Local Insight National Reach
The New England Chapter of NASF offers opportunities to join with fellow surface finishers with the same desire to gain new knowledge, share interest, address challenges and achieve goals. Your membership not only provides you extensive benefits close to home but also connects you with our national umbrella organization, the National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF), for additional support, insight, events and information crucial to help your business thrive.
Why national affiliation?
Recent studies have shown that federal regulations have been costing the U.S. economy more than $2 trillion per year or more, with the cost of environmental health and safety regulations estimated at more than $420 billion per year. More than 37,000 federal regulations have been imposed on American citizens and businesses in the last decade and, according to Regulatory Agenda releases, this pace is not slowing. Small manufacturers with less than 50 employees are often hit the hardest, paying nearly $35,000 per year per employee just to comply with these regulations.
As a small local organization, our New England Chapter can focus on bringing opportunities to network, learn and strategize with fellow professionals. But it is with our affiliation with NASF and their national lobbying organization that we can hope to have an impact on the regulatory climate. Not only do you have a direct line to the latest technologies and industry best practices, but you also have the resources through these representatives to challenge excessive and burdensome regulations that influence the future of your business.
Is NASF’s New England Chapter right for you?
The benefits of NASF membership apply to all sectors of the surface finishing community. Job shops, captive shops, suppliers and consultants alike can benefit from Chapter membership. Members can get involved by participating in the both local and national events, webinars, training courses and additional resources available through local and national websites. Take advantage of this chance to gain access to insightful information that can be tied back directly to your business.
Contact us today for more information or download the application pdf to join the New England Chapter:
New England Chapter—Loretta Capalbo
2017 Board of Directors
President, Robert Messore – Hubbard Hall
Vice President, John Kovacs – Precision Coating Company
Clerk, Eric Jacklin – F. M. Callahan
Treasurer, Chris Capalbo – New Method Plating
Duncan Leith – L & J of New England
Ralph Capalbo – New Method Plating
Jeff Mosholder – New Path, LLC
Thomas Mahoney – Purecoat North, LLC
John Gilbert – Gilbert & Jones
Peter Lemonias – Whitman Company Inc.