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A Second Career in Powder Coating
Terence Reid and Walker Knox say they are working to continue the company's reputation for quality and customer service excellence built over two decades.
Top Surface Finishing Innovations of 2016
We look back at the industry’s top new products and services for the past year.
Data-Driven Coater Uses Technology to Improve Finishes
Iowa’s Co-Line is a Top Shop that uses analytics to improve efficiencies.
Resolving Oven Heating Issues
As industrial ovens, dryers and heaters age, questions normally arise about their performance: Are they generating insufficient heat? Are they performing inefficiently? Do I need to replace or refurbish the oven?
Top Shops: Keystone Koatings, Top HR and Training Programs
President Rick Gehman says employees and management that have helped earn a Products Finishing Top Shops award for the past two years, and its HR practices could mean it will be recognized for years.
Top Shops: Georgia Powder Coating, Top Finishing Technologies
GPC started with four employees working in a poultry processing warehouse. Now it has 45, and is recognized for its finishing technology in the Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey.
Top Shops: Freedom Finishing, Top Finishing Practices/Performances
Erik Ender prefers to use statistical process controls to let him know how efficient his powder coating and electrocoating lines are humming at Freedom Finishing.
Top Shops: Burkard Industries, Top Business Practices
Jay Burkard likes to keep things simple and promotes his company to customers as their “one-stop coating shop,” which is being recognized for its business practices in the Products Finishing Top Shop Benchmarking Survey.
Top Shops: Metokote is No. 1 Top Shop Liquid/Powder for 2016
MetoKote is the No. 1 facility on the Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey rankings for liquid and powder coatings in 2016, based on statistical analysis from more than 45 criteria.
Top Shops: 2016 Liquid/Powder Coating
The Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey for the liquid and powder coating segment yielded interesting statistics about how coating shops run their business, as well as some best practices that many others should emulate.