Shop Profile: Tony Bouie, ChemResearch

We talk with Tony Bouie, President of ChemResearch Corp. in Phoenix, Arizona, who takes a unique approach to how CRC views its staff and the unique approach to managing them.

“I call it ‘People, Not Parts,’” says Bouie, whose company is a metal finishing service provider for the aerospace, defense, medical, semiconductor/electronics, space, and heavy equipment industries.

“We are laser-focused on our customers, which for us includes employees,” he says. “If we take care of our employees, our customers will be taken care of. So we've done things that probably seem mundane but mean a lot to our employees.”

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Podcast: Jim Jones, DIFCO

Jim Jones spent more than 50 years in the finishing industry, you can now find him soaring high above the clouds these days as a pilot of his own planes after retiring from DIFCO in Georgia.

Podcast: Chris Trimino, Sav-On Plating

We talk with Chris Trimino, Vice President of Operations at Sav-On Plating in Phoenix, Arizona, about how, if a part is made in the U.S. and headed to Mexico to be assembled, then Sav-On Plating seeks to be a stop on the way.

Podcast: Rich DePoto, Uyemura

We talk with Rich DePoto, Business Development Manager with Uyemura International, on the future of plating EV parts with Silver.

Podcast: Kevin Wedge, Pro Powder Coating

We catch up with Kevin Wedge, General Manager of Pro Powder in South Haven, Michigan, who saw a significant need to automate the facility’s coating line three years ago in order to get better quality and repeatability.


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