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Posted by: Claudia Infante 6/20/2019

Makeover Reaps Rewards for New Mexico’s Theta Plate

Theta Plate’s C. Aaron Velasquez knew it was time to modernize the equipment and processes his family’s metal plating business had used for four decades, but he wasn’t sure where to start.

An industry contact introduced him to New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NM MEP), a nonprofit that trains manufacturers in lean principles, value stream mapping and other methodologies that help businesses increase profitability and competitiveness.

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The Chicago Midwest Chapter of NASF will host a Leadership Summit and golf outing Aug. 21-24 at Pheasant Run Resort in Saint Charles, Illinois.

The event features several leadership speakers, including Steve Hughes, Nancy Belda, Sue Ciullo and Neil Idhe. Products Finishing Editor, Tim Pennington, will speak on “Best Practices from Top Shops.”

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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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Pavco opened its new corporate offices and laboratory facilities in Charlotte, North Carolina, in May, debuting a 40,000-square-foot facility that expands its research and customer service departments.

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Anselm Kuhn, manager at Finishing Publications Ltd. in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, has reviewed Leuze Verlag Surface Finishing Yearbook for 2018, which has just been published:

Jahrbuch Oberflἂchen Technik  Vol 74 (2018) pp. 268:  ISBN 978-3-87480-349-6 publ. Verlag Leuze, Germany   62.00 Euro (incl. VAT) 

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