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Hercules Plating

Complete electroplating and polishing services specializing in commercial alkaline zinc plating.

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Lifetime

Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) process for applications ranging from automotive to medical.

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Lustrous Metal Coating

Full service metal finishing of chloride zinc offered in automatic, manual, and barrel processing.

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Liquid Apparel & Gifts

Specialty gifts and full service custom apparel, including: screenprinting, embroidery, and dtg.

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Custom Brass

Decorative metal finishing specializing in plumbing, hardware, architectural, and sports collectable markets.

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Hercules Polishing & Plating

Commercial alkaline zinc plating for over 40 years.

Hercules Polishing and Plating began operations in 1971. Hercules is well known as a high quality, commercial alkaline zinc plating company. The alkaline process allows for tighter plating spec tolerances and more ductile zinc deposits.

Alkaline is preferred for deep drawn stampings because of its availability to throw deeper into complex shapes and configurations. It also allows for bending after plating unlike its chloride counterpart.

Military specs often require alkaline because of its uniform plating deposits and higher salt spray resistance. ROHS compliant chromate coatings are also available.

A sample of zinc specifications that we are compliant to are:

● Honda HES D 2003
● Toyota TSH6524G
● Ford WSSM1P85
● General Motors GMW 3044
● General Motors GM 4345M
● Valeo VMAT 10012
● John Deere JDS 117
● Toro M-300
● Parker Hannifin PFS-F15
● Lucent 289
● Rittal AA-TL-37

The team of Hercules and Lustrous together, can fulfill any zinc plating requirements.

 

 

 

Lifetime Coatings

Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) process for applications ranging from automotive to medical.

As one of the first Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) coaters in the country, Lifetime Coatings has a long reputation for providing brilliant and durable decorative finishes to a wide array of industries. Some of them include automotive, household appliances, plumbing fixtures, door hardware, marine fittings, casino and gaming, sporting equipment and memorabilia, medical instruments, lighting fixtures and architectural door handles.

PVD is a vacuum coating process that vaporizes solid metals into a plasma of atoms or molecules that can then be deposited as a hard coating on stainless steel or chrome materials.

The PVD process can be applied to any material electroplated with Nickel/Chrome or Stainless Steel including Steel, Aluminum, Zinc, Brass and even ABS plastics. The finish will not dull or enhance the product. Items that are polished prior to PVD, will be polished after. Likewise, items that are brushed or satin prior to PVD, will have that same finish after. The process does not level or fill in scratches, holes, dents, etc. like an electroplated finish will. PVD does not build thickness and is generally around 1 micron thick.

The finish is available in a large spectrum of colors including: Brass, Gold, Nickel, Stainless, Chrome, Black and ORB. We also have the ability to custom color match standards when the quantities are justified.

 

 

Lustrous Metal Coatings

Full service metal finishing of chloride zinc offered in automatic, manual, and barrel processing.

Lustrous Metal Coatings, Inc. is known as a dominant force in the metal finishing industry. Since beginning operations in 1987, Lustrous Metal has consistently grown and expanded production capabilities to surpass normal standards of quality, reliability, and customer service. As an ISO 9001 certified company, we are dedicated to providing our customers with the highest quality metal finishing available. The continued success of Lustrous Metal is evidence that our customers value our long-term commitment to strive for excellence while protecting the environment.

Our reputation has been built as being an industry leader in high quality, commercial chloride zinc plating servicing the automotive, tel-com, agricultural machinery and fluid control industries. Production capabilities include programmable hoist, automatic, manual hoist and barrel plating lines utilizing sophisticated process and SPC controls to ensure the highest quality finish. In 2000, Lustrous Metal installed one of the largest programmable zinc electroplating lines in the United States increasing production to over 26 million parts shipped annually. In addition to plating, Lustrous Metal Coatings, Inc. offers many value added services.

● Powder Coating
● Hydrogen Embrittlement Baking
● Ultrasonic Metal cleaning
● Acid pickle and oil
● Polishing operations with belts, wheels and other abrasives
● Vibratory tumbling with media for cleaning and part deburring
● Assembly, packaging and bar coding.

Continued dedication to high quality, high technology plating has earned us the privilege to partner with notable, world class manufacturers such as Honda, Acura, Toyota, General Motors, Lucent Technologies, Compaq, Parker Hannifin, Johnson Controls, John Deere, Toro and Honeywell.

 

 

Liquid Custom Apparel & Gifts

Creator of specialty gifts and full service custom apparel including
screen printing, embroidery, and dtg.

