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Volume XIX, Numb er 3 • Third Q uar ter 2009 •

| Letter from the President |


The CCAI Annual Meeting at the were actually able to surprise the Goyers. Firesky Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, AZ For those of you able to attend…thank you! For was another outstanding event. Each those of you not able to attend, we hope to see you year the quality and value of the CCAI at next year’s meeting in Sarasota, FL for another Annual Meeting continues to impress me, and outstanding annual meeting. this year was no exception. The combination of I also hope to see many of you in Nashville for location, facilities, program content, social acCOATING EAST on September 30 and October 1. tivities, and networking may have made this the Be sure to stop by the CCAI booth and say hello! best meeting ever. Although we are facing difficult financial times, the attendance was excellent…only missed CCAI National President, last year’s total by two people. We had many faBruce Bryan, CCAI National President Bruce Bryan, Acme miliar attendees as well as several new ones. Don’t Finishing miss the recap of the annual meeting programming and photo highlights later in the newsletter. WE’VE MOVED… While the social activities were great, the most entertaining CCAI’s offices have a new home. Please update your records aspect of the meeting came during Finishing Jeopardy, hosted by with the following new address, phone & fax for CCAI’s office Bob Warren and judged by Rodger Talbert. After this event, it was (all email addresses remain the same). clear that we ALL still have a lot to learn! The highlight of the annual meeting is always the awards CCAI luncheon. CCAI had the privilege to present Phil Ruggiero with 5040 Old Taylor Mill Rd., the James F. Wright Lifetime Achievement Award. Phil is very PMB 13 deserving of this award with his countless hours of support to Taylor Mill, KY 41015 the Twin Cities Chapter and the CCAI National Board. In addiPHONE: (859) 356-1030 tion to his many years on the national board, Phil has also served FAX: (859) 356-0908 two terms as the CCAI National President. Thank you, Phil for all of your efforts to advance the cause of CCAI both locally and nationally! In This Issue I’d like to extend hearty congratulations to our 2008-2009 In This Issue Annual Meeting Recap and photos.............................. 2 & 3 Chapter Awards winners who were also announced during the AnNew Officers....................................................................... 4 nual Meeting. A complete list of the winners can be found inside Chapter Award Winners...................................................... 4 the newsletter. Chapter Golf Outings ......................................................... 5 Finally, we recognized a couple of people that have contribCOATING EAST 2009 Program....................................... 6 & 7 Chapter Happenings.................................................... 7 & 8 uted to CCAI for over 20 years with their service and support. It News............................................................................ 8 & 9 was my honor to present Anne and Andy Goyer with an award of Chapter Events................................................................... 9 5040 Old Taylor Mill Rd., appreciation for their enthusiastic dedication to our association. PMB 13, Taylor Mill, KY 41015 New Members & Custom Coaters..................................... 10 They have had a significant impact on the success of CCAI chapCorporate Members......................................................... 11 ters and national. It may have been one of the few times that we

Bruce Bryan


CCAI Annual Meeting Another Winner


ach year as the CCAI Annual Meeting approaches, I wonder if we can uphold the tradition we’ve developed by offering the membership an event that is worth their time and money. In a year that everyone is watching expenses very closely, the CCAI Annual Meeting Planning Committee knew we’d have to offer a program that surpassed those of the past. The great news is the Planning Committee of Todd Luciano, Bob Warren, Trena Benson, Rodger Talbert, and Anne Goyer, pulled it off. This year’s Annual Meeting received the highest overall evaluations. Comments such as these were the norm: • Excellent blend of topics this year...hard to improve. • Great job. Thanks for making these meetings a very valuable use of my time and extremely enjoyable as well! • CCAI does an excellent job every year and this meeting was definitely the best. • This particular meeting was very nicely organized and executed. Job well done.

