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FABTECH Offers Advancement for Your Finishing Operations

Wednesday, August 7, 2019  
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In its tenth year, CCAI’s FINISHING Pavilion and Education Program at FABTECH continue to thrive and offer great innovations and critical information on all aspects of industrial surface finishing.  FABTECH brings a wealth of innovation and technology solutions, along with expert-led presentations that cover a wide-range of technical topics for all finishing professionals.   Returning to Chicago’s McCormick Place from November 11 – 14, this will be the largest FINISHING Pavilion and educational offerings to date.

The Powder Coating Institute and Powder Coated Tough magazine will be present in the FINISHING Pavilion.  Visit us in booths B11047 & B11048.

With a short time to go until the show opens its doors, the FINISHING Pavilion at FABTECH 2019 is sold out with nearly 200 exhibitors.  In all, more than 1, 800 exhibitors will showcase everything from fabrication, forming, stamping and welding along with finishing at FABTECH 2019 and 45,000 attendees are anticipated to visit the show floor that covers over 830,000 net square feet of exhibit space.  The FINISHING Pavilion is packed with suppliers that will display countless products, services, innovative ideas and equipment to attendees interested in all aspects of the finishing industry. 

Finalizing plans to attend FABTECH now is critical to ensure you get the best hotels at the best rates, secure reasonable airfare to Chicago, and reserve seats in the finishing education sessions.  Visitors are encouraged to attend FABTECH for multiple days to take advantage of everything the event has to offer.  “It’s hard to believe that we are in our tenth year of being a FABTECH partner,” says CCAI Executive Director Anne Goyer.  “We have worked hard to continuously expand our educational offerings at FABTECH and grow the FINISHING Pavilion with a broad array of products and services for those in our industry segment.”

CCAI is offering 30% off ANY FINISHING educational session by using promotion code FINISHING30 when you register.  For those who have already registered for the show, you can go back into your registration and add education sessions and use the promotion code when doing so. This offer is ONLY available for CCAI’s FINISHING sessions.  Take time to review all the FINISHING sessions and presentation descriptions on the FABTECH website under EDUCATION. 

“Our educational sessions continue to attract more attendees every year,” says Anne Goyer.  “And our sessions continually garner outstanding reviews.  We use feedback from attendees to improve our offerings for the next year.  Our programming for Chicago is a reflection of our attendees wants and needs for education.”

2019 will mark the third year of CCAI’s FAB to FINISH Production Experience. The program offers FABTECH attendees the opportunity to experience part production from fabrication through finishing on the exhibit floor. Participants will pick up their part at the Mazak booth in the fabrication portion of the show and will be directed to exhibitors in the FINISHING Pavilion where the parts will be cleaned, coated and cured for attendees to take back to their plant or office.

On Wednesday, November 13, CCAI will host a Women in Finishing (WiF) reception. The reception will be held in the CCAI booth (B13026) at 4:00 PM and is an opportunity for women in the finishing industry to network and socialize with their peers.  “We’ve had great response to the WiF reception at FABTECH and are excited to host the women in our industry in the CCAI booth once again. We will share information on new WiF programming, including a preview of the 2020 Women in Finishing FORUM,” noted Women in Finishing Manager Sheila LaMothe. “Our response to this program has been so positive that offering more activities for this group is a natural progression.”


Take time to review our current FINISHING Education Program and list of FINISHING Pavilion Exhibitors. Updates to this information can be found on the show website:  Scroll over Exhibitor Directory to view the floor plan, list of exhibitors, show planning tools, and more.  Details and registration information for the education program can be found under the EDUCATION tab.

  McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

DATES:  November 11-14, 2019


Monday, November 11           10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday, November 12            9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday, November 13      9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday, November 14          9:00 AM – 3:00 PM


FREE Show Registration: 
Enter promo code FBCCAI when registering online by November 8 or present your CCAI membership card at on-site registration in Chicago to receive complimentary show floor registration.  Otherwise, after November 8, there is a $50 fee to register for the exhibition.  Show registration does not give you access to educational sessions.

Education Program Discount Registration:  CCAI offers a 30% off FINISHING Education Program registration by entering promo code FINISHING30 when registering.  CCAI members also receive a special member rate as shown on the website.  Not a CCAI member?  Visit and click the JOIN tab. 

FABTECH has negotiated the lowest hotel rates for exhibitors and attendees at the most popular and convenient hotels in Chicago. Act now to book your rooms through onPeak, the official hotel provider for FABTECH. Visit and click HOTEL/TRAVEL at the top of the homepage.