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Reliable Plating Works and Elite Finishing in Milwaukee will be holding plating classes every Friday in February. The classes are designed to help customer service, engineers, designers, salesmen, purchasers and product managers who need more information on how plating is done and what plating can do. 

Company president Jaime Maliszewski says they start with a quick introduction and video with commentary of the plating process while we eat our lunch. 

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Fabtech hosted more than 1,700 exhibiting companies and almost 45,000 attendees from 120 countries to celebrate manufacturing’s industrial evolution at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

With more than 750,000 square feet of exhibit space, Fabtech organizers say the show provided attendees with access to the industry’s leading companies, latest innovations and insight into current and future trends. They say the four-day expo included the most extensive education programming in its history, as well as a stacked lineup of expert-led panels and keynote presentations.

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The  45th annual International Waterborne, High‐solids and Powder Coatings Symposium program line‐up has been released. The symposium will be held in the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans from February 4-9

The internationally renowned symposium offers a dual track schedule on the latest coatings technology and developments by outstanding industrial and academic scientists.

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Vogel Industrial Coatings welcomed more than 400 guests to help celebrate the completion of the first two phases of a five-year, $29.3 million expansion plan for its powder coating manufacturing operation located at the company’s headquarters in Orange City, Iowa.

Attendees heard remarks from Orange City Mayor Deb De Haan, Orange City Development President Daryl Beltman, Vogel Paint President Jeff Powell, Vogel Paint Vice President of Business Development Mark Vogel, and Vogel Paint Chairman and CEO Drew Vogel.

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When the U.S. Space and Rocket Center (USSRC) in Huntsville, Alabama, began restoring an A-12 Oxcart, it took only a local telephone call to obtain the aerospace coatings required to paint the legendary spy plane. Tom Meyer, PPG Aerospace plant manager, aerospace transparencies facility in Huntsville, arranged for PPG to donate military aerospace coatings for repainting the Cold War reconnaissance plane operated by the CIA.

“PPG has a great relationship with the staff at USSRC, and we are honored to participate in the preservation of this historic aircraft,” Meyer said. “PPG has donated coatings for several aircraft-restoration projects, and the A-12 Oxcart was the most recent. We have a valuable asset here in Huntsville with USSRC, and we appreciate being able to contribute our aerospace expertise and resources.”

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