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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...
Columns Published: 2/1/2014
The Coatings Rework Nightmare
How company mindset in a quandary can make or break a finishing operation.
Columns Published: 10/1/2012
A Fight for the Future of Finishing Shops
The driving force of changes is often a generational battle, too.
Columns Published: 7/1/2012
A Conversation With ... George Gallion, General Motors/Opel
George Gallion was a designer at General Motors in Detroit when he accepted the head design position at Opel in Rüsselsheim, Germany, in 1966. For decades, he was responsible for the appearance of new vehicle models at Opel, including the legendary ...
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
Redneck Jokes and Finishing
At the ECOAT 2012 Conference in Orlando, Fla., last month, we addressed the topic “What Underperforming Finishers Don’t Know (That Good Ones Do).”
Columns Published: 5/1/2012
Five Trends in Surface Finishing
Consider market and industry trends, and modify strategy to take advantage of them
Columns Published: 4/12/2012
A Conversation With ... Eric Jones, Col-Met Spray Booths
As president and CEO of Col-Met Spray Booths, Jones has overseen several expansions of his company, which sells and installs paint spray booths, batch ovens and related products throughout the U.S.
Columns Published: 4/1/2012
A Conversation With ... David Wentworth, Paint Pockets
David Wentworth is the VP of Marketing for Paint Pockets, the single-stage overspray arrestor company in Omaha, Neb.
Columns Published: 1/1/2012
The Number One Problem Facing Surface Finishers Today
With nearly one in five American workers either unemployed or underemployed it seems inconceivable that coaters and manufacturers alike would have such a difficult time finding the right people. Mention this problem to a friend working outside the m...
Columns Published: 1/1/2012

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