Buy American First Policy Enacted at Metal Finishing Firm

American Tinning & Galvanizing Company has recently enacted a, "Buy American First Policy", Robin Scheppner, Vice - President and Managing Owner of the family owned business located in Erie, Pennsylvania announced on Monday, February 2, 2009. "In an effort to help our local and regional vendors weather the current financial storm we have established the rule that American Tinning & Galvanizing Company will purchase services only from firms operating in the USA" stated Ms. Scheppner. "Historically ATG has always bought American first, but at this downturn we wanted to make it a matter of policy and, hopefully, encourage other local businesses to follow suit". Ms. Scheppner announced.

American Tinning & Galvanizing Company (ATG) specializes in the corrosion control of metal, steel and aluminum by providing "finishing" services. The metal finishing processes offered include hot dip galvanizing, zinc electroplating, cadmium electroplating, cold black oxide, and black phosphate. The aluminum finishes include sulfuric acid anodizing, chromic acid anodizing, chromate conversion coatings and, new in 2008, "two step" architectural bronze anodizing.

The family owned business has 72 fulltime employees and is NADCAP accredited in cadmium plating per QQ-P-416, zinc electroplating per ASTM-B633, sulfuric acid anodizing per MIL-A-8625 type II, and Type I chromic acid anodizing. The Company also offers Architectural Bronze Anodizing, Chromate Conversion coatings and Hot Dip Galvanizing.

American Tinning & Galvanizing Co. Contact: David Bertges 552 W. 12th St. Erie, PA 16501 Phone: 814-456-7053 Fax: 814-459-3297

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