Massachusetts Plater Honored by Immigration Organization

Fausto Garcia, a native of the Dominican Republic, founded metal finishing business Five Star Plating in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

Fausto Garcia, a native of the Dominican Republic who founded metal finishing business Five Star Plating in Lawrence, Massachusetts, was honored by theImmigrant Learning Center, an organization that advocates for immigrants in their communities.

The organization recognized a total of 40 immigrant business owners from 24 countries who have started businesses in 19 Massachusetts towns at the 2018 Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards Dinner, held May 3 at the Royal Sonesta Boston. The featured speaker at the event was Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash.

Here is what the organization wrote about Garcia and his shop:

With nearly 20 years of experience in the metal anodizing and finishing industry, Fausto Garcia left the security of a good-paying job to open Five Star Plating in 2010. Starting with five employees, the company now employs 42 in Lawrence with a retention rate of nearly 100 percent. The company’s revenue has grown by more than 10 percent every year since inception.”

The Immigrant Learning Center also made this video: