When a major Eastern U.S. engineering firm was working on a retractable roof for the U.S. Open, they called United Surface Finishing for some technical advice.
An engineering firm designs and fabricates large kinetic structures that often form the centerpiece of complex civil engineering projects. When the owner was working on a retractable roof for the U.S. Open, he called United Surface Finishing for some technical advice.
The retractable roof utilized 16 cylinders, all of which needed chrome plating. The owner was looking for input on how much chrome would be required, hoping that he could know the specifications before his company engineered the part.
But United Surface Finishing took it one step further: why not let us oversee the fabrication of the cylinders from beginning to end, we asked? Why not let us use our expertise to enhance the design of the piece? Why not let us lean into our connections with other skilled companies to source the fabrication, sheeting, grinding – every step of the process? Why not let us make your life easier, offering you the chance to work with one vendor and pay one invoice?
This is how we work. At United Surface Finishing, we’re not just a plating shop. We find ways to set up processes, systems, and solutions that make us an integral and beneficial part of our clients’ supply chain.
The project was a tremendous success and – since then – the partnership between our two companies has grown and flourished, generating other retractable roof projects in both Seattle and Minneapolis.