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Here is a look at the upcoming October issue:

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The September issue looks at S&B Finishing in Chicago, where employee buy-in has helped the shop succeed, and here is a look at other articles:

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Based on the success of the Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey held annually to assist shops with determining how they are performing against their peers, Products Finishing will be hosting for the first time next October the Top Shops Executive Summit. It’s where owners and managers of finishing operations throughout North America will discover how to make their facilities more efficient and profitable by sharing ideas and learning from the best in the finishing industry.

The event will be Oct. 20-22, 2020, in Indianapolis, and will be a gathering of the top owners, executives and managers in the finishing industry for a peer-to-peer and face-to-face exchange of ideas and practices on running their business operations in a more efficient and profitable way.

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Famis, a family owned and operated, Miami-based industrial chemicals and finishes distributor that provides sales, service and consulting to the industrial paint and finishing markets in Florida, has celebrated its 50th anniversary.

Mario Hernandez Sr. fled Cuba in 1959 as a 17-year-old boy. Lost at sea for eight days, he was eventually rescued by a Norwegian freight boat off the coast of Panama City, Florida. With only the clothes on his back, he was sent to Miami for Immigration and Naturalization processing. With no family, no friends and nowhere to go, Hernandez enlisted in the U.S. Army. Empowered by his newfound freedom and as a Cuban National, he hoped to be deployed to help liberate Cuba. The opportunity never came, so he spent the next two years in the Army learning a trade: paint and maintenance of military equipment.

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