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Finishing Lines Per Shop
The average plating shop has about eight finishing lines in use, while the average Top Shops has almost 13 lines, according to the 2017 Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey results.
Top Plating Certifications
More than 63 percent of all shops have an ISO9001 certification, the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system. That was the top certification for platers in the 2017 Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking...
SIFCO ASC Appoints Gruppo Gaser as Italian Partner
SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) partners with one of Italy’s leading specialists in the treatment of metal surfaces, Gruppo Gaser, to grow the global footprint of its SIFCO Process of selective plating.
Michigan Plater Dave Marsh Passes
Marsh was an instrumental person in the finishing industry and was a vital member of the National Association for Surface Finishing's Government Advisory Committee (GAC) for many years.
Frank Aguilar Represents Chemeon as California Technical Sales Specialist
Chemeon Surface Technology appoints industry leader Frank Aguilar as California technical sales specialist.
Formal Training Hours Per Employee Per Year
When it comes to formal training, more than 40 percent of employees get between 8-20 hours of training each year, the largest category in the Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey for 2017 among electroplaters.
Measuring the Electrical Conductivity of Nonferrous Metals
Paul N. Gardner Co. introduces the Sigmascope SMP350 electrical conductivity measuring instrument.
Process Technology Launches New Website
Ohio-based Process Technology introduces a new look online. The company reveals its new website offering simplified product search and product information.
In Memoriam: Dick Crain
Richard Wedding “Dick” Crain, active member in the metal finishing community, passed away on March 26 at the age of 83.
Valence Surface Technologies Acquires MAPSCO
Trive Capital, Dallas-based private equity firm, announces that its portfolio company, Valence Surface Technologies has acquired Magnetic and Penetrant Services Company (MAPSCO).