Precision Finishing Inc. Groundbreaking Event For New Facility

In 2015, Precision Finishing Inc. celebrated sixty years of success. The company has been on a growth path and needed to expand and upgrade the entire Sellersville, PA operation. The company has selected a new building site to start a new chapter in the company’s history.

A Groundbreaking event was held on July, 18th to celebrate the occasion.

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Precision Finishing Inc. second & third generation family members: (left to right) Jeff Bell, Jeffrey Bell, Dean Bell and Thom Bell.

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Family members breaking ground on the new facility site.

The new building site will be located at :
1800 AM Drive – Quakertown, PA 18951

The new building will be approximately 40,000 sqft. which more than doubles the current office, manufacturing, and warehousing space in the Sellersville location. The company is planning a move in time frame during the winter of 2017.

Company History:
The company started as a small Chemical company and tumbling job shop, in a chicken coop with 5 employees, in Sellersville, PA. Tumbling work of transistor radio parts for AT&T in Allentown forced founder, Jack Bell to add plating services in the sixties. Not willing to commit resources to the plating operation, emphasis was redirected to providing tumbling services and distribution of finishing equipment and supplies. Also, a recommitment to developing vibratory finishing compounds created the formation of the Chemtrol Division in the late 60’s.  These three profit centers are still the business model of the company using the mantra “You Can Do it Or We Can Do it”.  We will establish a process and sell you the equipment or we will provide the service for you.

In the 70’s the company entered into the abrasive blasting business by selling to the automobile aftermarket.  Jack purchased three vans and placed a blast cabinet in the back with a small air compressor and took blasting to the street to provide hands on demonstration of what glass beading can do.  This eventually led to full distribution of air and airless blast equipment and by the 1970’s the company had a complete resale distribution network; a 1,500sqft. job-shop and over fifteen employees. Chemtrol developed a distribution network throughout the East Coast.

Through the 80’s and 90’s the company added onto the facility with several expansions and developed new Chemtrol compounds. Six fulltime salespeople were added for complete mid-Atlantic coverage. Several auxiliary lines were picked up to complement the business mix and the supplier base was expanded to include multiple companies, solutions and equipment. Chemtrol continued the development of new compounds.

By the beginning of the 2000’s Chemtrol added more chemistry options and the ASF (Accelerated Surface Finishing) process was developed. In 2007, Precision purchased Checker Industries in Pittsburgh, PA which allowed the company to expand both its contract and resale services. The line of equipment offerings was extended and more sales people were added. The company features approx.10,000sqft. of total contract shop space.

Over the last five years additional business technology was added including tele-sales and e-commerce. In 2014 the 3rd generation of family entered into the business and now the company is moving into new purpose-built facility in 2017.

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