Editorial News for December 2009

Editorial News Archive

Strength in Consolidation

In his recent column, “Selling, Buying, and Merging Companies During a Recession” (Metal Finishing, Sept. 2009), my esteemed colleague Bert Sherwood outlined potential growth strategies for metal finishing companies looking to survive this “Great Recession.” I agree that one of the options he presented—merging—represents an ideal way to lower overhead while leveraging synergies to optimize operations and output.

Enhancements in Store for SUR/FIN 2010 Enhancements in Store for SUR/FIN 2010

When the curtain lifts on SUR/FIN 2010 in Grand Rapids, Mich., June 15–17, attendees looking for the “same old, same old” are going to be a bit disappointed. That’s because the National Association for Surface Finishing, or NASF, has made significant changes that promise to enhance the overall experience for exhibitors and attendees alike.

Economic Indicators Point to Signs of Recovery

PMI index trends, along with recent GDP movement, provide encouraging signs of an economic rebound.