FABTECH, North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, and welding exposition and conference, is co-sponsored by four leading manufacturing associations: Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International, FMA; the American Welding Society, AWS; the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, SME; and the Precision Metalforming Association, PMA. A Finishing Technologies Pavilion, sponsored by CCAI, will complete the manufacturing loop for the show, allowing manufacturers to visit one show each year to see metal manufacturing processes from beginning to end.

“We are very excited with our new partnership with FABTECH and their co-sponsoring organizations,” said Bruce Bryan, CCAI president. “FABTECH has a long history of being a world-class event that provides manufacturers with everything they need to improve their manufacturing processes. It is a logical fit to have a finishing pavilion as part of an event that deals with the process of manufacturing a product.

“To be able to add finishing to the mix enables the event to cover it all. It will also allow our members and exhibitors to reach an audience far beyond what we could reach in a finishing-only event.”

CCAI, in addition to being responsible for selling exhibit space in the Finishing Technologies Pavilion, will also produce conference programming focusing on a wide variety of finishing technologies, including liquid finishing, powder coating, electrocoating, pretreatment, curing and plating. CCAI’s Finishing Technologies Pavilion will debut at FABTECH, Nov. 2 – 4, 2010 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

FABTECH 2010 is expected to draw more than 22,000 attendees, attract more than 1,000 exhibitors, and feature thousands of live equipment demonstrations throughout its pavilions.

Anyone interested in exhibiting in CCAI’s Finishing Technologies Pavilion can e-mail FABTECH or call Andy Goyer at 941-373-1830.