In 2004, the Liquid brand was formed to market the tremendous growth of specialty products that Lustrous Metal Coatings had developed. Already servicing such powerhouses as the NFL, MLB, US Open Tennis, Riddell Sports and many NCAA Colleges, Liquid enhanced its product line with unique personalized gifts. Several of our custom creations have been featured in print and digital media outlets worldwide. Some of our products and services include:

*Custom created, metal finished sports collectibles and awards
*Personalized photo frames and wall letters
*Team and corporate logo belt buckles
*Architectural door entrance handles
*Metal textures and diamond engraving
*Laser engraving on glass, crystal, wood and leather
*Premium custom designed awards

In 2012, Liquid expanded capabilities with the addition of screen printing, embroidery and direct to garment printing on apparel and gift items. Operating both manual and automatic screening as well as multi and single head embroidery, gives us the ability to meet all customer needs. With this addition, Liquid can create virtually any item for any occasion.

 

 

Custom Brass Finishing

Decorative metal finishing specializing in plumbing, hardware,
architectural, and sports collectable markets.

Custom Brass started in 1982, plating brass lamps for the lighting industry. It has evolved into a full service coatings provider with finishes including Chrome, Nickel, Copper, Gold, Pewter, Bronze, ORB and Powder Coating. Services offered include both manual and automated polishing as well as mass finishing (vibratory tumbling and high speed centrifugal polishing).

In addition to traditional chrome electroplating, Custom Brass has added its LustroChrome process, a spray chrome for parts that are too large for tank plating. The spray can also be tinted to include a wide spectrum of colored chromes creating very unique looks.


Hydrographic water transfer printing

is the latest addition to Custom Brass. Water transfer printing allows a printed patterned film to be applied to virtually any product. Many industries including sports equipment, automotive, hunting and firearms use this technique. This new process, combined with our 30 plus years of custom finishing is what sets us apart from others.

 

 

Vision

The Synergy87 Group of companies strives to provide our customers a “one-stop” partnership
in the product finishing, architectural, apparel, and custom gift markets.

 

Executive Team

MIKE PAXOS

PRESIDENT/CEO
Lustrous Metal Coatings, Inc.

 

Tom Vonortas

Tom Vonortas

Vice President

Lustrous Metal Coatings, Inc.

Vince Guardado

Vince Guardado

Quality Assurance Manager

Lustrous Metal Coatings, Inc.

Shirley Balista

Shirley Balista

Office Administrator

Lustrous Metal Coatings, Inc.

Jack Vogt

Jack Vogt

General Manager

Custom Brass Finishing

Curt Sotera

Curt Sotera

General Manager

Hercules Polishing & Plating, Inc.

Meow Chanthip

Meow Chanthip

PVD Operations Manager

Lifetime Coatings

Nick Deering

Nick Deering

Executive Director of Sales

Liquid Custom Apparel & Gifts

Maria Paxos

Maria Paxos

President

Liquid Custom Apparel & Gifts

Tom Vonortas

Tom Vonortas

Vice President

Lustrous Metal Coatings, Inc.

Vince Guardado

Vince Guardado

Quality Assurance Manager

Lustrous Metal Coatings, Inc.

Shirley Balista

Shirley Balista

Office Administrator

Lustrous Metal Coatings, Inc.

Jack Vogt

Jack Vogt

General Manager

Custom Brass Finishing

Curt Sotera

Curt Sotera

General Manager

Hercules Polishing & Plating, Inc.

Meow Chanthip

Meow Chanthip

PVD Operations Manager

Lifetime Coatings

Nick Deering

Nick Deering

Executive Director of Sales

Liquid Custom Apparel & Gifts

Maria Paxos

Maria Paxos

President

Liquid Custom Apparel & Gifts

History

 

Lustrous Metal Coatings, Inc.

L ustrous Metal Coatings, Inc. founded by Mike Paxos.

Facility

L ustrous Metal Coatings, Inc. builds new facility at Raff Road Canton, OH. 

Custom Brass & Expansion

A cquisition of Custom Brass Finishing. Lustrous Metal Coatings, Inc. building expansion for Automatic Hoist Line.

Liquid

L iquid founded by Maria and Mike Paxos.

Expansion

L ustrous Metal Coatings, Inc. expansion for Automated Polishing Dept.

Lifetime Coatings, Inc.

A cquisition of Lifetime Coatings, Inc. Company relocated from Quincy, IL to Canton, OH.

Hercules

A cquisition of Hercules Polishing & Plating, LLC.

Apparel Decorating

L iquid adds full service apparel decorating to gift division.

Expansion

L ustrous Metal Coatings, Inc. new office and warehouse expansion.

 

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