As we often tell our team, "If you're not getting better, you're getting worse."¯ Companies that do not continuously strive to improve their products and services and stay ahead of the technological curve are usually surpassed by their more ambitious, forward-thinking competitors and tend to fall by the wayside.
Here at Sharretts Plating Company, we attribute much of our long-term success to our willingness to keep a close eye on the future. Since our founding as Charles D. Snyder & Son, Inc. in 1925, continuous improvement and innovation have served as essential components of our business model. This has enabled us to achieve and maintain our status as one of the top metal finishing companies in our industry.
SPC: An Industrial Metal Finishing Company That Continues to Evolve
As the metal finishing industry has experienced a number of significant changes over the years, our company has continued to evolve. We're making the transition from a traditional electroplating and metal finishing shop to more of a specialty operation featuring a variety of unique coatings and applications. We firmly believe this is the best way to help us achieve our ultimate goal of growing our footprint and building mass in today's highly specialized marketplace before other competing metal finishing companies have the opportunity to catch up.
Our need to evolve has resulted in our seeking new, exciting opportunities where very few of our competitors have managed to gain a foothold. One example is in the area of plating on exotic materials such as glass, other ceramics and plastic, as well as plating with precious metals like gold and silver. Where other surface finishing companies are afraid to venture into the unknown, SPC strives to innovate.
SPC is one of the handfuls of metal finishing companies that has the expertise, facilities and equipment to offer reliable refractory metal services. Offering these unique services allows us to change and diversify our business, as well as grow and meet demands.
As a specialty shop that focuses on "high tech"¯ and "high value-add"¯ as opposed to volume, we are also able to offer state-of-the-art metal finishing services to rapidly emerging industries such as robotization, as well as fulfill the needs of the more technologically advanced industries such as aerospace and medical device manufacturing. We're able to provide companies in these industries with the combination of technical expertise and cutting-edge metal finishing techniques they need to manufacture highly functional, top-quality products for their customer base.
The specialized plating, coating and finishing jobs we now undertake require sophisticated equipment that is far beyond what you are likely to find in a "traditional" metal finishing job. We're constantly seeking to upgrade our machinery so we can provide the advanced services our customers demand. When combined with our ability to execute special process set-ups and unrivaled knowledge of prepping and the use of fragile materials, we're able to tailor our techniques to the smaller, lighter products that so many of our customers are manufacturing these days.
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Weā€™re Able to Anticipate Future Trends That Impact Our Industry
Another key goal for our metal finishing company is to continue to anticipate the future needs of the companies we have the privilege of serving. This has been a defining characteristic of our company for more than 90 years and has helped us remain at the forefront of process development. By anticipating and preparing for change, SPC is able to differentiate itself 90 percent faster than the rest of the industry.
As our industry continues to evolve and technologies come and go, one thing at Sharretts Plating Company will never change: our commitment to producing a high-quality metal finish for all our clientsā€™ projects at a reasonable cost.
LEARN WHAT OUR MANY SATISFIED CUSTOMERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT Us
"I would like to thank you for the help you have provided us in developing an electroless nickel plating technique on an unusual substrate. The sample platings you provided show that we should be able to reach our goals. I especially appreciate your willingness to take on an unusual job, with the uncertainties that that entails...We are looking forward to working with you in the future on our plating needs."
ā€“ Robert K.