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Carlisle Fluid Technologies Hires Marketing Director, Business Director

Judy Lietzke and John Owed have 33 and 36 years of industry experience, respectively.

Acme Manufacturing Appoints COO, Promotes Five Others

Changes include promotions to various sales, marketing and quality positions.

Hubbard-Hall Inc. Appoints Shelley Lusas to Director of Marketing

Hubbard-Hall has promoted Shelley Lusas to a new director of marketing position. Lusas has been with the company for three years.

Electroplating

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.

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.

Electroplating

2020 Top Shops Benchmarking Survey Results for Electroplating & Anodizing

North American Market Shows Mixed Results for the 2019 Reporting Year

Electroplating

It’s All Greek at Lustrous Metal Coatings

Top Shop is dedicated to perfection.

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.

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.

Liquid Coating

Vince Hankins Joins Organic Dyes and Pigments

Organic Dyes and Pigments (ORCO) has hired Vince Hankins as vice president of sales, responsible for all of ORCO’s sales and marketing management. 

Anodizing

Speakers Announced for Products Finishing Top Shops Executive Summit

Presenters include presidents, CEOs of Top Shops in North America.

Electroplating

Atotech Announces Staff Updates

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

Electrocoating

Wisconsin's Professional Plating Provides Triple Threat as 5-Time Top Shop

Professional Plating is a 5-Time Products Finishing Top Shop winner that provides plating, powder coating and electrocoating services.

Liquid Coating

A Conversation With William Howard Jr., Houston Plating and Coatings

William Howard’s Houston Plating and Coatings checked in as the No. 1 liquid and powder coating operation in the 2019 Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey.

Electroplating

January Issue: Professional Plating and Automotive Coatings

The January issue of Products Finishing focuses on Wisconsin’s Professional Plating, a 5-time Top Shops award winner, as well as automotive coatings.

Powder Coating

Westside Finishing Honored as 'Super 60' Winner

Westside Finishing, which has been named a Products Finishing Top Shops for several years, has previously won the Super 60 award.

December Issue: Lustrous Metal Coatings and Boeing Troubleshoots Chromium Conversion Coatings

Our cover story is about Mike Paxos, owner of Lustrous Metal Coatings in Canton, Ohio, a 5-time Products Finishing Top Shop Benchmarking Survey award winner, plus chemical engineers with Boeing provide processors with a troubleshooting tool for conversion coating failures.

Powder Coating

Quality Finishing Creates New Growth at Apex Anodizing

Apex Anodizing is a Products Finishing Top Shop in the liquid and powder coating benchmarking survey, and growing thanks to a busy aerospace sector.

Thank You for Completing the Survey

Your shop’s Customized Report will be on its way, plus you’ve earned discounts to attend the Products Finishing Top Shops Executive Summit.

Top Shops

Top Shops Benchmarking Survey for Plating, Liquid and Powder Coating Open

The Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey is open through Jan. 1 for those in the plating, anodizing, liquid and powder coating industry.

Electrocoating

Minding Your Own Business

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

Gardner Intelligence’s Industrial Buying Influence (IBI) Survey Now Open

Survey Identifies Trends and Best Practices in Industrial Sales and Marketing.

Powder Coating

Employee Buy-In Drives Chicago Powder Coater

S&B Finishing Company is a 5-Time Products Finishing Top Shop Recipient, thanks to its long-time employees.

Top Shops

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.