9/20/2018 | 1 MINUTE READ

Bales Metal Surface Solutions Celebrates 40 Years

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Since its inception as a family-owned, single-service shop in 1978, the industrial coating and polishing expert has grown to be a resource for manufacturers seeking a multitude of options to protect the life of industrial molds, dies, tooling and components.

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Bales Metal Surface Solutions in Downers Grove, Illinois, is celebrating its 40th year as a provider of coating and polishing applications. Since its inception as a family-owned, single-service shop in 1978, Bales has grown to be a resource for manufacturers seeking a multitude of options to protect the life of industrial molds, dies, tooling and components.

“We’re extremely proud to have set the bar higher for industrial coating and finishing solutions during the past 40 years,” says Stacey Bales, president. “We could not have achieved this milestone without such an incredible team and the support of our loyal customers, and we look forward to what the future holds.”  

Four decades ago, brothers Steve and Mike Bales started the business to provide quality mold polishing. As project complexity and demands expanded, so did the services they offered. They saw rapid growth and expanded to more than 15 coating, polishing and value-added services. Today, the second generation of the Bales family says it continues to lead the company forward by embracing a culture of empowered employees who strive to tackle the most challenging customer projects.

In addition to an array of coatings and finishes, including proprietary offerings such as Nibore, Nicklon and Diamond EN, customers can now receive added services such as stainless steel passivation, masking, stripping, barrel and rack plating and X-ray certification.

“We’re committed to the future of our industry and are currently taking steps to tackle even more complex projects that were previously serious challenges for our customers,” says Sara Mortensen, vice president.

This includes a planned million-dollar investment in the company’s infrastructure and employee culture to increase production flow, expand the in-house wet lab for more precise and real-time analysis, and create a new collaboration area for staff.

“Bales is devoted to the continual improvement of our processes and delivery. We’re proud to invest in our capabilities and employees to make our services even better,” Mortensen says. “By staying current on the changes and challenges customers are up against, we’re able to adapt quickly to recommend the best, most sophisticated solutions possible.”

For information, visit balesusa.com.

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