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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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Arlington Plating Company Receives ISO 9001: 2015 Certification

PALATINE, Illinois, USA, June 27, 2018 – Arlington Plating Company (APC) is proud to announce it has received certification to the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS). NSF International conducted the independent, third party certification and issued Certificate Number C0264287-IS3. APC completed the registration process with zero infractions. In essence, a perfect score.

ISO 9001:2015 […]

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Arlington’s April Newsletter Published

PALATINE, Illinois, USA, April 13, 2018 — It’s been a momentous month since the last issue of the APC newsletter. As the company’s aluminum anodizing continues to gain accolades and orders, APC continues to create customer value through its patented, decorative magnesium plating process and automotive chrome expertise.

Our latest newsletter features:

Bright Dip Gold Anodizing: […]

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Happy Aluminum Anodizing Anniversary to Us!

PALATINE, Illinois, USA, January 23, 2018 — It was exactly one year ago today that APC proudly announced the opening of our fully automated aluminum anodizing operation.

Today, the General Motors-approved line continues to produce MIL-A-8625 Type II (sulfuric) anodized parts up to 100″ in length with color match options that enable new designs, enhance […]

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Arlington Plating Publishes Material Selection Guide

PALATINE, Illinois, USA, November 28, 2017 – Arlington Plating Company has published an online electroplating guide that addresses the 5 most important areas to consider when selecting the right electroplating finish, including:

Environmental Conditions
Appearance
Technical Requirements
Regulations
Industry Type

Whether electroplating motorcycle, automotive or electronic components, determining the right finish for your product/application is […]

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Arlington Plating to Present Anodizing Success at FABTECH 2017

Richard Macary, President of Arlington Plating Company will be presenting, “Automated Aluminum Anodizing for Exterior Automotive Applications,” at FABTECH 2017 to be held at McCormick Place, Chicago.

Session C41: Plating and Anodizing Industry Success Stories
Room: 405A
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

The presentation will review the planning for the new, fully-automated anodizing line, including […]

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Arlington Plating Company Publishes Automotive OEM Decorative Coatings Guide

 

PALATINE, Illinois, USA, August 28, 2017 – Arlington Plating Company (APC) recently published an online automotive decorative coatings selector guide. The interactive guide instantly provides OEM specifications to plate high performance, corrosion resistant chrome, nickel-chrome and copper-nickel-chrome finishes.

With the support of the company’s specialty chemicals provider, MacDermid Enthone, APC vetted all major automotive OEM […]

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Arlington Plating Company Featured in Light Metal Age

PALATINE, Illinois, USA, August 15, 2017 – Arlington Plating Company (APC) is featured  in the August issue of Light Metal Age Magazine. The full-length article includes exclusive interviews with Arlington Plating Company’s management team and includes:

New Aluminum Anodizing Line
New Laboratory Testing Capabilities
Company Profile: From Inception to ESOP
APC’s commitment to Enabling Manufacturing & Technology Solutions

Light Metal Age has […]

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Arlington Plating Receives Top Shop Honors for Best HR/Training

PALATINE, Illinois, USA, August 1, 2017 –Arlington Plating has received 2017 TOP SHOP HONORS for Training/HR. To quote the Products Finishing magazine benchmarking survey, “Great finishing shops stand out in terms of how they treat their employees, as well as the formal training each full-time employee receives annually.”

Arlington Plating Company was recognized for its […]

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