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Published: 1/30/2017

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...

Published: 1/11/2017

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.

Published: 1/11/2017

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...

Published: 1/10/2017

CCAI Chapters Team Up for Toys and Charity
Several chapters of the Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) held events during the month of December to benefit charitable organizations.

Published: 12/6/2016

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...

Published: 11/1/2016

PRAB Expands Manufacturing Operations in Michigan
PRAB Inc. grows its manufacturing campus in Kalamazoo, Michigan, by purchasing existing manufacturing space and the warehouse buildings across the street from the its current location.

Published: 11/1/2016

Fritz Carlson Appointed President and CEO of Acme Manufacturing Company
Acme Manufacturing Company (Auburn Hills, MI) announces G. A. “Fritz” Carlson III as President, Chief Executive officer (CEO) and majority shareholder of Acme.

Published: 11/1/2016

NASF Report: West Coast Competition Highlights 16 Design Students
Sixteen students compete for scholarship awards through NASF's Bright Design Challenge West Coast.

Published: 11/1/2016

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.

Published: 10/30/2016

Prab Expands Manufacturing Operations in Michigan
The company purchased existing manufacturing space and warehouse buildings across the street from the its current location. The additional space adds manufacturing capacity to159,000 square feet.