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Published Articles

These articles were written for and published by the FABRICATOR magazine. This magazine is the Official Publication of the National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association (40+ years young). NOMMA, as the organization is most often referred, has over 900 members worldwide. Buff Polish & Grind joined NOMMA in 1995. Todd Daniel, editor of the Fabricator magazine met Joe at METALfab ’96 (the NOMMA  national convention and trade show).  Todd asked Joe to write an article depicting Joe’s involvement in the UPTOWN HOUSTON STREETSCAPE (a massive mirror stainless steel arch project).  This article became the first of three written between July 96 and December 97.

Editor’s Journal
Jan-Feb 1998

“ In closing, I would like to give a special thanks to Joe Merritt of Buff Polish & Grind Industrial Supply Co., Inc. Last spring, Joe wrote a very in-depth article on brass polishing, which became our most popular article in 1997. In the last issue, he followed up with another piece on aluminum polishing. Joe has also sponsored several new members and he’s leading a workshop at the upcoming  METALfab convention.   Outstanding Nationwide Supplier Members like Joe and others do so much to give the magazine, convention, and all of NOMMA’s programs an added boost.


Brass Caprail: Raw to Mirror

Stainless Steel Arches: Raw to Mirror

Aluminum Polishing & Buffing: Raw to Mirror
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