Pioneer Metal Finishing, a top provider of wear- and corrosion-resistant coatings and cosmetic finishes for a variety of end-use markets, has acquired n South Bend, Ind.-based Nimet Industries, recognized for its unique Nituff®, NiCoTef® and Anografics® products and processes. The acquisition, which marks Pioneer’s seventh location, will be known initially as a division of Pioneer. Nimet’s processes—Type II and III anodizing, electroless nickel, conversion coatings and precision masking—will be available across Pioneer’s other facilities.

“We’re thrilled about the acquisition of Nimet; it fits our growth strategy and customer- focused outlook,” said Bob Pyle, Pioneer CEO. “The new Nimet Division further solidifies Pioneer as North America’s leading metal finisher and we are confident that Nimet’s customers will enjoy the benefits of our expanded services, enhanced transportation and sustained dedication to quality.”

James Abbott, Nimet’s former owner, concurred. “Pioneer’s acquisition of Nimet makes perfect sense. We share the same cultural values and it’s a great marriage of technologies. Nimet’s customers will benefit from Pioneer’s infrastructure and attention to customer care.”

Pioneer Metal Finishing operates plants in Green Bay and Oshkosh, Wis.; Monroe, Mich.; Minneapolis; and Portland, Ore., Gaffney, S.C.; and, now, South Bend, Ind.