Shroud; Mike Hess of Mariah Power shared his story of how he chose West Michigan to manufacture his innovative “Windspire”, bringing jobs, including finishing jobs to a state deeply impacted by the economic downturn; Jim Malloy shared insights on how companies can begin the process of working with government contracts; Billy Roche and Eric Jones told of their recent TV debut on Orange County Choppers; and Dr. Diane Buffalin’s stress management session closed the event and was the highest rated session of all. And these are just half of the presentations. If you couldn’t be with us in Scottsdale, most of the presentations can be found on the CCAI website in the Member Only area. Visit and enter the member password (Call Kelly LeCount if you can’t remember the password: 859-356-1030). Mark your calendar now for CCAI’s 2010 Annual Meeting, scheduled for June 26 – 29, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota, Sarasota, FL. This cost effective meeting offers members a wonderful educational and networking experience. We hope you’ll be able to see for yourself next June!

What brings these types of comments from attendees? I think it’s the mix of timely presentation topics and the camaraderie of the social events that make this meeting unique. This year we had an outstanding economic update from DuPont economist, Robert

Anne Goyer CCAI Executive Director

CCAI Annual Meeting in Photos

The road through the Sonoran Desert on the way to a sunset dinner.

Attendees enjoy the guided nature walk during the optional jeep tour.

CCAI members stop for a group photo during their tour of Taliesin West. –2–

Managing Stress and Conflict Resolution was a very popular session at the Annual Meeting.

Looks like Jerry Trostle of Wagner Systems and Sam Woehler of George Koch Sons shop at the same store. Dave Chalk of Galaxy views the samples available from DuPont’s emerging technologies presentation.

Lunch on the patio at the FireSky Resort provides valuable networking time.

Members enjoy dinner at Pinnacle Peak Patio after the desert tour.

Bob Shroud of DuPont presented an outstanding overview of the economic conditions. Mike Hess of Mariah Power explains the company’s decision to manufacture windmills in Michigan.

Members enjoyed the welcome reception sponsored by Products Finishing.

Dr. Diane Buffalin gets more than she bargained for when she called on Ron Cudzilo to be a volunteer during the Stress Management & Conflict Resolution session.

Bob Warren plays emcee during Finishing Jeopardy while Andy Goyer runs the game board.


Bruce Bryan role-plays the way NOT to handle a job interview.

CCAI Installs Officers for National Board of Directors During the annual meeting, CCAI installed the following individuals to serve on the national board of directors for the 2009–2010 term: President: Bruce Bryan, Acme Finishing (Northern Illinois Chapter) Vice President: Sherrill Stoenner, Pneu-Mech Systems Mfg. (Central States Chapter) Secretary/Treasurer: Sam Woehler, George Koch Sons LLC, (Unaffiliated) Recent Past President: John Sudges, Midwest Finishing Technologies (Northern Illinois Chapter)

In addition to the officers, the following individuals will serve on the national board of directors for the 2009–2010 term: Trena Benson, DuPont Coating Solutions (Texas Chapter); Kevin Coursin, KMI Systems (Northern Illinois Chapter); Duane Fudge, Chemetall (Mid-Atlantic Chapter); John Gallagher, General Fabrications Corp. (Northern Ohio Chapter); Loren Keene, Wagner Systems, Inc. (Central States Chapter); Todd Luciano, Products Finishing (Greater Cincinnati Chapter); Jim Malloy, Kolene Corp. (Unaffliated); Tim Milner, J.I.T. Powder Coating (Twin Cities Chapter); Mike Nugent, Powder Technologies, Inc. (Twin Cities Chapter); Ken Pelak, Broadmoor Products (West Michigan Chapter); Rodger Talbert, The Powder Coating Institute (West Michigan Chapter); Jeff Watson, (Texas Chapter); Dave Wright, Galaxy Associates (Wisconsin Chapter). Serving as an Ex-officio Board member is Larry Melgary, Northern Coatings & Chemicals (Wisconsin Chapter).

CCAI Honors Members


he Chemical Coaters Association International honored members for their service and dedication during the annual meeting, held in Scottsdale, Arizona. CCAI presented Phil Ruggiero, retired and current chapter coordinator for the Twin Cities chapter, with its highest honor, The James F. Wright Lifetime Achievement award. Ruggiero was recognized for his service to both his CCAI chapter and the national board. He has served in many roles within his chapter and currently coordinates the chapter’s database and promotion efforts. Over the years, Ruggiero has served the national board in all officer roles, including two terms as president.

