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APC Joins Enameled Steel and Midwestern Rust Proof

Arlington Plating Company is proud to announce a new partnership with Midwestern Rust Proof and Enameled Steel. The acquisition brings Arlington Plating into a strong family of companies in the metal finishing industry with over 200,000 square feet of metal finishing production space.  The group is now able to offer more services with more […]

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COVID-19: Safety Is Our Highest Priority

Dear Friends,

It is my sincere hope that you and your loved ones are healthy and safe as developments from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continue to unfold.

During this unprecedented time, please be assured that Arlington Plating Company is fully operational and here to serve you. Providing metal finishing, mechanical polishing, and anodizing services to a […]

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Taking a Shine: Polishing Is Spot-On for Arlington Plating

As published in the March 2020 issue of Products Finishing

APC has an extensive polishing and buffing department, one that has been a mainstay of the shop for more than 60 years. Castings with parting lines of sufficient size may need to be polished with an 80-grit abrasive and then finished with a progressively higher […]

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Arlington Plating Company Awarded DecoKlad MT Specification

PALATINE, Illinois, USA, November 7, 2019 – Arlington Plating Company (APC) has been awarded a DecoKlad MT specification. Chrissy Pullara Americas Decorative Business Development and Product Manager for MacDermid Enthone presented the specification to Rich Macary, President of APC on October 29th.

DecoKlad MT is a quality supplier partnership program for decorative coatings. It offers consistency in finishing […]

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Arlington Plating Company Receives Fiat Chrysler Nickel-Chrome Plating on Steel Substrates Approval

PALATINE, Illinois, USA, September 4, 2019 – Arlington Plating Company has received Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) approval to nickel-chrome plate steel substrate parts. Meeting FCA specification PS-50019 for “Nickel-Chrome Electroplating of Steel Substrates,” parts to be plated include bumpers, tow hooks, running boards, and exhaust tips.

In addition to this most recent steel substrate […]

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Black Chromium Finishing: Beauty and the Beast

PALATINE, Illinois, USA, July 23, 2019 – APC’s President, Richard Macary, and Director of Quality and Operations Manager, Dishant Tailor, kicked off the SUR/FIN 2019 technical conference with their paper, “Black Chrome Finishing – Beauty and the Beast,” held on June 3. 2019 at the Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Illinois. This very first paper […]

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Arlington Plating Company Earns GM Galvano Silver on Zinc Die Cast Approval

PALATINE, Illinois, USA, June 10, 2019 – Arlington Plating Company has received General Motors approval to nickel-chrome plate the automotive leader’s distinctive GALVANO SILVER finish on zinc die cast. Meeting GMW14672 Class C specification, APC’s decorative nickel-chrome will be featured on 2020 Corvette GT2 seat belt components to debut later this year.

APC’s high-performance nickel-chrome […]

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Arlington Plating Company Receives DecoKlad Applicator License

Richard Macary, President of Arlington Plating Company (right), receives the DecoKlad license from Elliott Linton of MacDermid Enthone.

PALATINE, Illinois, USA, February 26, 2019 – Arlington Plating Company was recently honored with a DecoKlad nickel chrome license from MacDermid Enthone. Currently, APC is just the second DecoKlad applicator in the United States and one of […]

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Arlington Plating Company Launches Hardcoat Aluminum Anodizing

PALATINE, Illinois, USA, October 29, 2018 – Arlington Plating Company is proud to announce the expansion of its aluminum anodizing operations to now include hardcoat parts processing that meets MIL-A-8625 Type III, Class 1 and 2 standards.

The fully automated, 5,000 sq. ft. line produces conventional and hardcoat anodizing with high pH sealants and organic […]

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Dishant Tailor a “40 Under 40” Products Finishing Honoree

PALATINE, Illinois, USA, July 5, 2018 – Dishant Tailor, APC’s Director of Quality, has been named a  “40 under 40 Future Leader of Surface Finishing” by Products Finishing Magazine.
Tailor joined APC in 2015 as a process engineer and immediately demonstrated a practical and methodical approach to problem-solving and continuous improvement. With a laser focus on nickel chrome plating and the functional […]

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