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NY/NJ's Masters Association of Metal Finishers Honors Members

Honorees included Walter Schwartz, who received the Award of Special Recognition for his work in the industry, and New Brunswick Plating, which received the Stephen Candiloro Memorial Award.

Anodizing / Electroplating

New Technology, Equipment Boost Green Bay Anodizing

This past year, the shop installed a 5-tank, hardcoat anodizing line; computerized tracking software; and natural gas dryer that dries parts in less than 10 minutes.

Electroplating

2019 Top Shops Benchmarking Survey Shows Some Improvements and Declines

The Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey was conducted in December 2018, and was the fifth in a series of annual industry surveys. More than 45 metrics were measured in the survey, which included shops from the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Lietzke Joins Col-Met as Marketing Manager

Brings finishing industry experience.

Competing to Be the Best Electroplating Shop

A competitive nature drives many Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey participants to want to be considered in the elite 80th percentile.

Electrocoating / Liquid Coating

Gaining Traction to be a Great Finishing Operation

Burkard Industries, located near Detroit, was the Products Finishing’s Top Shop in 2018 for liquid and powder coating operations, using a management book to help them improve.