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Published: 3/15/2017

Training Hours Per Year Per Employee
More than 58 percent of shops provide their employees with 8 to 20 hours of formal training each year, the largest segment in the 2016 Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey.

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: 3/8/2017

Wastewater Treatment Hours Per Week
Finishing shops spend an inordinant amount of time managing their wastewater treatment operations.

Published: 3/6/2017

Technic Appoints Claudia Mosher Product Manager for Anodizing Processes
Technic announces the appointment of Claudia Mosher as product manager for anodizing and powder coating pretreatment products in North America.

Published: 2/23/2017

Technic Acquires Exclusive Distribution Rights for Alufinish Products in the U.S. and Canada
Technic acquires exclusive distributor rights for Alufinish’s anodizing and powder coating pretreatment products in the U.S. and Canada.

Published: 2/8/2017

Quote-To-Book Ratios
Products Finishing Top Shops had an 80 percent quote-to-book ratio, far higher than the remaining shops, which had a 16 percent quote-to-book ratio. The median was 50 percent of jobs booked, while the average of all shops was 51.2 percent.

Published: 2/8/2017

Percentage of Shop Sales from 80% of Customer Base
The percentage of customers who account for 80 percent of overall shop sales was at 34.6 percent for Products Finishing Top Shops, while the average of all shops was 27.3 percent. The median was 20 percent, and all other shops had an average of 10 p...

Published: 1/31/2017

Arlington Plating Co. Opens Anodizing Operation
Arlington Plating Co. (APC) announces the installation of an anodizing line at its Palatine, Illinois, headquarters.

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: 1/17/2017

Analytical Testing Hours Per Week
Shops that spend a considerable amount of time analyzing the parts they have coated perform better in most matrix in the Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey, conducted earlier in 2016.