Key corporate milestones
Located in Detroit, Michigan, CSTC expanded from a ‘store front’ into a vertically-integrated post-production processor when it expanded into metal finishing in 1962, consolidating all heat treat and metal coating operations in Madison Heights (1987) and Sterling Heights (1988). In 1988, CSTC expanded its service region to Illinois by shipping product from its Michigan facilities.
As business grew, the Company constructed a new coating facility in Machesney Park, Illinois in 1994 to offer dip/spin services to local customers. In 2008, CSTC ‘green fielded’ an additional heat treat facility in Machesney Park within three minutes of its coating facility to fulfill the Company’s ‘one-stop shop’ value proposition to its Illinois customers. The Company continues to set industry standards in start-of-the-art technology, evidenced by the expected installation of the Reinhardt basket system
in February 2015.
Coupled with the shift from zinc electroplating to engineered coatings, CSTC’s growing reputation and steadfast dedication to excellence propelled the Company to become the largest applicator of Magni, NOF and PPG coatings. Management leveraged CSTC’s burgeoning reputation as a top metal coating applicator to form collaborative relationships with OEM engineers and key decision makers and began working with premier coating suppliers on product and process development. These technical partnerships enhanced CSTC’s competitive positioning, enabled the Company to co-author numerous OEM coating specifications and resulted in the development of ZnCoat® with NOF.
CSTC has invested heavily in the latest application machinery and operates within four industry-leading facilities equipped with state-of-the-art processing technology that allows the Company to efficiently service the post-production processing needs of existing and future customers. The Company’s available capacity and capabilities, focus on early adoption and innovation, strong relationships with end customers and suppliers and significant opportunities in new markets and products will enable CSTC to achieve its near- and long-term growth objectives.