October 12, 2016

I try to write about relevant issues in this column.  I take problems and issues we face at my company, and share both the problems and the solutions with other finishers in the hopes that we can all learn from it, and improve our operations.  Some problems are simple cause  [Read More]

September 15, 2016

Fact: The quality of the finish on any part is subjective. They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. When it comes to finishing, that couldn’t be truer. All finishes are like works of art, but only the customer can say that a finish is beautiful. One  [Read More]

August 16, 2016

Keeping your employees safe when the weather gets hot We’ve all heard the saying… and I can tell you that more than just the kitchen is hot this August. As a powder coating job shop supporting manufacturing, we all know how hot it can get during these dog days of  [Read More]

July 18, 2016

As I always tell my customers, “Powder coating is one of the last links in the chain of production. By the time the product gets to us, it’s already late.”  This statement is a lead-in to discussing our goal of consistent on-time delivery. But I have noticed a troubling trend  [Read More]

June 16, 2016

Don’t Gamble on Quality As we have become more involved in architectural coatings we have seen a significant increase in the amount of aluminum extrusion we finish. Most of this material is mill finish stock length and is anywhere from 10 to 24 feet. We pre-treat and powder coat it  [Read More]

May 9, 2016

You have a serious illness. The good news is that it was diagnosed early and is treatable. You have just gone through a battery of treatments and your immune system has been compromised. You go to your hospital room and lay down on the bed to sleep. Above your head  [Read More]

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