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Published: 4/1/2017

Employees Take Ownership of Arlington Plating
Arlington Plating is being recognized as a Products Finishing Top Shop not only for its rebirth as a major plating operation in the U.S., but also for its work in transforming its relationship with employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Progr...

Published: 4/1/2017

Medina Plating Earns No. 1 Top Shops Status
Medina Plating’s operational performance earned it the distinction of being the No. 1 shop in the Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey conducted in late 2016.

Published: 4/1/2017

Fixing Electroless Nickel Adhesion Issues
A shop plated a carburized AISI 8620 steel alloy with 15 microns of an 8-percent NiP electroless nickel deposit and acceptance by its customer. Now, the OEM requires that the shop switch to an EN deposit in the range of 5 percent. Coventya's Brad Du...

Published: 4/1/2017

Hohman Plating Practices Are Astronomical
Hohman Plating holds a client roll not for the weak of heart, which is why it has been named a Products Finishing Top Shop again in 2017 and earned honors for its Practices and Performance over the past year.

Published: 4/1/2017

Professional Plating: Here We Grow Again
Professional Plating's commitment to new technology and equipment not only earned it a Products Finishing Top Shops status for 2017, but it also garnered them special notation for their enhanced technology processes.

Published: 4/1/2017

2017 Top Shops Benchmarking Survey: Investments, Profits Are Trending Up
Analysis: Trends show more consistencies than differences over time; shops are increasing capital expenditures each year, with shops ranking at the top spending at 10 percent of gross sales.

Published: 4/1/2017

Marsh Plating Takes on Growth, Expansion
The ability to manage business growth and thrive is one reason Marsh Plating earned its Products Finishing Top Shops status and special recognition in the business strategy category.

Published: 3/1/2017

Titanium vs. Lead Anodes in Hard Chrome Plating
Platinized anodes optimize dimensioning and construction for hard chrome plating.

Published: 2/1/2017

2017 Hall of Fame Inductees
Frederick Gumm, John Horner, Dr. Leslie Lancy, John Lindstedt and Milt Stevenson Sr. were elected by a panel for their contributions to the surface finishing industry.

Published: 2/1/2017

Reducing Hexavalent Chromium in Military Anodizing Operations
How U.S. Air Force facilities transitioned a dichromate sealer replacement.