Industrial Electroplating Company, Inc. (IEP) was founded in 1971 by Walter C. Prescott. With only two employees, he set out with a mission: to be the best. He had a strategy: to deliver top quality plating with quick delivery. Mr. Prescott also wanted to establish a reputation of being very dependable and professional – a reputation that he knew would take hard work to earn.
IEP began in a 4,000 square feet building with a small zinc line capable of doing both barrel and rack plating. A line for black oxide plating was operated 2-3 days per week. In those early days, Walter and another IEP employee would make early morning pickups at area companies. All orders picked up in the morning would be delivered back early the next morning. That meant many late nights to ensure delivery would be made on time. That same practice of next day delivery is still being performed for many customers, some of whom were on that original delivery route.
IEP has grown steadily over the years, encompassing an entire city block, and has several buildings totaling 82,000 square feet. A 15,000 square foot warehouse for shipping and receiving is located three blocks from the main office at 1401 Gaston Avenue. The company currently has 8 processing lines. Six of these plating lines are automated and can process large volumes of material in a short period of time. The three other lines are manual lines for processing small orders. No job or customer is too large or too small.
From the beginning, IEP’s founder made a commitment to quality. With that in mind, IEP attained ISO certification in 2003.
ISO 9001:2015 (PDF – 1548KB) ensures our customers that IEP meets international quality requirements.
If Industrial Electroplating can meet your company’s plating needs, please contact us. We will do all we can to earn your trust.