Testimonial

"For many years, Finishing Systems has been our go-to subcontractor when we needed parts blasted in a timely manner. Finishing Systems provides great customer service from the pick-up of parts to the delivery. They provide prompt quality service while always focusing on the customer's needs. Finishing Systems is a quality subcontractor that is customer focused and driven. The staff at Finishing Systems is very professional and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for blasting services. Thank you! "

Amy Harris, Planner/Buyer
Flinchbaugh Engineering Inc.

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About us

Dean Keener is the embodiment of the American dream. Armed with an entrepreneurial spirit, he founded Finishing Systems providers of metal finishing equipment and services. Since its inception in the early 1970s the company has established its reputation as a company dedicated to providing exceptional service and results to its customers. This commitment has sustained its success and growth into the 21st Century.

Dean knows the metal finishing business from the bottom up. Starting his career as a machinist for The Lord Chemical Company in 1955 he rose through the ranks of the industry. Lord Chemical was responsible for designing and building the very first Vibratory Finishing Machine sold in America to Ford Motor Company. Eventually Dean went on the road as a Field Service Technician installing and maintaining those very early machines. Dean’s knowledge and understanding of mechanics, electrical engineering and equipment fueled his vision for the future.

Lord Chemical was eventually acquired by The Wheelabrator Corporation; a name synonymous with pioneering an industrial application and a line of equipment for the metal finishing industry. In 1962, Dean joined the sales force at Wheelabrator and remained in their employ for several years.

By 1967, Dean joined the team of Park City Chemical Company in Merrill, Wisconsin as the northeastern representative, distributing various lines of metal finishing equipment as well as their own line of Vibratory Finishing compounds throughout the Mid-Atlantic States.

Recognizing the need for competitive pricing and a more personalized business relationship, he founded his own company “Finishing Systems” which was incorporated in 1972, and today is recognized as a leader in the metal finishing industry.  When the outsourcing needs of industry giants such as Caterpillar, Mack Trucks, Harley Davidson, and The Wilton Armetale® Company required it, Finishing Systems provided specialized services involving blasting and stripping, parts remanufacturing and assembly, packaging, distribution and warehousing.

During the last 15 years Finishing Systems has expanded its product line and services by offering paint and powder spray booths, washers, environmental rooms, paint mixing rooms, air make up systems and ovens manufactured by Global Finishing Solutions, the world leader in paint booth technology.  Through the combined efforts of Global and our knowledgeable sales team, Finishing Systems has been awarded many significant government contracts. Our custom designed systems can include blast preparation equipment, washing, painting, curing, and resulting in a complete turnkey finishing solution.

Today, Finishing Systems is recognized throughout the industry as a top provider of finishing solutions and products for large and small companies across the country.

Testimonial

"For many years, Finishing Systems has been our go-to subcontractor when we needed parts blasted in a timely manner. Finishing Systems provides great customer service from the pick-up of parts to the delivery. They provide prompt quality service while always focusing on the customer's needs. Finishing Systems is a quality subcontractor that is customer focused and driven. The staff at Finishing Systems is very professional and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for blasting services. Thank you! "

Amy Harris, Planner/Buyer
Flinchbaugh Engineering Inc.

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