The Chicago Midwest Chapter of the NASF is proud of our rich history and continued involvement in the metal finishing industry. Our chapter is an affiliate of the National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF). Membership currently consists of surface finishing companies and Contributing Sponsors representing suppliers to the metal finishing industry.
Through our mailings and membership meetings, the Chicago Midwest Chapter keeps members abreast of the activities of the association, state and national legislative and regulatory developments, which affect business. This allows our members to anticipate trends and mitigate risks with access to forward-looking technology initiatives that advance the science and future of the surface finishing industry.
Our organization provides up-to-the-minute information to our members regarding a variety of topics. Over the past few years, our educational opportunities have provided details regarding hazardous waste and the environment, recycling, the economy, financial planning and accounting, computers in metal finishing, workers’ compensation, EPA/OSHA visits, EPA’s new Chromium Air Emissions Rule, and many other topics.
Several of our members also participate in NASF’s annual Washington Forum. This trip to Washington, DC, provides members with an update on current and proposed national legislation and the economy in general. Members also visit U.S. Senators and Representatives to discuss this legislation and the impact it has on the metal finishing industry.
To develop new business for members, the association acts as a clearinghouse for inquiries from prospective customers.
The greatest benefit of Chapter membership is the interaction among the members at meetings or through direct communications with each other. Members can find out how others are doing and how they are coping with the various developments in the metal finishing business.
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