Wolkerstorfer Company was well represented at the 2015 NASF (National Association of Surface Finishers) SUR/FIN Manufacturing and Technology Trade Show and Conference. This is the finishing industry’s largest conference and trade show sponsored by NASF, featuring more than 80 speakers and 14 comprehensive sessions. SUR/FIN provides the finishing industry with cutting-edge content and unparalleled networking opportunities in a dynamic business-to-business environment. Now in its 97th year, SUR/FIN is the longest running conference in the industry-and the only event produced exclusively by the National Association for Surface Finishing.
This year’s SUR/FIN drew nearly 2,000 attendees, over 180 industry suppliers, service providers and qualified buyers from the world’s top finishing and plating companies. Wolkerstorfer Company is proud to support this conference and our industry.
Wolkerstorfer is a proud sponsor of the Viking’s 10th Annual Playground Build. Vikings players, coaches and General Manager Rick Spielman, along with volunteers of the city of Falcon Heights, finished the task of building a school playground in one day without the help of machines or power tools. Great Job Everyone! Read Full Article
The 2015 NASF Washington Forum is an annual event that provides an opportunity to gain valuable insights into the regulatory, legislative and legal challenges ahead for the finishing industry.
We listened to presentations on existing regulations as well as on policy developments, and the challenges they present. Some of the topics included this year: potential changes to federal EPA effluent limits for finishing operations, precedent-setting litigation on EPA’s Chromium air emissions rule, federal legislative reform efforts to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and executive actions at OSHA and the NLRB affecting workplace employment and safety regulations.
In addition to education and networking, we had an opportunity to spend time on Capitol Hill meeting with Senators, Representatives, and senior congressional staff discussing the impact that the aforementioned topics have on our industry and therefore on our business.
We are pleased to announce that Wolkerstorfer Company will be the featured article in the June addition our national trade magazine, “Products Finishing”.
We are celebrating 120 years of service in the testing and finishing industry which is a true milestone for any industry. “Products Finishing” serves the metal finishing industry relating to paint, electroplating, mechanical finishing and testing.
Pictured from left to right is Kurt Weamer, Chris Wolkerstorfer and Steffen Wolkerstorfer from the Wolkerstorfer Company alongside Todd Luciano and Tim Pennington from “Products Finishing” magazine.
In March we were the proud hosts to Honeywell FMT, Kurt Manufacturing and Sandia National Laboratories to discuss anodizing and chemical conversion coatings. In today’s ever changing environmental market we are pleased to offer ourselves as a resource to our customers and the OEMs they serve.
If you have specific concerns about our technologies, please feel free to contact our Sales Department at 651-636-0720.
This event was an opportunity for us to network with other executives in our industry while surrounded by the beautiful countryside and amazing weather of Palm Springs, CA. The keynote speaker was Daniel Feiman, a managing director for Build It Backwards and author of The Book on Business from A to Z: the 260 Answers You Need To Know.
Mr. Feiman consults in three areas: strategy, finance and process. There were two primary focus areas for the lectures. One was how to strengthen our companies, including reviewing situations from angles we may not have considered in the past. The second was succession planning, exit strategies (personnel and corporate), and sustainability within our respective markets as well as individual companies.
A famous Greek philosopher once said, “The only thing that is constant is change.”
We understand, after 120 years in business, that one of the keys to our success is our ability to change. While our base offerings are still in demand, the coating market is evolving. We are aware that in order to grow the business we need to broaden our scope and depth.
With that, Wolkerstorfer is currently reviewing adding phosphoric acid anodize, thin film sulfuric acid anodize and/ or tartaric-sulfuric acid anodize depending on the market’s demand.
If your company has a need for these coatings, please call our Sales department at 651-636-0720.