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SRG Global Opens Innovation Center in Michigan
SRG Global, a Guardian company, has completed its Innovation Center located in Taylor, Michigan.
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.
Columbia Chemical Announces Appointment of Four Positions
Surface finishing additive manufacturer, Columbia Chemical, announces the appointment of four positions expanding its U.S. presence.
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...
Hazard Waste Management Hours Per Week
Hazardous waste management is one of the hardest responsibilities of a finishing shops due to the regulatory requirement of local, state and federal agencies. The average plating shop in the 2016 Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey spen...
Lou Hirbour, former Technic VP, passes
Hirbour had been with Technic for 50 years, beginning as a salesman in the Northeast U.S. in 1961. In later years, he developed Technic’s West Coast regional sales operations and was instrumental in opening the Asian markets for Technic products.
Scrap/Rework Rate as a Pct of Shop Sales
We surveyed plating shops on their scrap and rework rates, and asked them to determine what it was as a percentage of overall sales. The Top Shops came in at a much higher rate of 4.0 percent, which may mean they scrutinize their finished parts more...
MAMF Gears Up to Celebrate 100 Years in April
The Masters Association of Metal Finishers, which consists of finishing shops in the New York and New Jersey area, will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a Centennial Celebration on Saturday, April 8.
Environmental Management Hours Per Week
The 2016 survey showed that Top Shops spent 40 hours per week in environmental management. The average was 26.5 hours and the median was 10 hours. Those shops that are not in the Top Shops program were spending around 2.5 hours per week in environme...
Linetec Names Michael Bridenhagen as Inside Sales Manager
Michael Bridenhagen has been named as inside sales manager for paint and anodize finisher, Lintec.