#EDITORIAL

Products Finishing Then, Now and Tomorrow

As 2020 comes to a close, Products Finishing editor-in-chief Scott Francis discusses upcoming initiatives for 2021.

The Road to Recovery

The past few issues of Products Finishing have touched on how different market sectors have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. As we come to the end of the year, PF editor-in-chief Scott Francis takes time to reflect on the manufacturing industry’s response during the COVID era and to contemplate finishing’s role in the medical sector.

Electroplating

Geeking Out About Space Flight

As Products Finishing releases its October aerospace-themed issue, editor-in-chief Scott Francis takes the opportunity to reflect on the finishing industry’s role in aerospace and space markets.

How Do We Reconnect?

As one industry tradeshow after another is stalled by the COVID-19 pandemic, what other ways of networking can coaters, finishers and suppliers embrace?

Liquid Coating

Trends in Coating and Finishing

What will continually evolving material combinations mean for the manufacturing industries and, in turn, what will they mean for coaters and finishers?

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.

Powder 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.

Business As Usual? Coronavirus and Manufacturing Industry Recovery

As we recover from the coronavirus epidemic, how many companies will use lessons learned during this time to reevaluate the way they do business?

Living in Interesting Times

How is the COVID-19 outbreak affecting your business? Stepping into the role of editor of Products Finishing in the middle of the coronavirus outbreak has been odd, to say the least. Here’s my story — tell us yours.

A Decade of Awakenings

It was 10 years ago that the finishing industry welcomed my uneducated self.

Giving the Gift of Legacy

Brad Andreae, the late Dr. George Dubpernell, Jim Jones, the late Daniel Leonhardt, and Clifford Roy are 2020 Finishing Hall of Fame inductees.

The Conflict of Resolutions

We asked several finishers what their resolutions were for 2020, and did we ever get a variety of wishes and goals.

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