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Pavilion to feature wide-variety of finishing technologies and educational programming DEARBORN, Mich., August 18, 2010 — A new Finishing Technologies Pavilion & Conference debuting at FABTECH 2010 Nov. 2-4 in Atlanta allows manufacturing executives to review finishing equipment, processes and services, and gain valuable technical insight. Sponsored by the Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI), the pavilion will feature exhibitors displaying a wide-variety of finishing technologies, including liquid finishing, powder coating, electrocoating, pretreatment, curing, and plating. CCAI also will produce conference programming focusing on numerous finishing applications. As with the addition of each of the partners to the FABTECH group, the CCAI brings a technology — organic, as well as inorganic finishing — that is wholly synergistic to the focus of FABTECH, said Mark Hoper, FABTECH show co-manager. Ultimately, it is our goal to create an event that establishes a one-stop-shop for the metal forming, fabricating, tube & pipe, welding and finishing industries. The addition of the Finishing Pavilion was a very logical next step in completing the manufacturing process. The pavilion will include liquid and powder application equipment & booths, coating materials, system integrators, pretreatment chemicals, dry-off and curing ovens, conveyors, testing equipment and other ancillary products. CCAIs technical conference content will offer everything from the basics of industrial finishing technologies to advanced processes, emerging technologies and case studies from end users. More than 48 hours of finishing-related programming will be offered. CCAIs conference program offers the most comprehensive finishing educational opportunities at any trade show this year. Due to consolidation within manufacturing plants, an engineer is often responsible for multiple areas of the plant — such as both fabrication and finishing, said Bruce Bryan, recent past president of CCAI. Previously, that engineer would have to visit multiple events in order to gain the information they need to be more productive. CCAI believes this partnership will give a much larger audience opportunities to learn about every aspect of finishing than a finishing-only event. More than 65 companies already plan to exhibit in the CCAIS Finishing Technologies Pavilion. Companies interested in exhibiting in CCAIs Finishing Technologies Pavilion can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Andy Goyer at 941.373.1830. With CCAIs involvement in the finishing aspect of the show and conference, FABTECH now is geared toward the entire manufacturing process stream, says Sam Woehler of George Koch Sons. Im extremely excited about this years FABTECH as we have the potential to meet with a much wider market than most of our other recent shows have offered. Co-sponsored by the American Welding Society (AWS), Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl (FMA), Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), and Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI), FABTECH is the largest tradeshow in North America dedicated to showcasing a full spectrum of metal forming, fabricating, stamping, tube and pipe, finishing and welding equipment and technology. The 2010 FABTECH event is expected to draw 22,000 attendees and 1,000 exhibiting companies covering more than 350,000 net square feet of floor space. Buyers and sellers from around the world will come together at this exhibition to exchange products and services, network with peers, problem-solve and discover new products and vendors. Show admission is free with advance registration before October 30, 2010. To register for FABTECH 2010 call 800-432-2832 or visit www.fabtechexpo.com. Attendees can follow FABTECH and get updates at the shows social media sites on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter (@FabtechExpo). # # # The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA), is an educational association dedicated to improving the metal forming and fabricating industry. FMA brings metal fabricators and fabricating equipment manufacturers together through technology councils, educational programs, and networking events, while providing resources needed by companies to improve operations. Visit FMA at www.fmanet.org. The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is a professional society supporting manufacturing professionals. Through its member programs, publications, expositions and professional development resources, SME promotes an increased awareness of manufacturing engineering and helps keep manufacturing professionals up to date on leading trends and technologies. Visit SME at www.sme.org. The American Welding Society (AWS) was founded in 1919 as a multifaceted, nonprofit organization with a mission to advance the science, technology and application of welding and allied joining and cutting processes, including brazing, soldering, and thermal spraying. For more information, visit www.aws.org. The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) is the full-service trade association representing the $113-billion metalforming industry of North America. Visit PMA at www.pma.org. The Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) is a technical and professional organization that provides information and training on surface coating technologies. Visit CCAI at www.ccaiweb.com.
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