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Welcome to the Team!

Please join us in welcoming Galvano to the Master Finish team. He plays an important role at Master Finish. He is our newest addition that demonstrates the quality of the plant wastewater Master Finish sends back to the city of Grand Rapids POTW. Galvano is named after the color name used by GM “Galvano Silver”. It is also a finish that we are working on that uses our satin nickel plating technology with a bright chrome top coat. It’s a really beautiful finish color! Our goldfish, Galvano has a nice silver finish too. Master Finish has been keeping goldfish in our front office for a long time. Our record for life of a fish in our 3.5 gallon tank is 10.94 years. On average, our fish have lived 2.09 years in our tank.  According to Google, the expectancy of goldfish in a tank this size is 2 years. Galvano seems like a highly motivated guy interested in breaking records. Perhaps he will live to see this third generation family business enter into the fourth generation!  “Good luck with that ambition, Galvano” said John Mulder “I’ve got another 20 years in me! Hopefully we can retire together on my terms!

Master Finish Receives MacDermid Enthone DecoKlad License

This license makes the Michigan shop the first DecoKlad applicator in the Americas and the fourth to be certified globally in the program. Master Finish Co. has been awarded a license from MacDermid Enthone that makes it the first DecoKlad applicator in the Americas...

Eclipse Black Chrome

The Eclipse Black Chrome is truly one of its kind. This type of chrome plating is the darkest black chrome on the market and Master Finish is one of the first companies in North America to put it into production. This specialized plating system offers a variety of...

Environmental Commitment

Environmental Commitment At Master Finish, we are committed to being good stewards of the environment. We don’t only want to comply with legal requirements, but go above and beyond in making sure we minimize our operation’s...

Celebrating 60 Years

Following WWII, John Mulder and his high school friend, Wally Reed, started a metal finishing business in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Wally was the salesman, selling metal finishing equipment and supplies to metal manufacturing firms. John led the metal finishing job shop...

SHOP PROFILE: Master Finish’s 3rd Gen Adds 3rd Line to Increase Capacity

SHOP PROFILE: Master Finish’s 3rd Gen Adds 3rd Line to Increase Capacity This post originally appeared on www.finishingandcoating.com/  How apropos that a third-generation finishing operation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is celebrating the installation of its...