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Living on the Edge at ECOAT14
Electrocoaters and U.S. automakers work closely on corrosion issues at the ECOAT14 show in Orlando in April.
Columns Published: 6/1/2014
A Conversation With … Bill Stock, President of Microfinish
What started out as a summer job for Bill Stock turned into a career and has made him a fixture at all the industry trade shows and events.
Columns Published: 4/1/2013
Acquisitions Abound in the Finishing Industry
End-markets are growing, raw material costs are declining, and more than the usual number of mergers and acquisitions took place, possibly signaling a resurgence of the U.S. coating industry. The Carlyle Group won a bidding war to take over DuPont P...
Columns Published: 11/1/2012
The Coatings Rework Nightmare
How company mindset in a quandary can make or break a finishing operation.
Columns Published: 10/1/2012
A Conversation With ... Sam Woehler, George Koch Sons and CCAI President
Sam Woehler was recently named president of the Chemical Coaters Association International, which is getting ready to host the Finishing Pavilion at Fabtech, Nov. 12–14 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Columns Published: 10/1/2012
Becoming “Socially Accepted” in the Finishing World
Products Finishing’s new LinkedIn plating group provides insight from the “Top Shops.”
Columns Published: 10/1/2012
A Conversation With ... David Strand, Wisconsin Oven
It’s been a busy summer for David Strand, president and CEO of Wisconsin Oven. In June, his company was acquired by France’s PLC Holding, a leading manufacturer of industrial ovens for the aerospace, automotive, composite and finishing industries.
Columns Published: 8/1/2012
A Fight for the Future of Finishing Shops
The driving force of changes is often a generational battle, too.
Columns Published: 7/1/2012
The Keys To World-Class Finishing
What underperforming finishers don’t know (that good ones do)
Columns Published: 6/1/2012
A Conversation With ... Rick Dale, TV Host
Rick Dale is owner of Rick’s Restorations, a Las Vegas restoration shop that takes vintage appliances and machinery and restores them with new coatings for customers each week on the hit TV show American Restoration on the History Channel.
Columns Published: 6/1/2012

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