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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.
A Conversation with Michael Cash, Axalta Coating Systems
Michael Cash is senior vice president and president of Industrial Coatings of Axalta Coating Systems.
The Making of a World Class Manufacturer ... A Long-Term View
Firms empowering employees with higher skill levels will be light-years ahead.
When Good Enough Never Is
Get ready for the Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey.
A Conversation With ... Mike Gallagher, Therma-Tron-X
Mike Gallagher is the sales manager at Therma-Tron-X in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and in June retired after a 40-plus-year career in the surface finishing industry.
A Conversation With ... Kevin Coursin, President of Engineered Finishing Systems
Kevin Coursin is president of Engineered Finishing Systems, a Chicago-area company that engineers, designs and builds paint and porcelain enamel finishing systems.
A Conversation With … William Goughenour
William Goughenour debuts this month as the new paint expert for Products Finishing. He is the Senior Coatings Analyst for the National Center for Coatings Application, Research, and Education (C-Care) in Virginia, which provides one of the most adv...
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...
Becoming “Socially Accepted” in the Finishing World
Products Finishing’s new LinkedIn plating group provides insight from the “Top Shops.”