Chapter User and Supplier of the Year members were also honored for their year-long service and dedication. The 2008–2009 Chapter Award winners are as follows:

Central States

Twin Cities

User of the Year Nathan Finney

User of the Year Mark Walsworth

IHD Powder Coating Services

Supplier of the Year Ron Cudzilo George Koch Sons

Supplier of the Year Pat Cullen Cullen Equipment

Greater Cincinnati

West Michigan

User of the Year Greg Kraner

User of the Year Kevin Riesberg

Supplier of the Year J.B.Graves

Supplier of the Year Scott Bultman

HUFFY Corporation

Wagner Industrial Solutions

Knoll, Inc.

Business Coach 4 Profit

Northern Illinois


User of the Year Bernie Downey

User of the Year Pat Patton

Supplier of the Year John Sudges,

Supplier of the Year Dave Chalk

BL Downey

Larry Melgary, left and Bob Warren right, past Lifetime Achievement award winners, congratulate Phil Ruggiero as he accepts The James F. Wright Lifetime Achievement award.

Donaldson Corp.

Midwest Finishing


Ariens Company

Galaxy Associates, Inc.

FORE!!! Chapter Golf Outings in Full Swing TWIN CITIES


June 24th was a fine day for golf. Stonebrooke Golf Club in Shakopee, MN hosted the Twin Cities “Golf Classic”. There were 74 golfers for this Chapter event.

Winterstone Golf Course in Independence, MO, was the setting for the Central States golf outing on May 21.

Central States Golf Outing 2009 Twin Cities Golf Committee is ready for golfers.

The Central States winning team came in 7 under par! Ron Cudzilo (center) congratulates the foursome; (L to R) Jim Andrews, Loren Keene, Pat Mills and Kirk Ecton. TC Chapter members enjoy dinner after a day on the course.

NORTHERN ILLINOIS The weather, golf (for most), food and fellowship were GREAT! Tamarack Golf Course always does a great job and cut us a deal this year that allowed us to be profitable! Thanks to everyone for their help and donations of time and gifts!


WI Chapter President, Bill Oney with the winning team, John Ekes, Brad Tessman, and Rocky Willis.

Chemquest Team – Dale Mulder, Richard Sarlund (Torch Chemical), Kevin Lucas and Mark Lunetta

Scott Bultman, West Michigan Chapter president, poses with Bill Andro’s family, wife Phyllis Andro (left), daughter Sarah, (right) and Bill’s granddaughters, Sophie and Hazel.

The Winning Foursome – Scott Pelak, Fusfun IT; Jim Knape and Tom Leonard, Haviland; Dave Kinderline, Domestic Uniform.

Tim Milner shows his golf form.

Wisconsin held their annual golf outing at Scenic View golf course in Slinger, WI on July 17th.


The winning team of David Cooper and his golf partner Bob Augustine about to make another birdie putt.

CCAI President, Bruce Bryan and his foursome, Al Dorgan - Art Crystal Ltd., Stephen Walters - Progressive Coatings and Jerry Trostle - Wagner Industrial Solutions. –5–

COATING EAST 2009 Conference & Exhibition


A Regional Event • Nashville, TN • Sept. 30 & Oct. 1, 2009 CAI is once again a major sponsor of the industry’s finishing conference & show – COATING EAST 2009. As the second regional event this year, the focus turns to the southeast for this two day event held

September 30 and October 1, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort. Many CCAI members are serving as speakers on the Technical Conference program and the majority of CCAI’s corporate members are exhibiting.

If you are planning to attend, you’ll want to play the CCAI Scorecard Game. Take your Scorecard (mailed to attendees just prior to the show and available at CCAI’s Booth 137) to at least 15 exhibitors who are CCAI Corporate members, get your card stamped then return it to the CCAI booth to be eligible for our drawing at the end of the show. The prize? A Netbook Computer! Don’t forget, you can save money on your Exhibit Only registration with a CCAI VIP Coupon. You can download it from the CCAI home page on our website: If you plan to attend the Technical Conference, CCAI members are entitled to a discount if you register by Sept. 16. Discounts are posted on the COATING EAST website: www.thecoatingshow. We hope to see you in Nashville for COATING EAST! Be sure to stop by the CCAI Booth 137 and play the Scorecard Game.


