Coating show comes to Indianapolis to help finishers solve curing and processing problems.

For users of all types of finishing technologies, Coating 2003 is slated for October 28-30 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. The biennial conference and exposition begins with a keynote by Kevin Butt, assistant general manager of body engineering for Toyota's North American manufacturing headquarters, at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 28. Butt will discuss trends in automotive coating and how Toyota's manufacturing efficiency has led to improvements in the company's paint and finishing processes.

A conference program accompanies the three-day exposition. The conference program offers 66 topics that will inform attendees about manufacturing better products, running more efficient systems and how to survive when times get tough. A bonus session on Monday afternoon, created specifically for custom coaters and job shop employees, will include interactive discussions on topics such as the economic outlook; globalization; major issues that job shops have faced in the past year and solutions that have worked; and diversifying one's business and customer base. An optional dine-around will follow this session, allowing attendees to continue their discussions. This session is open only to those working for a custom coater or job shop, and attendees must preregister.

Exhibits are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday. More than 225 exhibiting companies will be showcasing their products (see sidebar for a list of companies that will have heat processing equipment at the show). Attendees can learn how to better utilize their current systems, upgrade their systems, and make comparisons of products and services.

Plant tours are offered on Thursday afternoon following the close of the show. Conference attendees can choose between tours that offer a look at an electrocoat line, a powder coating system, a powder- and liquid-coating system and a plating operation.

For more information or to register, call (513) 624-9988 or visit www.thecoatingshow.com.

Coating 2003 Exhibitors

The following companies will exhibit heat processing equipment at Coating 2003, October 28-30. Each company is listed with its booth number.

ACE Equipment 329

American Finishing Resources 402

Belco Industries Inc. 1608

Bethel Engineering and Equipment Inc. 301

Catalytic Industrial Systems 1935

CCI Thermal Technologies Inc. 2003

Cincinnati Industrial Machinery 1507

Col-Met Spray Booths Inc. 312

Datapaq Inc. 2127

Eclipse Combustion 2203

Electro-Steam Generator Corp. 416

Flynn Metering Systems 425

Fostoria Industries Inc. 1925

Fremont Industries Inc. 1411

GE Betz, GE Water Technologies 1917

General Fabrications Corp. 939

Global Finishing Solutions LLC 1735

Guspro Inc. 743

Henkel Surface Technologies 1439

Herr Industrial Inc. 1311

Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems 1244

Houghton International Inc. 935

International Thermal Systems LLC 1810

ITW Finishing Systems Group,

including ITW BGK Finishing Systems and Binks 1416

George Koch Sons LLC 1817

Kolene Corp . 1511

Marsden Inc. 1636

Maxon Corp . 1306

Midwest Finishing Systems 1211

Ondeo Nalco Co . 627

Pollution Control Products Co. 2035

Precision Quincy Corp. 829

Process Heating magazine 520

Process Thermal Dynamics (Protherm) Inc. 2123

Q-Panel Lab Products 522

Rapid Engineering Inc. 1205

Red-Ray Mfg. Co. Inc. 2201

SBS Inc. 1635

ScottCan Industries Ltd. 523

Siemens Building Technologies 317

Steelman Industries Inc. 411

Therma-Tron-X Inc. 1128

Trimac Industries LLC 429

Vulcan Catalytic Systems Ltd. 1816