Architectural powder coating projects, part 3: Contract metal finishing—say what you do, do what you say, and be prepared to prove it
This article is the third, and final, article in a series targeting architectural powder coating of significant projects. Part 1 "Supply chain management, the players and their roles and responsibilities
was published in October 2009, and part 2 "Checks 'n' balances--engineering finishes that last" was published in February.
News flash for custom coaters: Your company is considered by law to be a contract metal finishing organization. As a professional finishing contractor who is willing and capable of finishing high-visibility architectural projects, you must meet specific requirements to establish and maintain a profitable business. Mandatory compliance with rules, regulations, and laws isn’t optional and no company is exempt. The proactive business owners will address all of the necessary requirements to establish and maintain a healthy company by incorporating the necessary requirements for compliance with applicable laws and rules that govern employment, environmental regulations, building and fire codes, and contract law at the inception of the company.