For complete details and to register online for COATING EAST 2009, visit Speakers who are CCAI members have their names highlighted in TEAL on the program below:

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Noon – 1:00 PM 5:30 – 7:30 PM

9. The Ins and Outs of IR & IR Applications 10:00 AM – Noon Speakers: Mark Gentry, Advanced Energy; Tom Bannos, Red-Ray Mfg.; Gary Metzger, ITW BGK & John Podach, Fostoria Process Equipment

Registration Open Conference Sessions Show Floor Open Lunch at rear of Show Floor Special Evening Reception & Concert in FUSE Nightclub

10. Corrosion Testing in the 21st Century 11:00 – 11:25 AM Speaker: Brian Smith, Assured Testing

1. Job Shop Powder Coating Selling “Good” - “Better” – “Best” 8:00 – 8:55 AM Speaker: Rodger Talbert, The Powder Coating Institute

11. Safety Codes for Spray Booths 11:00 AM – Noon Speaker: Marty Powell, Global Finishing Systems

2. Innovations and Emerging Powder Coating Technologies 8:00 – 9:25 AM Speakers: Paul Mills, Pi Star Coatings; Robert Ablamowicz, DuPont CoatingSolutions; and Jim Clark, Dow Powder Coatings

12. PCI Custom Coating Certification Program 11:30 AM – Noon Speaker: Rodger Talbert, The Powder Coating Institute 13. Maximizing Coating Line Profitability by Utilizing Proper Hanging and Masking Practices 11:30 AM – Noon Speaker: Scott Rempala, Mighty Hook

3. Improvement of Spray Washer Energy Efficiency 8:00 – 8:55 AM Speaker: Chris Herr, Herr Industrial 4. Basic Processing of Porcelain Enamel Coatings, Physical Properties and Major Products 8:00 – 10:55 AM Speaker: Cullen L. Hackler, Porcelain Enamel Institute, Inc.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM 8:00 – 9:00 AM 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Noon – 1:00 PM 1:00 – 4:00 PM 4:00 – 6:00 PM

5. Understanding and Managing your Finishing Costs 9:00 – 9:55 AM Speaker: Tim Milner, JIT Powder Coating 6. Pretreatment Basics for Electrocoating 9:00 – 9:55 AM Speaker: David George, Henkel

Registration Open Keynote Presentation Show Floor Open Lunch at Rear of Show Floor Conference Sessions Plant Tours

KEYNOTE: Coating Evolution: Harley-Davidson’s Exceptional Finishes 8:00 – 9:00 AM Luncheon Area at the rear of the show floor Speaker: Tim Knight, Ben Sheels and Al Doty, Harley-Davidson

7. Quick Color Change from Three Perspectives 9:30 – 10:55 AM Speakers: Ken Kreeger, Nordson Corp, Chris Merritt, ITW Gema; & Bruce Bryan, Wagner Systems Inc.


8. Marketing Your Business in a Tough Global Economy 10:00 – 11:25 AM Speakers: Steve Houston, The Powder Coating Institute & Andy Brink, DuPont Coating Solutions

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COATING EAST Thursday Events Continued

C. New Developments in Organic Phosphating/Pretreatment 3:00 – 3:25 PM - Mary Carpenter, Carpenter Chemicals

14. Advanced Powder Coating: You Want Answers? We’ve GOT Answers 1:00 – 2:25 PM Speakers: Ron Cudzilo, George Koch Sons, Terry Giles, Henkel, Jerry Trostle, Wagner Systems, Inc. & Tom Grady, Sherwin-Williams

D. Overview of Recent Pretreatment Technologies 3:30 – 4:00 PM - Sergio Mancini, Bulk Chemicals 20. The Powder Within the Power: A Briggs & Stratton Case Study 2:00 – 2:55 PM Speaker: Bruce Bryan, Wagner Industrial Solutions

