With all of the gains made in advanced manufacturing, the truth is that some work still can be dirty, expensive and dangerous. Brighton Technologies Group is working to make manufacturing and engineering processes safer, cleaner and less costly. Based in St. Bernard, Brighton has developed nearly a dozen new technologies including pretreatment, coatings and films for metals and wood. These products include Oleophic Thin Films that prevent oil from clogging industrial filters, Water Resistant Thin Films that protect decorative metal surface finishes and Polymer Surface Treatment for tough-to-bond materials. All are designed to be cleaner and less hazardous to workers and the environment.