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Published: 9/1/2016

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.

Published: 9/1/2016

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.

Published: 8/1/2016

Finishing Index: June 2016—48.6
Future capital spending plans increased for the sixth time in eight months.

Published: 8/1/2016

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.

Published: 7/1/2016

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.

Published: 6/1/2016

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.

Published: 6/1/2016

GBI: Finishing for April 2016—44.5
Future capital spending plans at highest level since October 2014.

Published: 6/1/2016

Excuses from Naysayers of Lean Manufacturing
They remain unconvinced and say lean and continuous improvement won’t work with their operation.

Published: 5/1/2016

A Conversation with...Tanya Bolden, Automotive Industry Action Group
Bolden, the director of corporate responsibility products and services for AIAG, will speak at NASF Sur/Fin in June.

Published: 5/1/2016

Data Rich, Information Poor
Examine and measure large data sets to uncover hidden patterns and compare it with other finishing companies.