Canadian Finishing and Coatings Manufacturing


November 8, 2022

The 2022 FABTECH show attracted almost 30,000 attendees to the Georgia World Congress Center, in Atlanta, Ga. The sprawling technology expo took over three halls with pavilions dedicated to forming and fabrication, tube and pipe, metalform, welding, finishing, additive manufacturing, and robotics and industrial automation.
Here are just some of the exhibitors CFCM met up with on the show floor.


Sames Fabtech

Sames’ Joslin Rhonda, marketing manager, Michael Clark, business development specialist, John Becker, regional manager, Thomas Boehm, sales, Mickey Richard, systems application engineer, Jeff Brown, marketing.


Wagner Fabtech

Wagner Industrial Solution’s Jim Jacquemard, vice-president of industrial solutions, Derek Degeest, president of LESTAUSA, Rob Tesmer, regional sales manager, Scott Wagstaff, director of distribution sales, Matt Paluch, sales projects manager for LESTAUSA, and JR Rogers, North American engineered systems sales manager for Wagner.



Keyland Fabtech

Keyland Polymer’s Michael Knoblauch, president, Andrew Walton, business development, and Evan Knoblauch, business development.



Circle-Prosco, Inc., Don Ashcraft, senior sales representative, Darren Howard, key account manager, Mike Pypiak, key account manager, Doug Parker, president, Morgan Fraga, sales and marketing director, Rashid Zakeri, senior principal scientist, Chris Landvay, product development chemist, Phil Kelley, technical service manager, Jeff Blain, regional manager.



Evgin Viter, CMO of Marpol



Ruwac Industrial Vacuum Solutions' Eric Potorski, vice-president of sales and Kevin Ball, sales.


THERMA-TROM-X Inc.'s Pedro Castillo, director-TTX Mexico, Brian Rozdilsky, sales engineer, Tim Splingaire, engineering manager,

Darin Ploor, sales engineer.

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CFCM slingpsychrometer 400Paul N. Gardner USA, global distributors, producers, and designers of quality physical and inspection instruments for the paint, coatings, and related industries, has introduced a new offering: The compact, portable Sling Psychrometer.

As an easy way to measure relative humidity levels quickly, this uniquely compact Bacharach Sling Psychrometer accurately determines per cent relative humidity without the necessity of consulting complex tables. There is no need to wet the wick each time a reading is taken, and it contains a slide rule calculator which correlates wet and dry bulb thermometer indications for direct reading of relative humidity. When not in use, the thermometer case telescopes into the handle for protection.

The Sling Psychrometer consists of two thermometers that are turned by vigorously swinging the handle and exposing the thermometers to rapid air movement. These two thermometers are called dry bulb and wet bulb. The bulb of one thermometer is placed in direct contact with the room air to measure dry-bulb air temperature. The bulb of the other thermometer is covered with a silk or muslin sleeve that is kept moist to record the wet bulb temperature. Evaporation cools the wet bulb more than the dry bulb, and the humidity is obtained as a function of change in temperature. The atmospheric humidity is determined by calculations, steam tables, or using a psychrometric chart.  

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