Events & Training for January 2013

Our Events & Training section lists surface finishing–related conferences, exhibitions, and training courses worldwide.

If you would like us to include a new event, please e-mail the details to Reginald Tucker, editor, at


IHEA IR Automotive Seminar

19 March 2013

Calera, AL, USA

CCAI The Basics of Powder Coating

16 April 2013

This seminar will be conducted in Spanish

Miami, Florida

Southern California Supplier Showcase

10 September 2013

This year's shows will include continuing education seminars. MFASC has expanded the membership categories and are expecting much larger attendance.

Montebello, Calif.

Northern California Vendor Showcase

12 September 2013

Technical sessions, table top exhibits and networking opportunities.

San Jose, Calif.

The Toxics Use Reduction Institute Aerospace/Defense Industry Supply Chain Conference: Chemicals of Concern and Safer Solutions

24 September 2013

This conference is for representatives from across the aerospace/defense industry supply chain, from OEMs to solution formulators to metal finishers, and will deliver useful information about challenges facing the industry and solutions that are emerging.

Sturbridge, Mass.

2013 New England Surface Finishing Regional

08 November 2013

The New England Chapter of the National Association of Metal Finishers represents, MA, NH, VT,ME, RI, and CT. Our Philosophy and Purpose is to engage all Metal Finishers to communicate and share important information as an industry. Technical strategies, training materials, programs, processes and resources are just a few of the services the NAMF-NE offers for the successful growth of your business as well as the growth of the industry itself. Understanding the on going economic difficulties and environmental challenges in the Metal Finishing industry, NAMF-NE can help! We recommend and help implement important components of your daily business such as, planning strategies, waste treatment standards, “best practices” state and national legislation. Our meetings introduce you to the top business leaders in the Metal Finishing industry, in an effort to encourage communication, teamwork, community, values and excellence throughout New England.

Plymouth, Mass.