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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.

Electroplating

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Electroplating

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.

Powder 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.

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.

Liquid 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.

Liquid 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.

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.

Liquid Coating

Owens College, Carlisle Hold November Spray Finishing Training

Attendees should be involved with industrial, contractor, or maintenance spray finishing applications, or spray equipment sales and distribution.

Electroplating

Pioneer Metal Finishing Soars on Employees, Culture

Pioneer uses their own Pioneer TV Network, company newsletter, fundamentals activities and training to get new and current employees integrated into the company culture and expectations.

Powder Coating

Nordson Expands Training Offering with Spanish Language Powder Coating Workshop

The two-day course provided introduction on powder-coating materials, applications, troubleshooting and maintenance.

Powder Coating

Asterion Employees Receive First Aid, CPR, AED Training

Training included both hands-on coaching and classroom teaching conducted by an American Heart Association certified instructor.

Powder Coating

Gema, Dubois and Vogel Industrial Coatings Hold Powder Coating Workshops

The first is training is May 1-2 in Las Vegas, and the second is September 10-11 in the Dallas area.

Powder Coating

High School Training Program Adds Powder Coating

According to the Kokomo Tribune, the new equipment includes a plasma table that cuts to precision as well as the recent addition of a powder coater.

January Issue Focuses on Finishing Workforce Development

Our cover story is on PVD and powder coating of automotive rims, but I also had the chance to talk with several shop owners about the importance of certification and training in retention of employees, and discovered a new program that helps veterans enter the liquid and powder coating industry.

Liquid Coating

A Day to Celebrate the Finishing Workplace

Workforce Development, National Surface Finishing Day is a Way to Celebrate our Industry

Liquid Coating

Workforce Development in the Finishing Industry

The January issue of Products Finishing takes a look at an issue which is affecting every job shop and OEM: how to develop and retain a qualified workforce. I had the chance to talk with several shop owners about the importance of certification and training in retention of employees, and discovered a new program that helps veterans enter the liquid and powder coating industry. Check out the issue here.

Liquid Coating

Elcometer Opens NA Headquarters, Training Center

The 22,000-square-foot facility not only provides office space for sales and technical support teams, but also accommodates their ISO 17025 test laboratory.

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