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Gardner Business Index: August 2016
With a reading of 46.8, the Gardner Business Index showed that the finishing industry contracted for the 14th consecutive month. In August, the index improved from the previous month. However, the index was roughly at its average level since August ...
Cleaning Up Misconceptions in Job Titles
Eliminate your industrial maintenance team in one easy step.
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…Joe Subda, Axalta Coating Systems
Subda joined Axalta’s ecoat product group in 1990 and received the George E.F. Brewer Award at the ECOAT16 conference in February.
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.
GBI: Finishing for March 2016—48.4
With a reading of 48.4, the index shows continued improvement since October.
Lay Off the Layoffs
When faced with potential layoffs, make alternative decisions to reduce downsizing your staff.