Products Finishing Magazine Awards APT ‘Top Shop’
Milwaukee, WI: Advanced Plating Technologies has been named one of the best finishing shops in the U.S. for the fourth consecutive year, according to an industry benchmarking survey conducted by Products Finishing magazine, a trade publication which has covered the industry since 1938. This is the third year in which the survey has been conducted and since the inception, APT is 1 of only 16 shops that has been awarded the Top Shop award each all four years.
The magazine conducted an extensive benchmarking survey that analyzed finishing companies in several different areas, including current finishing technology, finishing practices and performances, business strategies and performances, and training and human resources. Out of 2,540 active metal finishing job shops in the U.S., only the top 50 shops out of approximately 200 that choose to apply each year are given the honor of being a Products Finishing magazine ‘Top Shop’ based on a scoring matrix of those four criteria.
“Advanced Plating Technologies has established itself as one of the best finishing operations in the industry,” said Tim Pennington, editor of Products Finishing magazine. “The criteria we used was very stringent, and only the finishing shops that excelled in all four areas made the list.”
“We are extremely excited to be recognized as one of Products Finishing magazine’s ‘Top Shops’,” said Matt Lindstedt, President, Advanced Plating Technologies. “We have been focused as a company on the integration of people, business systems and finishing technology to become one of the best metal finishing job shops in the country. We have invested a great deal of time and resources in hiring and training key employees, making strategic capital investments and facility expansions to drive towards this goal. Our current modernization and expansion of our electroless nickel capabilities, expansion in precious metal plating and the completion of a new high-capacity, and state-of-the-art waste treatment system are part of the largest capital investments in our company history. This award validates our ongoing continuous improvement efforts, to bring our customers best-value in metal finishing services.”