Company Overview
Artistic Plating Company dba Advanced Plating Technologies is a large diverse metal finishing company which provides barrel and rack industrial, and high end decorative finishes. Serving some of the nation's most prestigious companies across the United Sates and overseas in finishes such as gold, silver, bright acid tin, bright nickel, sulfamate nickel, electroless nickel in low-medium and high phosphorus, watts nickel, copper, polishing and powder coatings in both clear and colors. Companies use our services because they know we are experts on adhesion, corrosion protection, lubricity, solderability, reflectivity and conductivity issues. Years of extensive research and advanced equipment have allowed Artistic Plating to have a technical edge in the industry. "Patented I/O barrel doors and MPM barrel plating systems (minimum part movement), SPC control and knowledge of alternative coatings, which will result in a better performing finish for your parts. Founded in 1948, the company initially provided only decorative finishes as its name implies, but rapidly moved within its first decade to the application of engineered coatings to solve the many technically challenging requirements in today's manufacturing sector such as corrosion prevention, lubricity, power distribution, solderability, reflectivity, etc. Artistic Plating excels at working with in-house engineering and manufacturing staffs to solve their problems and meet their needs. It is the company's dedicated effort to put in place quality engineering and support staff which make our finishing capabilities an extension of your manufacturing process. Many of our customers have chosen to outsource their finishing requirements with us. This successful transition is accomplished with the sound finishing capabilities and qualified technical and service support staff which provide the extra effort needed, when it is needed. An additional measure of our success has been our ability to add another dimension of service to our customers in powder coating, assembly, inventory management, packaging, manufacturing and other value-added services.

Artistic Plating is deeply involved within the surface finishing industry helping to set industry direction in education, process development and environmental stewardship. Artistic Plating is a national leader in environmental stewardship for the metal finishing industry. We take our environmental responsibility seriously. In 1998, Artistic Plating was awarded the State of Wisconsin's highest environmental award: the John C. Brogan Award. This honor is used to recognize exemplary environmental achievement for providing positive examples of protection for all Wisconsin citizens. In 1997 Artistic Plating received the PEP Award (Prevention/Environment/Prosperity Award) from the State of Wisconsin, Department of Natural Resources. In 1994 and 1999, we were honored with the "Gathering of the Waters" Award offered by the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District for embracing pollution prevention and demonstrating environmental protection within the Milwaukee community. Still family owned and operated, Artistic Plating exemplifies the best in Wisconsin's businesses and entrepreneurship. Artistic Plating is a member of AESF, NAMF, FET, CCAI and ASQC.
Company Summary
Advanced Plating Technologies
Number of Employees
(414) 271-8138
(414) 271-4972
405 West Cherry Street
Milwaukee, WI