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Published: 1/2/2017

Ken Gatchel, former AESF President, Passes
Gatchel was the AESF national president in 1997-98, the third to be elected from the Grand Rapids Branch since the society's founding in 1909. He served 10 years on the AESF national board of directors.

Published: 12/28/2016

Florida Finishers Mid-Winter Conference Features Lockheed Martin Tour
They will start that day by meeting in one of the conference rooms in B2 to review a facility overview presentation and then we will tour both manufacturing buildings on the property.

Published: 12/23/2016

MAMF To Celebrate 100th Anniversary in April
The MAMF was formed in 1917 and is one of the oldest surface finishing associations in the U.S., formed shortly after American Electroplaters Society formed in 1913.

Published: 12/2/2016

Dayton's Plating Technology Plans $930K Expansion
Their facilities in Dayton and Columbus, Ohio provide a wide range of alloy finishes including tin zinc, zinc nickel, zinc iron and organic coatings.

Published: 11/23/2016

Coating to Help Europe's Telecom Satellites Keep Their Cool
A surface coating originally developed for medical implants is set to safeguard the next generation of European telecom satellites.

Published: 11/9/2016

Greenkote Adds Major Anti-Corrosion Coating Capacity in Ohio
The company says that the added equipment will multiply current capacity by nearly two and a half times, enabling the Brook Park facility to process more than 150 tons of parts per month.

Published: 11/7/2016

ASETSDefense Workshop 2016: Sustainable Surface Engineering for Aerospace and Defense
Workshop on Sustainable Surface Engineering for Aerospace and Defense will be held at Shades of Green, the Armed Forces Recreation Center at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando from December 6-8.

Published: 10/31/2016

Praxair, GE Aviation Launch Joint Surface Technologies Venture
Focus will be on development, support and application of specialized coatings tailored for GE Aviation’s and CFM International’s current and future engine models,

Published: 10/13/2016

Eyelet Manufacturer Finds Safer Paint Stripping With Aquastrip
The manufacturer was buying a stripping product from another company, but there were several issues regarding service, value and performance. Not to mention the strong odor and no one really wanted to use it.

Published: 10/7/2016

Atotech Sold to The Carlyle Group for $3.2 billion
Carlyle, which also owns the Axalta Coating Systems brand, is a global alternative asset manager positioned in Asia, Europe and the United States through its significant range of investments.