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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...
News Published: 1/30/2017
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.
News 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...
News Published: 1/11/2017
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.
News Published: 11/1/2016
Survey: On-Time Delivery Rate
On-time delivery rate is a crucial factor in customer service when it comes to the finishing industry. In our Top Shops Benchmarking Survey for electroplaters, the top 20 percent of shops had a 99.0 percent on-time rate; all other shops had a 90.0 p...
News Published: 10/18/2016
Blair Vandivier Named a Fellow by the NASF
Honor recognizes those NASF members that have made significant and lasting contributions through their leadership and dedicated service.
News Published: 8/16/2016
Elyria Plating as a certified Columbia Approved Resource (C.A.R.) applicator
The re-approval was conducted by lab chemist Shauna Butauski, as she becomes another member of the Columbia Chemical global automotive approval team.
News Published: 8/9/2016
Columbia Chemical Adds Kissig, Del Guidice
Lab chemist Kissig most recently served as a research technologist at the Cleveland Clinic. Del Guidice brings five years of retail and business-to-business marketing.
News Published: 8/8/2016
Stephen Leonetti Joins IMC
A Certified Electro-Finisher, Leonetti most recently was an industry manager with Enthone Inc., coordinating OEM, applicator, and supplier activities to multiple industry segments.
News Published: 7/21/2016
Surface Technology North America 2016: Inaugural Trade Show To Showcase The Entire Spectrum Of Surface Treatments And Coatings
Inaugural Surface Technology North America 2016, one of five industrial technology events co-located at IMTS from September 12–17 at McCormick Place in Chicago, will cover the entire spectrum of surface treatments and coatings.
News Published: 7/13/2016

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