Advanced Plating Technologies was originally founded in 1948 as Artistic Plating Company by James H. Lindstedt, Harry C. Lindstedt and Earl Herrington. Artistic Plating Company began as a simple job-shop welcoming retail refinishing work as well as the smallest of production orders. The founders chose the name “Artistic Plating” due to the company’s decorative finishing work of both private heirlooms and religious artifacts; this company name also afforded an early alphabetical listing in the phone book. Artistic Plating Company grew steadily through the years, developing a commercial/production focus within the regional plumbing, power distribution and medical markets.
As the company grew in finishing capabilities and engineering expertise, the strategic focus shifted into more technical markets where sixty years of metal finishing experience could be leveraged to provide metal finishing solutions. In 2013 the name of the company was changed to reflect the forward direction of the company and industries serviced. Today Advanced Plating Technologies is an industry-leading, ISO 13485 & 9001:2008 certified and ITAR registered job-shop that provides engineered solutions in metal finishing within demanding manufacturing sectors. Our diverse finishing base of electroplating, powder coating and passivation technologies coupled with an unmatched technical proficiency in the science and art of metal finishing make Advanced Plating Technologies unique.
Advanced Plating Technologies services a wide breadth of industries across the United States and overseas within the medical, defense, ammunition/firearm, power distribution/transmission, petrochemical & telecommunications markets among others. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff welcomes the opportunity to listen to your specific design requirements to clearly define a finishing and testing protocol suited to your unique application. Our manufacturing processes are forged around a quality system that provides complete assurance of product consistency and quality by validating results against design and specification requirements.
Advanced Plating Technologies is deeply involved within the surface finishing industry helping to set industry direction in education, process development and environmental stewardship. A fourth-generation family owned and operated company, Advanced Plating Technologies exemplifies the best in Wisconsin’s businesses and entrepreneurship.
If you have been looking for a company that will exceed your expectations, we would appreciate the opportunity to provide the solution.