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Pioneer Metal Finishing Acquires Oregon Plating Shop

By: Tim Pennington
17. September 2012

Pioneer Metal Finishing in Green Bay, Wisc., has acquired Superior Metal Finishing in Portland, giving Pioneer a second Oregon location.

Superior Metal Finishing has served the electronics, medical and aerospace industries since 1980, and specializes in plating of gold, electroless nickel and tin.

Pioneer Metal Finishing operates plants in Green Bay and Oshkosh in Wisconsin; Monroe, Mich., Minneapolis; Portland; Gaffney, SC; and South Bend, Ind. Their industry reach includes aerospace, medical, defense, automotive, fluid power and transportation.

The company acquired their Portland division in 2006, which operates in a 35,000 square foot facility. The location offers its highly decorative Metal Fx to conventional anodize with bright dip to tight tolerance hardcoat anodize.

The Portland division is Pioneer's base for servicing the Oregon and Washington regions, says Bob Pyle, president and CEO of Pioneer Metal Finishing.

In 2007, Pioneer Metal Finishing employed 700 people and had $55 million in sales, but has been acquiring businesses throughout the Midwest and other regions in the last few years. Clients include Boeing, Honeywell, Trek, Master Lock, Callaway and automotive giants Ford, GM, Chrysler and Toyota.

Pyle joined Pioneer in the late 1990s as VP of sales and marketing, and took over as president in 2003.


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