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Microfinish Celebrates 60 Years of Customer Success

Microfinish is a metal finishing company in the St. Louis, Missouri area. The company was founded in 1959 by Stanley Smith, who started the business out of his basement. It has expanded multiple times and was purchased by Bill and Karen Stock in 2001, growing to its current size and service offering today.

Growing Capabilities & More

In the 60 years since its inception, Microfinish has expanded its capabilities and locations, moving out of Stanley Smith’s basement and into four facilities that total 250,000 feet of space. The company also has grown to 80 employees.

Microfinish has a metal finishing division and corporate office in Sunset Hills, Missouri, a zinc plating division in Berkeley, Missouri, a powder coating division in Warrenton, Missouri, and a nickel, chrome and e-coating division in St. Louis, Missouri. Microfinish started by offering tumbled stamping to remove burrs and to smooth the surface of parts to improve the micro-finish of parts. It’s actually thanks to this process that the company name came about!

The company expanded its services with St Louis powder coating in 1996, then into mechanical finishing through the purchase of C & A Metal Finishing in 2005, and in 2009 Microfinish began offering nickel chrome plating and e-coating. Complementing these services, Microfinsh can deburr, clean, glass bead and burnish parts at an exceptional level of quality, and we can zinc plate large pieces of metal.

Constant Learning and Evolvement

In order to best serve its more than 450 customers, Microfinish maintains membership in three key organizations.

  • The DuPont Axalta Star Coaters program allows employees of Microfinish access to cross-learning opportunities in the powder coating industry and keeps the company abreast of developments, trends and technological advances in the industry.
  • Membership in the National Association for Surface Finishing means Microfinish can be aware of changes and ideas for maintaining the best practices for environmental and economic sustainability in surface finishing.
  • Microfinish also is a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. The company has extensive experience with manufacturers and manufacturing engineers, providing the company with unique perspectives into the manufacturing industry when it comes to surface finishing.

Microfinish is a Premier St. Louis Metal Finishing Company

Microfinish offers several services that make it the No. 1 metal finishing company in the St. Louis, Missouri area. It offers metal finishing, zinc plating, nickel chrome plating, electroless nickel plating, electrophoretic coating (e-coating), powder coating, wheel-blasting, and even transportation services that bring customer products on site to Microfinish facilities and deliver them to their next destination.

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