Since 1946 Arizona Hard Chrome has been continuously operating and has been in the same location since 1955. We're family-owned and run, and have been since the start. We have chosen to stay small, offering personalized service that is sometimes lacking in our larger competitors.
Ron Trainor, the third-generation Owner/Manager, has been a machinist for many years. His fabricating experience - gained working for years in auto-racing - is key to our ability to create some of the most innovative plating racks and fixtures. Our creative and can-do perspective means we're willing to, and regularly do, re-build parts other shops would not even attempt. We plate parts less than one square inch in size to as large as 12 feet long.
Ron learned the business from his father, Glenn Trainor, who owned and operated the business from 1955. His vast experience has been one of our best resources. Ron's grandfather, Bob Emmett, was a pioneer of hard chroming in the early 1940s, developing fixtures and plating methods for the military. He helped to create and refine the processes we're still using today. And we're still innovating. Since we run a job-shop, we're constantly revising our tools and methods. We evaluate our clients' needs, and can modify our fixtures and processes to provide the best result.
Earl Harris, Co-owner/General Manager, is renowned in the Phoenix area as a machinist. He's been the foreman at several large companies, owned his own business, and has been our assistant manager since 1998. He works closely with clients from initial contact, through bidding and production, to follow-up and quality control. Earl will assist you in determining the best solution to your plating needs.
In today's highly competitive business environment, it is more economically and environmentally sound to re-use and recycle than to buy new and discard. It's a bonus that--since we can control the thickness of the new chrome--our re-manufactured parts are more durable than a newly produced part. A double bonus is that it's also less expensive.
Hard chrome is very different than the chrome used on cars, motorcycles, fixtures or on novelty parts. If you are looking to have a nice pretty shiny bumper, wheels, faucets, door handles, tub feet, trims or any other novelty, try an online search using the terms decorative chrome, decorative plating, show chrome or bumper chrome.