Trion Coatings Names EVP of Marketing & Sales

Kyle Hankinson to serve as Trion Coatings’ Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales. 

Liquid Coating

PPG Appoints New Chief Growth Officer

In this newly created role, Irene Tasi will be responsible for corporate strategy, long-range planning, marketing, brand and sales excellence, digital, market-driven innovation and new growth initiatives.

Top Shops Benchmarking Program Announces 2021 Honorees

Products Finishing unveils this year’s entire list of qualifying Top Shops, as well as the #1 ranking top shop in each category.

Products Finishing Announces Participation in New, Expanded Top Shops Expo + Conference

Products Finishing to present its annual Top Shops Technical Conference and Awards Program at an inaugural industry event

Gardner Business Media Announces Inaugural Top Shops Expo & Conference

New industrial event delivers data, sourcing and technology solutions for durable goods manufacturing businesses

National Surface Finishing Day 2021

National Surface Finishing Day will be celebrated March 3. The annual event is a way to showcase the industry to local trade schools, businesses, officials and media, as well as to celebrate employees and staff.

2021 Top Shops Benchmarking Opens

Beginning in 2021, the Tops Shops program will allow survey values to be compared to a larger, cumulative database of results, expanding the benefits of participation.

Podcast: Shaping the Industrial Buying Process

Dave Necessary, Gardner Business Media's director of strategic engagement, shares key insights from 2020 Industrial Buying Influence Report on Industrial Strength Marketing podcast.

Carlisle Fluid Technologies Hires Marketing Director, Business Director

Judy Lietzke and John Owed have 33 and 36 years of industry experience, respectively.

Acme Manufacturing Appoints COO, Promotes Five Others

Changes include promotions to various sales, marketing and quality positions.

Powder Coating

Top Shops Executive Summit: An Exchange of Finishing Industry Ideas and Best Practices

This year’s inaugural Top Shops Executive Summit offers an opportunity for shop owners, executives and managers in the finishing industry to gather for networking and ideation.

June Issue: Liquid and Powder Coating Benchmarking

Products Finishing’s June issue covers the top ranking shops in our Top Shops benchmarking survey for liquid and powder coating.

Hubbard-Hall Inc. Appoints Shelley Lusas to Director of Marketing

Hubbard-Hall has promoted Shelley Lusas to a new director of marketing position. Lusas has been with the company for three years.

Powder Coating

Westside Finishing Keeps Moving Forward

Founded nearly 40 years, Westside Finishing, a perennial Products Finishing Top Shops award recipient, has grown into one of New England’s largest powder coating job shops.

Powder Coating

All-Color Powder Coating Emphasizes Quality and Customer Service

Mark Mortensen of All-Color Powder Coating, one of Products Finishing's Powder Coating Top Shops, says communication is key to success.

Liquid Coating

2020 Top Shops for Liquid and Powder Coating

The sixth annual Top Shops Benchmarking Survey measured shops based on more than 50 operational metrics including lead time, on-time delivery, first-pass quality yield and finishing equipment usage, among others.

Powder Coating

What Makes a Top Shop?

Productivity, efficiency and on-time deliveries are all hallmarks of a great finishing shop, but at the heart of it all is a commitment to employees and customers.


2020 Top Shops Benchmarking Survey Results for Electroplating & Anodizing

North American Market Shows Mixed Results for the 2019 Reporting Year


It’s All Greek at Lustrous Metal Coatings

Top Shop is dedicated to perfection.


2020 Top Shops for Electroplating and Anodizing

Data from the Benchmarking Survey is used to name 50 Top Shops, which are listed along with their top official.

April Issue: Electroplating/Anodizing Top Shops

The April issue of Products Finishing is now available. Below you’ll find a few highlights from the issue as well as additional featured articles and other online content.

Liquid Coating

Vince Hankins Joins Organic Dyes and Pigments

Organic Dyes and Pigments (ORCO) has hired Vince Hankins as vice president of sales, responsible for all of ORCO’s sales and marketing management. 

Liquid Coating

Speakers Announced for Products Finishing Top Shops Executive Summit

Presenters include presidents, CEOs of Top Shops in North America.

Liquid Coating

Atotech Announces Staff Updates

Specialty chemicals and equipment company has management changes in sales and marketing.

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