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Parker Trutec Ohio Plant Adds Third Solid Lubricant Paint System

The new line is a fully automated chain-on-edge system and is expected to launch mass production in May.

Plating / Top Shops

2018 Top Shops Benchmarking Survey: Electroplating Data Show Profit Correlations

Gardner Intelligence found a distinct relationship between profits and order lead time in the thousands of data points it reviewed.

Liquid Coating

Problem Solved Through New Paint Line

Farming equipment maker Meyer Manufacturing improves throughput by replacing an aging system.

Vantage Specialty Chemicals Acquires B&B Tritech

B&B manufactures aircraft paint removers, MIL-spec cleaners, turbine engine gas path cleaners, exterior aircraft cleaners and other surface treatments. 

The People vs. Mike Huddleston

Here’s the story of how one industry player survived the wrath of disgruntled employees and federal agencies.

Plating / Top Shops

2018 Top Shops Benchmarking Survey: Top Shop

Hixson Metal Finishing was named the No.1 shop, based on aggregate scoring of the survey components.