Reinvigorating the Workforce

Do education and outreach hold the key to solving manufacturing’s workforce problem?
#workforcedevelopment #surfin #education

40 Under 40: Class of 2021

Each year, PF editors comb through a long list of nominees with a wide range of skill sets to select the 40 Under 40 class. This year's finalists include engineers, operations managers, chemists, general managers, sales professionals and entrepreneurs working in the finishing industry. 
#sales #workforcedevelopment #40-under-40

Episode 2: Diversity in the Finishing Industry

Products Finishing’s On the Line podcast for coaters and finishers discusses the topic of diversity in the finishing industry with interviews with Lab Midwest president and PF columnist Matthew Kirchner and Bales Metal Surface Solutions president Stacey Bales. 
#leadership #workforcedevelopment


NASF Announces 2021 Finishing Course Catalog

The NASF/AESF Foundation has announced its 2021 industry training schedule.
#nasf #education #workforcedevelopment

Dürr Wins GACC 2020 Apprenticeship Award

The German American Chambers of Commerce have selected Dürr as the 2020 Apprenticeship Award winner for its implementation of the MAT2 apprenticeship program.


Upcoming NASF Course Sharpens Chromium Plating Skills

NASF is hosting a web-based course on chromium plating skills the first four Tuesdays and Wednesdays in November for operators, supervisors and sales personnel. Registration ends October 20th.
#workforcedevelopment #nasf #sales

Manufacturing, Management and Racial Inequality

How can finishers take action about (not just discuss) racial inequality? Matthew Kirchner describes his ways of giving back to the community and promoting equality in manufacturing.
#management #workforcedevelopment

Mechanical Finishing

Phillips Federal Adds Bel Air Finishing Technology

Bel Air Finishing's post processing technologies will support Phillips' Public Private Partnership, providing training for finishing for 3D printing.
#additive-manufacturing #workforcedevelopment

Cultivating the Next Generation of Finishing Industry Leaders

As a generation of experienced coaters and finishers look toward retirement, new leaders are beginning to emerge. Training, education, support and encouragement for new talent is crucial for the future of manufacturing.
#editorial #workforcedevelopment #education

Techsolutions R.J. Provides Waste Management Solutions

The company provides customized training in electroplating, wastewater treatment and management, pure water production, process improvement, troubleshooting and root cause analysis.
#pollutioncontrol #surfin #management


Advint's Advisory and Training Services Assist Electroplating Businesses

Advint's advisory service emphasizes science, mathematics, technology and management to help clients achieve their goals.
#surfin #management #workforcedevelopment

Liquid Coating

Col-Met Offers Finishing Training Academy

Col-Met’s webinar-based training program provides training to expand finishing product knowledge and best practices for sales and service technicians.
#sales #workforcedevelopment #education


ChromeTech Keeps Employees Learning

Cross-training staff gives job shop more flexibility to accommodate customers and run the business more smoothly.

The World Created the Tech Ed Teacher

Inspiring young people toward careers in advanced manufacturing.

How a Generation Lost So Many Employability Skills

Before the next generation of advanced manufacturing talent comes of age, perhaps parents need to ask themselves whether overparenting is part of the employability skills problem.

Powder Coating

CCAI Establishes Education Foundation

It's a non-profit charitable organization established to support education and training in the industrial finishing and coatings arena.
#workforcedevelopment #education

Powder Coating

CCAI Training Manuals Available in Spanish

Translations of all five existing manuals are in progress and expected to be complete the first half of 2020.

Liquid Coating

Powder Coater Hosts U.S. Senator for Workforce Discussion

JOBS Act is bipartisan legislation that makes high-quality and rigorous short-term job training programs more affordable by expanding access to Pell Grants for low-income students.

Parts Cleaning

EcoClean's EcoCcore Now Manufactured in U.S.

Location gives customers in North America more immediate access to knowledge, skills and resources for training, parts and service. 

Liquid Coating

SimSpray Offers Immersive Virtual Reality Painting Training

Instant feedback and performance analytics support training efficiency.