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Gardner Business Index: February 2017 — 55.7
The finishing industry expands for the second consecutive month, as the industry grew at its fastest rate since May 2012.
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.
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...Michael Leeming, Parker Boiler
Michael Leeming is national sales manager with Parker Boiler in Los Angeles, one of the largest suppliers to the finishing industry.
Gardner Business Index: September 2016
Future business expectations increased, reaching highest level since July 2015.
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.