Curtis Metal Finishing Co.
Curtis Metal Finishing Company applies engineered coatings on fasteners and small metal components at our two plants in Sterling Heights, Michigan and Machesney Park, Illinois.
Utilizing our industry-leading coating technologies and advanced world-class processing capabilities, Curtis is recognized as an industry leader and a dominant provider for the application of engineered coatings for the fastener industry.
As heat treating is a prerequisite for coating, Curtis provides heat treating services through Curtis Thermal Processing in Illinois and Commercial Steel Treating Corporation in Michigan. Curtis’ metal finishing, heat treating and product development capabilities provide a ‘one-stop-shop’ solution for our customers that is unmatched by our competitors.
Curtis has consistently made substantial investments into highly automated, state-of-the-art heat treating and coating equipment. This includes being the industry leader by introducing new dip spin coating technologies to North America.
As business grew, the Company constructed a new coating facility in Machesney Park, Illinois in 1994 to offer dip/spin services to local customers. In 2008, Curtis Metal established an additional heat treat facility in Machesney Park within three minutes of its coating facility to fulfill the Company’s ‘one-stop shop’ value proposition to its Illinois customers. The Company continues to set industry standards in start-of-the-art technology, evidenced by the installation of the Reinhardt basket system
in February 2015.
Coupled with the shift from zinc electroplating to engineered coatings, Curtis’s growing reputation and steadfast dedication to excellence propelled the Company to become the largest applicator of Magni, NOF and PPG coatings.
Management leveraged Curtis’s burgeoning reputation as a top metal coating applicator to form collaborative relationships with OEM engineers and key decision makers and began working with premier coating suppliers on product and process development. These technical partnerships enhanced Curtis’s competitive positioning, enabled the Company to co-author numerous OEM coating specification.