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The Metal Finishing Associations of California represent surface finishing companies in both Southern California, and Northern California. As a Chapter of the National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF), members adhere to the highest standards of service, ethics, and quality in the industrial surface finishing industry.

Our Associations represent the interest and needs of nearly 161 members, ranging from small metal platers to some of the world’s largest technology corporations and professionals in the surface coatings industry. We are the state’s leading advocate exclusively devoted to promoting and maintaining a healthy business climate for industrial surface finishers.

Through effective representation of its membership before various branches of government on critical issues facing the surface technology community, our organizations work to promote a strong and expanding industrial base in the State of California. Another fundamental role of the organization is in educating our communities on the vital role of surface technology in the global manufacturing value chain.

We are proud to be part of the manufacturing community and support several state and national organizations including:

MFASC

Established and incorporated in 1946 as a voluntary membership association, the Metal Finishers Association of Southern California represents the interests and needs of nearly 105 members who play an essential role in California’s high-tech industries, supplying surface treatments for electronics, aerospace, and consumer goods manufacturers.

Metal Finishers Association of Southern California member companies are located throughout the greater Los Angeles and Orange Counties and represent such industries as:

  • Metal finishing
  • Electroplating
  • Powder coating
  • Enameling
  • Galvanizing
  • Anodizing
  • Buffing
  • Polishing
  • Plating on plastics
  • Electroforming
  • …and related processes.

They are an essential component of California’s high-tech industries, supplying surface treatments for electronics, aerospace and consumer goods manufacturers.

As an established, professional industry association, the Metal Finishers Association of Southern California has taken an active, visible role in shaping the finishing industry in Southern California.

More than a resource, the Metal Finishers Association of Southern California is a proactive force committed to raising awareness, monitoring all legislation and helping to pass environmental and business friendly laws, forging regulatory relations and promoting industry growth – all while protecting the environment.

MFASC Delivers Results

Metal Finishers Association of Southern California is committed to a healthy industry and a healthy environment. Our hard work has paid off with various awards of recognition that include:

  • Clean Air Awards – SCAQMD – Promotion of Good Environmental Stewardship
  • National Pollution Prevention Week Awards – DTSC
  • Clean Air Award – SCAQMD – Advancing Air Pollution Technology

MFASC Provides Tools for Your Success

Our purpose is to help grow the industry through education, advocacy, and advancing responsible practices. Our programs and services help members maintain regulatory compliance, expand their customer base and increase profitability.

Critical Information at your Fingertips

The finishing industry operates within a continuously evolving and politically sensitive landscape. Business owners and operators must remain “in the know” to avoid costly disruptions and timely setbacks. The communications process within our organization is continuous. Utilizing a variety of media, we keep members appraised of industry developments through such tools as:

  • Metal Finishers Association of Southern California Website
  • Legislative e-mail alerts
  • Metal Finishers Association of Southern California Newsletters
  • Monthly membership meetings
  • Seminars and events
  • Monthly compliance calendars
  • Social Media

Board of Directors

Officer Name Company Phone Number
President Wesley Turnbow E.M.E. Inc. (310) 639-1621
Vice President Dale Watkins Sheffield Platers Inc. (858) 546-8484
Vice President Dan Cunningham Bowman Plating Co., Inc. (310) 639-4343
Secretary/Treasurer Jerry Wahlin AAA Plating & Inspection, Inc. (323) 979-8930
Immediate Past President LaVaughn Daniel Danco Metal Surfacing (626) 445-3303

Committee Chairs

Committee Name
Environmental Health & Safety Bernie Moore
Environmental Health & Safety LaVaughn Daniel
Insurance Dale Watkins
Industry Promotion Dan Zinman
Legislation Sam Bell
Membership Bryan Leiker
NASF LaVaughn Daniel
NASF Bryan Leiker

 

Our committee chairs and staff are always available to help you. We are only a phone call or email away.

MFANC

The Metal Finishing Association of Northern California is also a local Chapter of the National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF), an industry trade association for the surface finishing industry. Whether you are a supplier, captive or job shop finisher, The Metal Finishing Association of Northern California is committed to promoting and protecting the interest of the industry, the environment and your business. The Metal Finishing Association of Northern California offers critical business support, keeping you current with the newest legislation and regulatory issues, industry trends, essential knowledge and technology.

Membership represents a diverse section of companies throughout the country providing such services as:

  • Electroplating
  • Powder coating
  • Enameling
  • Galvanizing
  • Anodizing
  • Environmental Protection
  • Buffing
  • Polishing
  • Plating on Plastics

Established and incorporated in 1956 as a voluntary membership association, the Metal Finishing Association of Northern California represents the interests and needs of nearly 56 members who play an essential role in Northern California’s high-tech industries, supplying surface treatments for a wide variety of industries. Our member companies represent such industries as:

  • Metal finishing
  • Electroplating
  • Powder coating
  • Enameling
  • Galvanizing
  • Anodizing
  • Buffing
  • Polishing
  • Plating on plastics
  • Electroforming
  • …and related processes.

Proud of Our Accomplishments

In addition to our project accomplishments listed throughout this site, our organization continues to meet significant milestones. Our leadership has played an integral part in the development of the NASF 1000, our industry’s powerful advocacy and government relations program.

Recent regulatory challenges with the EPA over the Chromium Electroplating NESHAP and regulatory challenges for nickel compounds continue to impact our companies. This valuable program helps ensure the funds necessary to hire the technical, economic, and legal expertise needed to mount a successful challenge to regulatory and statutory actions that threaten the surface finishing industry.

Information and Advocacy

The Metal Finishing Association of Northern California keeps decision makers, the public, the global manufacturing value chain and the next generation of engineers informed about the vital role of surface finishing in society.

The finishing industry operates within a continuously evolving and politically sensitive landscape. Business owners and operators must remain “in the know” to avoid costly disruptions and timely setbacks. The communications process within our organization is continuous. Utilizing a variety of media, we keep members appraised of industry developments through such tools as:

  • Metal Finishing Association of Northern California Website
  • Legislative e-mail alerts
  • Association Newsletters
  • Monthly membership meetings
  • Educational Seminars and events
  • Monthly compliance calendars
  • Social Media Updates
  • National news from NASF

Board of Directors

Officer Name Company Phone Number
President Ray Lucas Valley Chrome Plating, Inc. (559) 298-8094
Vice President Bobbi Burns Global Plating (510) 659-8764
Secretary/Treasurer Tracey Coss Santa Clara Plating Co., Inc. (408) 727-9315, Ext. 229
NASF Director Jim Miille Chemical Solutions, Inc. (925) 606-8000
Director Mike Marian Milner’s Anodizing (707) 584-1188
Director Sylvia Rodriguez AMEX Plating, Inc. (408) 986-8222
Director Matt McQuone Commercial Electro Plating (559) 442-0790
Director Jim Arnold The Arnold Law Practice (925) 284-8887
Director Harry Fujimoto Datalab (925) 640-4475
Director Ken Valine Abco Products (916) 447-9931
Admin. Assistant Veronica Anderhalt MFANC (877) 238-9490
Immediate Past President Terry McGuinness Environmental Recovery Services, Inc. (707) 536-6360

 

Committee Chairs

Committee Name
Environmental, Health, & Safety Jim Miille
Association/Industry Promotion Tracey Coss
Local Outings Bobbi Burns
Government Relations John Marrs
Insurance Sylvia Rodriguez
Membership Ken Valine
NASF Jim Miille
Supplier Conference Sylvia Rodriguez

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