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Fifty Years of Growing Your Business with Custom Racks and Equipment




Since January, 1956, when John Lauderdale first opened the doors of his company in downtown St. Louis, Missouri, Metal Finishing Equipment Co. has been serving customers nation-wide who need coated racks for their specialized finishing business.

John recognized the need for fast turn-around and maximum quality custom design and fabrication. Employee pride-of-craftsmanship and the highest in customer satisfaction continue to this day.

In 1980, John handed the company keys to his son, Gary, who credits the fine products, services, and client loyalty to the long-term traditions and values his Father instilled in him.

Interior of the Warrenton production facility
Interior of our Warrenton production facility

“We have relied on Metal Finishing Equipment for over 15 years. During that time, we have looked at other plating rack suppliers and have never found one that compares to MFE's expertise, quality, speed and price. Sometimes we ask for the impossible and they always seem able to get it done ”

Don Brady
A-Luster Metal Finishing
Kansas City, MO


Our facility in Warrenton, Missouri

Since 1999 Gary and his expert staff have worked out of a new, spacious, and custom-built shop in Warrenton, Missouri. Metal Finishing Equipment Company keeps its costs low and turn-around times fast because of a large inventory of metal supplies, high capacity tanks and ovens, exceptional equipment that can meet any design need, and a highly experienced and meticulous workforce.

The staff at Metal Finishing is committed to a tradition of effective partnerships with distinguished and esteemed manufacturers and suppliers. The partnering assures its customers of the highest quality products with the reputation of value, trust, and reliability.

Metal Finishing uses Plastisol coatings exclusively. We have been quality partners and distributors of Milwaukee Brush products since 2000. We represent NAPCO equipment, a leader in the manufacturing of electroplating, coating, cleaning and waste treatment equipment.

Metal Finishing Equipment Co. is a certified member of AESF, the American Electroplaters and Surface Finishers Society.