Rising & Shining: Industrial Polishing Services Masters Polishing and Plating
IPS has one of the largest finishing operations in North America, with a workforce of over 800 specializing in high-volume, high-quality decorative metal finishing
The drive from Industrial Polishing Services’ U.S. headquarters in San Diego to its expansive finishing operation in Baja California, Mexico, is a short 5-minute jaunt across the border.
Walk inside the massive 250,000-square-foot plant, and one of the first things a visitor will notice is the level of cleanliness and order, which is not easy to do in a facility that does polishing, plating and coating on the scale that IPS does.
Polishers have materials they are working on neatly stacked beside them, with materials they have just finished on the other side waiting for inspection. Rooms have good lighting and exhaust systems, and everyone is wearing proper safety equipment. The main manual plating line has an innovative design that makes it nearly impossible to have ground contamination, so the floor beneath and around it is clean and dry.
“Everyone here has a sense of purpose and takes great pride in what they are doing,” says Enrique Mereles Jr., who heads the IPS sales and marketing efforts. “We take good care of our employees, and we consider their safety and wellbeing along with the sustainability of the environment.”