Lincoln Industries Acquires Southwest Metal Finishing, Inventix Manufacturing

Southwest Metal Finishing offers decorative chrome plating and metal finishing; Inventix produces zinc and aluminum die castings.


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Lincoln Industries, a provider of metal finishing services and manufactured finished products, has acquired affiliated Wisconsin-based businesses Southwest Metal Finishing and Inventix Manufacturing.

Southwest Metal Finishing in New Berlin, is a decorative chrome plating and metal finishing company that also has facilities in Texas and Mexico; Inventix Manufacturing in Menomonee Falls, produces zinc and aluminum die castings. Together, the companies employ more than 600 people.

Marc LeBaron, Lincoln CEO and chairman, says the transaction expands Lincoln Industries’ capabilities and market reach, and will strengthen relationships with current customers. “The combination of our companies will drive substantial technological and operational synergies,” he says. “While we provide more than 40 finishing processes, and significant manufacturing capabilities, the addition of zinc and aluminum die casting and related metal finishing processes are important additions to our offerings.”

In addition to national recognition as a major provider of manufacturing, fabrication and metal finishing services, Lincoln Industries says its culture and wellness programs also have been nationally recognized, and the company has been selected as one of the best companies to work for in the U.S. seven times. Based in Lincoln, Nebraska, it also has a facility in Pine Island, Minnesota.

Now in its 66th year, the company has seen significant growth in the past year, especially in serving the heavy-duty truck market. It has added 50 new employees and plans to hire 50 more this year. The Minnesota facility also has added more than 30 new employees to meet its growth needs.

For information, visit lincolnindustries.com.