We opened our doors as “United Hard Chrome” and have been in the same location for over sixty years. Incorporated in 1957 by original owners Richard Horger and Joe Bango, our company grew quickly, adding services and offerings that resulted in a second business, United Grinding and Machine, in 1963. (United Grinding spun off from USF in 2005.)
Horger and Bango retired in 1982, and UHC was purchased by Robert Horger (Richard Horger’s son) and Greg Wisden (Joe Bango’s son). This began an extended season of expansion. In 1997, we added 8000 square feet to our facility. This allowed for several acquisitions: UHC purchased the sales assets of Precision Hard Chrome and Add A Nickel in 2003 and 2011, respectively, and also acquired the physical assets of a chrome shop in Findlay.
With a name change in 2011, we became United Surface Finishing, and continued to transform. In 2012, we purchased the sales assets of K-Chrome and undertook a significant renovation that allowed us to begin plating pieces up to 27′ and introduced a new and expanded electroless nickel line (with a dedicated aluminum line).
Despite all our successes, USF experienced a setback with a 2015 fire.
While unfortunate and costly, the fire furnished us with an opportunity to think about what we’d do differently in the facility and how we wanted to move into the next season of business. Our rebuild and renovation process allowed us to make several important upgrades:
Customers from a wide array of industries (see below) choose United Surface Finishing because they desire the benefits of:
When an engineering firm was working on a retractable roof for the U.S. Open, they called United Surface Finishing for some technical advice.
Dies, Tools, and Jigs
Fluid Power Engineering
Food Processing Equipment
Hydraulics (Hydraulic Applications)
Mechanical Engineered Products
Mechanical Power transmission Equipment
Metals and Steel
Oil and Gas
Polymers and Plastics
Pumps and Pumping Equipment
Plastic Injection Molds
Plastic Product Molds and Equipment
Rolling and Coil Mill Machinery and Equip
Screw Machine Products
Special Industrial Machinery
OEM (New and Retrofit)
Metal Forming and Fabrication
We provide a superior finish to every part you entrust to us. But we also relish opportunities to think strategically about product development and unique finishing requests.
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