How Finishing Companies Can Use Modern Software to Overcome Quoting Challenges

June 08, 2021 |

Are you quoting based on incomplete data and uncertainty around volumes and lead times? Do you know if you are quoting the same parts more than once? It can be like a game of telephone to try to understand what the end buyer is looking for. And often, you may not even know you won a job until the part shows up on your doorstep. This makes planning hard and quoting quickly even harder.

Join this webinar to learn how you can leverage a secure platform so shops will provide you with the data you need to quote smarter, faster and more consistently. Hear from Tamea Franco, president and CEO of Global Metal Finishing (GMF), on how GMF has improved communication with job shops, is able to gain quick access to the hard data they need and can now return more accurate, consistent quotes in minutes rather than hours.


  • How to leverage a secure platform to quote smarter, faster and more consistently
  • How to ensure you will never quote the same part twice
  • How to leverage the right technology to ensure better communication with machine shops
  • How to better understand your win rates

Presenter 1:

Jason Ray

Co-Founder and CEO, Paperless Parts

Jason Ray is the co-founder and CEO of Paperless Parts, the platform for manufacturing that enables machine shops to streamline communications, quote faster and more accurately, improve customer experience and grow their business. Jason found his passion for manufacturing while serving at the Pentagon in the United States Navy as a supply and logistics officer, where he led advanced manufacturing implementation. Seeing the negative impacts associated with ineffective sourcing of short-run production companies, Jason was determined to solve this critical problem that plagues manufacturing. Jason has a B.A. from Trinity College and an MBA from Babson college.

Presenter 2:

Tamea Franco

President and CEO, Global Metal Finishing, Inc.

In 1987, Tamea opened Roanoke's first female-owned customized aluminum metal finishing business, East West DyeCom, Inc. (EWDC), supplying metal artists with colored aluminum and offering anodizing services to machine shops and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). While watching the production run in 2010, Franco realized that the parts her team had coated were being shipped worldwide, hence the new business name: Global Metal Finishing, Inc. Headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia, Global Metal Finishing is a multi-line aluminum anodizing and precision hard-coating facility, employing over 35 people and supplying finishing services and products to hundreds of clients throughout the United States in a variety of industries.