Advanced Technical Finishing Continues $10 Million Facility Renovation

Improvements at ATF are designed to expedite execution, decrease turnaround time and meet the increasing consumer demand for tight-tolerance, mission-critical work.

Advanced Technical Finishing, ATF, Alabama’s premiere surface treatment resource for components from the aerospace, defense, commercial, medical and transportation industries, is undertaking a $10 million facility revitalization.

Adding a total of 16,000 square feet to their current facility, ATF has taken on this renovation in order to speed execution, decrease turnaround time and meet the increasing consumer demand for tight-tolerance, mission-critical work. Plans include the upgrading of the plant’s current anodizing line equipment (allowing for increased capacity on Type I, II and III anodizing), as well as installation of brand new electroless nickel lines and a titanium Type II & III finishing line. These additions will introduce top-of-the-line military-grade coatings, currently available exclusively in the western United States, to the East Coast.

In addition to these improvements, ATF has renovated its 3,000-square-foot painting facility with BR127 capabilities with large, state-of-the-art sandblasting booths; new temperature and humidly controlled paint booths; walk-in curing ovens for paint and powder coating; a 70-ton self-contained chiller unit; a DI water system for process lines that include large reserve tanks; and an automatic Controlstik II rinse tank monitoring system that maintains optimal water quality and provides water savings of up to 85 percent. Most importantly, a new ventilation system creates a healthier and cleaner workplace for our employees.

“We are very excited about all the growth ATF is experiencing this year,” said John Cordes, ATF’s chief operating officer. “Not only are we expanding both operations and capabilities, but our expansion is creating jobs. To help manage this growth, we have assembled a new management team comprising seasoned leaders with over 120 years of combined industry experience.”

The new management team at ATF includes: Scott Dennis as quality manager; Aaron Stinson, vice president of business development; Justin Hankins as operations manager; Eric Bevels as manager of painting services; and John Cordes as chief operating officer.

ATF is ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100:2009 Rev C certified and completing its NADCAP certification.

To learn more about ATF’s plating, metal finishing, NDT, painting and powder coating capabilities, visit them online at

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