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Download Questions for the Top Shops Benchmarking Survey for Plating, Liquid and Powder Coating

The Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey is open through Jan. 1 for those in the plating, anodizing, liquid and powder coating industry.

Finishers can select the plating/anodizing survey or the liquid/powder coating survey and will be reported separately. Those shops offering both plating/anodizing and liquid/powder services must fill out two different surveys in order to be considered.

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AkzoNobel’s Awlgrip brand will be the official coatings supplier for New York Yacht Club’s American Magic team, which will challenge for the 36th America’s Cup in March 2021.

The American Magic entry will use Awlgrip’s new high-definition technology (HDT) Flag Blue as the hull color for their first AC75 racing boat.

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Here is a look at some of the products and services that will be on display at the FABTECH conference, which will be held Nov. 11-14 in Chicago at McCormick Place:

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In November 2018, voters in the Sevastopol School District in Wisconsin approved a $25 million referendum to reconstruct its aging facility to match one of the top-performing student bodies in the state. The leaders at Therma-Tron-X (TTX) went a step further. 

The Sturgeon Bay manufacturing firm — which designs, fabricates and installs industrial custom paint finishing systems — donated $2 million to outfit the school’s Fabrication Lab (FabLab). Sevastopol Superintendent Kyle Luedtke has high aspirations for the new facility.

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Frontier Group, an Arizona-based provider of aerospace metal finishing services,  reopened its Phoenix chemical processing facilities. The company began a complete transformation of its chemical processing area in 2018, spending over $1.5 million with the objective of upgrading its facilities with equipment and increasing capacity.

The shop’s services include Nadcap-accredited chemical processing, nondestructive testing and welding.

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