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January Issue: Professional Plating and Automotive Coatings

The January issue of Products Finishing focuses on Wisconsin’s Professional Plating, a 5-time Top Shops award winner, as well as automotive coatings.

Read the entire issue here.

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Florida Finishers Corp.'s Midwinter Conference and Exposition Speaker Lineup

The speaker lineup has been completed for the Florida Finishers Corp.’s Midwinter Conference and Exposition Jan. 22-24 at the Grand Orlando Resort at Celebration in Orlando.

Jeff Hannapel, vice president of regulatory affairs at the Policy Group and the National Association for Surface Finishers, will keynote the conference with an update on regulatory issues. He will be followed by attorney Ethan Ware, who represents businesses and industries in environmental, health and safety legal matters.

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CCAI Accepting Scholarship Applications

The Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) national office is accepting applications for the Matt Heuertz Scholarship Program through April 1, 2020.

Visit ccaiweb.com after Jan. 1 to apply, and select the education tab to complete the application and provide a transcript or other grade verification, plus a resume with photo. Students must be enrolled in programs that could lead to a career in the finishing industry.

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Posted by: Peter Gallerani 12/26/2019

Early Project Scoping Considerations in Finishing Projects

Early Project Scoping Considerations in Finishing Projects

Capital and operating and maintenance (O&M) cost estimates are important for project planning, development and implementation for building new process lines or for renovating/replacing existing process lines. With an overview of AACE International capital cost estimate classifications and considerations for cost estimates over the life cycle of a project now established, in Part 3 we can focus on critical scoping and cost estimating considerations in the early planning and development for surface finishing process projects.

 

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Posted by: Peter Gallerani 12/24/2019

Capital Cost Considerations in Finishing Projects

Capital Cost Considerations in Finishing Projects

Capital and operating and maintenance (O&M) cost estimates are important for project planning, development and implementation when building new process lines or for renovating/replacing existing process lines. With an overview of AACE International capital cost estimate classifications now established, in Part 2 we can discuss considerations for cost estimates over the life cycle of a surface finishing project.

Table 2 below shows capital cost accuracy ranges at the lowest and highest expected certainties for each of the five AACE cost estimate classes — for example, an aerospace surface finishing project with a capital cost expected value, assumed to be constant for each estimate class, of ten million dollars ($10.0M).

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