This year’s New England Surface Finishing Regional program includes several keynote presentations, including: Robert Probert, U.S. Specialty Color Corp; Christian Richter, principal with The Policy Group, Washington, D.C.; and Reginald Tucker, editor, Metal Finishing magazine.

Mass TUR planner credits and wastewater treatment contact hours have been applied for this conference, and certificates will be issued directly at the conclusion of the conference.

Following is the schedule at a glance:

Morning Sessions
8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Registration & Breakfast

9 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.
Opening Introductions

9:10 –9:30 a.m.
NASF Goals for the Future
Speaker: John Flatley, NASF Executive Director

9:30 a.m – 10 a.m.
Outlook on Manufacturing in the U.S. & the Impact on Small Business
Speaker: Reginald Tucker, editor in chief, Metal Finishing magazine

10:15 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.
Hard Coating/Anodize
Speaker: Robert Probert, U.S. Specialty Corp.

11:20 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
All About Rectifiers
Speaker: George Viola, Rapid Power/Dynapower

12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Overcoming Business Catastrophes—and Surviving!
Speaker: BJ Mason, Mid-Atlantic Finishing Corp.

12:30 – 1:15

1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Dispelling Myths About Workers’ Compensation
Speaker: Andrew Campbell, Campbell Management

1:55 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.
Black Oxide: Applications, Specifications, Troubleshooting
Speaker: Dennis Breton, Heatbath Corp.

2:35 – 3 p.m.
Regulatory Updates on Vapor Degreasing Using Halogenated Solvents
Speaker: Roy Crystal, EPA

3 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.
Eliminating the Financial Burdens Associated with TURA
Speaker: David Wawer, Ma Chemistry Technology Alliance

3:20 p.m. – 3:45
New Chrome Technologies
Speaker: Brian DeWald, Enthone Corp.

4 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.
Impact of Obama Adminstration’s Policies on Unionizing & Environmental Insurance
Speaker: Christian Richter, The Policy Group

The program includes all meals, consisting of: a hearty buffet-style breakfast served from 8-9:30 a.m; a New England-style lunch buffet; and a grand buffet style dinner offering four entrees. The registration fee is $135 per conference attendee, which includes all meals and a quality embroidered fall vest given to all paid attendees.
Spouses and guests are encouraged to join the conference attendees for dinner for an additional fee. Please contact Valley Plating to reserve your space by Oct. 27—or sooner—as soon as possible, as space is limited to the first 130 paid attendees.

A block of deluxe rooms has been reserved at a special rate of $110 per night for Nov. 5–7. But to take advantage of this special rate, you must reserve by Oct. 27. Please contact the Cape Codder Resort & Spa hotel directly at (508) 771-3000 or toll free at (888) 297-2200. Note: Rooms have been reserved under the “N.E. Surface Regional.” The hotel, located at 1225 Iyanough Road—Rt. 132 & Bears Way—also offers may amenities for attendees, friends, and families.

Lastly, New England Surface Finishing Regional attendees are invited to participate in a golf tournament on Sat., Nov. 7, at the Hyannis Country Club. The cost is $65, which includes 18 holes of golf and a cart. The scheduled format is a four-man scramble with a shot-gun start at 9a.m. To sign up, please contact Ed and Chris Ondrick (Poly Plating) at (413) 593-5477.

For additional information, please contact Marc Pelissier at (413) 788-7375 or John Gilbert at (860) 577-2962.