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.

Univertical Makes Several Leadership and Management Appointments

The changes include a new president, vice president and several VP and management positions. 

Corbetts Appoints New Management, Invests in Fleet

UK hot-dip galvanizer Corbetts the Galvanizers made additions to its management team and modernized its fleet in time for its 160th anniversary.

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.


Veolia Water Technologies Helps Optimize Resources

Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to industry sustainability.


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.

Coronavirus Coverage

Three Rules to Live by When Business Times Get Tough

Advice for business leaders in the finishing industry as the world reacts to the economic repercussions of the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis. 

Powder Coating

Elcometer Promotes Tracy Salt

Salt named product manager responsible for management and introduction of the company’s range of products.

Powder Coating

Wagner's Coatify Platform Enables Intelligent Monitoring

Information and management platform designed to improve system availability and productivity.

Solving the Work-Life Balance Myth

When finishers reject the work-life balance fairytale in favor of work-life integration, both can be performed at a higher level.


Atotech Announces Staff Updates

Specialty chemicals and equipment company has management changes in sales and marketing.


EPA Moving on PFAS Regulatory Actions for Drinking Water

Agency requesting the Office of Management to review its proposed regulatory determinations for two types of PFAS.

Open Your Eyes to the Bad News Wake-Up Call

Hotel room alarms are not the only kinds of wake-up calls.

Powder Coating

Blow Up the Script in Finishing Customer Service

Do you follow the same routine with every customer? That may not be a good thing.


Coventya Announces Organizational Changes

Mike Kelly named president as company is adopting a regional-type management structure.

Liquid Coating

Internships: Not Just for Coffee Makers and Photocopiers

Organizations that don’t offer internships are missing a huge opportunity to improve.


Process Technology Garden Designated as Monarch Waystation Habitat

Monarch Waystation gardens are required to be at least 100 square feet, contain milkweed and nectar plants, provide adequate shelter, and follow specific habitat management guidelines.


A Conversation With Brad Durkin, Coventya

Brad Durkin is director of international product management for Coventya, and the chairperson of the SUR/FIN Technical Advisory Committee that puts together the conference sessions each summer.

The Art of Conference Call Surveillance

Not announcing yourself to gain an advantage does more harm than good.

Liquid Coating

Chemcoaters Hires Connor McMenamin as President

McMenamin previously worked at Tata Steel, where he held positions in sales, account management and country head in Mexico.


25 Lessons in 25 Years

In my own little way of commemorating 25 years in executive leadership, I offer the 25 most valuable lessons I’ve learned in 25 years.

Parts Cleaning

Cordial Joins Trimac Industrial Systems

Dan Cordial has 30 years of industrial capital equipment experience with roles in sales, design and project management in paint, powder applications and finishing systems.


Electrocoat Learning Management Goes Live

Users also have access to keynotes, panel discussions and workshop sessions from previous events, such as Boot Camp, Ecoat16 and Ecoat18.


Valence Surface Technologies Sold to Investment Groups

ATL Partners and British Columbia Investment Management purchase Texas-based Valence.