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Published: 5/3/2017

Top Shops: Capacity Utilization
Electroplating shops surveyed in the 2017 Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey have an average capacity utilization ratio of 65 percent. Those in the Top Shops — meaning in the 80th percentile — fared far better at 80 percent capacity us...

Published: 4/19/2017

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.

Published: 4/12/2017

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...

Published: 4/11/2017

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.

Published: 4/10/2017

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.

Published: 4/7/2017

Frank Aguilar Represents Chemeon as California Technical Sales Specialist
Chemeon Surface Technology appoints industry leader Frank Aguilar as California technical sales specialist.

Published: 4/5/2017

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.

Published: 4/3/2017

Measuring the Electrical Conductivity of Nonferrous Metals
Paul N. Gardner Co. introduces the Sigmascope SMP350 electrical conductivity measuring instrument.

Published: 3/31/2017

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.

Published: 3/31/2017

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.