This Month’s Focus: Custom Coating
CUSTOM COATER SPOTLIGHT 2017
Check out the latest finishing projects from six custom coaters.
Improving the job shop business model
Successful job shop owners share a common desire. They want to establish a business model that ensures that they do not have to touch every dollar or negotiate every deal themselves. To be successful, they apply their leadership skills to assemble and train management and management support teams to understand the technical aspects of the metal finishing business with a focus on customer service and profitability. They guide their management teams in the direction that will promote and maintain a mutually beneficial working relationship with all of their customers. They proactively improve their business model as the company and its customers continue to evolve.
Show preview: Attending AWFS Fair 2017 is no gamble
Woodworking’s most innovative and exciting trade event of 2017 brings the future of woodworking into focus, and the picture is better than ever. This summer, woodworking professionals and suppliers will convene in Sin City to learn more about the latest and greatest industry technologies at AWFS Fair 2017. This year’s show will be held July 19-22 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, right off the Vegas Strip. Presented by the Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers (AWFS), the show is being held in conjunction with the College of Woodworking Knowledge and is expected to draw in more than 15,000 woodworking professionals from around the globe.
Technologies in powder coating continue to advance. Are your curing processes keeping pace?
This column is provided to you by members of the Infrared Equipment Division (IRED) of the Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA). The group includes infrared (IR) curing equipment suppliers from throughout North America. We publish the column three times a year to give you the latest information about IR curing techniques and equipment. Contact information is at the end of the column. Most IR manufacturers offer testing for free or for a fee. Any IRED member can assist you in finding solutions to curing problems and best practices for finishing of coatings. This issue’s column was submitted by IRED member Tim O’Neal, Selas Heat Technology Co., Streetsboro, Ohio.
Architectural powder coating photo showcase
Powder coatings clinic column
February: Coatings; and the Master Guide to the Powder Coating Market
March: Automotive Coating
April: Pretreatment & Stripping
June: Custom Coating
August: Architectural Coating
September: Coating Application & Recovery
October: Test Equipment
December: Annual Reference & Buyer’s Resource
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