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Columbia Chemical Launches New Website
Columbia Chemical, a global manufacturer of surface finishing additives, announces the launch of a newly designed website offering visitors a more user-friendly experience.
Arlington Plating Co. Opens Anodizing Operation
Arlington Plating Co. (APC) announces the installation of an anodizing line at its Palatine, Illinois, headquarters.
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...
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.
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.
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...
Arlington Plating Appoints Brian Isola Vice President of Sales
Brian Isola has been appointed vice president of sales by Arlington Plating Company.
Environmental Management Hours Per Week
The 2016 survey showed that Top Shops spent 40 hours per week in environmental management. The average was 26.5 hours and the median was 10 hours. Those shops that are not in the Top Shops program were spending around 2.5 hours per week in environme...
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.
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.