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It’s critical to create high-quality parts that withstand the test of time, and sectors like automotive and aerospace are marked with heavy competition. But trade shows are where industry leaders come together. Attendees will find an open forum of sorts on the show floor where they can network with their peers, many of whom may face the same challenges and obstacles in their own operations.

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Bearcat Anodizing in Goshen, Indiana, is working with First State Bank and the Business Development Corp. of South Bend on a U.S. Small Business Administration financing package of $5.5 million for the purchase and installation of the new anodizing line.

As a result of the project, the company expects to create 16 new full-time jobs within the next two years.

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Process Technology celebrated its new global headquarters and R&D center in July with a ribbon-cutting ceremony held with the Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce.

The company also is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, with operations in Willoughby and Mentor, Ohio, and Amery, Wisconsin.

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Lightweight construction, changing manufacturing and coating technologies, and new materials and material combinations. These trends are putting pressure on manufacturers to clean parts and surfaces to meet ever-higher standards.

The parts2clean show October 23–25 in Stuttgart, Germany, aims to help manufacturers and finishers solve some of the issues associated with those trends.

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During its annual meeting in Sarasota, Florida, the Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) recognized award recipients and installed its 2018-2019 national board of directors.

CCAI’s highest honor, the James F. and David J. Wright Lifetime Achievement Award, was presented to Rex Winemiller, who had been an active member of the organization for 26 years until his retirement in 2015. He served on the national board of directors from 1989 to 1994, held all officer positions, and was its president from 1991 to 1992.

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