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The Florida Finishers Corp. annual FFC Mid-Winter Conference and Exposition is January 24-25 in Clearwater, Florida.

The NASF’s Jeff Hannapel opens the event with a Regulatory Update take at 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, January 24. Jim Collins will follow with a talk on the Origins of Regulatory Rules for Surface Finishing Facilities.

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Several chapters of the Chemical Coaters Association International held events to benefit charitable organizations in their local areas, donating money and toys.

Chapters included Alabama, Central States, Southern California, Twin Cities and Wisconsin. Nearly 2,000 toys and $1,300 were collected and distributed to Toys for Tots, Kids 2 Kids and Angel Tree Program charities. 

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A.R. Machining in Hutto, Texas, installed a zinc phosphate finishing line that has the capacity to finish parts as large as 6' × 2'. The company worked with Birchwood Technologies to install the line.

The company works for the aerospace, oil, gas and semiconductor industries, with over 50 employees and 38,000 square foot of manufacturing space that includes over 24 CNC mills and lathes with four-axis capability. "Time and distance to outside finishers was a big factor in our decision to add the in-house zinc phosphate system," says Matthew Dobias, president of A.R. Machining.

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PPG is acquiring Whitford Worldwide, which specializes in manufacturing low-friction, wear-resistant coatings for industrial applications in automotive, aerospace, energy and construction products. Whitford also makes nonstick coatings for cookware, bakeware and small electric appliances such as toaster ovens, griddles, fry pans and irons. Whitford employs more than 700 people and operates 10 manufacturing facilities.

 

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