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Published: 12/1/2018

Taking Finishing to the Global Stage
Moving to the global stage is exactly what South Carolina’s Roy Metal Finishing accomplished recently when it agreed to be bought by Aalberts Industries N.V., a Dutch technology company that operates in 50 countries.

Published: 12/1/2018

A Conversation with Paul Skelton, biganodes
Paul Skelton is a hard guy to miss. The CEO of biganodes arguably has the best beard in the business, is the NASF Palmetto chapter president and will celebrate his 30th year in finishing in 2019.

Published: 12/1/2018

Supply Chain Expansion Powers Industry Growth
The Finishing Index was driven by supplier deliveries, production and new orders in October.

Published: 11/1/2018

Finishing Shops Celebrate Top Shops Awards in Unique Ways
As we get ready to open the next survey to determine which finishing operations will be crowned the 2019 Products Finishing Top Shops, we look at how previous winners have celebrated the honor.

Published: 11/1/2018

A Conversation with Rick Hunter, A.M. Metal Finishing
His shop has been a Products Finishing Top Shop for both plating and powder coating almost every year since the survey began. Hunter runs the Orlando, Florida, shop with his wife, Sloane.

Published: 10/1/2018

Will the Tariff Battles Help or Hinder North American Finishers?
It seems finishers could pick up business if Chinese products aren’t as cheap to import as those made in the U.S.

Published: 10/1/2018

A Conversation with Pat Gleason, Microfinish
The technical services manager for Microfinish of St. Louis, Missouri, is considered one of the most respected people in the finishing industry and was recognized as an NASF Fellow at its 2018 conference.

Published: 9/1/2018

The Misguided Fear of Innovation
Suppliers and shops should seek and celebrate new ideas and products.

Published: 9/1/2018

A Conversation with Stacey Bales, Bales Metal Surface Solutions
The owner of the Downers Grove, Illinois, company serves on the board of the Technology and Manufacturing Association (TMA), the Chicago chapter of the National Association for Surface Finishing and the Chicago AESF Foundation.

Published: 8/1/2018

Do I Have a Finishing Story for You
Non-disclosure agreements keep many ingenious projects under wrap, but a Brooklyn plating shop has a heck of a tale to tell about a huge job it pulled off.