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The North America liquid and powder coating industry saw some improvements in areas such as order lead time and first-pass quality yield in this year’s Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey, which was conducted in May 2019 and was the fifth in a series of annual industry surveys. More than 45 metrics were measured in the survey, which included shops from the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

The data from the survey is used to select the overall Top Shops, which are listed along with their top official.

Below are the shops that were recognized for being Top Shops for 2019:

Company Name Top Official Location
A.M.Metal Finishing Rick Hunter, President Orlando, FL
Ace Anodizing and Impregnating David Vaughn, President Hillside, IL
All-Color Powder Coating Mark Mortensen, President Oregon, WI
Andrews Powder Coating Scott Andrews, President Chatsworth, CA
Apex Anodizing Matt Roberts, President Portland, OR
Atlantic Engineered Products Rob Williamson, President Brunwick, GA
Augusta Coating Wayne Wallace, President Thomson, GA
Autotech Production Services David Angeles, General Manager/Partner San Luis, AZ
Axis Peinture Mathieu Jolicoeur, President Brossard, Canada
Barrette Outdoor Living Charles Howison, Vice President Brooksville, FL
BFG Manufacturing Service Jeffrey Grube, President Punxsutawney, PA
BK Industrial Finishing Barry Kendall, President Merrimack, NH
Bristol Powdercoat Allan Phillips, Business Manager Burlington, Canada
Burkard Industries Jay Burkard, President Clinton Township, MI
Colourfast Marino Manzoli, Vice President Concord, Canada
Crest Coating Jeff Erickson, Vice President Anaheim, CA
DECC Company Fred Mellema, CEO Grand Rapids, MI
F3Metalworx Robert Gallo, Plant Manager North East, PA
Freedom Finishing Erik Ender, Vice President Benton Harbor, MI
Georgia Powder Coating Dallas Cooley, President Gainesville, GA
GRS Coating Services Garek Renk, Vice President Monongahela, PA
Houston Plating & Coatings Eric Turner, Vice President South Houston, TX
JIT Powder Coating Tim Milner, President Farmington, MN
Kettle Moraine Coatings Rob Hutton, President Jackson, WI
Keystone Koating Rick Gehman, President Lititz, PA
Linetec Rick Marshall, President Wausau, WI
LoneStar Corrosion Services Glen Cronin, President Houston, TX
Maui Powder Works Ross Scott, President lahaina, HI
Metal Processing International Adam Adkisson, Vice President Mission, TX
Mettler Toledo Brent Kauser, Production Supervisor Columbus, OH
Micron Metal Finishing Brad Watt, President Bridgeview, IL
Orion Industries George Osterhout, President Chicago, IL
Plastonics Brian Zimmerli, Vice President Hartford, CT
Pro-Kote Lanny Woods, President Jackson, TN
Professional Plating Larry Dietz, General Manager Brillion, WI
Progressive Coating Stephen Walters, President Chicago, IL
QC Powder/QC Finishers John Zienda, President Franklin Park, IL
Roy Metal Finishing John Pazdan, Managing Director Conestee, SC
S&B Finishing Uju Nkemena, General Manager Chicago, IL
Safeway Services of Rockford Jamie Hanson, Operations Manager Rockford, IL
Select Powder Coating Cole Scego, President Union, MO
Silverline Services Bruce Whitaker, Foreman WIndsor, CO
Spectrum Metal Finishing Jared Ruggieri, Sales Manager Youngstown, OH
Sundial Powder Coating Jason Geimer, Operations Manager Los Angeles, CA
Superior Powder Coating Charles Briggs, President Elizabeth, NJ
TLC Metal Restoration Uzi Othman, President Mineola, NY
Tri-State Fabricators Rick Vogt, CEO Cincinnati, OH
TWF Industries Tom Furrer, President Alexandria, MN
Westside Finishing Korey Bell, Operations Manager Holyoke, MA
Winona PVD Steven Bonnell, CEO Warsaw, IN
Wolkerstorfer Company Chris Wolkerstorfer, COO New Brighton, MN



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