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Hohman Plating Accepts Top Shop Award

At the SUR/FIN show in Schaumburg, IL on June 9 th , 2015, Bill Miller, Chief Engineering Officer, accepted the "Top Shop" award. Bill commented 'We are very pleased with this top shop recognition. It reminds us that we continue to do the right things for our customers, employees and our community.'

Established in 1918, we have over 90 years of experience in matching the right coating to the evolving demands of a multitude of industries. Our customers turn to us first when faced with tough coating challenges.

Approved for New Pratt & Whitney Specs

We are now approved for AMS-2403, 2406, and 2416 for Pratt & Whitney.

As of December 19, 2013, Hohman Plating is approved for

  • AMS-2403 (Nickel Plating)
  • AMS-2406 (Hard Chrome Plating)
  • AMS-2416 (Nickel-Cadmium Diffused Plating)

For additional information, please contact Sales at 937-228-2191 or e-mail .

Top Customer appreciates excellent service!

Lockheed Martin recognizes Hohman Plating for priority expedite service request!

“In our business we must get our products to the production
lines on a regular schedule. We rely on dependable service from suppliers like
Hohman Plating to help us keep our schedule and satisfy our customers. We want
you to know that we appreciate your efforts and look forward to continuing our
business relationship. I do want to mention that your “customer service
team” has worked with us in professional and friendly manner as I
continue to expedite an move this order through the process. Sometimes it
is not easy to understand my side of an expedited order; they seem to
understand and move our orders through with resolve of our mission. I
thank both of them for that. Once more, thank you!”

L.W.R., Lockheed Martin

Approved by Aerojet/Rocketdyne for AMS-2470

Hohman Plating has been approved by Aerojet/Rocketdyne as a supplier for process AMS-2470. AMS-2470 is the process of providing Chromic Anodize coating on aluminum components. Chromic Anodize coating allows for corrosion resistance and is also a preparation for painting and other coatings. Therefore, if you are machining aluminum components where the surface has faying or traps electrolyte, requires corrosion resistance, or needs a surface prep for paint or other coatings, give Hohman Plating a call and let us help you determine if this is the correct process for you.

Solution Control Manager celebrates 30 years
Rickey Gayheart, Solution Control Manager, is celebrating his 30-year anniversary with Hohman Plating.

100% Supplier Performance Record

We have a perfect score on Quality and Delivery from one of our Top Customers!

We have a 100% rating for Quality indicating zero quality defects and 100% rating for on-time Delivery.

We are Celebrating Employee's 56th Anniversary

Curt Bush reaches 56 years at Hohman Plating!

According to the very oldest archived records, Curt has been with Hohman Plating longer than any current or former employee. It seems unbelievable in this day and age that a person works 56 years. Add that to 56 years with one employer. That probably puts Curt in the top 99.9999 percent of all people (one in a million).

Curt started at Hohman Plating on March 12, 1957. Curt moved up from Kentucky with his family to Dayton to begin his career as a production plater. His first job was working with the original master anodizer, Artman Moore. They worked in the area that is presently the phosphate department. At that time we did sulfuric and chromic anodize only. We also had black dye along with dichromate and hot water sealing solutions.

Curt branched out to learn Precious metal plating, plating Gold, silver, indium and rhodium. Since going to part-time status, Curt has learned how to rack plate complex parts that are coated with Copper, Bright Nickel and Chrome. Curt also worked overtime doing installation of plumbing and mechanical systems. Curt was part of the early Saturday morning maintenance crew in the 50's, 60's, 70's, and 80's. Curt worked with legends such as Manuel Gayheart and Ray Mahan.

Curt officially retired from full-time duty on September 26, 1997. He took 6 months off and now continues to work part-time as a blasting operator for aerospace parts, racker, unracker, and inspector for difficult decorative chrome automotive and decorative hardware.

Curt has been married to his wife Geneva for 58 years. Curt has 2 daughters, 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Congratulations to Curt for his 56 years and still counting.

Thanks for all the great results and the wonderful memories,

Bill Miller


Visit us at the MRO Americas Show 2013

Please visit us at booth #2443. The MRO Americas Show will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center April 16 - 18.

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The MRO (Maintenance Repair and Overhaul) Americas Show brings together leaders in the Aviation and MRO industries including Boening, Gulfstream, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Pratt & Whitney and many others. Conference Topics include Airline Operations, Propulsion, Advanaced Materials, Avionics, Logistics & Suplly Chain, and Military Maintenance Repair and Overhaul.

Hohman Plating achieves Merit Nadcap Certification

Hohman Plating has received Merit certification through Nadcap (National Aerospace and Defense Contactors Accreditation Program) for Chemical Processing. Hohman Plating already had Merit status for Vacuum Coatings.

Hohman Plating coated parts on the Mars Rover, Curiosity

A proprietary coating provided by Hohman Plating is now a part of the NASA Mars Science Laboratory, Curisoity, the next Mars Rover.

Hohman Plating has a long history of developing and engineering coatings for use in space. From the Space Shuttle expeditions to satellite launches to the new Mars Rover mission, we are committed and excited to be included in the past, present, and most importantly, future of space exploration.