Paul Fisher

Topic: Finishing Talk's Fall Issue is now online

The 2009 Fall issue of Finishing Talk is now available online. You can download it in PDF format and flip through it at your leisure.

Take a look and let us know what you think on the community forums at

Also, don’t forget to check out the Job Opportunity boards - there have been several great offerings pop up there recently. 


Paul Fisher. Publisher
Finishing Talk

Inside This Month's Issue:

6th Annual Southern Metal Finishing Issue
Celebrating its 6th year, the 2009 Southern Metal Finishing Conference lineup includes four intensive 2-day training workshops on Powder Coating, Industrial Parts Cleaning, Anodizing, and the internationally recognized Kushner Electroplating Course..... click here to find out more

From the Forum: Duplex Nickel Chrome Plating
This month we’re talking about what exactly Duplex Chrome is,  its applications,  and how its specified.  Finishing Talk Member “JASON” still has an outstanding question on this thread, so don’t be afraid to jump in a collaborate with your metal finishing brethren, the same way Dustin Gebhardt,  Jim Trottier, and Paul Fisher have. click here to add your comments to the discussion

Spotlight: Southern Metal Finishing 2009 Networking
Weather its the  Annual Swamp Fox Scramble, sponsored by Finishing Market, PF Online Fishing Tournament, The Scavenger Hunt and Pub crawl, The Awards Ceremony Luncheon, or the Key Note Speaker - there is something here for everyone.. ..... click here to read more

Southern Metal Finishing Courses, Workshops & Sessions
There are still seats left, and we'll register students until the last minute for our up to date courses and workshops.  Take one look at our course line up and you'll see that you can choose from the Introductory Anodizing Course, The Powder Coating Academy, our Advanced Hardcoating Workshop, or the legendary Kushner Plating School..... click here to read more    Also not to be missed - "Energy Conservation in Metal Finishing" and "XRF For RoHS" break out sessions.  Last but not least our keynote speaker Jon Allen will discuss ways to "Galvanize your customer relationships", if you are want to read more about this click here.

The Last Word: Big Changes for the Finishing Talk newsletter
It is with some regret that I must inform our readers, beginning with our next issue, Finishing Talk will be available as an online publication only.  As the creator and editor of this eight year old publication, I feel some ambivalence about this and it was a very difficult decision to make.... click here to read more  Also don't forget to check out my thoughts on the need for international collaboration in the surface finishing industry...... click here to read the article