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3/24/2015 | 5 MINUTE READ

2015 Products Finishing Top Shops

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The Products Finishing Top Shops for 2015 for electroplating and liquid and powder coatings, in alphabetical order.


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The Products Finishing Top Shops were selected from an online benchmarking survey conducted in December-January. The 40+ question survey asked questions in a number of areas related to the finishing industry.


Based on those answers, we calculated which finishing operations were the "Top Shops" as it pertained to finishing technology, operations, best practices and business operations.





A.M. Metal Finishing Inc.,Rick Hunter, President, Orlando, Florida,

American Metal, LLC., Konstantine Dotsikas, President, Mentor, Ohio,

Advanced Plating Technologies, John Lindstedt, President, Milwaukee, Wisconsin,

Allied Finishing Inc., Bruce Stone, President, Kentwood, Michigan,

American Metaseal Corp., Stephen D’Alfonzo, President, Arbutus, Maryland,

America’s Best Quality Coatings, Brian Stoddard, President, Milwaukee, Wisconsin,

Anoplate Corp., Jim Stevenson, President, Syracuse, New York,

Arlington Plating Co., Richard Macary, President, Palatine, Illinois,

Aurora Circuits, Chris Kalmus, President, Aurora, Illinois,

AVM Inc., Vijay Kapur, President, Chantilly, Virginia,

Bergquist Co., Mike Maxson, General Manager, Prescott, Wisconsin,

BFG Manufacturing Service, Jeffrey Grube, President, Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania,

Bron-Shoe Co., Robert Kaynes Jr., President, Columbus, Ohio,

Bronson Plating Co., John Welch, President, Bronson, Michigan,

Coating Technologies Inc., Robert Barrkman, President, Phoenix, Arizona,

Danco, Ross Tiamson, President, Arcadia, California,

DC Coaters Inc., Dennis Cook, President, Tipton, Indiana,

Denver Metal Finishing, Larry Morgan, President, Denver, Colorado,

DiFruscia Industries, Frank DeFruscio, President, Johnston, Rhode Island,

E.M.E. Inc., Wesley Turnbow, CEO, Compton, California,

East Side Plating Inc., Gary Rehnberg/Tim Lamb, Owners, Portland, Oregon,

Electrolizing Corp. of Ohio, Bill Loucks, General Manager, Cleveland, Ohio,

Electro-Spec Inc., Jeffrey Smith, President, Franklin, Indiana,

Elite Metal Finishing, Dan Rose, President, Oceanside, California,

Freedom Metal Finishing, Keith Eidschun, Owner, Clearwater, Florida,

Gleco Plating Inc., Jeff Fodge, President, Rowlett, Texas,

Hohman Plating & Mfg., William Miller, CEO, Dayton, Ohio,

Houston Plating & Coatings, LLC, William Howard, Jr., CEO, South Houston, Texas,

Howard Finishing, Jeff Mertz, President, Roseville, Michigan,

Hudson Plating Works, William Hudson, President, Moorpark, California,

IPS Industrial Polishing Services, Alex Lebrija, Sales Manager, San Diego, California,

K&L Anodizing Corp., Don Leiker, President, Burbank, California,

KC Jones Plating Co., Robert Burger, President, Warren, Michigan,

Lustrous Metal Coatings Inc., Mike Paxos, President, Canton, Ohio,

Medina Plating Corp., Shawn Ritchie, President, Medina, Ohio,

Microfinish, Bill Stock, President, St. Louis, Missouri,

Nassau Chromium Plating Co. Inc., Shirley Waring, President, Mineola, New York,

Nobert Plating Co., Diann Sickles, President, Chicago, Illinois,

Palmetto Plating Co., John Cutchin, President, Easley, South Carolina,

Pilkington Metal Finishing, Van Pilkington, President, Salt Lake City, Utah,

Professional Plating Inc., Larry Dietz, General Manager, Brillion, Wisconsin,

Reinfro Corp., Abelardo Gonzalez, President, Brownsville, Texas,

Reliable Plating Works / Elite Finishing, Jaime Maliszewski, President, Milwaukee, Wisconsin,

Roll Technology Corp., Lew Walker, President, Greenville, South Carolina,

Roy Metal Finishing, Cliff Roy, CEO, Conestee, South Carolina,

Sheffield Platers Inc., Dale Watkins, President, San Diego, California,

Silvex Inc., Phil Ridley, President, Westbrook, Maine,

Surface Technology Inc., Michael Feldstein, President, Robbinsville, New Jersey,

Tanury Industries, Lincoln, RI; Michael Akkaoui, CEO;

Techmetals Inc., Phillip Brockman, President, Dayton, Ohio,

To see pictures from the 2015 Top Shops luncheon at NASF's Sur/Fin, click here.

