Haviland Enterprises Inc.
421 Ann St. NW
Grand Rapids , MI 49504 US
Delivering Quality since 1934
What began as a small research and testing lab in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1934, is now a $1000 million/year corporation with two divisions, 200+ employees and 800,000 square-feet of manufacturing space. Haviland Enterprises, Inc. is recognized as one of the largest privately held chemical distribution companies in the U.S., with a reputation as one of the country's foremost experts on chemicals, quality control, workplace safety and environmental protection. Founded by Chemical Engineer J.B. Haviland, the company remains family-operated. Haviland Enterprises consists of two separate divisions: Haviland Products Company, known in the metal finishing industry, and Haviland Pool and Spa Product, leaders in the pool and spa chemistry. Both divisions formulate, blend, manufacture, package, distribue, and provide technical service for their respective chemical products nationwide. Our goal is to be the most efficient problem-solver and value-provider for our customers and suppliers. Our vision is to be your prefererd resource fo quality metal finishing chemicals and value-added services. Our mission is to make your job easier. Whatever your metal finishing need, HAVILAND- Creating Chemistry.
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3 Tests to Ensure Parts are Clean Prior to Plating
Making sure that all of the pre-processing fluids are removed prior to plating is not as simple as it seems. Richard Held of Haviland Enterprises outlines three tests that can help verify that your parts are clean.
Haviland Promotes New Senior Staff
Haviland Products Company recently announced an overhaul of its senior staff, promoting many of its existing employees.
Haviland Combats Hand Sanitizer Shortage
Haviland Products Company retooled its Kalamazoo manufacturing location to produce hand sanitizer for non-profits in need. It has since expanded its disinfectant line and found it a significant growth segment.
Haviland Products Company Expands Surface Finishing Staff
Haviland Products Company recently hired Alex Beck as a technical sales account manager. The company hopes to continue expanding its surface finishing market.
Haviland Enterprises Partners with LANXESS Corporation to Distribute Disinfectant
Haviland has released Rely+On Virkon, a broad-spectrum hard surface disinfectant, to help businesses maintain clean, safe facilities.
Haviland Chemistries Keep Plating Operations Inline
Products include cleaners and chromates for anodizing and zincating.
Coronavirus Response in Manufacturing: Haviland Enterprises
In response to the coronavirus crisis, Haviland has delivered its first batch of 500 gallons of hand sanitizer at no charge for groups within its local community (re)filling pump or squeeze-style sanitizer dispensers.
Northern Indiana Anodize Opens $8 Million Finishing Plant
NIA has 23 tanks that are 32 feet long to accommodate aluminum parts up to 28 feet in length, as well as 26 smaller tanks.
Haviland's Process Designed for Plating Complicated Parts
Enables uniform deposition across wide range of current densities.
Haviland Names VP of Finance
Meg Post is replacing Terry Schoen, and will oversee the company’s financial operations, including accounting and reporting, financial planning and business analysis, IT, and risk management.
Haviland Makes New Appointments to Support Business Growth
Rob Pawson has been promoted to national sales manager of surface finishing and anodizing.He has been with Haviland for 25 years, most recently serving as regional sales manager.
Haviland Appoints New CEO to Replace Retiring Son of Founder
Mike Karasiewicz will take over for E. Bernard “Bernie” Haviland, who is retiring from the company his father founded in 1934.
Haviland Breaks Ground on New Plating/Anodizing Pilot Line
The company expects that the new Grand Rapids, Michigan, operation will increase throughput and testing by nearly 400 percent.
Zinc Alloy Process Provides Ductile Deposits, Faster Plate Times
At Sur/Fin 2018, Haviland Products Co. will feature its Havalloy ZN-TCP zinc-nickel alloy plating process, designed to provide ductile deposits and faster plate times on complex-shaped parts containing 13-15 percent nickel by weight.
Haviland 80th Anniversary Underscored With National Recognition As One Of Best For Employee Financial Security
Haviland also featured in the October issue of Inc. Magazine for being named one of 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security.
Haviland Announces 100% Employee Ownership
Prior to this sale, Haviland Enterprises was owned 54 percent by the Haviland family and 46 percent by Haviland employees.
A Conversation With … Graham Torr
You wouldn’t know it by his quiet demeanor these days, but Graham Torr was once a head banger of the heavy metal variety.
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