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Electroplating

Top Shops: Quote-to-Book Ratio

The Products Finishing Top Shops in electroplating were able to book about 76 percent of the jobs they quoted in 2017, far more than the 15 percent that other shops booked.
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Electroplating

Top Shops: Active Customers

The number of active customers for the top plating shops in the Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey is almost five times that of all other shops in the survey. 
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Top Shops: 2018 Estimated Growth

The most productive plating shops in the 2018 Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey say they will grow by about 15 percent this year, compared to just 5 percent for all other shops.
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Top Shops: Gross Sales per Finishing Line

The best run shops in the Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey average about four times the revenue per finishing line than all other shops, according the 2018 survey data. The Top Shops averaged about $2 million in gross revenue per line, while those in the 20th percentile averaged around $450,000.
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Top Shops: Type of Operation, Liquid/Powder Coatings

More than 66 percent of the shops that took the Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey for liquid and powder coaters say they consider themselves a “job shop,” which is an independent shop with less than 50 percent contract work.
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Top Shops: Finishing Usage Per Day

The average was 13 hours per day, and the median was 12. All other shops used their lines about 9 hours per day. The statistic shows how much utilization the shop was having in a typical day, showing that most Top Shops have two shifts operating on most workdays, while other shops have just one.
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Top Shops: First Pass Quality Yield

In the 2017 Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey for liquid and powder coatings, the Top Shops (those in the 80th percentile) averaged 99 percent approval on first pass inspection, while all other shops had a 94 percent pass rating. The median was 98 percent, and the mean was 93.8 percent.
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Powder Coating

Top Shops: Colourfast’s Commitment is to Quality.

Canadian shop specializes in custom coatings for institutional furniture, seating, store fixtures and home décor.      
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Powder Coating

Top Shops: Good Practices Start at the Top for A&A Global Industries.

The manager of its powder coating division leads by example.
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Powder Coating

Top Shops: Employees drive Tri-State Fabricators to Growth, Success

This three-time recipient of the Top Shops award emphasizes human resources and training.
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Powder Coating

Top Shops: Safeway Services Earns its Way to No. 1

The owner of Safeway Services, a painting and powder coating provider in Rockford, Illinois, wants to be more than just a hired hand.
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Powder Coating

Top Shops: New Finishing Technology Pushes Parker Trutec

Expansion and new equipment lead this Ohio coater’s growth.
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Electroplating

Marsh Plating Takes on Growth, Expansion

The ability to manage business growth and thrive is one reason Marsh Plating earned its Products Finishing Top Shops status and special recognition in the business strategy category.
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Electroplating

Professional Plating: Here We Grow Again

Professional Plating's commitment to new technology and equipment not only earned it a Products Finishing Top Shops status for 2017, but it also garnered them special notation for their enhanced technology processes.
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Electroplating

Hohman Plating Practices Are Astronomical

Hohman Plating holds a client roll not for the weak of heart, which is why it has been named a Products Finishing Top Shop again in 2017 and earned honors for its Practices and Performance over the past year.
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Electroplating

Employees Take Ownership of Arlington Plating

Arlington Plating is being recognized as a Products Finishing Top Shop not only for its rebirth as a major plating operation in the U.S., but also for its work in transforming its relationship with employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP) initiated in 2016.
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Electroplating

Capital Expenditures and Growth

The axiom says that you must spend money to make money. Turns out the statistics prove it true, too. Top Shops spend money to make money, and keep more of it.
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Electroplating

Medina Plating Earns No. 1 Top Shops Status

Medina Plating’s operational performance earned it the distinction of being the No. 1 shop in the Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey conducted in late 2016.
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Electrocoating

2017 Finishing Industry Economic Forecast

What the team at Gardner Business Intelligence sees ahead for the industrial finishing industry in 2017.
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Anodizing

When Good Enough Never Is

Get ready for the Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey.
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