What Sets Us Apart

At first glance, it may seem that all metal finishing companies are pretty much alike. But once you take a closer look at what Sharretts Plating Company has to offer, you will quickly realize we're much different than other companies in our industry. We're an innovative full-service coating company that goes far above the status quo to provide cutting-edge solutions that our less capable competitors cannot replicate.

We've Become Specialized Surface Treatment Experts

Some of our competitors that claim to be "full-service" finishing companies are really nothing more than metal platers. At SPC, we view ourselves as accomplished surface treatment experts. We have the ability to prepare the product as well as coat or finish the parts. This unique expertise enables us to effectively execute highly specialized plating techniques that are beyond the scope of most of our competitors. A prime example is our ability to plate on plastic and other manmade materials. As such, we can help our high-tech customers develop the lightweight, miniature products that are currently driving the manufacturing process in industries such as medical, aerospace and electronics.

We Continuously Focus on Innovation

Innovation has been an SPC hallmark since the founding of our company as Charles D. Snyder & Son, Inc. in 1925. Our unwavering commitment to keeping abreast of the evolution of metal finishing technology has helped us remain ahead of the curve in terms of process development, while most of the competition lags far behind. Our work has led to our receiving numerous patents over the years. One example is the patent for our revolutionary nickel-boron metal finishing process. What's more, we have the ability to affect, execute and capture the market for these coatings, which empowers our customers to maximize their own manufacturing processes.

The Quality of Our Staff Also Makes Us Different

While SPC continues to be a family-owned company, it is the caliber of our employees that has sustained our success for more than 90 years. We will continue to hire the best, most highly educated chemical engineers, scientists and other accredited industry professionals who share our vision of achieving our goal of total customer satisfaction. We also provide our current employees with opportunities to further their education so they can enhance their careers and improve the quality of life for themselves and their families. We make every effort to give our employees a true appreciation for what they can gain by working at our full-service plating company.

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We Strive to Be Valued Metal Finishing Consultants

Another way we differentiate ourselves from our competitors is by taking a consultative approach to providing our services. Instead of recommending the process that generates the highest amount of revenue, we take the time to gain a true understanding of what our customers really need. Our process development expertise allows us to work with each customer to create a tailored coating or finishing methodology, which can include prototyping if needed. We believe that by finding ways to help our customers meet their unique productivity and profitability goals, we're able to establishing long-standing relationships that are mutually beneficial to both parties.

SPC Makes Social Responsibility a Top Priority

At SPC, we make every effort to be a socially responsible metal coating and plating operation on a daily basis. We focus on the communities surrounding SPC, while placing a strong emphasis on finding ways to make good communities smarter. We also understand the relationship between good corporate social responsibility and impact investing in terms of benefitting our stakeholders.

In addition, SPC recognizes that being socially responsible entails taking steps to protect the environment. We're dedicated to improving our environment by working closely with the EPA to develop eco-friendly finishing processes. By creating less waste and pollution within our plant, we eliminate the amount of waste that finds its way back into the environment.

Our Ownership Is Committed to Further Differentiating SPC From the Rest of the Industry

The goal of Stephen Sharretts, co-owner of SPC since 2009, is to keep the company on a path of sustained growth, while continuing to make the transition to a specialized, high-tech metal finishing operation that emphasizes quality and service instead of volume. This will require a heavy investment in research and development with an eye on taking surface treatment to a higher level. By remaining on the cutting edge of plating technology and focusing on being surface treatment experts instead of just metal coaters, SPC will be able to further separate itself from the competition in the years to come.


"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."

– Robert K.