Products Finishing

OCT 2013

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MILITARY unveiled in March with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and public tours, but it won't be fully operation until the end of this year when work transfers slowly from the older, adjoining AMF building. Even then, it won't be until well into 2014 before all the work is moved over to the new plating facility. several surface treatments are applied to the base's aircraft parts, from cleaning and etching to anodizing and chrome plating. The latter application was one of the main reasons the U.S. Army decided more than a decade ago to replace Building 142 with a new facility, and it was especially urged Safer Workplace But the delay between showing off the military's latest electroplating facility and the actual finishing of parts several months down the road doesn't dampen Brig. Gen. George's enthusiasm. "It allows us to make it safer for our workforce, safer for our environment and safer for our community," he says. "At the end of the day, it allows us to effectively and efficiently support the fight." The new facility will eventually completely replace the existing plating shop located next door in Building 142, a decades-old plant in which ABOVE: The $67 million plating facility was unveiled in March with a ribbon cutting and public tours. LEFT: Chemicals will be remotely added to tanks instead of by workers, and a new air ventilation system and plastic barrier walls have been placed between each assembly line. 18 OCTOBER 2013 — pfonline.com

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