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BY CURTIS CARR. Being friendly to the environment continues to be a primary focus of companies throughout the metal plating industry. Whether attempting to comply with constantly changing government regulations, ensuring the health and safety of coworkers, or simply trying to be good corporate citiz ...
Posted 13 December 2013 by Reg Tucker
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BY IAN STEELE. Over the last 20years or so there have been continual major developments in the automotive industry; in terms of performance, technology and aesthetics. From breaking world land speed records, to introducing increased safety measures and road-worthy electric vehicles, the latest innov ...
Posted 31 October 2013 by Reg Tucker
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BY NICK G. We've been told our entire lives that what's on the inside matters most, not what's on the outside. But when it comes to metal finishing, though, we tend to forget. We treat stainless steel parts by soaking them in chemical baths. We cover up our work with expensive plating. We laye ...
Posted 17 September 2013 by Reg Tucker
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BY MARKO DUFFY. It’s not what you know. It’s who you know.   If you’re a job shop metal finisher in New England, you are in a battle of wits on a daily basis. There are challenges every day around regulatory issues, personnel and HR situations, operational details and, o ...
Posted 01 July 2013 by Reg Tucker
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BY MICHELE NASH-HOFF. In January, the U. S. Business and Industry Council released a report, "Import Penetration Rises again in 2011; Challenges Manufacturing Renaissance, Insourcing Claims," by Alan Tonelson. According to the report," the share of U.S. markets for advanced manufactur ...
Posted 02 April 2013 by Reg Tucker
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BY MARKO DUFFY. It’s a new year, and if you’re like me you’re absolutely giddy over the excitement of starting another round of meaningful and impactful performance reviews of all your employees. There’s nothing like starting the process of thinking back over the la ...
Posted 05 March 2013 by Reg Tucker
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Coming off a year which saw a rally in both automotive production and sales – mostly evident in the US and China – it’s not surprising to see that momentum course through the entire parts manufacturing supply chain. In fact, a newly released survey of global original equipment auto ...
Posted 02 February 2013 by Reg Tucker
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By Marko Duffy. This is how we platers think it goes…An engineer calls his co-workers over to his cubicle to show the latest device he’s created—an intelligent, innovative work of technological art. Wild celebration breaks out with engineers high-fiving and breaking out in the &ld ...
Posted 18 December 2012 by Reg Tucker
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