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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
EPA vs. NASF: The Continental Divide
EPA official attends NASF Washington Forum to speak on chromium rule and flawed data.
Columns Published: 6/1/2012
Aerospace Sector Plans Rebound
Aerospace is our featured topic this month in Products Finishing magazine, and one of the pressing issues facing those who make their living off of contracts from the military and aerospace companies is the health of the industry. Last fall, the Int...
Columns Published: 5/1/2012
There’s No Business Like ‘Show Business’
Before you know it, most of us will be heading off to shows and conferences hosted by the various trade associations that service the finishing industry. Things actually kick off April 10–12 when the Electrocoat Association gathers in Orlando, Fla.,...
Columns Published: 4/1/2012
Guys Like Ray Lucas Make A Shining Example
Having the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency show up at your front door on a Monday morning is never a good sign—kind of like Mike Wallace and a 60 Minutes crew, or maybe even your in-laws. But Ray Lucas and his employees at Valley Chrome Plating...
Columns Published: 3/1/2012



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