15. Energy Savings: Lean, Green Pretreatment Breakthroughs for Custom Coaters 1:00 – 1:25 PM Speaker: Ken Pelak, Broadmoor Products 16. Does My Finishing System Use Too Much Energy to Survive? 1:00 – 1:55 PM Speaker: Sherrill Stoenner, Pneu-Mech Systems Mfg., LLC

21. Recent Developments in Trends in the US Army CARC Coatings 2:00 – 2:55 PM Speaker: John Mort, Hentzen Coatings

17. Achieving a “Class A” Finish 1:00 – 1:55 PM Speaker: Jay Burkard, Burkard Industries

22. Small to Mid-Volume Powder Coating Operations 2:30 – 4:00 PM Speakers: Nick Liberto, Powder Coating Consultants; Ken Kreeger, Nordson Corp.; and Ed Besterfeldt, Coral Chemical Co

18. Alternative Pretreatment Technologies High Performance and Environment-Friendly 1:30 – 1:55 PM Speaker: James Renshaw, Chemetall

23. Trailer Expert Coats the Professional Way: A Case Study on Krone Fahrzeugwerk GmbH 3:00 – 4:00 PM Speaker: Jeff Hale, ITW Gema & Bob Allsop, Nordson Corp.

19. Emerging Pretreatments 2:00 – 4:00 PM A. Co-Cure Process: Autodeposition Primer and Powder Coating Topcoat 2:00 – 2:25 PM - Omar L. Abu-Shanab & William E. Fristad, Henkel Corporation

24. Lean Manufacturing in Liquid Industrial Painting 3:00 – 3:25 PM Speaker: Mike Elberson, Autoquip Inc. 25. Horizontal Gun Reciprocators Do’s and Don’t’s 3:30 – 4:00 PM Speaker: Loren Keene, Wagner Systems, Inc.

B. Variety of Pretreatments for Zinc Galvanized Substractes 2:30 – 2:55 PM - Jake Wiles, Atotech

Chapter Happenings CCAI Chapter Boards Need YOU! Have you ever considered joining the board of directors for your chapter? It’s not something that many members give a second thought, but I’d like to encourage all members to think about it. I realize the majority of our members have very little spare time, but serving on a Chapter board has many benefits that you may not know. I wanted to take a moment to make you aware of them and get you thinking “Hmmm, that might not be a bad idea.” The primary purpose of Chapter boards is to develop programming and oversee the operation of your chapter. The quality programming, fun social events and industry cooperation all start with your board. Some boards meet once a month; some less often. But all boards continue to look for new board members to bring in new ideas, share a little bit of the work and improve the chapter for all members. Serving on a Chapter board goes beyond the work & meetings that are involved. You develop relationships and friendships that will serve you well in both your business and personal life. You’ll get to know other chapter members better as well. It’s not as time consuming as you might think and I’m positive that you will enjoy being a part of a Chapter board more than you ever thought you would. Want to know more about joining a Chapter board or helping out with Chapter events, contact your chapter president. Here’s a list of our current presidents. Don’t hesitate to drop them an email or give them a call.

Carolinas Chapter Jason Gatton 704-873-2475

Texas Chapter Trena Benson 713-996-4679

Central States Chapter Sherrill Stoenner 816-505-1652

Twin Cities Chapter Mark Walsworth 952-887-3487

Cincinnati Chapter Scott Mondi 513-939-9613

West Michigan Chapter Ken Pelak 616-285-6440

Northern Illinois Chapter John Sudges 630-264-7913 jsudges@

Wisconsin Chapter Bill Oney 920-849-7738

Northern Ohio Chapter Chris Morris 440-963-0400


Chapter Happenings NEW CHAPTER START-UPS

CCAI is actively working on Chapter start-ups in the following areas. If you have customers or co-workers in these areas, call Kelly LeCount at CCAI with their name, phone and email and we will provide them with information on how they can become involved!


(LtoR) Pat Cullen, Cullen Equipment and Mark Walsworth, Donaldson Company are shown with their TC-CCAI awards for Supplier of the Year and User of the Year, respectively. The awards were presented to Pat and Mark at the June 24th Twin City Chapter Golf Classic at Stonebrooke Golf Club in Shakopee, MN.

