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Round of Applause for These Shops
Tired of all the bad news that seems to permeate everything you read, see or hear in the mainstream news media? Me, too. So we dug around in the mailbag, the inbox and anywhere else we could find to bring you some good news.
Columns Published: 10/1/2013
If Only Every Day Were Thanksgiving
The lost art of saying “thanks” needs to be revived.
Columns Published: 9/1/2013
A Life On The Right Track
Heroes come in odd shapes, sizes and circumstances. This one I named Ben.
Columns Published: 8/1/2013
A New Finished Coat at Age 77
New look and feel for Products Finishing magazine as we redesign the pages and bring you a fresher look
Columns Published: 7/1/2013
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



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