The National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) will provide Detroit-based automotive OEMs and finishers with free transportation to and from Cleveland on Wednesday, August 15, for the keynote SUR/FIN 2007 presentation by John McElroy. McElroy brings an extensive background to covering the auto industry. His past experience includes five years as Detroit editor of Road & Track magazine, and as the American correspondent for World Cars, which was published by the Automobile Club of Italy. Most recently he was editorial director of Automotive Industries magazine.

NASF will designate a central location at which to meet, and will also provide a morning and early evening snack. Reservations must be made by e-mail to Cheryl Clark at by July 30, 2007. Reservations should include the names of all participants.

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