Bill Oney (left) presents Pat Patton of Ariens with User of the Year award at the annual golf outing in Slinger, WI.

News Pneu-Mech & Paint Facilities Engineering Form Partnership

Electrocoating Seminar Scheduled for Birmingham, AL

MPF is a new partnership between PneuMech Systems Mfg. LLC located in Statesville, NC and Paint Facilities Engineering, Inc in Clarkson, Michigan. PMPF’s design and sales offices will be located in Claremont, NC. Pneu-Mech Systems will continue to operate as a turnkey systems company in both the liquid and powder markets. PMPF will concentrate on heavy truck, Tier 1, plastic and automotive markets. Pneu-Mech Systems, with more than 100 team specialists at the North Carolina facility completes “turnkey” projects of various sizes in several industries. They are a custom manufacturer that builds industrial grade systems to fit the needs of their customer. Paint Facilities Engineering, established in 2001, has expertise in automotive and industrial paint finishing engineering, design and project management services. Their involvement in the design and construction of over 50 major paint facilities has lead to the generation of more than 20 process and equipment patents in the U.S. The two believe the combination of Paint Facilities Engineering Design and Management expertise in conjunction with Pneu-Mech Systems manufacturing and installation capabilities will produce a competitive supplier in the target PMPF industry sectors.

HE ELECTROCOAT ASSOCIATION and the Chemical Coaters Association International have joined forces to bring the finishing industry the 2009 Electrocoating Seminar, to be held at the Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport in Birmingham, Alabama on November 11-12, 2009. Day 1 of the seminar is designed to meet the needs of the industry on all levels by providing information for those new to electrocoating or who want to learn more. An Introduction to Electrocoating will kick off the day. Industry experts will address the types of e-coat and where each is used, advantages and disadvantages of the technology and equipment considerations. The e-coat process from pretreatment through final cure will be discussed, covering environmental considerations, testing and troubleshooting. Attendees will see an electrocoat system in operation at the end of Day 1 with a tour of Max Coating Inc.’s Birmingham facility. An ISO9001:2000 certified company, the company operates a 12 stage square transfer indexing ecoat system using the latest in lead free, chrome free, low HAPS, high-edge coverage technologies. Max Coating’s dedication to quality and customer service has encouraged additional service offerings of powder coat, shot blasting, parts washing and light assembly. The seminar program has been expanded to include a second day for Advanced topics. Day 2 will begin with a discussion on efficiency, reducing production and non-production costs and overall system effectiveness. Presenters will move through an e-coat system schematic, exposing typical areas of energy, waste and cost savings per component while also discussing ways to maximize efficiency through racking, enhancements, etc. Troubleshooting for defects that could possibly plague a system will be outlined, with examples of those most experienced. Once inefficiencies have been exposed, methods to retrofit or upgrade the system will be discussed. Day 2 ends with a Case Study scenario to prepare attendees to return to their businesses and implement their new knowledge! Registration for Day 1 includes seminar presentations, networking reception, lunch and breaks, transportation to & from the plant tour and a copy of “Electrocoating: A Guidebook for Finishers” (a $79 value). Registration fees are $195 for CCAI & Electrocoat Association members. Fees for non-members are $225. Join us for Day 2 – Advanced Session for only an additional $100. To review the complete Electrocoat Seminar program and to register, visit or call Anne Von Moll at 1-800-563-8831 for a registration brochure.




News continued

Ken Kreeger Wins Prestigious Award


en Kreeger recently accepted the 2009 Long-Oliver Lifetime Service Award from the Porcelain Enamel Institute. Having retired in December of 2008, after many years with Nordson Corporation, Ken continues his support of and activities with the Porcelain Enamel

Institute. For more than 25 years he has served as a Director, Vice President, President and Chairman of PEI as well as continuing active membership with the marketing committee. The Institute’s ability to serve the porcelain enamel industry and its membership depends on the volunteer contributions of members like Ken. CCAI would like to extend hearty congratulations to Ken for this honor.

