It is the second year in a row that Wolkerstorfer Company finished among the elite in the electroplating industry, but making the accomplishment even more impressive is that in 2018 the company was named a Top Shop in both the electroplating benchmarking survey, and the liquid and powder coating survey, which are done at different times of the year. – Products Finishing Magazine, award presented at SUR/FIN June 2019
To better serve our Tier 1 and aerospace customers, Wolkerstorfer Company has added Nadcap Paint certification to the list of offerings.
Wolkerstorfer Company officially passes the baton to the fourth generation naming Steffen Wolkerstorfer as President and Chris Wolkerstorfer as Chief Operating Officer. Their father, Joe Wolkerstorfer, though no longer active in daily operations, will retain the title of CEO.
50 applicants were awarded the Liquid/Powder coatings Top Shops by Products Finishing Magazine each year and we are proud to share that we were chosen for a second straight year.
The company is pleased to announce the addition of Passivation to their Nadcap certification for Chemical Processing. To support this new accreditation we have added a new 300 gallon processing line to provide increased capacity and improved turn around.
As part of our effort to give back to our industry, we are proud to announce that Steffen Wolkerstorfer has been elected to the National Board of the NASF (National Association of Surface Finishers). As a member of the Board she will have an influence on how our industry will continue to grow in the future.
2017 was a great year for the Wolkerstorfer Company. We were recognized as a Top Shop for Metal Finishing and Paint by our trade magazine “Products Finishing”. Chis Wolkerstorfer was also recognized as a “40 under 40” nationally.
Chris Wolkerstorfer was recognized by Products Finishing as an industry leader in the 40-Under-40 Class of 2017. “Products Finishing surveyed job shops and suppliers to find … individuals who are making a difference in the finishing industry, both in their businesses and in the finishing community. The recipients were chosen based on leadership and potential leadership – whether it is in the company they work for, or in their industry involvement.”
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This year’s National Association of Surface Finishing event was hosted in Atlanta, GA. In addition to researching new equipment and discussing new processes, we also attended some committee meetings expanding our network and representing our local chapter.
The Washington Forum provided insights on the latest news and challenges that impact the surface finishing industry. We heard from knowledgeable industry experts in more than 16 hours of sessions, and the topics ranged from scientific talks to commentary on how businesses might be influenced by politics over the next four years. Our keynote speaker was Jim VandeHei, a media entrepreneur and expert on American politics who was a reporter in D.C for over 20 years. He has been called “one of the 100 most powerful thinkers of the information age” and is the co-founder of Axios. We also heard from Corey Lewandowski, the Former Presidential Campaign Manager for Donald Trump, who offered a unique insight of the man who is currently our President. Two other highlights were Peter Morici, one of the nation’s top trade and manufacturing policy experts, and Andy Friedman who is considered “one of the nation’s most sought-after speakers on all things political.”