Master Finish Blog

Environmental Commitment

by Kim Peavler on May 8, 2019

Hex and Tri have spent their entire life swimming in wastewater discharged from our plant.

At Master Finish, we are committed to being good stewards of the environment. We don’t only want to comply with legal requirements, but go above and beyond in making sure we minimize our operation’s environmental impact as much as possible. By having regular discussions with our employees and investing in the proper products and systems, we feel confident in the promises we make to both our customers and our community by protecting the environment and natural resources related to our operation.

In doing so, we:

  • Comply with local, state and federal legal requirements
  • Minimize the environmental impact of our operations by promoting prevention of pollution, environmental resources conservation and resources recycling
  • Manage risks by maintaining crisis management programs that emphasize prevention and effective emergency preparedness, response and recovery plans
  • Continually improve by correcting identified environmental issues

We take great pride in the products we produce and believe regulating our operation’s impact to produce them is just as important. In fact, you can learn everything you need to know just by walking into our front lobby. We have two corporate goldfish, named Hex and Tri. They are both 5 years old and have spent their entire life swimming in wastewater discharged from our plant. Hex and Tri are living proof of the efforts we make to ensure our operation’s water and air emissions are clean.

As a third-generation family-owned business, we were taught by both our grandfather and our father the principle of “leave it better than you found it”. And we continue to use that principle as a basis of our company’s mission. We regularly go above and beyond the environmental regulations we are legally required to follow – because it is the right thing to do. For our employees and customers. For our community and its residents.


Eclipse Black Chrome

by Kim Peavler on April 16, 2019

The Eclipse Black Chrome is truly one of its kind. This type of chrome plating is the darkest black chrome on the market and Master Finish is one of the first companies in North America to put it into production. This specialized plating system offers a variety of different benefits. It is capable of being plated on exterior and interior grade surfaces. Our dark, lustrous Eclipse coating is ideally suited for a variety of decorative automotive applications where a fashionable finish is necessary. Master Finish can produce this Black Chrome to match FCA’s color code CM606.  We are working with other OEM manufacturers to obtain mastery plaques for use on their vehicles as well.  Globally, there are uses in the Toyota and Honda supply chain which we are also researching for applications in the North American market.  Not only does it look slick, but it’s also extremely stable over a long period of time. Unlike paint, Eclipse Black Chrome holds its finish in UV light and through rough corrosive environments.  It’s highly tolerant to attack from calcium chloride containing salts. Because of its stability, fewer expensive treatments are needed and color matching remains easy over time. Performance is nearly identical to bright chrome, which leads the industry in corrosion protection and abrasion resistance. 

Here at Master Finish, we pride ourselves in our commitment to the environment and this plating process is no exception. Eclipse Black Chrome is environmentally friendly, from start to finish. It meets local environmental standards and air treatment requirements, along with the associated monitoring time.