WELCOME NEW CUSTOM COATER Phoenix Coaters Beaver Dam, WI 920-887-3391

Phoenix Coaters offers a full range of high technology coating services including electrocoating and liquid painting for the military and diverse commercial applications. Their success derives from the continuous investment we are making in resources and technology to meet the anticipated needs of our customers.

2009 - 2010 Chapter Events For additional details on all CCAI chapters, visit, click on CHAPTERS and then the individual chapter name.

CAROLINAS Questions: Contact Jason Gatton, 704-873-2475 or JGatton@

TEXAS October 6 CCAI Texas Chapter Golf Outing Questions: Contact Trena Benson, 713-996-4679 or or Jeff Watson, 817-313-6439

CENTRAL STATES September 3 Energy Efficiency in a Finishing Systems November 12 Liquid Coating Technology update January (TBD) Nanotechnologies Questions: Contact Ron Cudzilo, 816-734-8876 or or Sherrill Stoenner, 816-505-1652 or

TWIN CITIES Sept. 17 Plant Tour of Whirltronics, Inc. Oct. 15 Dinner Meeting (TBA) Nov. 19 Plant Tour (TBA) Questions: Contact Phil Ruggiero, 320-230-6281 or or get details on web site

GREATER CINCINNATI Questions: Contact Scott Mondi, 513-939-9613 or or Scott Walker, 513-527-8840 or

WEST MICHIGAN September 2009 Energy, Utilities, Variable Frequency Drives, Heat Powder October 2009 Powder Panel November 2009 Cut Cost of Lighting and Windows January 2010 Plant Tour – TBD February 2010 Save Money with Racks, QC, Energy March 2010 Do You Have Waste Issues? Questions: Contact Bob Warren, 616-842-8427 or Specific dates and locations to be announced

NORTHERN ILLINOIS Questions: Contacts John Sudges, 630-264-7913 or or Bruce Bryan, 630-853-4592 NORTHERN OHIO All events are held at the Courtyard by Marriott Independence, OH, I-77 and Rockside Roads at 6:00 PM October 8 Plant tour of Blast Abrade Questions: Contact Chris Morris, 440-963-0400 or

WISCONSIN September 2009 – Plant Tour at Ariens October 2009 – Plant Tour at Orion Lighting Questions: Contact Bill Oney, 920-849-7738, ext. 25 or or Monthly chapter meetings are held from September to May at the Highland House in Mequon, WI. –9–

Remembering Bill Andro My Friend, Bill Andro On April 23, 2009, my very good friend and business associate William Robert Andro, died at age 62 from complications associated with diabetes. I first met Bill 22 years ago when he was running a powder coating company called Andro Cooper in Holland, MI. Andro Cooper was a job shop that ran a variety of general industrial products including metal office furniture and appliance parts. Bill eventually sold his interest in Andro Cooper and after a few other enterprises he wound up at Kentwood

Powder Coat as Vice President and General Manager. They were a solid company at the time but Bill took them to a whole new level as one of the premier powder coating job shops in the State of Michigan. They added a second line and created a reputation for being able to do high quality work on the most demanding products in the market. We worked together to plan the second line and he impressed me with his ability to envision what he wanted to be able to do with the line and how to get the most from his chosen vendors. Bill was a savvy businessman and a joy to work with. We also worked together on the WMCCAI Board of directors. His service to the local Chapter was invaluable. He not only provided great input on our activities, he also allowed

us to tour his facility and bring students in from our workshops and classes to demonstrate how a system works. He was one of the most generous people I have met. Bill and I became very close friends over the years. He was one of the finest men I have ever known and I know that all of his business associates respected him. We all will miss him. If he were here now we would try to break off work early and head for the golf course. Bill had a passion for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and would want me to remind you all to give generously to JDRF whenever you can. I know that you will all join me in saying a fond farewell to one of our best.

Rodger Talbert

New Members Central States Dale Berwanger Sierra Corporation

Northern Illinois Rob Tesmer W Tesmer and Associates, Inc . Northern Ohio Mark Drda DuBois Chemicals

Cincinnati Mike Askren Galaxy Associates, Inc.

