Gilbert and Jones awared 2017 Foundation Award

Date: December 5, 2017
Category: Chapter News, Events, Member News, NASF Chapters, NASF National

The New England Surface Finishing Regional is honored to have presented the Annual Foundation Award to long time supporter Gilbert and Jones.  The event took place this past November 3rd in Salem, MA. The award was created to recognize a metal finishing supplier that has demonstrated outstanding contributions, support, and dedication to the annual regional event.  Gilbert & Jones is an industry veteran, supplying more than 150 inorganic specialty chemicals and equipment nationwide since 1991. You can visit them at

SBA Office of Advocacy – Regional Regulatory Roundtable – Boston, MA

Date: November 21, 2017
Category: Events, Regulation

Please join the Office of Advocacy for a roundtable discussion of federal regulatory issues impacting your small business. Advocacy is also inviting Massachusetts Congressional offices and key federal agencies to hear your concerns about federal regulations and other issues you may be facing with your small business.
President Trump has made regulatory reform a center piece of his agenda and recently signed two executive orders addressing the regulatory burden faced by the private sector. As the independent voice for small business within the federal government, The Office of Advocacy has a unique and important role to aid agency implementation of the new executive orders. To assist in accomplishing the goals of the executive orders, we have developed a Regulatory Reform Action Plan.
As part of this plan, we are hosting Regional Regulatory Reform Roundtables across the country in an effort to hear from small businesses first-hand about what federal regulations most concern and/or impact them. In order for this Regulatory Reform effort to be successful, we need small business participation. This will be an opportunity for small business leaders to educate Advocacy and federal agencies through first-hand accounts of how federal regulations impact their small business. The information gathered at these roundtables will be utilized to inform agencies, Congress and the public on what specific regulations can be modified or removed to help small businesses.
Registration for this event is free, however please fill out the registration form below so that we will be prepared to discuss various regulatory issues. If you are unable to attend but would still like to provide us with federal regulatory small business concerns, please fill out the form.
The Office of Advocacy is an independent office housed in the SBA that serves as an independent voice for small business within the federal government, the watchdog for the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) and the source of small business statistics. Advocacy advances the views and concerns of small business before Congress, the White House, federal agencies, federal courts, and state policy makers.
The agenda will be created based upon registrations. All small businesses are welcome to attend for as little or as long as their schedule will permit. Small Businesses do not need to attend all day, Advocacy staff and Federal Agency staff will be in attendance to hear your comments and concerns.
Roundtable Agenda:
1:00-1:20 p.m.: Registration and networking
1:20-1:30 p.m.: Opening Remarks and Welcome
1:30-1:40 p.m.: Who is Advocacy and Why are we here?
1:40-2:10 p.m.: Input from the Transportation, Hospitality, and Retail Industries
2:10-2:40 p.m.: Input from the Financial Services, Tech, and Real Estate Industries
2:40-3:10 p.m.: Input from the Construction, Manufacturing, and Marine Industries
3:10-3:20 p.m.: Break
3:20-3:50 p.m.: General Small Business Regulatory Concerns
3:50-4:00 p.m.: Closing Remarks
The purpose of each roundtable is to hear directly from local small businesses in various industries. Depending upon the feedback from the registration comment form, the roundtable agenda may be modified to fit the interests of the small businesses in attendance. Please let us know your regulatory concerns and issue areas by filling out the comment form when registering.


Date: October 30, 2017
Category: Chapter News, Events, Member News, NASF Chapters, Regulation

New England Surface Finishing Regional Conference
November 03 – 03, 2017

The New England Surface Finishing Regional Conference will be held on November 3, in Salem, Massachusetts, at the Hawthorne Hotel.
It is that time of year and again we ask for your support by committing one day of your time to this year’s regional conference. Your loyalty to this conference over the years has enabled this event to gain national recognition with the National Association of Surface Finishers and major suppliers of metal finishing products.
It is your continued support that enables us to strive for what many feel is the best regional in the country, both from a standpoint of quality and affordability.
Voted Best US City Center Historic Hotel in 2015 by Historic Hotels of America, the Hawthorne Hotel has been a Salem landmark since 1925 and reflects on a rich heritage with famous guests such as U.S. presidents and Hollywood.

Conveniently located in the heart of Salem’s historic district, the hotel is a perfect choice for both business and leisure travelers.
Conference format that incorporates vendor interaction, while still including the high quality of professional speakers.
Raffle prizes, quality door gift, breakfast, lunch, and a full sit-down for a low $135 conference fee.
Mass TUR Planner credits and Wastewater Treatment Contact Hours have been applied for this conference.

For more information, please visit


NASF SUR/FIN is Coming to Atlanta! Are You Registered Yet?

Date: May 17, 2017
Category: Events, NASF National

Receiving NASF Emails?

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SUR/FIN Chapter Leadership Meeting:

We will be hosting a Chapter Leadership meeting on June 20, 2017 from 1:00PM – 2:00PM at the NASF pavilion and are encourage all chapter leaders and administrators to attend.  At this meeting we will give a general association update, review the 2017 membership strategy, and answer best practices questions.

