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National Surface Finishing Day 2021

National Surface Finishing Day will be celebrated March 3. The annual event is a way to showcase the industry to local trade schools, businesses, officials and media, as well as to celebrate employees and staff.

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.

Powder Coating

Westside Finishing Keeps Moving Forward

Founded nearly 40 years, Westside Finishing, a perennial Products Finishing Top Shops award recipient, has grown into one of New England’s largest powder coating job shops.

Powder Coating

All-Color Powder Coating Emphasizes Quality and Customer Service

Mark Mortensen of All-Color Powder Coating, one of Products Finishing's Powder Coating Top Shops, says communication is key to success.

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.

Anodizing

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. 

Powder Coating

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.

Powder Coating

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.

Liquid 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.

Electrocoating

Minding Your Own Business

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

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.

Liquid Coating

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.

Powder Coating

2019 Top Shops for Liquid and Powder Coatings

The data from the survey is used to select the overall Top Shops, which are listed along with their top official.

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