Who We Are

Elm Plating is a high production metal finisher providing Zinc barrel plating, heat treating, dip spin coating, sorting/packaging, and anodizing services.

From our delivery service to plating quality Elm Plating strives for excellence. In responding to customers’ immediate and long-range needs, Elm Plating is committed to the following:

  • Exceptional quality and consistency of performance
  • Competitive pricing
  • Prompt delivery schedules set-up on consistent frequencies
  • Dependability
  • Responsive turnaround of all job orders and quote requests
  • Quick and detailed responses to all customer-related issues

High Quality Standards

We provide the highest quality finishes, service, and turnaround time, at a fair and competitive price.

Educated & Experienced Team

We provide our team with the most advanced technology and hands-on learning experience in the industry.

Modern Business Solutions

Constantly investing in new technology and services in our goal to provide exceptional service.

Industry Certifications

Maintaining and exploring all associated industry and community oriented certifications.

Our Services

Zinc Barrel Plating

We offer our customers the best in zinc and chromate plating in a wide range of colors and thicknesses.

Dip Spin Coating

We have the ability to combine services and offer a single-source solution for specialty finishing any type of part.


At Elm Plating Company, our computer controlled anodizing services offer our customers the best hard anodic coatings.

Heating & Treating

We use state-of-the-art neutral hardening methods to heat treat your all-metal fasteners and stampings.


Special requests are made by our customers frequently and we take pride in providing customized service.

Work with advanced technology to advance your career.


We reinvest in our employees and our capability

Increasing proficiency through technology

“For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future. – JFK”

This is Elm Plating’s mantra now and has been since our founding in 1951. From our record 2016 capital investments in electrodeposit zinc finishing technology to the integration of the most advanced robotic dip-spin coating technology in 2019, Elm Plating continues to push the boundaries of what can be accomplished to solidify our enviable position as one of the most respected and desired business partners in the Midwest. We strive to improve upon the automotive, heavy truck, agriculture, construction and durable goods markets we serve through the relentless pursuit of continuous improvement in all areas of our business infrastructure and associate development.

On-site chemistry

The ability to develop, manage and continuously improve the myriad chemistries we employ every day in our operations at Elm Plating is paramount to our success.  Our credentialed ISO/IEC 17025 laboratory acts as a 3rd party oversight committee to our testing, calibration and titration execution, assuring the highest level of accountability to our process of chemistry analysis and performance testing.  We market ourselves as an electrodeposit and mechanical dip-spin applicator, but the secret behind our success is the self-identification as a chemical engineering focused company who also happens to be a plating company executing our provided services to a large set of specification demands of the markets we serve.

Engineering Approach to Selling

Elm Plating’s sales strategy is to complement our advanced plating technology equipment and processes with the technical expertise of our customers’ applications and processes.  With 100+ years of fastener and small stamping manufacturing experience within our sales and management teams, the path forward to an efficient , application-focused solution to any plating problem is executed with a pragmatic, cost-effective and engineering-driven methodology.   Couple this fact with our responsive, customer-centered communications style and you will soon realize the tangible benefits of a smooth program launch of any and all of your critical programs.

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