Pioneer Metal Finishing, a top provider of wear- and corrosion-resistant coatings and cosmetic finishes, services several industries, including aerospace, medical, defense, automotive, and transportation. Dragon Anodizing, known for its commitment to exceptional quality and superior customer service, is recognized as a market leader in the Southeast with an impressive track record.

The new acquisition will be known as Pioneer Metal Finishing’s Carolinas Division and will continue to offer Type II and III anodizing and conversion coatings. Additional services including electroless nickel will be added. Pioneer’s expertise in specialized solutions for unique applications will now be available to all customers, including those in the Southeast.

“We’re thrilled about the acquisition of Dragon Anodizing; it fits our growth strategy and customer-focused outlook,” said Bob Pyle, Pioneer Metal Finishing’s CEO. “The new Carolinas Division extends Pioneer Metal Finishing’s reach into new markets and we’re confident that Dragon’s customers will respond favorably to our expanded services, enhanced transportation and dedication to quality.”

As a result of the acquisition, Jeff Sperber and Ann Marie Sperber will relocate to Gaffney to become the plant manager and office manager, respectively. Both are Pioneer veterans with more than 10 years of experience in operations, sales and customer service.

Beyond the newly acquired facility in Gaffney, S.C., Pioneer Metal Finishing, operates plants in Green Bay and Oshkosh, Wis.; Monroe, Mich.; Minneapolis, Minn.; and Portland, Ore. Pioneer’s technologies reach into many industries, including aerospace, medical, defense, automotive, and transportation.

For more information, please call Pioneer Metal Finishing’s Green Bay headquarters at 800-944-7634 or visit its website.