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Spectrum Decorative Finishes Attending Aircraft Interiors Expo 2018

Spectrum Decorative Finishes is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at the Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in Hamburg Germany April 10-12, 2018.  AIX is the world’s leading event for the aircraft interiors industry, providing a unique opportunity for the global aircraft interiors trade to meet, network, negotiate and conduct business.  We will be promoting our rich wood grains, exciting technical patterns, silky paints, and RAYN Technology to airlines and their supply chains as they work to source the latest innovations, technologies and products for cabin interiors, inflight entertainment and passenger comfort.

In addition, Spectrum is pleased to announce Khalil automotive as our co-exhibitor.  A design and engineering company with expertise in advanced, intelligent design concept and special technical features, Khalil looks at a new approach for the products of tomorrow, offering valuable insight into trailblazing developments of state-of-the-art materials such as textiles, leather, plastics, wood, and metal. If you plan to attend AIX, please stop by and visit us at booth 4UC47.
March 9, 2018
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Partners Open Parking Lot Downtown https://grbj.com/

A new surface parking lot has added about 300 parking spaces to downtown Grand Rapids. Grand Rapids-based Spectrum Industries said today it partnered with the City of Grand Rapids and the city’s Mobile GR and the Parking Services departments to open the $2-million parking lot at the cross section of McConnell Street and Ionia Avenue, across from the Downtown Market. [...]
December 12, 2017
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Spectrum Decorative Finishes Now Offers S-CUBIC® Decoration Technology

Spectrum Decorative Finishes, Inc. has become the first company in the United States to enhance its film transfer capabilities by offering high-definition S-CUBIC® decoration technology.

Traditionally, Spectrum Decorative Finishes has offered CUBIC PRINTING®, a special film that uses a water bath to transfer printed patterns onto materials such as plastic and metal. The new S-CUBIC® technology allows for a higher resolution pattern, which in turn will allow us to help its customers produce better looking products. “The image quality of S-CUBIC® compared to CUBIC PRINTING® is similar to comparing a high-definition television to a tube television” said Vice President of Engineering, Robert Wilder.

Opened in 1990, the Spectrum Decorative Finishes production facility utilizes state-of-the-art, six axis robots with a clean room environment to produce high-volume, painted, plastic parts. As the pioneer of robotic CUBIC PRINTING®, Spectrum Decorative Finishes is the largest contract provider of hydrographic coatings in North America, offering complete design services for custom development of a broad range of patterns. In addition to wood grains and technical patterns, specializing in finishes such as piano black, metallic and other specialty paints.

RAYN Technology Introducing Laser Texturing of Painted or Printed Surfaces

RAYN Technology has developed a process that allows laser texturing of painted or printed surfaces.
February 10, 2017
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Spectrum Industries Leases Half of Industrial Building

A local metal and plastic finishing company is expanding its operation. Grand Rapids-based Spectrum Industries has leased half of a 95,035-square-foot building in Kentwood, at 5265 Kellogg Woods Dr. SE, according to Colliers West Michigan today. Spectrum Industries was looking for a location for more manufacturing and warehouse space, according to President Kevin Bassett.

The company applies functional and decorative finishes to metal and plastic components, including its electrodeposition division, which applies protective coating to more than one million parts a day. Spectrum Industries utilizes six robots to perform decorative finishes and specializes in hydrographics and high-end finishes, such as piano black, clear coat, metallic and other paints.
August 22, 2016
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Local Manufacturing Services Add Value to Region’s Industry https://mibiz.com

When we talk about the automotive supply chain, the focus is often on component manufacturers, the companies that produce the parts that are assembled into vehicles at the automakers’ plants. However, that view overlooks a sizeable supporting cast, since component suppliers rely on a network of others to perform secondary operations that are critical to the end result [...]
August 21, 2016
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Spectrum Industries Awarded General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award

Spectrum Industries was awarded the General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award for 2015. It was the fourth year the Global Supplier Quality & Development presented this prestigious recognition which is given to only to specific manufacturing locations and top performing suppliers. Suppliers who receive this award have met or exceeded a very stringent set of quality performance criteria and have achieved the cross-functional support of the entire GM organization.
June 30, 2016
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Spectrum Industries Receives “A” Classification from TS Tech Americas

TS Tech Americas rated Spectrum Industries with an “A” classification for the company’s performance as a supplier in 2015. The TS Tech Supplier Evaluation System, or TSES, evaluates suppliers in the areas of quality, delivery, new model, cost, development, management and service parts.
May 18, 2016

Local Grand Rapids Startup Turns to Spectrum Industries, Inc. to Decorate Bicycle Downtubes

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While Alter Cycles plans to import the majority of its bikes from overseas manufacturers to remain cost competitive, the company is partnering with several local manufacturers to produce the downtubes. The company turned to Grand Haven Powder Coating Inc. and Spectrum Industries Inc. to coat the downtubes and apply a variety of finishes. [...]
March 1, 2016
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Jay Bassett receives George E.F. Brewer Award from the Electrocoat Association

On February 16, 2016 the Electrocoat Association awarded Mr. Jay Bassett, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Spectrum Industries, the prestigious George E.F. Brewer Award. Established in 1990, the George E.F. Brewer Award was established to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of electrocoating in the categories of paint and process technology application or technology promotion.

Electrocoating is an organic coating method that uses electrical current to deposit paint onto a part or assembled product. Because of its ability to coat even the most complex parts and assembled products with specific performance requirements, electrocoating is used throughout industry as a means to coat products in various categories such as: agricultural equipment, appliances, automobiles, automotive parts, marine components, transformers, metal office furniture, lawn & garden equipment and furniture, fasteners, trim appliances, fixtures and much more.
February 16, 2016
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Spectrum Industries awarded Pinnacle Achievement Award for Recognition of Supplier Excellence by M-TEK

On February 10, 2016 M-TEK (Kasai North America) awarded Spectrum Industries the Pinnacle Achievement Award for Recognition of Supplier Excellence for 2015. Spectrum Industries was selected from over 500 suppliers as the supplier who demonstrated the most exemplary performance in the areas of Quality, On-time Delivery, Cost Reduction and Customer Service.
February 10, 2016

Automakers’ focus on performance, luxury vehicles yields growth for suppliers

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For suppliers such as Grand Rapids-based Spectrum Industries Inc., the industry changes are creating opportunities for more business. The manufacturer of decorative finishes that simulate wood grain, carbon fiber and high-gloss applications often found in option packages has capitalized on the influx of sporty and luxury models in the market, said President Kevin Bassett.

“We’re seeing a trend where automakers are offering a high-end package on more of the volume (vehicles),” Bassett said. “Historically, they may have offered a high-end package on 10 percent of their volume, and now it’s on 50 percent.”
February 1, 2016
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Spectrum Industries Receives “A” Classification from Summit Polymers

Summit Polymers rated Spectrum Industries with an “A” classification for the company’s performance as a supplier in 2015. Summit Polymers evaluates suppliers in the areas of quality, delivery, timing, communication and cost.
2016

Spectrum Industries shares $1.5M for 'upskilling' https://grbj.com

A group of area companies, big and small, is sharing more than $1.5 million to “upskill” their workforces and new hires. The Skilled Trades Training Fund grants from the state, announced last month, allow employers to develop and implement training programs to enhance their businesses. The grant funds that will be used to upgrade the skills of existing employees require a commitment by the company to hire additional employees to fill current or future positions.
January 24, 2014
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