PALATINE, Illinois, USA, April 26, 2017 – Arlington Plating Company has once again been named one of the best surface finishing shops in North America, according to a comprehensive benchmarking survey conducted by Products Finishing magazine.

The survey evaluated finishing operations, best finishing practices, finishing technology and business operations, as well as employee training and human resources. Arlington Plating Company is one of only a handful of companies to be recognized as a Top Shop every year since the survey was first introduced in 2015.

Richard Macary, President of Arlington Plating Company, said “We are extremely pleased to once again receive this high distinction. It’s testament to our best-in-class team, as well as the trust and partnership we work hard to earn every day from our valued customers.” Founded in 1946, today the company supplies to a “Who’s Who” list of OEMs, including General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycle, among others.

In addition to being a major plating operation, Arlington Plating Company was also recognized for its work in transforming its relationship with employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP) initiated in 2016.

Ted Dobbels, Chief Financial Officer said, “Working together as a team to provide customers with the highest level of satisfaction has always been part of the company culture. Now employees can see directly the results of all of their hard work.”

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