Top Shops: Investment Returns Smiles at TNM
The smile on the face of Michel Martel, general manager of anodizing and paint at TNM Anodizing and Paint in Pointe-Claire, Quebec, was ear-to-ear after hearing that his company was named one of Products Finishing’s Top Shops for 2015
“Our hard work and efforts to be a top performer in our industry has been our goal for the past couple of years,” Martel says. “With our upcoming expansion of doubling our current size and capacity—and adding a plating division—this will be a true bonus to our marketing for the coming years.”
TNM was established in 1996 and specializes in surface finishing treatment for the aviation industry. They have many approvals that have been granted by the major OEMs in aerospace, and are certified for ISO 9001, AS9100 and Nadcap.
Martel says TNM’s goal is to provide its customers with a one-stop shop for all surface finishing processes. TNM will soon begin a major expansion by adding almost 40,000 square feet, doubling its present size.
This investment of almost $10 million will include an automated anodizing line with 24-foot basins, a second NDT line, more shot peening equipment, a new paint department with four large downdraft paint booths and an automated paint cell with UV curing.
“We will also be starting a new plating division which will make us a more complete one stop shop for processing,” he says.
In the past year, TNM has invested in upgrading equipment, mainly around its 48-basin anodizing line, replacing basins and rectifiers, as well as upgrading electrical work. The exhaust and waste water treatment was completely revamped and improved in preparation for accreditation for the ISO14001 environmental application.