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Value Proposition When Asking for a Raise
An employee adding more value to his or her company deserves a boost in pay. Columnist Matthew Kirchner discusses employee compensation reviews and when to adjust accordingly.
Cleaning Up Misconceptions in Job Titles
Eliminate your industrial maintenance team in one easy step.
Finishing Index: July 2016—43.6
With a reading of 43.6, the Gardner Business Index showed that the finishing industry contracted for the 13th consecutive month.
The Sobering Life of Dallas Cooley
Georgia Powder Coating owner rebounds from destructive lifestyle. He stopped drinking, and started focusing on the business. Today, he is an equity partner in his business.
A Conversation with Ben Minger, Twin City Plating
He was 26 years old with little finishing experience when he took out loans and bought TCP in 2013. But with work hard, the shop has ISO 9001 and increase sales 20 percent since he purchased the operation.
Finishing Index: June 2016—48.6
Future capital spending plans increased for the sixth time in eight months.
Tomorrow is Here for Silvex’s Dan Atkinson
Dan Atkinson had always planned to go to Hawaii and Yosemite, and even skydive, but it was always tomorrow that he would plan for it. After battling cancer, Maine electroplater is learning to live life.
A Conversation With … Maria Joaquin, Burndy
Maria is featured in our Products Finishing 40 Under 40 section this month, and shares her story of moving from the warm West Coast to the frigid East Coast to expand her career.
Finisher Still Going Strong at Age 100
Ohio finishing shop owner still shows up for work every day and is involved in a number of charitable endeavors.
GBI: Finishing for April 2016—44.5
Future capital spending plans at highest level since October 2014.