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Gardner Business Index: October 2016
Business expectations remain at the highest level since July 2015.
Celebrating the First 80 Years
Oak is the traditional gift for someone turning 80 years old, as it symbolizes longevity and strength, two hallmarks of what we feel our magazine has been with the surface finishing industry since its debut in 1936.
The EPA’s Home Court Advantage
Court decision on EPA hex chrome rule is a tad perplexing.
EPA vs. NASF: The Continental Divide
EPA official attends NASF Washington Forum to speak on chromium rule and flawed data.
Guys Like Ray Lucas Make A Shining Example
Having the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency show up at your front door on a Monday morning is never a good sign—kind of like Mike Wallace and a 60 Minutes crew, or maybe even your in-laws. But Ray Lucas and his employees at Valley Chrome Plating...
Of Mice and Culligan Men
The relationship between the EWG hex chrome water study and a Culligan PR campaign raises some questions
Full of Energy
One thing I’ve continually heard over the past several months is the need for finishing facilities to become more energy efficient in order to hold down costs and run a leaner operation.
Join The Clubs
June saw annual meetings and conferences for two of the largest trade groups in surface finishing, as the National Association of Surface Finishers and the Chemical Coaters Association International held gatherings in Grand Rapids and Sarasota, resp...