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Professional Plating Open House Draws More Than 600

Visitors were given full-scale tours that encompassed the entire 200,000-square-foot facility as well as the new Team Center, Worklounge and Wellness Center, Collaboration Room, and Comfort Suite.
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Best Practices for Industrial Paint Storage

Whether it’s paint, powder or other surface finishing materials, it is critical to handle chemical substances properly for the safety of your shop and employees. Here are the best (and worst) ways to store hazardous and nonhazardous materials.

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Cleanliness Compliance Is Critical for Automotive Suppliers

The cleanliness of a car’s components can affect the way it operates. OEMs like Ford Motor Co. have created their own internal standards and have started cascading them to their suppliers.

Top Shops: Net Income Relative to Gross Sales

The 2018 Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey showed that the best-performing shops had almost four times the ration of net income relative to gross sales as an index.

Going Mobile in the Finishing World

Some think the future of automobiles is decreased demand. I recently sat through one presentation that was memorable for the revelation about which hardly anyone in the finishing industry is talking about.


Deoxidizing Aluminum as a Pretreatment

This important first step can help prepare the metal for subsequent surface finishing.