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Published: 5/3/2018

Top Shops: Plating Chemical Expenditures
The average plating shop spent just over $586,000 on chemicals in 2017, with the median at $235,000. The Top Shops, however, spent roughly $760,000 on plating chemicals in the most recent Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey, while the r...

Published: 4/19/2018

Top Shops: Quote-to-Book Ratio
The Products Finishing Top Shops in electroplating were able to book about 76 percent of the jobs they quoted in 2017, far more than the 15 percent that other shops booked.

Published: 4/11/2018

Top Shops: Active Customers
The number of active customers for the top plating shops in the Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey is almost five times that of all other shops in the survey. 

Published: 3/29/2018

Scientific Control Laboratories Implements New Information Managment Software
The Chicago company says Sample Master software allows it to accelerate accurate reporting, multiply productivity, increase operational efficiency and provide unparalleled data security.

Published: 3/21/2018

Top Shops: Annual Growth Rate
The latest Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey shows that the annual growth rate amongst the best shops last year was 17 percent, well above other shops, which registered 2 percent growth.

Published: 3/7/2018

Top Shops: Capital Equipment as a Percentage of Gross Sales
The most profitable shops in the Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey are the ones that spend the most on capital expenditures as a percentage of gross sales.

Published: 2/28/2018

Former Plate Shop Owner Bill Franke Passes
Franke owned and operated Franke Plating Inc. in Angola, Indiana, for more than 35 years, from the late 1950s until 1991, when his son, Warren, took the reigns.

Published: 2/21/2018

Top Shops: Gross Sales Per Employee, 2018
The most efficient plating shops in the Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey averaged almost twice the gross sales per employee than all other shops. 

Published: 2/20/2018

Asterion to Host Certified Electroplater-Finisher Training
The course, to be presented by the AESF Foundation, will be held April 30-May 4, at the Drury Plaza Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Published: 1/25/2018

James E. Leopold, Founder of Vulcanium/RighTech Fabrications, Passes
Leopold passed away on December 28 at age 99. His family said he was an entrepreneur, family man, unapologetic Cubs fan and military hero.