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A bit of history explains why advertising on is an unparalleled value ...

Appreciating the power of communication, loving metal finishing, and believing in shared knowledge, Ted Mooney established the "Finishing Technology Hotline" electronic bulletin board system (BBS) way back in 1989.


Elsevier published our forum discussions as the internationally popular "Heard on the Hotline" column in Metal Finishing magazine for many years.


So when the internet caught on in 1995, we already had a trove of fascinating content plus a 6-year jump to launch, "The Home Page of the Finishing Industry®".

Over the years, we've posted a quarter million problems & solutions, attracted tens of thousands of authoritative answers from the luminaries of the industry (many sadly have passed away); we were honored with the AESF's prestigious Industrial Achievement Award, and made a quite successful business of it.

... but as happens to us all, I got older and didn't want to continue commuting every day, supervising employees, maintaining an office, etc. -- so I semi-retired and run the website from home as a microbusiness & hobby.

Those decades of authoritative content are still on line and continue to draw thousands of daily visitors looking for finishing answers, products, and services. But with no employees or rent anymore, expenses are reduced to almost nothing and we can offer this traffic & exposure for just enough to have fun and survive :-)

Far more traffic than any developer or SEO resource can bring you, but at a tiny fraction of what they need to charge. Your company can profit from this if you wish. Find out why we have customers who've advertised here for decades :-)

Ted Mooney

Phone us at 908-910-7464 to

Advertise on this site

You know your products & services and have learned a thing or two; and we've run the World's #1 Metal Finishing destination for 34 years.
Together, we can keep your company name in front of people's eyes and on their minds! One low price includes everything we can do for you.

• Listing in our Directory with hotlinks direct to your website.
• Banner ads on hundreds of popular discussion threads related to your products & services.
• Any postings from your personnel hot-linked to your website.
• Opportunity to review RFQs and privately contact the inquirers.
• No time or effort required -- we'll use your logo & banner ad, etc.; if you don't already have a banner ad we'll make one for you.
• Log of click-thrus from your directory listing, banner ads, postings by your people, videos, etc. -- so you'll be able to see what actually attracts customers.

People in this industry love and will appreciate your support!

Phone us at 908-910-7464

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1. Choose your primary product or service from one of the 4 categories listed below:

The cost for
listings in the
Green categories
(this column)
is $540/year.

(plating shops,
powder coating
shops, anodizing
shops, finishing
shops).  View this

The cost for
listings in the
Red categories
(this column) is

2. Choose your payment method:

You can pay by

Wire transfer / direct deposit
Credit Card (Visa, MC, AX)

(We will invoice you for a year of service, i.e., $540 if you selected a Green category (left column) for your listing, or $720 if you selected a Red category (right column). Businesses in New Jersey will be billed an additional 6.625% New Jersey sales tax. We'll put your listing on line as soon as payment is received).

3. Brief description of your products and/or services for the directory listing; about 50 words:

4. Our website address is:

5. My e-mail address is:

6. Notes to (not to be printed on your listing, such as who to contact and phone number, questions you have, etc.)

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