SUR/FIN Industry Night: College Football Hall of Fame

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | 6PM

We invite you to an exciting Industry Night on June 20th beginning at 6PM at the College Football Hall of Fame.  Cost is $75.00 per person and includes: food & drink, private access to the entire Hall of Fame and a custom high-tech experience which will highlight your favorite college team.  For more information on the evening event and to register, visit:

SUR/FIN In-Person Electroplating & Surface Finishing & Airline & Aerospace Finishing Courses

This year at SUR/FIN we will be offering both Electroplating & Surface Finishing Parts 1 & 2 (CEF) and Airline & Aerospace Finishing Parts 1 & 2 (CAF) courses.  For more information and to register for a course, visit:

Metals Discharge Study:

The NASF through its Government Advisory Committee has completed a milestone review and case study of the industry’s progress in reducing wastewater discharges throughout a 30-year period.  The final report will be available to all NASF members by the end of May and can be found online at For more information on the study, contact Jeff Hannapel at

NASF Comments on EPA’s Evaluation of Existing Regulations

Date: May 16, 2017
Category: NASF National, Regulation

NASF Comments on EPA Evaluation of Existing Regulations – EO 13777 May 2017

Calling All NASF Job Shops Members!!

Date: May 8, 2017
Category: NASF National, Regulation

In conjunction with NASF and as part of a grant from U.S. EPA Region V, the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) has sent a pollution prevention (P2) benchmarking survey to NASF job shop members. This project will provide valuable information for the surface finishing industry. The response to the survey has to date has been lower than expected, and we would like more responses to enhance the statistically reliability of the project.  We are reaching out to you members of your Chapter who have not yet submitted a survey to participate in this effort and submit a survey response.

Companies should have received a hard copy of the survey in the mail. If companies do not have any record of receiving the survey, we can provide another copy or they may be able to complete it on-line at Companies responding to this survey will receive a free copy of Pollution Prevention and Control Technologies for Plating Operations, second edition. This book have been sold world-wide and it is generally considered the most comprehensive text for this subject.


Date: April 8, 2017
Category: Chapter News, Events, Member News, NASF Chapters

More than thirty years ago the New England Chapter of the then National Association of Metal Finishers (NAMF) conceived a plan to recognize the efforts and support of the Metal Finisher Supplier community by setting aside a special evening in their monthly meeting schedule as Supplier Appreciation Night.

At that time NAMF membership was strictly limited to Metal Finishing job shop owners and managers. Suppliers were not allowed membership, so this was indeed an extraordinary chapter event.

Many things have changed over the years. As the metal finishing community became smaller the need for strength in numbers became more apparent and Suppliers are now a significant part of the membership makeup of the New England Chapter, presently operating as a recognized chapter of the National Association for Surface Finishing (NENASF).

While many things changed, the founding principle of this event has remained constant throughout the years, the desire to recognize the support of Metal Finishers Suppliers to the success of the operation of Metal Finishing Job and Captive shops. To this end what started as a social dinner event with a neutral/ non-technical speaker, and then evolved with the addition of a mini trade show, has remained a main stay premier event on the New England Chapter calendar.

This year’s Supplier Appreciation Night was held on April 6th at the Holiday Inn in Marlborough, Massachusetts. It encompassed all of the founding principles of the original Suppliers Nights with speakers, supplier table top exhibits, door prizes, scholarship raffle prizes and the presentation of ten scholarships to college age children of employees of member companies presented by Chapter President Robert Messore. The attendants were also given an update by our National Board Member, Chris Capalbo, on national happenings, the benefits of NASF membership and the launching of our new website,, shortly before the first of the year. An extra added attraction this year was an address by a very special guest, Frank Altmayer, NASF Educational Director, who gave attendants an update on all the educational opportunities available through the NASF.

All one hundred plus attendees commented on the well orchestrated evening this event has been over the years and are already looking forward to next year’s Supplier Appreciation Night.


Date: February 21, 2017
Category: Chapter News, Events, Member News, NASF Chapters



    Holiday Inn and Suites

265 Lakeside Avenue

Marlborough,  Massachusetts

Join us for our 36th ANNUAL SUPPLIER NIGHT – a great opportunity to interact

with fellow metal finishers and suppliers in a relaxed atmosphere at our  “Trade

Show” – Door Prizes, and a  Raffle to support our Scholarship Fund.  We hope to

see  you Thursday April 6th .  Thank you for your support of our Chapter.  


 SHOW  4:30 – 7:00                                                   DINNER    7:00



PHONE: 508.842.6314


Date: February 21, 2017
Category: Chapter News, Events, Member News, NASF Chapters, Regulation

Members of the NASF New England Chapter were given the opportunity to learn the latest wastewater treatment technologies while fulfilling mandatory triennial Dot Hazmat and annual RCRA hazardous waste handling training at a four hour seminar offered for this training from 1:00 to 5:00 pm on February 9, 2017 at the Holiday Inn in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

David Joyce, wastewater treatment expert from Hubbard-Hall, gave the attendees a look at some emerging technologies when he addressed possible future uses for little known Zeolites and Chitosans as an aid in resolving some difficult wastewater treatment problems.

Jeff Mosholder of New Path LLC was the moderator and primary instructor of the seminar. He, along with Travis Porter and Max Forsythe from ENPRO Environmental, educated attendees on the many complex rules and regulations in place when handling hazardous materials and properly offering hazardous wastes for removal from a metal finishing facility.

A test was administered after the training session and certificates of completion were distributed to all who successfully completed the course and passed the test.

Educational opportunities as seen in this seminar are just one of the many benefits of membership in a local organization like NENASF with strong national ties through the NASF.

Advantages of NASF Membership

Date: February 16, 2017
Category: Member News, NASF National, Regulation

Only NASF members have access to crucial compliance information from the Surface Technology Environmental Resource Center (STERC), the most comprehensive environmental and technical resource available worldwide funded in part with the EPA. Visit today!


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