Solving Unmet Needs of the Medical Device Industry

Pioneer Metal Finishing's Medical Center of Excellence has expanded the company's capacity to serve the critical medical device industry. With ISO 13485 certification in hand, the company is now a key driver in medical innovations.


Products Finishing Unveils 2022 Plating and Anodizing Top Shops

2022 Top Shops for electroplating and anodizing recognized at Products Finishing awards presentation at SUR/FIN in Rosemont, Illinois.

Powder Coating

An Altruistic Growth Strategy Puts People First

Professional Plating emphasizes investing in its team and fostering a supportive environment on the shop floor.


Straightforward Success

2022 Top Shop Valley Plating’s Black Oxide Operation Keeps it Simple

Powder Coating

Growth Through Collaboration, Year After Year

Micron Metal Finishing, a job shop based in the south suburbs of Chicago, is a veteran of the Top Shops program. The shop’s co-owners walk through the shop’s growth over the years.


Diversity and Company Culture Define Top Shop

2022 Top Shop Hohman Plating puts an emphasis on quality, a wealth of services and company culture. 

What’s New for '22?

As we settle into 2022, Products Finishing editor Scott Francis discusses some of PF’s exciting initiatives for the coming year.

Products Finishing Opens 2022 Top Shops Benchmarking Survey

Participate in the Top Shops Benchmarking Survey to find out if you qualify as a 2022 Products Finishing Top Shop.


Q+A: Electroplating and Anodizing Top Shop, Technical Plating

Technical Plating was recently named a Products Finishing Top Shop. We spoke with shop manager and vice president (and 40-Under-40 member) Tyler Thomas to learn more about how the shop runs.

Celebrating Top Shops

The real way to be a Top Shop? Take care of your customers and your team.

Top Shops Benchmarking Program Announces 2021 Honorees

Products Finishing unveils this year’s entire list of qualifying Top Shops, as well as the #1 ranking top shop in each category.

Inaugural Top Shops Expo Will Present 2021 Top Shops Benchmarking Survey Data

The two-day event will feature education sessions from industry experts backed by the data accumulated from the annual national benchmarking survey conducted by Gardner Business Intelligence.

Products Finishing Announces Participation in New, Expanded Top Shops Expo + Conference

Products Finishing to present its annual Top Shops Technical Conference and Awards Program at an inaugural industry event

Gardner Business Media Announces Inaugural Top Shops Expo & Conference

New industrial event delivers data, sourcing and technology solutions for durable goods manufacturing businesses

2021 Top Shops Benchmarking Opens

Beginning in 2021, the Tops Shops program will allow survey values to be compared to a larger, cumulative database of results, expanding the benefits of participation.

Products Finishing Announces Top Shops Benchmarking Program Updates

Beginning in 2021, Products Finishing’s Top Shops Benchmarking program will include a new sourcing platform that expands the benefits of participation.

Liquid Coating

2020 Top Shops for Liquid and Powder Coating

The sixth annual Top Shops Benchmarking Survey measured shops based on more than 50 operational metrics including lead time, on-time delivery, first-pass quality yield and finishing equipment usage, among others.

Liquid Coating

What Makes a Top Shop?

Productivity, efficiency and on-time deliveries are all hallmarks of a great finishing shop, but at the heart of it all is a commitment to employees and customers.

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