Finish It Right From The Beginning

DEXTER, MI (PRWEB) October 1, 2018

Alpha Metal Finishing, a family owned company providing rapid turnaround finishing for more than 40 years, is pleased to announce the most recent enhancement of their capabilities with the installation of a stainless steel passivation line. The new line enables Alpha to provide chemical passivation of customers' parts in conformance with ASTM A967 or ASTM A380.

Passivation is a non-electrolytic process which maximizes the natural corrosion resistance of stainless steel. It can remove surface contamination, such as particles of free-iron or dirt particles from cutting tools that can form rust or act as initiation sites for corrosion. Alpha uses nitric acid to remove free-iron (and dirt) from the surface and this forms an inert, protective oxide layer.

“We are very excited to begin offering passivation to our customer base since many of them manufacture both aluminum and steel products,” stated Jamie Barrus, Quality Assurance Manager. “I have been asked many times by customers if we could provide this service.” Greg Wood, Chief Operating Officer, says, “It’s been a dream of ours for many years to add stainless passivation to our list of capabilities. We have an expert project team that worked diligently to make this happen. Passivation fits well with our business model and relationships with customers and suppliers. It will provide another solid revenue stream and building block to our long-term strategy.”

Alpha Metal Finishing Company ( is a custom metal finishing company with more than 40 years of experience in anodizing, hardcoat anodizing, and chemical film coatings. Alpha’s rapid turnaround, ISO 9001:2015 certification, and friendly, responsive staff ensure superior quality and consistent results for medical device, sporting goods, military, aerospace, sensor, and firearms manufacturers.

For questions related to services or pricing please contact Jamie Barrus, Quality Assurance Manager, 734-426-2855.

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DEXTER, MI (PFOnline) JULY 6, 2017
Jamie Barrus, Quality ManagerAlpha Metal Finishing Company ( announced today that Jamie Barrus, Quality Manager, has received the 40-Under-40 award from Products Finishing magazine for 2017. 

Jamie began at Alpha Metal Finishing 18 years ago. In 2011, Jamie was promoted to production manager due to her exceptional leadership and team building skills. Now, as Alpha’s quality manager, she demonstrates a passion to improve systems and processes. Jamie is dedicated to Alpha’s culture and values and strives to give each customer a remarkable experience with her smile and positive energy. Jamie earned her associate's degree in business and wants to pursue her bachelor's.

Owner Greg Wood says Jamie demonstrates exceptional leadership for the company on a daily basis in multiple ways. “She manages our quality system and schedule with excellence,” he says.

Her creative side shows itself in her love for photography and scrapbooking. Jamie is married to Chad and they have a daughter, BrieAnna.

You can read the full article from Products Finishing at

Alpha Metal Finishing Company ( is a custom aluminum finishing company with 40 years of experience in anodizing, hardcoat anodizing and chemical film coatings. Alpha’s rapid turnaround, ISO 9001:2008 certification and friendly, responsive staff ensure superior quality and consistent results for medical device, sporting goods, military, aerospace, sensor, and firearms manufacturers.

Pickup and Delivery from AlphaAt Alpha Metal Finishing we understand that you have time sensitive orders and you want to manage your shipping expenses. Alpha offers pickup and delivery services to the following areas: Ann Arbor, Jackson, Detroit.  

Alt this time we do not offer regular pickup and delivery service to the Grand Rapids or Kalamazoo area, but we can review it for consideration. For more information on pickup and delivery and pricing in your area please contact Jamie Barrus at 734-426-2855.










We are very proud to have sponsored one of our team members, Brian Muscat, on the Wish-A-Mile Bicycle Tour in July. Just had to share what Brian told us about his experience:

Wish-A-Mile Bicycle Tour 2013"Wish-A-Mile Bicycle Tour, part of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, is an event like no other in Michigan. Their mission is to grant the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions. It is an amazing experience, to say the least, to be part of this three day, three hundred mile bicycle ride. The ride takes place through forty-six townships, eighteen cities, ten counties and one amazing state: Michigan.

It is difficult to describe what this bicycle ride is really about and how incredible this tour is unless you have participated in it. 1000 of your best friends that you see once a year come together for one great cause. The camaraderie created through this event will last a lifetime.

When the finish line appears right around that last curve, you begin to realize something that started 299 miles ago: it was not about the miles you rode or the lifelong friendships you created. It is about the one person whose life you just touched. It is about the Wish-A-Mile child you rode for through the rain, the wind, and the cold. All that stuff doesn't matter when they place that medal around your neck. What matters most is that child’s amazing smile!

I am truly grateful for being able to experience and be a part of this life changing event that makes a difference in someone’s life. This was my first year participating in this event, with hopefully more rides to come."

--Brian Muscat, Project Specialist at Alpha Metal Finishing