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Index Continues Downward Trend
In August, the index contracted for the fourth time in five months.
Columns Published: 10/1/2015
A Conversation With…Bill Rosenberg Jr., Columbia Chemical
We caught up with Bill as he was tuning his numerous guitars that he plays in a band with friends.
Columns Published: 10/1/2015
July Index at 46.6—Lowest Index Since August 2013
Since June 2014, the finishing business index has been on a fairly steady downward trend.
Columns Published: 9/1/2015
A Conversation With ... Kevin Coursin, President of KMI Systems
Kevin Coursin is president of KMI Systems, a Chicago-area company that engineers, designs and builds paint and porcelain enamel finishing systems.
Columns Published: 10/1/2014
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
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...
Columns Published: 11/1/2012
Becoming “Socially Accepted” in the Finishing World
Products Finishing’s new LinkedIn plating group provides insight from the “Top Shops.”
Columns Published: 10/1/2012
The Coatings Rework Nightmare
How company mindset in a quandary can make or break a finishing operation.
Columns Published: 10/1/2012
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
A Fight for the Future of Finishing Shops
The driving force of changes is often a generational battle, too.
Columns Published: 7/1/2012

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