For 81 years, this magazine has served the coating industry. In November of 1924,Industrial Finishingwas launched to serve the finishing market as a digest-sized magazine. Then, in October of 1977,Industrial Finishingwas redesigned into a full-sized magazine to give you a more graphically pleasing, easy-to-read publication. In 1993, we changed the name toIndustrial Paint & Powderto address the growing powder market we cover in addition to the well established paint market. Most recently,Industrial Paint & Powdercontinued that process of change and growth with a redesign so that we may offer the latest and greatest in magazine publishing graphics, design, readability and, of course, content.

Always keeping our readers in mind, we are stepping up to the plate again to help you in your business. Are you seeking solutions for an existing paint or powder coating issue? Are you planning to install a new paint or powder coating system? If you answered yes, then allow me to introduce Paint&PowderXchange (PPX) a revolutionary face-to-face opportunity for you, the manufacturer, to evaluate specific paint and powder coating equipment, coatings and related products with leading industry vendors whose solutions can fulfill anticipated capital needs and strategic initiatives.

Industrial Paint & Powder's dynamic, strategic sales event, PPX is designed to foster highly customized and confidential strategic product development discussions between senior executives at companies like yours and a select number of innovative, value-added suppliers whose products can address your specific needs and issues.

Unlike any conference or trade show you have ever attended, PPX is all about you. Your individual needs drive the entire agenda.

Our editors will work with you to clearly define your initiatives, identify companies with solutions, and schedule consecutive meetings with their senior teams. There will be no happenstance meetings, no meeting with the wrong person, and no generic presentations. Instead, you will experience three days of concise, efficient, well-prepared meetings. You can manage the solution provider evaluation cycle in an environment where you control the entire process.

PPX will take place at a comfortable resort in Deer Valley, Utah, in October - away from the typical daily distractions of your office. If you have decision-making authority, are responsible for, and have initiatives in any of the following areas, PPX has been designed for you:

  • Coating Materials
  • Paint & Powder Coating Equipment
  • Turnkey Systems
  • Pretreatment Chemicals and Equipment
  • Curing Technologies
  • Test Measurement Equipment
  • Finishing Accessory Products
  • New Technologies
  • Cost Saving Initiatives

Visit to learn more and see if you qualify to attend this unique event. And as always, feel free to contact me directly at with any questions or feedback.

Thank you to all our loyal readers.

Brett Ryden,