LIMA, OH, September 21, 2016 – MetoKote Corporation has been named number one on Products Finishing’s ‘Top Shops’ list for 2016. Products Finishing is a trade publication that has covered the industry since 1938. During the annual benchmarking survey conducted by Products Finishing, MetoKote was identified as the Top Shop for liquid and powder coatings in 2016.
“This is the ultimate recognition in our industry,” said Jeff Oravitz, MetoKote President and CEO. “Our continuous customer focus is unwavering. We set lofty standards for our employees and facilities as we strive to exceed customer expectations. You can walk into any of our 30 plants and see the same core values – commitment to service, innovation and ethics and integrity.”Shops participating in the survey are evaluated on more than 45 criteria points – making this the most comprehensive survey in the industry. The extensive benchmarking survey analyzed hundreds of finishing companies in several different areas, including Current Finishing Technology, Finishing Practices and Performances, Business Strategies and Performances, and Training and Human Resources.
MetoKote provides electrocoat, powder coat and liquid paint services for more than 800 customers in its Lima plant, plus an additional 29 facilities worldwide. MetoKote finishes about 355 million parts per year for industries such as agriculture, appliance, automotive, computer, construction equipment, electrical, furniture, industrial equipment, recreational, and truck and bus. Based on the benchmarking survey, MetoKote maintains a 99.6 first-pass quality yield.
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