Thank you to all of our customers. They make Motorcycles, Furniture, POP Displays, Hardware, Lawn and Garden Equipment, Barbeques, Paper Dispensers, Bicycles, Appliances and Hand Tools just to mention a few.
RPW plates Satin, Woods, Bright, Duplex and Triplex Nickels, as well as, Hexavalent (decorative) Chrome, from small lots and small parts to very large parts (up to 108” x 58” x 24”) and large volumes. We process carbon, cold rolled, hot rolled and hardened Steel, as well as, Stainless Steel. This is all done using three large, fully automated and computerized plating lines. Pre-plate processes include Polishing, Buffing, Blasting, Degreasing, Vibratory, and Pickling. Additionally we can handle your Tier One Responsibilities, Baking, Packaging and Direct Drop Shipping to your Customers.
Reliable Plating Works, Inc. has over 100 employees whose goal is to provide our customers with the highest quality decorative Nickel/Chrome products, on time and at the best possible price. RPW has won numerous awards over the years the most recent being “Wisconsin’s Small Family Business of the Year”, “Region V Small Family Business of the Year” and the EST Company’s “Supplier of the year”.
The Reliable Plating Works Family Thanks all of our Customers and Suppliers for helping us through ALL these years!
The RPW family is very proud of Greg’s accomplishment. This certification process required that he complete six grueling levels of testing through the American Electroplaters and Surface Finishers Foundation (AESF). His hard work and dedication to becoming the very best he can be now puts Greg in a very elite group of surface finishing experts. These are the very best and most knowledgeable in the surface finishing industry. He is fluent in plating all types of substrates and coatings, as well as, pre-plate preparation and post plate treatments. This certification also covers waste treatment.
Greg will be using this knowledge for new and special projects in support of RPW’s growth. He will continue to be key in the start up of new business and will be designing and developing the processes which will make these new projects a success for our Customers. He will also be improving existing processes.
Recently Greg also received his Green Belt Certification from WMEP along with three of his fellow RPW employees. He and his team members have helped RPW achieve higher quality, better lead times and avoid the increasing costs of materials and services.
RPW is growing due to the unbelievable loyalty of our Customers and the efforts of employees like Greg Kulis. We are committed to supporting this growth through education and training of our people. The RPW Family is extremely proud of Greg’s accomplishments and congratulates his achievements!
Reliable Plating Works, Inc. (RPW), in their ever growing mode of Lean Principles, certifies four Quality Improvement Team Members in “Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training”. The team members all completed projects directed by Judy Sullivan of WMEP.
WMEP held the four month course on site at one of RPW’s three Milwaukee Nickel/Chrome Electroplating plants. The results of the four team members’ projects saved RPW in excess of $100,000. With the rising costs of materials, utilities, labor and government regulations, compounded by customer pressures to reduce costs, these savings were greatly needed to keep the company profitable. The projects ranged from reduction of material scrap and waste, to reduction of rejects and raw material issues.
Continued profitability in these tough economic times will require the new Green Belts to forge on with new projects. Areas which are being attacked are waste treatment costs, customer service practices, quality and production efficiencies.
RPW is proud of their four new Green Belts and congratulates them, Judy Goggins (Quality Manager), Greg Kulis (Project Engineer), Jeffrey Maliszewski (VP Quality) and Jaime Maliszewski (President).
You can contact RPW about this process and/or their capabilities to help your company reduce costs and metal finishing related problems via email firstname.lastname@example.org or calling direct 414-397-2171 and asking for Don Schmerling or Jaime Maliszewski.
The occasion marked the first big beautification project the Business Improvement District completed on Milwaukee’s South Side. Ceremonial Shovels are the newest product line that RPW is offering its customers. We are honored to supply the shovels for this great start up project which hopes to act as a catalyst for more projects dedicated to revitalizing the businesses around Milwaukee’s great General Mitchell Field. RPW has supplied shovels to other area groundbreaking projects like Harley-Davidson’s Museum.
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On behalf of the EST Company, I am plesed to announce that Reliable Plating Works has been chosen as the Raw Material / Subcontract 2007 Supplier of the Year.
RPW’s performance remains outstanding in the areas of customer service, price structuring, quality control, and on-time delivery. more…
I am the vice president of the Airport Gateway Business Association (AGBA), which manages the Airport Gateway Business Improvement District #40 (AGBID). The AGBID has over 450 commercial property owners, and there are over 15,000 employees in the AGBA area. Also, my two brothers and I own three businesses on Milwaukee’s south side, one of which has been owned by our family for over 78 years. This blog is on behalf of those organizations and our family’s companies. On Dec. 11, Milwaukee’s Common Council passed a resolution to maintain the status quo of Interstate 94 having six traffic lanes from the Illinois border through the Mitchell interchange
Reliable Plating Works, Inc., received the “Outstanding Joblink Employer for 2006 Award” for its participation in Milwaukee Achiever Literacy Services’ JobLink program, a workplace literacy program in which Milwaukee Achiever collaborates with local companies who desire to improve the job-related literacy and performance of their workers. more…
A group of Milwaukee-area metal plating companies has found an unorthodox way to fight employee health care insurance cost increases. The owners of Artistic Plating, Chrome Tech of Wisconsin Inc., Elite Finishing LLC and Reliable Plating Works Inc. formed a holding company in late 2000, named Brilliance LLC. By grouping together, the members of Brilliance are able to purchase insurance – both health care and worker’s compensation – commodities, transportation and lease equipment at rates that are usually offered to much larger firms. By standing together, the companies have limited their health insurance cost increase to just 5 percent since the group was formed more than five years ago. They’ve also been able to cut waste removal costs and attract better rates from financial institutions. more…
Julian Maliszewski joined the company in April 1929 and became the company’s bookkeeper. At that time RPW employed five people who ran polishing and buffing equipment, as well as, hand dipping Copper, Nickel, Chrome, Cadmium and Zinc plating.