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Redneck Jokes and Finishing
At the ECOAT 2012 Conference in Orlando, Fla., last month, we addressed the topic “What Underperforming Finishers Don’t Know (That Good Ones Do).”
Columns Published: 5/1/2012
Five Trends in Surface Finishing
Consider market and industry trends, and modify strategy to take advantage of them
Columns Published: 4/12/2012
Guys Like Ray Lucas Make A Shining Example
Having the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency show up at your front door on a Monday morning is never a good sign—kind of like Mike Wallace and a 60 Minutes crew, or maybe even your in-laws. But Ray Lucas and his employees at Valley Chrome Plating...
Columns Published: 3/1/2012
Up In Smoke
Fire nearly destroys Cleveland filtration company Met-Chem.
Columns Published: 10/25/2011
A Conversation With ... Tamea Franco Woodward
Tamea Franco Woodward borrowed $1,300 and started her own plating company in 1987 as Roanoke, VA’s first female-owned customized metal finishing business, East West Dye Com.
Columns Published: 9/26/2011
You’re Fired
So think back to your first day on the job. Remember the healthy mix of enthusiasm, eagerness and anxiety wrapping around you. You likely had a list—mental or written—of how you could do it better than your predecessor.
Columns Published: 8/26/2011
A Web of Intrigue: The All-New PFonline.com
Re-launch of our website offers new information, improved technology
Columns Published: 8/1/2011
A Conversation With ... Sherrill Stoenner
Veteran finisher branches out on his own
Columns Published: 8/1/2011
KIRCHNER: The “Wasted Day”
An accidentally technology-free day yields unexpected productivity.
Columns Published: 8/1/2011
What it Takes to be a Great Board Member
Whether you’re on a board yourself, or looking to start one, keep these five steps in mind.
Columns Published: 7/1/2011

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