November 7, 2014


The New England Surface Finishing Regional will be held on November 7 in Cape Cod in Hyannis, Mass. at the Doubletree Hilton. Download a registration form HERE.

It is that time of year again and again we ask of your support by committing one day of your time to this years’ regional conference. Your loyalty to this conference over the years has enabled this event to gain national recognition with the National Association of Surface Finishers and major suppliers of metal finishing products.

It is your continued support that enables us to strive for, what many feel, the best regional in the country, both from a standpoint of quality and affordability.

-Newly renovated hotel that has all the modern day standard of comfort.

-New conference format that will incorporate more vendor interaction, while still including the high quality of professional speakers.

-Raffle prizes, quality door gift, breakfast, lunch, and a full sit-down dinner with entertainment for the same $135 conference fee. Spouses and guests are encouraged to join conference attendees for dinner for an additional fee.

-A block of rooms have been reserved at the special rate of $105.00 per night +tax for November 6- 7.

-Mass TUR Planner credits and Wastewater Treatment Contact Hours have been applied for this conference and will be issued and the conclusion of the event.


1. Go to our website:
2. Enter your desired arrival/departure dates, number of adults/children and click “Add Special Rate Code”
3. In the “Group Code” field, enter in the three letter code: SUR
4. Click Check Availability
5. Click Select to start the reservation process and complete your booking


For more information, please contact


Morning Sessions

8:00am – 9:00am Registration and Breakfast


9:00am – 9:10am Opening Introductions


9:10-9:25am Tony Revier – NASF Past President

Mr. Revier will provide an overview of the accomplishments that have been made to strengthen the NASF financially & position itself to better serve its members.


9:25am-9:50am Dennis Breton – Heatbath Corp

Heat treating problems for the metal finisher. The root cause with inconsistencies relating to cleaning & adhesion problems could be a heat treating problem. Dennis will cover some of the problems that can occur & how to recognize them as to get the heat treater involved in resolving the problem.


10:05am – 10:30am Robin Tiede – Hubbard Hall

Robin’s presentation focuses on how to be successful in trouble shooting & solving problems in industrial wastewater treatment systems. She will also discuss some of the new immerging technologies that can assist you in maintaining compliance.


10:45am – 11:15am Angelo Magrone – Sirfilco LTD

When it comes to filtration, one style does not fit all. Mr. Magrone’s presentation will cover the variables taken under consideration in determining what type of filtration is best suited for specific applications.


11:30am – 12:00pm Dale Varney – OSHA

Dale’s presentations are always informative and upbeat. This year Dale is going to provide detailed information on the new Globally Harmonized System (GHS) & what metal finishers need to do to be compliant.



Afternoon Sessions

12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch


1:00pm-1:25pm Francis DiGiovanni – MacDermid

Exotic alloys: Can we plate it? Should we plate it? Fran will go over specific surface preparation chemistries and process steps for some of the exotic alloys you may be confronted with.


1:25pm-1:40pm Jim Cain - OTA & Heidi Wilcox – TURI

The OTA & TURI continue to be supportive to our industry. Heidi & Jim will review upcoming events and reviewing ways their organizations can assist you.


2:00pm-2:30pm Tom Muscarella – Titan Metal Fabricators, Mark Geusic – Optimum Anode Technologies

Tom will start off with an overview of internal and external heat exchangers for the metal finishing industry. Mark will piggyback & give a brief talk on the potential applications & benefits of using mixed oxide dimensionally stable anodes for tri chrome and the use of auxiliary anodes.


2:45pm-3:15pm David Cotter – TRC Environmental

Mr. Cotter’s presentation will provide an overview of the air pollution control regulations with an emphasis on how these regulations apply to metal finishing operations.


3:30pm-3:55pm Karl Wadensten – Vibco Inc

Karl’s presentation will focus on: The use of vibrators to reduce waste and defects in metal finishing, how to select & apply vibration for specific applications and concepts in Lean/TPS/Process Improvement.


4:15pm-4:50pm Jeff Hannapel – The Policy Group

Very pleased to have Jeff back. Great down to earth presentation providing insight as to what regulatory agencies are perusing & the potential impact on our industry. He will also discuss issues The Policy Group is engaging.


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