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Aerospace Sector Plans Rebound
Aerospace is our featured topic this month in Products Finishing magazine, and one of the pressing issues facing those who make their living off of contracts from the military and aerospace companies is the health of the industry. Last fall, the Int...
Columns Published: 5/1/2012
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 ... Scott Pavlish, Pavco Inc.
Scott Pavlish wasn’t around when his family started Pavco Inc. back in 1948, but his leadership of the company in the last decade has been just as important. Pavlish is president of one of the leading developers of chemical processes in the metal fi...
Columns Published: 3/1/2012
Guys Like Ray Lucas Make A Shining Example
Having the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency show up at your front door on a Monday morning is never a good sign—kind of like Mike Wallace and a 60 Minutes crew, or maybe even your in-laws. But Ray Lucas and his employees at Valley Chrome Plating...
Columns Published: 3/1/2012
Up In Smoke
Fire nearly destroys Cleveland filtration company Met-Chem.
Columns Published: 10/25/2011
A Conversation With ... Tamea Franco Woodward
Tamea Franco Woodward borrowed $1,300 and started her own plating company in 1987 as Roanoke, VA’s first female-owned customized metal finishing business, East West Dye Com.
Columns Published: 9/26/2011
You’re Fired
So think back to your first day on the job. Remember the healthy mix of enthusiasm, eagerness and anxiety wrapping around you. You likely had a list—mental or written—of how you could do it better than your predecessor.
Columns Published: 8/26/2011
A Conversation With ... Sherrill Stoenner
Veteran finisher branches out on his own
Columns Published: 8/1/2011
A Web of Intrigue: The All-New PFonline.com
Re-launch of our website offers new information, improved technology
Columns Published: 8/1/2011

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