PUBLISHED: 3/21/2018

Top Shops: Annual Growth Rate

The latest Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey shows that the annual growth rate amongst the best shops last year was 17 percent, well above other shops, which registered 2 percent growth.

PUBLISHED: 3/19/2018

Chemark Consulting Names Legal Director

Colby Cameron has been named director of corporate legal activities practice for Chemark Consulting Group, which provides consulting services to the powder coating industry.

PUBLISHED: 3/12/2018

Advanced Plating Promotes Two

Advanced Plating Technologies has named James Lindstedt as production manager and vice president, and Scott Benson as new business development specialist.

PUBLISHED: 3/9/2018

Chrome-Free PPG Aerospace Coating Qualified to SAE Standard

PPG’s CA7088 integral fuel tank aerospace coating has been qualified to SAE International’s Aerospace Material Specification AMS-C-27725, Type 3, Grade 2.

PUBLISHED: 3/7/2018

Top Shops: Capital Equipment as a Percentage of Gross Sales

The most profitable shops in the Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey are the ones that spend the most on capital expenditures as a percentage of gross sales.

PUBLISHED: 3/2/2018

International Thermal Systems Names New President

Tom Stricker joined ITS in 2015 as general manager of the metal packaging and parts washer product groups and brings more than 20 years of professional experience to his new role.

PUBLISHED: 2/28/2018

Former Plate Shop Owner Bill Franke Passes

Franke owned and operated Franke Plating Inc. in Angola, Indiana, for more than 35 years, from the late 1950s until 1991, when his son, Warren, took the reigns.

PUBLISHED: 2/27/2018

Bowman Hires Lead XRF Scientist

Bowman has hired Timothy He as principal X-ray fluorescence (XRF) scientist, with primary responsibility for expanding applications for the company’s XRF coating measurement technology and leading its development team for materials integrity t...

PUBLISHED: 2/26/2018

Linetec Named Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year

The Wausau shop is one of the nation’s largest independent architectural finishers, providing paint and anodize finishing services for such products as windows, curtain walls, entrances, hardware and other components.

PUBLISHED: 2/26/2018

JenFab Parent Company Names New CEO and President

Rhonda Wright has been with the company since January 2017, serving as chief financial officer and then as interim president.

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