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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.
News Published: 1/11/2017
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...
News Published: 1/11/2017
Asterion Appoints Mike Woodruff as Technical Sales Representative
Woodruff is responsible for the sales and technical support of the company’s high-performance plating processes, pretreatment chemistry and powder coatings products in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi and eastern Arkansas.
News Published: 11/7/2016
Southern California Platers Search for PFOS Alternatives
SCAQMD, the air pollution control agency for Orange County and the urban portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, requires platers to use a SCAQMD-certified chemical fume suppressant.
News Published: 11/1/2016
Prab Expands Manufacturing Operations in Michigan
The company purchased existing manufacturing space and warehouse buildings across the street from the its current location. The additional space adds manufacturing capacity to159,000 square feet.
News Published: 10/30/2016
Process Technology Adds Two New Sales Management Positions
Process Technology (Mentor, OH) announces the addition of two new sales management positions.
News Published: 10/24/2016
Survey: On-Time Delivery Rate
On-time delivery rate is a crucial factor in customer service when it comes to the finishing industry. In our Top Shops Benchmarking Survey for electroplaters, the top 20 percent of shops had a 99.0 percent on-time rate; all other shops had a 90.0 p...
News Published: 10/18/2016
Asterion White Paper Details How Water Selection Impacts the Plating Process
“Water and the Plating Process” is authored by technical sales engineer Jake Fisher, and details how water plays an integral and critical role in the plating process.
News Published: 10/18/2016
Mecaplast Group Purchases Key Plastics Corporation
Mecaplast Group, a global supplier of plastic components for the automotive industry, announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Key Plastics Corporation, a leading manufacturer of automotive interior, exterior and under-the-hood pl...
News Published: 10/12/2016
Chemeon Names Dr. Sjon Westre as Technology Vice President
Westre will lead Chemeon's development of environmentally responsible coating and seal alternatives to hexavalent chrome for use on light metals
News Published: 9/8/2016

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