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Burton Metal Finishing - One Stop Shop!

 Monday, March 26, 2012

Burton Metal Finishing family owned since 1987 will be celebrating their 25th anniversary July 25th! Scott Burton, current owner and operator, and son of the company founder Dallas Burton, stated, “We are proud of our third generation family-owned business. Value has always been the driving force of our company. Most metal finishing companies provide either plating or powder coating, but few provide both. Burton Metal Finishing has developed the expertise to make this two part process available to their customers at one convenient location.”

QUALITY Metal Finishing is their business! They give customers the best possible service at competitive rates.

  • ISO 9002 Certified
  • Prompt turnaround
  • Full tech support
  • PICK UP and DELIVERY within a 100 Mile radius of Columbus, Ohio

With over 150 years of extensive knowledge in the industry and a well-versed knowledgeable staff, they offer a complete selection of finishes including Anodizing, Chromate Conversion Coating and Zinc Processes.

The relationship with Heartland Bank began in 1989 when Dallas Burton first placed his trust in them. Heartland was eager to meet with Burton Metal Finishing executives to identify a financial plan to help the company achieve its goals. They helped facilitate their expansion with an SBA 7A loan.

During the tough economic times and manufacturing downturns of the recent past, Burton Metal Finishing executives began looking for new opportunities to diversify their service offering beyond metal finishing, thereby, positioning their business for future growth. “One of our biggest challenges has been local vendors leaving Columbus, creating longer turn-around times which drove business down. We had to start getting products from Cincinnati and Dayton,” stated Scott Burton.

Click the images below to see Burton Metal Finishing in action...


Heartland Bank introduced the Burton family to FocusCFO, a Columbus-based firm that provides CFO (Chief Financial Officer) services to small and medium size businesses. FocusCFO researched and evaluated the business and made suggestions that helped Burton Metal Finishing improve their cash flow, operations, internal accounting and revenue.

Heartland Bank also facilitated the purchase of a new software system specifically designed for metal finishing and powder coating job shops enabling Burton Metal Finishing to become more efficient, and therefore more profitable. The new software allows Burton Metal Finishing to quote new jobs more accurately allowing the company to be more competitive.

Burton Metal Finishing has partnered with a variety of service providers over the years helping the company lower its overall expenses; improving profitability and cash flow, becoming a much stronger business. Scott Burton stated, “We also partnered with Sherwin Williams so that after a part is plated or powder coated, they can then put a coat of paint on it more cost-effectively. We had to pass a rigorous 6-month long salt and spray test to become Sherwin Williams certified.”

Through ongoing partnerships and Burton Metal Finishing’s hard work and perseverance, the company’s future looks bright.
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