About Us

A Tradition of Excellence

Ever since our humble beginnings more than three decades ago, we have believed in exceeding expectations. From our timely, accurate estimates to the care with which we ship and pack each and every job, our commitment to quality shines through. We are ISO 9001:2008 certified, and all our employees receive ongoing quality and safety training to ensure they can meet our customers’ exacting specifications.

Our services include rack, pinch and barrel chromate conversion, passivation and zinc plating. We have eight lines and run 24/7 with a team of talented employees, many of whom have decades of experience in the plating industry.

We are proud members of several of our industry’s professional associations, including the National Association of Surface Finishers and the Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association.

Our Values

Our values are at the heart of how we do business and how we treat our customers, employees and vendors.

Innovation

We work hard to implement new ideas, processes, systems and services to create value for our customers. We also reinvest in our business. From employee training to computerized lines, we’re committed to growing our company in order to meet the growing needs of our customers.

Excellence

We deliver quality products at competitive prices, and our tradition of excellence shines through in everything we do. We start with the highest-quality chemicals available, which we control and stabilize via exacting processes that we can repeat time and time again. The result is the consistent quality our customers demand.

Outstanding Customer Service

From your first inquiry to your final invoice, we keep you informed every step of the way. Our sales reps, lab workers and other team members are always available to answer questions and offer suggestions. They also pay attention to all details so that issues are corrected before they become problems.

Environmental Stewardship

We care for and protect our environment via best practices and state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including LED lights and the latest exhaust, waste and wastewater treatment systems.

Responsiveness

We promise quick turnaround, and we deliver it. Pure and simple.

Teamwork

We believe in working together … and view ourselves as an integral part of our customers’ success.

Fun

We work hard and take our jobs seriously (but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun along the way!).

Our People

With nearly 200 years of combined experience in the plating industry, our team is here to help you succeed.

Certifications

At D&B, we’re proud of our professional certifications. They demonstrate our commitment to quality and the high standards that govern our industry.

Top-five things you probably don't know about D&B

  • We name our plating lines. Our newest is Brutus because the “big brute” runs 24/7. We also have Gator, Baker and Junior, among others.
  • Dan Dugas is our longest employee; he’s been with the company since 1986. And he worked in the plating industry for several years before that.
  • Every day is our favorite day—and we’ll strive to make it yours as well.
  • Our customers range from well-known Fortune 500 companies to startups looking to make a name for themselves.
  • Together, our employees have nearly 200 years of combined experience.

Running 24/7 with eight lines,

Including our newest plating line, Brutus.