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: 3/5/2018

Chromaflo Appoints West Coast Sales Manager

Susan L. Renner will be responsible for sales and distribution of the company’s thermosets and coatings in the West Coast region.

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.

PUBLISHED: 2/23/2018

Plasmatreat North America Appoints New President and CEO

Hardev Grewal will lead Plasmatreat’s North American team from the company’s recently built technology center in Hayward, California.

PUBLISHED: 2/22/2018

Chemetall Earns 4th Consecutive Airbus SQIP Award

This “Accredited Supplier” status acknowledges sustained quality and delivery performance, strong continuous improvement, and a customer-oriented approach, the company says.

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