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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: 1/11/2017

Arlington Plating Appoints Brian Isola Vice President of Sales
Brian Isola has been appointed vice president of sales by Arlington Plating Company.

Published: 1/4/2017

Finished Product 1st-Pass Quality Yield
First-pass quality yield for finished products is an important metric to measure for finishing operations, since it defines how close to meeting specification a shop has performed. In the 2016 Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey, Top Sh...

Published: 12/14/2016

Finishing Usage Per Day
In a typical 24-hour day, the Products Finishing Top Shops averaged around 20 hours of usage on their finishing lines, according to the 2016 benchmarking survey. The average was 15 hours per day, amd the median was 14. All other shops used their lin...

Published: 12/14/2016

Order Lead Time
The average order lead time between a part is received and then delivered to a customer for electroplaters is 10 days according to the Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey for 2016. The Top Shops recorded 9 days for lead time, and all ot...

Published: 12/9/2016

MAMF Gears Up to Celebrate 100 Years in April
The Masters Association of Metal Finishers, which consists of finishing shops in the New York and New Jersey area, will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a Centennial Celebration on Saturday, April 8.

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: 12/2/2016

Linetec Names Michael Bridenhagen as Inside Sales Manager
Michael Bridenhagen has been named as inside sales manager for paint and anodize finisher, Lintec.

Published: 11/30/2016

Jack Tetrault of Sanford Process is Chairman of the Aluminum Anodizers Council
Results of the AAC annual election of Officers and Directors were announced at the 25th Annual Anodizing Conference and Exposition on October 5 in Montreal.