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Published: 7/24/2017

ACM Technologies Hosts Successful Open House
ACM Technologies, part of the ResinTech family of companies, held an open house at its new Gardena facility located in the South Bay section of Los Angeles.

Published: 7/7/2017

Dynapower Expands Industrial Sales Team
Dynapower Co. announces several important appointments in response to growing opportunity and global demands.

Published: 7/4/2017

Carotek Opens Georgia Mechanical Products and Pumps Division
Process equipment distributor, Carotek, expands its mechanical products group to Georgia in addition to North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee.

Published: 6/30/2017

Arlington Plating Co. Opens Materials Reliability Testing Laboratory
Arlington Plating Co. (APC) recently completed the installation of a new materials reliability testing laboratory at its Palatine, Illinois, location.

Published: 6/7/2017

Top Shops: Finishing Hours Per Day
The latest electroplating survey in the Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey showed that the best shops are running roughly 20.4 hours per day. That is more than double what the other shops are running at 10 hours per day. The median of ...

Published: 5/17/2017

Top Shops: First Pass Quality Yield
First pass quality yield is an extremely important benchmarking measurement of how well a shop is performing to specification and meeting the requirement of the customer.

Published: 5/10/2017

Top Shops: On-Time Delivery
On-time delivery is a critical component of the relationship between supplier and customer. It is also crucial in industrial finishing because the plating aspect is often the last step in the product's manufacturing process.

Published: 5/3/2017

Top Shops: Capacity Utilization
Electroplating shops surveyed in the 2017 Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey have an average capacity utilization ratio of 65 percent. Those in the Top Shops — meaning in the 80th percentile — fared far better at 80 percent capacity us...

Published: 4/12/2017

Top Plating Certifications
More than 63 percent of all shops have an ISO9001 certification, the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system. That was the top certification for platers in the 2017 Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking...

Published: 4/10/2017

Michigan Plater Dave Marsh Passes
Marsh was an instrumental person in the finishing industry and was a vital member of the National Association for Surface Finishing's Government Advisory Committee (GAC) for many years.