Liquid and Powder Coating


Advanced Plating Technologies, Matt Lindstedt, Sales Manager, Milwaukee, Wisconsin,

All-Color Powder Coating Inc., Mark Mortensen, President, Oregon, Wisconsin,

Alumi-Guard Inc., Charles Howison, Vice President, Brooksville, Florida,

Aqualicoat Technical Coatings, Tony Beigel, President, San Antonio, Texas,

Axis Peinture, Mathieu Jolicoeur, President, Broassard, Quebec, Canada,

B&K Industrial Finishing Inc., Barry Kendall, President, Merrimack, New Hampshire,

BCM Media Blasting and Powder Coating, Bill McKeand, President, Jeddo, Michigan,

BEGA/US, Miles Calkin, Paint Line Manager, Carpenteria, California,

Borgen Systems, Vince Canova, Finishing Manager, Des Moines, Iowa,

Brass Accents Inc., Don Senne, President, Salem, Ohio,

Bristol Powdercoating, Allan Phillips, President, Toronto, Canada,

Burkard Industries, Jay Burkard, President, Clinton Township, Michigan,

Chesapeake Coating Inc., George Schumann, President, Baltimore, Maryland,

Colormelt Autobody, Kim Friesen, Manager, Winnipeg, Canada,

Custom Products of Litchfield Inc., Randy Reinke, President, Litchfield, Minnesota,

DC Coaters Inc., Stephen C. Gill, CEO, Tipton, Indiana,

DVUV, David Palange, Operations Manager, Cleveland, Ohio,

Georgia Powder Coating, Counte Cooley, President, Gainesville, Georgia,

Houston Plating and Coatings, William H. Howard, Jr., CEO, South Houston, Texas,

International Powder Coatings, Natan Leisorek, President, San Diego, California,

J&J Performance Powder Coating, Jim Dolan, President, Carlock, Illinois,

JEL Finishing, Bryan Heil, General Manager, Chelmsford, Massachusetts,

Keystone Koating LLC, Richard Gehman, President, Lititz, Pennsylvania,

Lafayette Wire Products, John Castell, CEO, Lafayette, Indiana,

Metal Processing International, Sam Adkisson, President, Mission, Texas,

MetoKote Corp., Jeffrey Oravitz, President, Lima, Ohio,

Microfinish, Bill Stock, President, Saint Louis, Missouri,

Micron Metal Finishing, Brad Watt, Owner, Bridgeview, Illinois,

Minco Manufacturing, Eric Stypa, Engineering Manager, Colorado Springs, Colorado,

MSSC Canada, Jim Hall, Operations Manager, Ontario, Canada,

Orion Industries Ltd., George Osterhout, President, Chicago, Illinois,

Peninsula Powder Coating Inc., Brian Baccus, President, Baraga, Michigan,

Plastonics Inc., Bob Zimmerli, President, Hartford, Connecticut,

Precision Powder Coating, Bob Behrens, Owner, Crystal Lake, Illinois,

Prime Restoration, Cory McCabe, Vice President, Memphis, Tennessee,

Progressive Coating, Stephen Walters, President, Chicago, Illinois,

Pro-Kote LLC, Lanny Woods, President, Jackson, Tennessee,

Red Dot Corp., Gary Wilson, Project Manager, Seattle, Washington,

Reliable Powder Coating, Shawn Taylor, President, San Leandro, California,

Roller Die + Forming, Robert Takacs, Powder Coat Manager, Rossville, Georgia,

S&B Finishing Co. Inc., Kenny Spielman, President, Chicago, Illinois,

Southco, Mike Fay, Senior Engineer, Honeoye Falls, New York,

Southern Aluminum Finishing, Penn McClatchey, Co-CEO, Atlanta, Georgia,

Specialty Group Inc., Fred Brant, Manager, Amherstburg, Canada,

TF Warren Group, Trevor Neale, Technical Director, Brantford, Canada,

TNM Anodizing and Paint, Michel Martel, General Manager, Pointe Claire, Quebec, Canada,

Tri-State Fabricators Inc., Rick Vogt, President, Cincinnati, Ohio,

Trojan Florida Powder Coating Co. Inc., Carl Troiano, President, Sarasota, Florida,

VTI Vacuum Technologies Inc., Richard Fernandez, Operations Manager, Reedsburg, Wisconsin,

Westside Finishing Co. Inc., Brian Bell, President, Holyoke, Massachusetts,



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