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Published: 7/29/2018

PEM Names Director of Sales and Operations
Kelly McCabe has more than 11 years of experience in the finishing industry and more than 20 years’ management experience.

Published: 6/19/2018

Top Shops: Net Income Relative to Gross Sales
The 2018 Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey showed that the best-performing shops had almost four times the ration of net income relative to gross sales as an index.

Published: 6/13/2018

Top Shops: Capital Investments
More than 8 out of 10 plating shops made substantial capital improvements in 2017 according to the Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey.

Published: 5/16/2018

Top Shops: Auxiliary Equipment Purchases
The Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey shows that the Top Shops spent more than triple the average on auxiliary equipment for their shops, which includes pumps, ovens and power supplies.

Published: 5/9/2018

Top Shops: Annual Pretreatment Chemical Purchases
The Top Shops spent about $200,000 a year on pretreatment chemicals in the latest Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey, well above the median and averages in the industry.

Published: 5/3/2018

Top Shops: Plating Chemical Expenditures
The average plating shop spent just over $586,000 on chemicals in 2017, with the median at $235,000. The Top Shops, however, spent roughly $760,000 on plating chemicals in the most recent Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey, while the r...

Published: 4/19/2018

Top Shops: Quote-to-Book Ratio
The Products Finishing Top Shops in electroplating were able to book about 76 percent of the jobs they quoted in 2017, far more than the 15 percent that other shops booked.

Published: 4/11/2018

Top Shops: Active Customers
The number of active customers for the top plating shops in the Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey is almost five times that of all other shops in the survey. 

Published: 3/29/2018

Scientific Control Laboratories Implements New Information Managment Software
The Chicago company says Sample Master software allows it to accelerate accurate reporting, multiply productivity, increase operational efficiency and provide unparalleled data security.

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.