MADISON HEIGHTS, MI – Howard Finishing LLC has retained Heritage Equity Partners to seek strategic options that will allow the industrial coating and plating company to expand operations. Founded in the late 1940s, Howard Finishing is an OEM-certified supplier in zinc plating, nickel-chrome plating, chrome flash, and buffing and polishing services to the leading brands and suppliers in the automotive industry. The company was rated as one of the Top 50 Shops in the United States by Plating & Surface Finishing Magazine in 2015. In addition, both shops are 14001 compliant and ISO 9002 and TS 16949 certified.

Jim Grimes Sr., CEO of Howard Finishing, commented, “Ownership has decided to pursue strategic options that will allow our company to be better capitalized and well positioned to continue serving customers and working with our vendors. We look forward to reviewing multiple opportunities and moving forward with the best solution for all parties.”

Howard Finishing operates in two facilities in Madison Heights and Roseville, MI and has a staff of 350 employees.