Products Finishing has launched a new monthly column that focuses on financial forecasts in the manufacturing and finishing industry.
Steve Kline Jr., a former editor of Products Finishing, will write “Financial Finish” each month. He has been providing financial analysis and economic forecasts for PF’s parent company, Gardner Business Media, since 2005. His first column in this magazine was published in May.
Kline has a degree in civil engineering from Vanderbilt University and an MBA with an emphasis on finance from the University of Cincinnati. He says he views forecasting as more of an art than a science.
“My analysis focuses on trends between different data sets to determine where the economy and, more importantly, the finishing industry, may be headed,” he says.