What are the Environmental Benefits of Powder Coating?

Using powder coating takes away many of the issues that come with liquid finishes. One of the main issues being the impact liquid finishes have on the environment. Powder coating does not contain all the pollutants that liquid finishers contain, thus eliminating the need for pollutant control equipment. This benefit is passed on to consumers
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Our Core Company Values: We Even Put Them On a T-Shirt

By Chuck Gault, Max Coating President We spent some time a couple of years ago developing core values for our company. We gathered our management team and supervisors together in one room.  We talked about what our core values should be, and we ended up with four.  We even put them on a t-shirt. Here’s
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The Toyota Production System: Rule 4 – All or None

By Chuck Gault, Max Coating President From the previous post, The Toyota Production System – Why is it so hard to implement, we discussed how it was easy to get caught up in the tools of the system. For Max Coating, we realized we had the tools. What we also realized was that we were missing the
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The Toyota Production System – Why is it so Hard to Implement?

By Chuck Gault, Max Coating President For over six decades the Toyota Production System (TPS) has been marveled at by the outside world as the best way to produce products in an efficient manner.  Honda, Mercedes, BMW, John Deere, and pretty much every other significant OEM have their own system, but it is hard for
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Move the Table

By Chuck Gault, Max Coating President There’s a method that’s routinely used in Japanese manufacturing companies to ensure they’re working as efficiently as possible – PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act). It works off the understanding that if you want to improve a process, you don’t simply go out and start making changes. You spend a LOT
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“We Want Perfection.”

By Chuck Gault, Max Coating President I recently attended a talk given by one of the vice presidents at Honda America, where he addressed what his company is looking for from their suppliers. “We want perfection,” he said. The crowd gave a nervous laugh. But it’s true. A company like Honda doesn’t get to the
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Sharpen Your Axe

By Chuck Gault, Max Coating President It seems like I’m constantly Googling terms that I think I know, but upon further reflection, realize need clarification. It still amazes me that with just a few clicks of my mouse, I’m able to get any answer to any question under the sun. I found myself talking to
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Coca-Cola, Braves and Max Coating…

…What do they all have in common? They call Atlanta home! We’re excited to announce that Max Coating has acquired a new high-capacity electrocoat and powdercoat facility in Atlanta, Georgia. What does this new plant mean for our customers? In a nutshell, we’re able to coat bigger parts at higher processing speeds. It’s the next
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Catching Fly Balls

By Chuck Gault, Max Coatings President and CEO I love baseball. I was introduced to the game at an early age and began playing when I was 7 years old. I played catcher until I was 20, and learned a lot during those years. I’m always amazed by how often the rules and lessons of
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