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Hartchrom Plating Company Signs $16.9 Million Contract with U.S. Army
Hartchrom Inc. signs a $16.9 million contract with the U.S. Army expanding its operation at the Watervliet Arsenal in New York.
SRG Global Opens Innovation Center in Michigan
SRG Global, a Guardian company, has completed its Innovation Center located in Taylor, Michigan.
SIFCO ASC Plating Process Recognized by American Bureau of Shipping
SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) received an American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Product Design Assessment (PDA) for its SIFCO Process of selective plating.
Chemcoaters Names Mike Tieri VP of Sales and Marketing
Effective immediately, Chemcoaters appoints appoints Mike Tieri as vice president of sales and marketing.
O&S Expo Renamed as “SurfaceTechnology GERMANY”
Global trade fair organizer Deutsche Messe AG announces renaming its surface finishing O&S Expo to “SurfaceTechnology GERMANY.” The new name is already in effect for the next edition of the international trade fair for surface treatment technology f...
Training Hours Per Year Per Employee
More than 58 percent of shops provide their employees with 8 to 20 hours of formal training each year, the largest segment in the 2016 Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey.
Arlington Plating Co. Completes Major Expansion
Arlington Plating Co. announces a major expansion at its Palatine, Illinois, headquarters resulting in enhanced operations and production capabilities.
Wastewater Treatment Hours Per Week
Finishing shops spend an inordinant amount of time managing their wastewater treatment operations.
Products Finishing Top Shops had an 80 percent quote-to-book ratio, far higher than the remaining shops, which had a 16 percent quote-to-book ratio. The median was 50 percent of jobs booked, while the average of all shops was 51.2 percent.
Percentage of Shop Sales from 80% of Customer Base
The percentage of customers who account for 80 percent of overall shop sales was at 34.6 percent for Products Finishing Top Shops, while the average of all shops was 27.3 percent. The median was 20 percent, and all other shops had an average of 10 p...