Four-D Brings New Dimension To Plating
It’s difficult enough to open and maintain a plating shop for more than 40 years, especially in heavily-regulated California.
But to make it even tougher, Four-D Metal Finishing decided to move across town to a new facility, taking a few of its existing plating lines with it and installing a lot of new equipment in a spacious shop it essentially built from the ground up.
Peter and Matt Deguara, the father-and-son owners of Four-D, recently undertook the process of moving most of their operation from Sunnyvale into a new space in nearby Santa Clara. While just five miles from their old shop, the experience of shutting down and moving various plating operations—as well as installing new plating lines—was anything but smooth and easy.
“It was a significant challenge for us,” says Matt. “Especially when our goal was to have as little down time as possible, as not to inconvenience our customers. It was tough”
Says his father Peter: “It was a helluva move.”