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Established in 1953 and purchased by the Thrailkill family in 1978, All Metals Fabricating was built on the telecom boom of the 1990s. The industry crash in 2000 led the company

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The performance of coatings for medical instruments and devices encompasses a very unique technology space. Not only do they have to protect and beautify

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If you close your eyes and think of a hospital environment you may recall the scent of cleaning agents, scenes of doctors and nurses dressed in personal protective equipment rushing

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Coating for the medical industry requires a level of precision and data collection that many powder coaters don’t have to worry about. But when your parts are used

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Outgassing defects in powder coatings can be an unexpected and sporadic menace that seemingly appear out of nowhere. Finding a fix can be elusive unless you understand the root causes of outgassing.

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Are you considering becoming a PCI Certified coater? Not sure if you are ready for an auditor to review your powder coating equipment and procedures? 

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Robotic coating has been a well-understood component of automotive paint and other mass manufacturing processes, but specific to powder coating and as applied to a variety of circumstances, robots have seen rare adoption in the space.

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Nick LaVigne, plant manager, describes Monti Inc. as a “one-stop shop” for manufacturing. The company, founded in Cincinnati in 1971, offers fabrication, machining, and welding services primarily geared toward the electrical industry.

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COVID-19 put the brakes on our industry last March and April when many states opted to enact a shutdown to quell the spread of the novel coronavirus. Production was curtailed, labs were reduced to 50% or fewer employees, and most office workers grabbed their laptops and headed home to set up shop. Fortunately, we have seen a rebound since then. 

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Shelley Verdun is the first to admit she likes a challenge. It’s a big part of who she is, quite frankly something she’s proud of, and rightfully so. No doubt her childhood is chock full of conquered challenges, but it’s Shelley’s journey to a career in powder coatings that serves as an inspiration for those just starting out, perhaps even more so to those already in the industry considering taking on a completely new role.

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