MFASC Events


Hexavalent Chromium Emissions Working Group Meeting #6

  The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) staff invites you to attend Working Group Meeting #6 for discussion on Proposed Amended Rule (PAR) 1469 – Hexavalent Chromium Emissions from Chrome Plating and Chromic Acid Anodizing Operations.   The meeting will focus on responses to comments from Working Group Meeting #5 in addition to discussion on preliminary draft rule language. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at:   SCAQMD Headquarters Conference Room GB 21865 Copley

MFASC Golf Tournament Makes an Impact on Advocacy Efforts

The 25th annual MFASC Golf Tournament and Association Fundraiser was held on May 22, 2017, at Industry Hills Golf Course. Thank you all our sponsor and participants. As a result, the association raised more than $ 25,000.00 to help with current legislative and legal issues. Super Sponsor Platinum Sponsors Gold Sponsors Silver Sponsor Beverage Cart Sponsor   Tee Sponsor   Golf Ball

Legislation Day 2017

MFASC/MFANC Legislation Day was held this year from May 8-9, 2017, in Sacramento, Ca. Twenty members representing both California associations attended this year and walked the capital to support the surface finishing industry.

MFASC Representatives at Washington Forum Last Week

As a member of the finishing community, the NASF Washington Forum gives members access to lawmakers, as well as face-to-face opportunities to discuss vital legislative and regulatory issues impacting the industry.   This year’s event included more than 16 hours of presentations and networking, followed by a full day of meetings with legislators and congressional staff. On the agenda were briefings by top industry officials, senior federal agency representatives, congressional staff and other community members presenting critical updates on the status of

Don’t miss the SCAQMD Dinner Meeting

Are you planning to attend the May 17, 2017, MFASC Dinner Meeting regarding an urgent update on SCAQMD Rules 1469 & 1426? We’d love to see you there if you are covered under Rules 1469 and or 1426, covering chromic anodizing and chrome plating operations. If you haven’t registered yet, there is now also a way to sign up online (as well as via the registration form attached).   SCAQMD is currently working on amending both of these rules with the possibility

2017- 2018 MFASC Storm Water Compliance Group

If you are planning on remaining in the MFASC Storm Water Compliance Group and/or join it, it’s time to register for the 2017-2018 Storm Water Reporting Year.   Please click here for the Storm Water Compliance Group registration form and return it to Bernie Moore as soon as you can.   Just a reminder: The mandatory Storm Water training class is May 17, 2017. If you plan on remaining in the Compliance Group you must attend the training class. Click


Plan ahead with the AQMD checklist

Alert Alert Got Hex Chrome? Got AQMD Permits? Are you ready for the AQMD Inspection Teams? At the current time AQMD has two different inspection teams in use. One team (good cop) will may make an appointment to visit to “gather information”. The other team (bad cop) will just show up and their goal is there to find the “fly poop in the pepper” and issue NOVs. They may even be joined by your local CUPA inspector, Sanitation, CAL/OSHA, the Water Board, etc. BE

Orange County Register Discusses Air Quality Regulations

The Metal Finishing Association of Southern California (MFASC) is currently working to keep all members updated on issues regarding SCAQMD and air quality regulating. This article from the Orange County Register discusses enforcement in Paramount. We will be sending out regular update emails about important meetings and developments regarding SCAQMD. Thank you to everyone that showed up last week to the first working meeting regarding the rewriting of Rules 1469 and 1426. The association showed up with strength and asked many


NASF and State Lobbyists Provide Advocacy Updates for California Chapters

  The Metal Finishing Associations of Southern and Northern California met November 18th and 19th, respectively, for presentations on recent advocacy issues impacting the surface finishing industry.  Jerry Desmond with Desmond & Desmond LLC, Sacramento, the California advocate for the Metal Finishing Associations of California, and Jeff Hannapel of The Policy Group on behalf of NASF, provided members with valuable insight to many ongoing and potential advocacy matters affecting the industry.  Their updates included the following recent activities and regulatory developments

California Concludes Successful Fall Outing

The 2015 Metal Finishers of both Southern and Northern California Fall Outing was held last weekend at the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa in Monterey, California. The weekend proved to be a great success with a great crowd, numerous networking sessions with key industry leaders, and evenings full of entertainment.   Special guests during the event were members of the NASF Board of Directors who conducted their regularly scheduled board meeting at the Fall Outing. Chapter leaders from the Metal Finishers Associations

Bill Wiggins Awarded CA Metal Finishers Lifetime Achievement Award

The Metal Finishing Association of Southern California (MFASC) recently honored former Burbank Mayor and owner of Glendale-based Automation Plating Corporation, Bill Wiggins, with the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award during their annual Fall Outing on October 11th.   This is the 7th year the MFASC has held their Annual Fall Outing. Attracting nearly one hundred leaders from state and national surface finishing organizations, the event includes 3 days of board meetings, valuable networking opportunities and recognition. This year’s outing was held at Terranea