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Our Company.

Since 1919, a family owned commercial and industrial metal finishing business

A solid reputation for quality workmanship, reliable service and coating recommendations.

Wisconsin Plating Works, founded in 1919 by Michael G. Toeppe, has established itself as a quality leader in commercial and industrial metal finishing. Over the years, we have built a solid reputation for quality workmanship, reliable service and coating recommendations. Today, the founders’ grandson, Jeffrey Toeppe, continues to own and operate the family business, with a fourth generation family member, Megan Toeppe also active on the management team.


Our Mission – to strive for excellence in quality, customer service, environmental stewardship and our relationships with our customers, community, employees and shareholders.
In 2005, Wisconsin Plating Works bought Racine Plating, another 78-year-old family company located in Racine, and grew from 12 employees to 44. Before the two companies combined, Racine Plating focused on large quantity runs, while Wisconsin Plating handled smaller, specialty orders that required quick turnaround. Under the new organization, the best of both worlds is accomplished, including improved logistics from two plants and shorter lead times. The Wisconsin Manufacturers Association recognized us with the special “Employee and Environmental Stewardship” award at the 2006 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Awards because the buyout saved 30 inner-city jobs and because of our environmental initiatives in the areas of waste minimization, pollution prevention, environmental compliance and stewardship. We even honored the longevity and benefits level for the Racine Plating employees (including vacation time).

We continue to grow in the 21st Century. Wisconsin Plating was one of Wisconsin’s first metal finishing job shops to become ISO certified. In addition we have implemented lean manufacturing initiatives, instituted a metrics program offering enhanced productivity, and make continuous improvements in all areas of our operations.

Using the latest technologies and innovations, we have been recognized as a leader in the areas of waste minimization, pollution prevention, environmental compliance and environmental stewardship. We continue to make significant improvements in energy conservation with more efficient boilers, lighting changes and better management and control practices.

“Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; thought they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.” Isaiah 1:18 ESV
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