Historical Articles

May, 1953 issue of Plating



“The Object of the Society shall be ...”

FROM THE EARLIEST DAYS of the American Electroplaters’ Society one of its aims has been the open discussion of topics of general interest in the membership. The article in this issue by Mr. Weeg falls into such a category, and is published, appropriately, at a time when the Society is about to hold its Annual Meeting, thus permitting an active consideration of the subject by the largest possible gathering of the membership.

Oddly enough even before the formation of the National Electroplaters’ Association, the predecessor of the A.E.S.—one of the men in the industry at that time, when the formation of a society was being proposed, suggested that it “have a little wider field and include other branches of metal finishing ... chiefly ... japanning and lacquering, as these two forms of metal finishing are in many factories under the supervision of the foremen of the plating department”.

Spirited deliberation of such topics makes for an alert membership which in turn promotes the Society’s growth in technical stature and in numbers. Through such activity, in part, the A. E. S. membership has more than doubled in the past ten years. One does not appear to be over-optimistic in looking for a continuation, in the next ten years, of that rate of growth along with the added gain in technical prominence that results from a larger Society.

Al Korbelak



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