About Technical Plating

Technical Plating has been a leader in the metal finishing industry since 1975 and our quality has remained un-matched.

The company was started by Jim Thomas in a small shop located in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota-just outside Minneapolis.

Over the years, the success Technical Plating has had allowed us to grow into our 30,000 square foot, state of the art facility that houses over 15 plating lines and more than 10 finishes. Using the latest technology and the most modern equipment, such as X-Ray Fluorescent Technology, TPI has the opportunity to serve customers with excellent quality.

Technical Plating has the flexibility to give attention to small and large production jobs and is equipped to handle extremely high production runs. Our staff proudly boasts over 150 years of combined metal finishing and plating experience. TPI meets customers needs and requirements by exploring new ways to improve methods and services with the most effective, up to date, environmentally friendly products and chemistries. Technical Plating works diligently to achieve the highest quality standards in the industry and accommodate to the needs of every customer within various industries. 

We promise to keep our customers at the forefront of our business practices, and to strive for continuous improvement.

Founder James Thomas showcasing our plugging and nickel plating capabilities.

Founder James Thomas showcasing our plugging and nickel plating capabilities.

Our Specialties

TPI specializes in applying tin, tin-lead and electroless nickel coatings on parts servicing aerospace, electronics, medical, and general manufacturing industries. Our skill is plating small parts in large volumes.

Our Mission


we will work with our customers to meet their definition of a reliable supplier while remaining an efficient and profit oriented organization. We will achieve our mission through an in-depth understanding of customer requirements, on-going employee training, continuous improvement in knowledge, equipment and processes, and an attitude that makes us proud to work for Technical Plating.

"It's all in the volume"

Technical Plating specializes in VERY high-volume production runs and that is what sets us apart from the competition. View our capabilities to see if we can offer a solution for you.