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Published: 1/30/2017

Hazard Waste Management Hours Per Week
Hazardous waste management is one of the hardest responsibilities of a finishing shops due to the regulatory requirement of local, state and federal agencies. The average plating shop in the 2016 Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey spen...

Published: 1/17/2017

Analytical Testing Hours Per Week
Shops that spend a considerable amount of time analyzing the parts they have coated perform better in most matrix in the Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey, conducted earlier in 2016.

Published: 1/11/2017

Lou Hirbour, former Technic VP, passes
Hirbour had been with Technic for 50 years, beginning as a salesman in the Northeast U.S. in 1961. In later years, he developed Technic’s West Coast regional sales operations and was instrumental in opening the Asian markets for Technic products.

Published: 1/11/2017

Scrap/Rework Rate as a Pct of Shop Sales
We surveyed plating shops on their scrap and rework rates, and asked them to determine what it was as a percentage of overall sales. The Top Shops came in at a much higher rate of 4.0 percent, which may mean they scrutinize their finished parts more...

Published: 1/11/2017

Arlington Plating Appoints Brian Isola Vice President of Sales
Brian Isola has been appointed vice president of sales by Arlington Plating Company.

Published: 12/14/2016

Finishing Usage Per Day
In a typical 24-hour day, the Products Finishing Top Shops averaged around 20 hours of usage on their finishing lines, according to the 2016 benchmarking survey. The average was 15 hours per day, amd the median was 14. All other shops used their lin...

Published: 12/14/2016

Order Lead Time
The average order lead time between a part is received and then delivered to a customer for electroplaters is 10 days according to the Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey for 2016. The Top Shops recorded 9 days for lead time, and all ot...

Published: 11/7/2016

Asterion Appoints Mike Woodruff as Technical Sales Representative
Woodruff is responsible for the sales and technical support of the company’s high-performance plating processes, pretreatment chemistry and powder coatings products in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi and eastern Arkansas.

Published: 11/1/2016

Fritz Carlson Appointed President and CEO of Acme Manufacturing Company
Acme Manufacturing Company (Auburn Hills, MI) announces G. A. “Fritz” Carlson III as President, Chief Executive officer (CEO) and majority shareholder of Acme.

Published: 11/1/2016

Southern California Platers Search for PFOS Alternatives
SCAQMD, the air pollution control agency for Orange County and the urban portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, requires platers to use a SCAQMD-certified chemical fume suppressant.