Steve Heran Ace Equipment

Las Vegas Gregg Turley Finishing Consultants

Twin Cities Jeremyah Biederman Andersen Corporation

Middle Atlantic Lynne R. Sacerdote Valtech Corporation

Gary Hess DuBois Chemicals Anthony Wolfbauer Chemetall West Michigan Rick Beardsley Pro Finish Powder Coating Brian Lauer Haworth

George Lovell NCP Coatings Inc. Jennifer Ritsema Knoll Inc. Wisconsin Jeff Schuessler Kohler Co. Dan Wolf Dow Powder Coating

Robert Long Rapid Engineering LLC

CCAI Custom Coater Members Acme Finishing Co. Inc. Elk Grove Village, IL 847-640-7890

DVUV, LLC Cleveland, OH 216-741-5511

The Metal Working Group Cincinnati, OH 513-521-4114

Progressive Coating Chicago, IL 312-261-8900

Advance Paint Technology, Ltd. Cleveland, OH 216-676-8770

Eaton Fabricating Co., Inc. Grafton, OH 440-926-3121

Nordic Ware Inc. Minneapolis, MN 952-924-8611

Reliance Finishing Co. Grand Rapids, MI 616-241-4436

All-Color Powder Coating, Inc. Oregon, WI 608-835-9118

IHD Powdercoat Services, Inc. N. Kansas City, MO 816-221-9700

Orion Industries, Ltd. Chicago, IL 773-282-9100

Symet Inc. Milwaukee, WI 888-337-9638

Performance Industrial Coatings Farmington, MN 651-463-3388

Techno-Coat Inc. Holland, MI 616-820-1679

Associated Finishing Inc. Mankato, MN 507-345-5861 Capron Manufacturing Co. Capron, IL 815-569-2301 B.L. Downey Co. LLC, Broadview, IL 708-345-8000

J.I.T. Powder Coating Company Farmington, MN 651-463-4664 Luvata ElectroFin Jacksonville, TX 903-589-0009

Phoenix Coaters Beaver Dam, WI 920-887-3391 PowderTech Corporation Webster, SD 605-345-4992 – 10 –

U.S. Surgitech Inc. Carol Stream, IL 800-970-4877

Corporate Members PLATINUM MEMBERS DuPont CoatingSolutions

Galaxy Associates, Inc.

Exel North America

Koch Sons, LLC, George




Pneu-Mech Systems Mfg. LLC 704-873-2475


GOLD MEMBERS Chemetall 908-464-6900

Global Finishing Solutions LLC 800-400-6836

Northern Coatings & Chemicals 906-863-2641

DuBois Chemicals 513-326-8800

KMI Systems Inc. 815-459-5255

Wagner Industrial Solutions 630-784-8900

General Fabrications Corp. 419-625-6055

Kolene Corp. 313-273-9220

Walther Pilot North America 586-598-0347

Midwest Finishing Systems, Inc. 574-257-0099

STANDARD MEMBERS American Finishing Resources 920-849-7738

Datapaq, Inc. 978-988-9000

ITW Gema 317-298-5000

Products Finishing Magazine 513-527-8800

AutoQuip, Inc. 262-781-6133

Diamond Vogel Paints 712-737-4993

Rapid Engineering LLC 616-784-0500

Belco Industries, Inc. 616-794-0410

Eisenmann Corp. 815-455-4100

Mighty Lube Systematic Lubrication 231-924-6160

Carpenter Chemicals, LC 703-683-1570 CentraSep Technologies 317-257-2714 Col-Met Spray Booths, Inc. 888-452-6684 Coral Chemical Co. 847-246-6666

H-I-S Industrial Coatings 405-232-2077 Henkel 248-583-9300 Hentzen Coatings Inc. 414-353-4200 The Hilliard Corp. 607-733-7121

Nordson Corp. 440-985-4000 Nutro Inc. 440-572-3800 Parker Ionics 734-326-7630 Precision Quincy Corp. 800-338-0079 Prime Coatings Co. 262-691-1930

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Therma-Tron-X, Inc. 920-743-6568 Trimac Industrial Systems, LLC 913-441-0043


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