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Top Shops: Keystone Koatings, Top HR and Training Programs
Keystone Koating's president Rick Gehman says it’s his employees and management team that have helped earn the coater a Products Finishing Top Shops award for the past two years. And Keystone’s human resources and training practices could mean it wi...
Article Published: 8/23/2016
Top Shops: Georgia Powder Coating, Top Finishing Technologies
When Georgia Powder Coating opened its doors in 1999, it had just four employees working out of the back of a poultry processing warehouse. GPC now has more than 45 employees, and the shop is being recognized for its finishing technology in the Prod...
Article Published: 8/23/2016
Top Shops: Freedom Finishing, Top Finishing Practices/Performances
Erik Ender doesn’t rely on his instincts to tell him how well his finishing business is operating. He prefers to use statistical process controls to let him know how efficient his powder coating and electrocoating lines are humming at Freedom Finish...
Article Published: 8/23/2016
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.
Article Published: 8/23/2016
Top Shops: Metokote is No. 1 Top Shop Liquid/Powder for 2016
MetoKote 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.
Article Published: 8/23/2016
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.
Article Published: 8/23/2016
40 Under 40: The 2016 Class is Full of Leaders
Young professionals are a vital asset to the finishing industry. Products Finishing is recognizing the industry’s top young talent through an annual 40 Under 40 program.
Article Published: 7/1/2016
40 Under 40: Apple's Sean Novak Leads New Generation of Finishing Leaders
Novak has reached the apex of his career (so far) as manager of the surface finishing team at Apple Inc., a Cupertino, California-based conglomerate that designs, develops and sells consumer electronics, software and online services.
Article Published: 7/1/2016
Racking Up Profits in Coating Operations
Racking is often the first process when parts arrive at a finishing shop, but it’s the last process anyone thinks about when it comes to improving efficiencies and reducing costs.
Article Published: 7/1/2016
Elcometer’s 415 Thickness Gage Measures 60-plus Readings per Minute
Fast liquid and powder coating thickness gage switches easily between ferrous and nonferrous metal substrates.
Article Published: 6/1/2016

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