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Here is your top news from the finishing world for the week of September 11.

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A partnership between the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) and Elm Plating Company in Jackson, Michigan, has paid off big for the shop.

Elm Plating is a family owned company operating in Jackson since 1951. As a metal finishing business, it applies protective coatings to fasteners, stampings and other metal compounds. In 2015, Air Quality Division (AQD) staff became aware of a new plant and initiated a compliance inspection. Following this regulatory evaluation, it was determined that due to the significant level of emissions released by the coating process, additional steps would be necessary in order to get this plant into full compliance with state and federal air pollution rules.

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The Technical Cleanliness Expert Days event is back again this year, this time with a two-day event, held Oct. 29-30, at the Bertram Inn and Conference Center in Aurora, Ohio (outside of Cleveland). The conference will focus on parts cleaning concepts achieving technical cleanliness limits in production and assembly, the influence of environment and logistics on cleanliness specifications, and cleanliness in assembly and in-process cleaning. Other topics include extended particle analysis for process optimization, quick methods for process monitoring and human influences and guidelines.

Speakers include Markus Roessler, vice president of Glaeser Inc.; Peter

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The NASF Palmetto Southeast Chapter will hold its 11th annual Fall Technical Conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, October 9-11.

Chapter President Paul Skelton says the event brings together a community of metal finishing professionals to promote and advance the industry’s past, present and future.

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Runway Girl Network website spotlights the career of Julie Voisin, the global marketing manager at Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings.

“As I was getting my college marketing major, I never thought about an aerospace career,” she tells the website. “But I guess there was a touch of destiny; I grew up in Wichita, Kansas, the air capital of the world. On top of that, my dad was in the Air Force and then he worked for Cessna and Boeing. Looking back, it all makes sense.”

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