8th annual Top Shops Benchmarking Survey for liquid and powder coating qualifying shops list announced.

Georgia Powder Coating of Gainesville, Georgia ranks in first place in the Top Shops Benchmarking Survey for the third year running.

Products Finishing recently named the qualifying shops in the liquid and powder coating category of its annual Top Shops Benchmarking Survey. Launched in 2015, the Top Shops Benchmarking Program is designed to help finishers identify optimal shop floor practices and improve operations and business procedures. Hundreds of shops participate annually, resulting in a wealth of data and statistics that proves invaluable for assessing areas of improvement, such as finishing technology, performance and practices, and business strategy.

“This is the 8th year we’ve conducted the Top Shops Benchmarking Survey, offering industrial finishers with valuable insights into their shop’s performance,” says Products Finishing editor-in-chief Scott Francis. “In addition, the survey results offer a non-biased way to recognize finishing operations that are leading the industry in terms of expanding capabilities and employing innovative solutions.”

This year’s qualifying liquid and powder coating Top Shops are as follows:

Ace Anodizing and Impregnating, Inc. (Hillside, Ill.)
All-Color Powder Coating, Inc. (Oregon, Wisc.)
Associated Finishing, Inc. (Mankato, Minn.)
Augusta Coating & Mfg (Thomson, Ga.)
Barrette Outdoor Living (Brooksville, Fla.)
BFG Manufacturing Services (Punxsutawney, Pa.)
BK Industrial Finishing (Merrimack, N.H.)
Colourfast Corp. (Concord, Ontario)
Colourific Coatings (Mississauga, Ontario)
Fitzgerald Finishing LLC (Detroit, Mich.)
Georgia Powder Coating (Gainesville, Ga.)
JIT Powder Coating Company (Farmington, Minn.)
Maui Powder Works (Kahului, Hawaii)
Micron Metal Finishing (Bridgeview, Ill.)
Militex Coatings Inc. (London, Ontario)
Perfection Industrial Finishing (Tucson, Ariz.)
Pro-Kote, LLC (Jackson, Tenn.)
Professional Plating Inc. (Brillion, Wisc.)
Progressive Coating (Chicago, Ill.)
Recubrimientos Metalicos De Mexico, S.A. De C.V. (Mexico)
S & B Finishing Co Inc. (Chicago, Ill.)
Safeway Services of Rockford Inc. (Rockford, Ill.)
Select Powder Coating (Union, Mo.)
Surgical Coatings (Sedalia, Colo.)
The Decc Company  (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Warner Custom Coating Inc. (Guelph, Ontario)
Westside Finishing Company Inc. (Holyoke, Mass.)
Winona Powder Coating, Inc. (Etna Green, Ind.)

Each year Products Finishing also celebrates the first-place ranking shop in the survey in each category. This year’s top spot in the liquid and powder coating category is Georgia Powder Coating (Gainesville, Ga.), who has ranked in the first place spot for three consecutive years.

“On behalf of Products Finishing, I’d like to congratulate all of this year’s Top Shops,” Francis says. “The selection process for Top Shops is rigorous – numerous metrics are considered every year during the vetting process. Qualifying as a Top Shop is a reflection your team’s hard work and is cause for celebration.”

Read the article here.