PUBLISHED: 3/1/2017

Certifications of Top Shops

ISO9001 is the certifcations that most Top Shops have earned, followed by Nadcap and AS9100, according to our 2016 survey of the Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey.

PUBLISHED: 2/28/2017

Kyzen’s Joe McChesney Talks Environmental Concerns of Parts Cleaning

Kyzen’s Global Technology Manager Joe McChesney presents “Parts Cleaning & Environmental Concerns! Choosing a Green Solvent” on March 7 at 3 p.m. at HAI HELI-EXPO 2017.

PUBLISHED: 2/28/2017

AkzoNobel Customer App Simplifies Powder Purchasing

AkzoNobel’s powder coatings business has launched the Interpon App, providing customers with an easy-to-use, mobile tool that is currently available in the U.S., and will soon be launched in other locations around the world.

PUBLISHED: 2/27/2017

CCAI Releases Liquid Coatings and Equipment Training Manual

The Chemical Coaters Association International releases its new Liquid Coatings and Equipment for Industrial Finishing Applications training manual.

PUBLISHED: 2/23/2017

Technic Acquires Exclusive Distribution Rights for Alufinish Products in the U.S. and Canada

Technic acquires exclusive distributor rights for Alufinish’s anodizing and powder coating pretreatment products in the U.S. and Canada.

PUBLISHED: 2/13/2017

Kremlin Rexson, Sames Merge Into Sames Kremlin

Liquid and powder application manufacturer Kremlin Rexson and Sames have announced the companies are merging within the Exel Industries group and rebranding under the global organization with the name Sames Kremlin.

PUBLISHED: 2/8/2017

Quote-To-Book Ratios

Products Finishing Top Shops had an 80 percent quote-to-book ratio, far higher than the remaining shops, which had a 16 percent quote-to-book ratio. The median was 50 percent of jobs booked, while the average of all shops was 51.2 percent.

PUBLISHED: 2/8/2017

Percentage of Shop Sales from 80% of Customer Base

The percentage of customers who account for 80 percent of overall shop sales was at 34.6 percent for Products Finishing Top Shops, while the average of all shops was 27.3 percent. The median was 20 percent, and all other shops had an average of 10 p...

PUBLISHED: 2/6/2017

Axalta Coating Systems to Acquire Century Industrial Coatings

Axalta Coating Systems, global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, announces its agreement to acquire Century Industrial Coatings, a leading manufacturer of high-performance industrial coatings for structural steel, oil and gas, rail cars and ot...

PUBLISHED: 2/6/2017

KAL Capital Markets Launches New Firm

Firm’s professionals assist clientele on all aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and accessing the capital markets, with a focus on the aerospace and defense.

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