Operational for more than 60 years, Howard Finishing is one of the largest metal finishing companies in the United States. It provides zinc, nickel, cathodic electrocoat and phosphate finishes. The company also offers alkaline zinc plating and phosphate barrel processing services. Howard Finishing operates a more than 150,000-square-foot plant with over 300 employees. It has computerized inventory system management, on-site wastewater treatment and chemical management by computer controls capabilities, as well as a pilot laboratory. The company additionally supports several improvement programs. Howard Finishing is located in Madison Heights, Mich.