Top Shops

Products Finishing magazine is searching for the best-run and most customer-driven electroplating and anodizing operations to give them an award of distinction: the title “Top Shop.” The shops that complete the survey will get a benchmarking report for the industry, plus a Custom Shop Report that details specifically how their shop stacks up against others in the finishing industry

Take the 2018 Top Shops Benchmarking Survey for Electroplating

The Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey for electroplating and anodizing operations remains open through December 31

Top Shops: Safeway Services Earns its Way to No. 1

The owner of Safeway Services, a painting and powder coating provider in Rockford, Illinois, wants to be more than just a hired hand.

2017 Top Shops Benchmarking Survey: Investments, Profits Are Trending Up

Analysis: Trends show more consistencies than differences over time; shops are increasing capital expenditures each year, with shops ranking at the top spending at 10 percent of gross sales.

Medina Plating Earns No. 1 Top Shops Status

Medina Plating’s operational performance earned it the distinction of being the No. 1 shop in the Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey conducted in late 2016.
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Liquid, Powder Coating Top Shops Pick Up Awards At Fabtech

Several of the Top Shops made the trip to the show to visit exhibitors and to take part in the awards presentation.

Capital Expenditures and Growth

The axiom says that you must spend money to make money. Turns out the statistics prove it true, too. Top Shops spend money to make money, and keep more of it.

Top Shops: Employees drive Tri-State Fabricators to Growth, Success

This three-time recipient of the Top Shops award emphasizes human resources and training.