Products Finishing Magazine Names Reliable Plating Works, Inc. and Elite Finishing, LLC to the “Top Shops” List
Reliable Plating Works, Inc. (RPW) and Elite Finishing, LLC (Elite) have been named two of the best finishing shops in the U.S., according to an industry benchmarking survey conducted by Products Finishing, a trade publication which has covered the industry since 1938, nine years after Reliable Plating Works, Inc. was started by Julian Maliszewski, the grandfather of the current owners Jack, Jaime and Jeff Maliszewski.
The magazine conducted an extensive benchmarking survey that analyzed a company in several different areas, including Current Finishing Technology, Finishing Practices and Performances, Business Strategies and Performances, and Training and Human Resources. Only the top 50 shops were given the honor of being a Products Finishing ‘Top Shop’ based on a scoring matrix of those four criteria and RPW and Elite are the only two with common ownership.
“Reliable Plating Works, Inc. and Elite Finishing, LLC have established themselves as two of the best finishing operations in the industry,” said Tim Pennington, editor of Products Finishing. “The criteria we used was very stringent, and only the finishing shops that excelled in all four areas made the list. RPW and Elite are in rare air when it comes to finishing operations.”
Reliable Plating Works, Inc. and Elite Finishing, LLC are located at 5230 S. 13th Street and 3270 S. 3rd Street in Milwaukee, WI 53221, and offer polishing, buffing, blasting and vibratory finishing, as well as Copper, Nickel and Chrome rack/fully automated plating in Bright, Satin, Electroless, Duplex and Triplex versions on Steel, Stainless Steel, Brass and Aluminum substrates.
“The RPW/Elite Family is thrilled to be named two of Products Finishing magazine’s ‘Top Shops,’” said Jaime J. Maliszewski, one of the three brother owners (also Jack and Jeff) of Reliable Plating Works, Inc. and Elite Finishing, LLC. “Our employees are like family and they have worked very hard to be the best in the industry. We are so happy and pleased that we are able to provide our customers with the highest quality service available in today’s marketplace. We could not have done this without the foundation our grandfather Julian laid and our father John built up, they set this company up to succeed.”