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Gardner Business Index: January 2017
Finishing industry expands for the first time since June 2015.
Gardner Business Index: December 2016
Automotive index hits highest level since March 2015.
Supplier Happiness Equals Sales Success
Working Relations Index measures partnerships between suppliers and OEMs.
Gardner Business Index: November 2016
Future business expectations skyrocket in November.
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.
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.
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 April 2016—44.5
Future capital spending plans at highest level since October 2014.
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.