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Published: 3/30/2017

Valence Surface Technologies Acquires MAPSCO
Trive Capital, Dallas-based private equity firm, announces that its portfolio company, Valence Surface Technologies has acquired Magnetic and Penetrant Services Company (MAPSCO).

Published: 3/14/2017

Arlington Plating Co. Completes Major Expansion
Arlington Plating Co. announces a major expansion at its Palatine, Illinois, headquarters resulting in enhanced operations and production capabilities.

Published: 1/30/2017

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...

Published: 1/11/2017

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.

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...

Published: 12/6/2016

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...

Published: 11/1/2016

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.

Published: 10/18/2016

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...

Published: 9/20/2016

Asterion New Sample Submission Process Delivers Enhanced Customer Experience
Designed to ensure ease-of-use and quick customer response, the submission process meets growing customer requirements to optimize plating line efficiency and productivity at a low cost of ownership.

Published: 9/8/2016

Chemeon Names Dr. Sjon Westre as Technology Vice President
Westre will lead Chemeon's development of environmentally responsible coating and seal alternatives to hexavalent chrome for use on light metals