ELECTROCOATING

Parts Cleaning

Gardner Business Index: August 2016

With a reading of 46.8, the Gardner Business Index showed that the finishing industry contracted for the 14th consecutive month. In August, the index improved from the previous month. However, the index was roughly at its average level since August 2015, indicating a relatively constant rate of contraction in the finishing industry.

Parts Cleaning

Solving the Ecoat Mysteries of the Deep

A diagnostic testing device, the Submersible Data Acquisition Unit, can measure and record AC voltage, DC voltage and current at specific points on a part during the electrocoat process.

Pollution Control

CCAI Announces Two New Chapters

Georgia chapter president is Derek Dennis from Heraeus Noblelight; David Boone with Alabama Power is taking the reigns as the first president of the Alabama chapter
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Electrocoating

John Sudges Receives CCAI James F. and David J. Wright Lifetime Achievement Award

Sudges is a long-time CCAI member who has served both his CCAI Northern Illinois Chapter and the CCAI National organization for many years.
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Powder Coating

CCAI Awards 2016 Scholarships

CCAI awards scholarships from the CCAI Matt Heuertz Scholarship Fund to students in programs in technical schools, high schools and colleges geared toward coatings and finishing.
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Pollution Control

Axalta Hosts Annual Latin America Distributor Convention in Cancún

5-day event offered opportunities for distributors and other customers to hear from Axalta management about the latest global developments.
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Powder Coating

Top Shops: Keystone Koatings, Top HR and Training Programs

President Rick Gehman says employees and management that have helped earn a Products Finishing Top Shops award for the past two years, and its HR practices could mean it will be recognized for years.
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Top Shops

Top Shops: Georgia Powder Coating, Top Finishing Technologies

GPC started with four employees working in a poultry processing warehouse. Now it has 45, and is recognized for its finishing technology in the Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey.
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Electrocoating

Top Shops: Freedom Finishing, Top Finishing Practices/Performances

Erik Ender prefers to use statistical process controls to let him know how efficient his powder coating and electrocoating lines are humming at Freedom Finishing.
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Liquid Coating

Top Shops: Burkard Industries, Top Business Practices

Jay Burkard likes to keep things simple and promotes his company to customers as their “one-stop coating shop,” which is being recognized for its business practices in the Products Finishing Top Shop Benchmarking Survey.
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