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Hartchrom Plating Company Signs $16.9 Million Contract with U.S. Army
Hartchrom Inc. signs a $16.9 million contract with the U.S. Army expanding its operation at the Watervliet Arsenal in New York.
SRG Global Opens Innovation Center in Michigan
SRG Global, a Guardian company, has completed its Innovation Center located in Taylor, Michigan.
Chemcoaters Names Mike Tieri VP of Sales and Marketing
Effective immediately, Chemcoaters appoints appoints Mike Tieri as vice president of sales and marketing.
Arlington Plating Co. Opens Anodizing Operation
Arlington Plating Co. (APC) announces the installation of an anodizing line at its Palatine, Illinois, headquarters.
Hazard Waste Management Hours Per Week
Hazardous waste management is one of the hardest responsibilities of a finishing shops due to the regulatory requirement of local, state and federal agencies. The average plating shop in the 2016 Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey spen...
Lou Hirbour, former Technic VP, passes
Hirbour had been with Technic for 50 years, beginning as a salesman in the Northeast U.S. in 1961. In later years, he developed Technic’s West Coast regional sales operations and was instrumental in opening the Asian markets for Technic products.
Scrap/Rework Rate as a Pct of Shop Sales
We surveyed plating shops on their scrap and rework rates, and asked them to determine what it was as a percentage of overall sales. The Top Shops came in at a much higher rate of 4.0 percent, which may mean they scrutinize their finished parts more...
Arlington Plating Appoints Brian Isola Vice President of Sales
Brian Isola has been appointed vice president of sales by Arlington Plating Company.
Environmental Management Hours Per Week
The 2016 survey showed that Top Shops spent 40 hours per week in environmental management. The average was 26.5 hours and the median was 10 hours. Those shops that are not in the Top Shops program were spending around 2.5 hours per week in environme...
Southern California Platers Search for PFOS Alternatives
SCAQMD, the air pollution control agency for Orange County and the urban portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, requires platers to use a SCAQMD-certified chemical fume suppressant.