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Gardner Business Index: September 2016
Future business expectations increased, reaching highest level since July 2015.
Value Proposition When Asking for a Raise
An employee adding more value to his or her company deserves a boost in pay. Columnist Matthew Kirchner discusses employee compensation reviews and when to adjust accordingly.
A Conversation with...Charissa Kobyluck
A member of the Products Finishing 40-Under-40 class in 2016, Charissa Kobyluck is the quality manager at Coating Technologies in Phoenix and has been instrumental in achieving approved vendor status for several new primes since her arrival.
80 Years of Being a Helping Hand
Products Finishing is celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2016 and is looking back at eight decades since first publishing in 1936. How has PF helped your finishing career?
Gardner Business Index: August 2016
With a reading of 46.8, the Gardner Business Index showed that the finishing industry contracted for the 14th consecutive month. In August, the index improved from the previous month. However, the index was roughly at its average level since August ...
GBI: Finishing for April 2016—44.5
Future capital spending plans at highest level since October 2014.
Finisher Still Going Strong at Age 100
Ohio finishing shop owner still shows up for work every day and is involved in a number of charitable endeavors.
GBI: Finishing for March 2016—48.4
With a reading of 48.4, the index shows continued improvement since October.
A Conversation with...Tanya Bolden, Automotive Industry Action Group
Bolden, the director of corporate responsibility products and services for AIAG, will speak at NASF Sur/Fin in June.
Data Rich, Information Poor
Examine and measure large data sets to uncover hidden patterns and compare it with other finishing companies.