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

Top Shops Survey Open Dec. 1 for Plating, Liquid and Powder Coating

The Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey is open through Jan. 1 for those in the plating, anodizing, liquid and powder coating industry.

2019 Top Shops Benchmarking Survey Shows Some Improvements and Declines

The Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey was conducted in December 2018, and was the fifth in a series of annual industry surveys. More than 45 metrics were measured in the survey, which included shops from the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Armoloy's New Owners Use Simple Marketing Strategy to Build Electroplating Business

Nolan Hannan and Jacob Meier purchased Armoloy in 2017, and knew they wanted a data-driven shop that they provided information on how well the shop was operating, and where improvements could be made.

Continuous Improvements Drive Elite Metal Finishing

Elite Metal Finishing was singled out for Best Practices in the Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey because of their extremely high detail to quality and customer communication.
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2019 Top Shops for Liquid and Powder Coatings

The data from the survey is used to select the overall Top Shops, which are listed along with their top official.

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How to Read Your Top Shops Customized Benchmarking Report

Video from Michael Guckes from Gardner Intelligence explains how to read and understand your Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking custom reports you received if you took part in the recent survey.

Minding Your Own Business

The Products Finishing Top Shops Executive Summit in October 2020 will give you that opportunity.


Burkard Industries Climbs the Ladder to No. 1

The Michigan shop makes its way to the top of the 2018 Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey.