New Legislation Will Impose Higher Penalties on California Platers

The current maximum penalty of $7,000 for general violations is increasing to $12,471. This new penalty level also will apply for CAL/OSHA posting, record keeping and notice requirement violations.
#plating #masking


NASF's Midwest Sustainability Summit to Focus on Technology

The Chicago Midwest Chapter of the National Association for Surface Finishing is partnering with chapters in Rockford and Milwaukee to host the Midwest Sustainability Summit on October 12-13, at the Grand Geneva Resort and Spa in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
#plating #nasf #sustainability


Remembering a Finisher’s Son

Metal finisher Fred Warmbier lost his son Otto to the brutal North Korean government after he was charged with a dubious crime and sentenced to hard labor.

Powder Coating

Gardner Business Index: June 2017 — 55.0

Finishing Business Index holds near its five-year high.

Parts Cleaning

Top Sales Trait Might Not Be What You Think

The essential qualities for success fall short without follow-through. 
#management #plating #sales


Evaluation of Hexavalent Chromium Free Bond Primers for Aerospace and Defense Applications

Three hex chrome free bond primers demonstrated that they can surpass the 960 hour threshold before exhibiting panel corrosion away from the scribe.
#military #plating #aerospace


Milwaukee's EFCO Finishing Moving to Larger Facility

After 50 years at its current home, Milwaukee's EFCO Finishing will relocate to a newer, larger building in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, later this summer. Owners say they plan to be up and running at the new location by September 1.
#plating #pollutioncontrol


California Plating Chapters Host Supplier Showcase

The MFASC Conference will be in Montebello on Sept. 26, and the MFANC Conference will be in San Jose Sept. 28.
#plating #masking #pollutioncontrol


Michigan NASF Midwest Seminar Features Navy SEAL Rob O'Neill, and Full Conference

One of the country’s most highly decorated Navy SEAL combat veterans, Rob O’Neill, was involved in our nation’s most strategic military campaigns and led the military’s most elite.
#plating #nasf #masking


Born Leaders

Several honorees in this year’s Products Finishing 40-Under-40 class have come up through the ranks of family-owned companies, where they spent several summers toiling in their parent’s shop and are now on the threshold of becoming CEO of the operation.