Lesson of Dennis and Judy Barron
The owners of Barron Industries in Rockford, Ill., don’t want your sympathy or your stern looks that say, “You should have known better.” What they want to do is educate others about being careful who they bring into their shops, and to remember wha...
Columns Published: 8/1/2012
Get Your Free Research and White Papers!
PFOnline.com expands technology zone with White Paper and Research ... with no silly fees.
Columns Published: 7/1/2012



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