#TOPSHOPS

2021 Top Shops Benchmarking Opens

Beginning in 2021, the Tops Shops program will allow survey values to be compared to a larger, cumulative database of results, expanding the benefits of participation.
#topshops #marketing

Products Finishing Announces Top Shops Benchmarking Program Updates

Beginning in 2021, Products Finishing’s Top Shops Benchmarking program will include a new sourcing platform that expands the benefits of participation.
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Powder Coating

Top Shops Executive Summit: An Exchange of Finishing Industry Ideas and Best Practices

This year’s inaugural Top Shops Executive Summit offers an opportunity for shop owners, executives and managers in the finishing industry to gather for networking and ideation.
#topshops #marketing

Liquid Coating

2020 Top Shops for Liquid and Powder Coating

The sixth annual Top Shops Benchmarking Survey measured shops based on more than 50 operational metrics including lead time, on-time delivery, first-pass quality yield and finishing equipment usage, among others.
#marketing #topshops

Liquid Coating

What Makes a Top Shop?

Productivity, efficiency and on-time deliveries are all hallmarks of a great finishing shop, but at the heart of it all is a commitment to employees and customers.
#editorial #marketing #topshops

Electroplating

2020 Top Shops Benchmarking Survey Results for Electroplating & Anodizing

North American Market Shows Mixed Results for the 2019 Reporting Year
#topshops #economics #marketing

Electroplating

2020 Top Shops for Electroplating and Anodizing

Data from the Benchmarking Survey is used to name 50 Top Shops, which are listed along with their top official.
#marketing #topshops

Electroplating

Valence Surface Technologies-Lynwood Plant Ranks First in 2020 Electroplating Operations

Los Angeles-area facility gets top marks in this year’s Products Finishing North American benchmarking survey.
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April Issue: Electroplating/Anodizing Top Shops

The April issue of Products Finishing is now available. Below you’ll find a few highlights from the issue as well as additional featured articles and other online content.
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Electrocoating

Minding Your Own Business

The Products Finishing Top Shops Executive Summit in October 2020 will give you that opportunity.
#marketing #topshops #editorial

Liquid Coating

Products Finishing Top Shops Executive Summit Planned for 2020

Owners and managers of plating, liquid and powder coatings shops to converge at singular conference to share best practices in peer-to-peer setting.
#marketing #topshops

Liquid Coating

2019 Top Shops for Liquid and Powder Coatings

The data from the survey is used to select the overall Top Shops, which are listed along with their top official.
#topshops #marketing

Electroplating

Introducing Industry ∞.0. The Future Has No Limit.

We sit at ground zero in time, technology and geography of this fascinating development.
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Electroplating

American Metal Coatings Tops Out at No. 1 Electroplating Operation

Ohio’s American Metal Coatings is the No. 1 finishing operation in North America based on the Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey.
#topshops #marketing

Anodizing

Armoloy's New Owners Use Simple Marketing Strategy to Build Electroplating Business

Nolan Hannan and Jacob Meier purchased Armoloy in 2017, and knew they wanted a data-driven shop that they provided information on how well the shop was operating, and where improvements could be made.
#marketing #topshops

Powder Coating

Burkard Industries Climbs the Ladder to No. 1

The Michigan shop makes its way to the top of the 2018 Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey.
#topshops #marketing

Electroplating

How to Read Your Top Shops Customized Benchmarking Report

Video from Michael Guckes from Gardner Intelligence explains how to read and understand your Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking custom reports you received if you took part in the recent survey.
#topshops #marketing

Electroplating

Top Shops: Annual Pretreatment Chemical Purchases

The Top Shops spent about $200,000 a year on pretreatment chemicals in the latest Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey, well above the median and averages in the industry.
#marketing #topshops

Electroplating

Top Shops: Plating Chemical Expenditures

The average plating shop spent just over $586,000 on chemicals in 2017, with the median at $235,000. The Top Shops, however, spent roughly $760,000 on plating chemicals in the most recent Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey, while the remaining 20th percentile averaged just $45,000 a year.
#marketing #topshops

Products Finishing Top Shops Management Stage

Products Finishing will showcase the best-run finishing shops in North America at the Top Shops Management Stage at Sur/Fin, where owners and managers will be on hand to discuss what makes their plating and anodizing operations some of the most efficient and profitable in the business.
#topshops #management #marketing