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Metal Plating, Polishing, and Finishing – Anodizing to Zinc.

Erie Plating Company has been a pioneer in the metal finishing and plating industry for 89 years.


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Bright cadmium plating on steel Chrome plated motorcycle parts 4 truck bays for large-volume shipments


Erie Plating celebrates 85 years; featured in Erie Times-News

September 18, 2011

Erie Plating recently celebrated its 85th anniversary. Dave Briggs (President, Erie Plating) and Lewis T. "Bud" Briggs (Chairman, Erie Plating) were interviewed by the Erie-Times News for a feature article.

Read the full Erie-Times News article, or view the photo gallery.

Erie Plating Company gets Wastewater Treatment Certification

December 4, 2008

Erie Plating Company chemists display their metal wastestreams treatment certificates
In keeping with Erie Plating Company's dedication to continuing improvement in excellence and environmental protection, in-house chemists have just completed The Treatment of Metal Wastestreams training and certification course. Congratulations to our chemists!

Next-day shipping to select locations with Ward Trucking

December 3, 2008

If you have questions about our overnight shipping capabilities, prices, and trucking partnership, look no further! Now, for your convenience, a detailed shipping map with cost chart shows next-day shipping from our main plant in Erie, Pennsylvania to many locations throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Illinois.

Specialty Finishing: Fasteners

October 28, 2008

Specialty fastener finishing

Erie Plating Company provides surface finishing on fasteners for use in various aerospace, military, and industrial applications.

We take pride in our care and attention to detail in dimensions tolerances, which are essential to successful fastener finishing. Our experienced finishing technicians apply visual, pre- and post-gauging, and micrometer inspections before, during, and after each stage of finishing.

Finishing consulting early, before parts are made, provides customers with the Erie Plating Company advantage – first-article concurrent engineering and consulting enhances our ability to get it right the first time.

Large-capacity cosmetic high-polish chrome, and so fast!

September 26, 2008
bright chrome
bright chrome
bright chrome

Erie Plating Company has been pioneering the development of world-class specialty polishing and chrome plating for most of its 83-year history. Our chrome finishes can be found on motorcycles, tour buses, and other recreational vehicles, high-end bathroom and plumbing fixtures, and a variety of other applications. Making aluminum die castings, brass, and steel into beautiful, gleaming, chrome-plated fixtures is one of our passions.

Erie Plating Company works closely with major companies to apply this high-quality chrome surface finishing to various metals while at the same time providing consistently reliable delivery, working as a key member of the manufacturing-finishing supply-chain.

Recently we completed, in team partnership with one of our client companies, a 6,000-part chrome plate and polish project. These bright chrome parts will provide aesthetic and functional enhancements for the recreational boats for which they are destined. This particular job also required additional polishing capacity, bath chemistry controls, and precise plating process consistency, which we accomplished through superb teamwork of our staff, as well as concurrent engineering consulting and first-article trials. To top it off, the job was completed a full week ahead of schedule.

We regularly ship polished and cosmetic chrome-plated parts to a variety of clients across the United States, as well as to those nearby in Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and Connecticut.

Erie Plating Company recertified for ISO TS 16949:2002 quality control standards

September 12, 2008

Erie Plating Company is pleased to announce the successful completion of our annual recertification to the ISO/TS 16949:2002 standards. 2008 marks the fourth consecutive year that Erie Plating has demonstrated compliance to these quality standards.

Erie Plating has been recertified by NQA for conformance to the requirements of ISO/TS 16949:2002. Our original certification was obtained in 2005 and this recent recertification demonstrates our commitment to total quality both in our metal plating and in our process management systems.

The recertification audit was completed during the week of August 18-21, 2008 and the new certification was issued in September, 2008.

Erie Plating is proud to offer the disciplines and benefits of ISO/TS 16949:2002 registration to our customers. In addition to this certification, Erie Plating is also accredited by NADCAP. Please also view our complete listing of our registrations and customer approvals.

If you have any questions about our registrations and accreditations, please contact Chris Wallen.

Our Quoting Process – Why Ask So Many Questions?

September 6, 2008

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Why do we ask so many questions?

Sometimes, customers call us requesting a quote for a new part and tell us “I just want it anodized (or plated or passivated or polished), do it any way you want” or “Why do you ask so many questions when the other platers don’t?” That’s our point! We are not like other plating companies.

Our “thorough side” of plating approach to metal finishing requires us to identify issues that you may not even be aware of when you first contact us. Does the customer require conformance to a particular specification? Does it need to be RoHS-compliant? What are the testing requirements? What about packaging? How should we ship the part? When do you need it? Do you want a first-article trial run?

Erie Plating Company provides expert cadmium plating

August 29, 2008

Erie Plating Company specializes in cadmium plating on high-reliability components that are used in military and aerospace (including Federal Aviation Administration) applications, as well as being available for many types of commercial hardware and custom parts. Our cadmium plating processes are designed to meet military, federal or custom plating specifications. The Erie Plating Company cadmium plating department is most experienced with QQ-P-416 Types 1, 2, and 3; AMS-2400; and ASTM-B-766 for regular cadmium plating, and MIL-STD-865 for cadmium brush plating.

High-Tech Electroless Nickel available!

July 23, 2008

We currently have available capacity for electroless nickel plating on aluminum die castings on our overhead hoist plating line. In other words, now is a great time to contact us if you need electroless nickel plating done in large capacity, particularly if you need it done extra-fast.

Erie Plating Company helps with "Roar on the Shore"

July 16, 2008

Erie Plating Company is participating in the "Roar on the Shore" bike rally by providing some heroic last-minute chrome finishing work for Erie local company Edgewater Motorcycle Products.

Click on the thumbnails below to view larger images of examples of the parts.

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