Products Finishing magazine names RMF to the ‘Top Shops’ List

Top Shops Logo Roy Metal Finishing (RMF) has been named the best finishing shop in the U.S., according to an industry benchmarking survey conducted by Products Finishing magazine, a trade publication which has covered the industry since 1938.

The magazine conducted an extensive benchmarking survey that analyzed a company in several different areas, including Current Finishing Technology, Finishing Practices and Performances, Business Strategies and Performances, and Training and Human Resources. Only the top 50 shops were given the honor of being a Products Finishing magazine ‘Top Shop’ based on a scoring matrix of those four criteria.

“RMF has established itself as one of the best finishing operations in the industry,” said Tim Pennington, editor of Products Finishing magazine. “The criteria we used was very stringent and only the finishing shops that excelled in all four areas made the list. They are in rare air when it comes to finishing operations.”

RMF operates three locations in the Upstate of South Carolina and offers a wide range of corrosion resistant coatings to the automotive, heavy truck, recreational and industrial vehicle markets.

“We are extremely excited and pleased to be named Products Finishing magazine’s ‘Top Shop’,” said John Pazdan, President of RMF. “Our employees and management team have worked very hard to be the best in the industry, and to provide our customers with quality service.”

Top Shop Award PresentationPazdan said, “Growth has come through a continued willingness to change. Our industry continues to evolve as our customers look for better, more environmentally friendly solutions to corrosion issues. Add to this the fact that the US manufacturers are continuously looking to reduce cost and eliminate non-value added steps in the supply chain. Our company is well positioned to assist and this is the framework of our strategic plan.” Pazdan added. “It also helps that we operate in a state with an excellent business climate and skilled talent to meet our customers’ needs.”

This order was turned around in less than 48 hrs! Outstanding!


I would like to take this time to let you know how much Bunty LLC and I appreciate The Roy Metal Team. Your team’s level of service, responsiveness, on time delivery, quality, and willingness/ability to expedite orders far exceeds all other vendors!

In our business we have a high percentage of orders with a very short lead time. Of course it becomes even more difficult, to meet these due dates, when parts must go to an outside service process that we cannot control. But, you and your team manage this very well!

Jaime is always quick to respond to our requests. Alex and Danny are always willing to go the extra mile and make a seemingly impossible delivery date possible. Such as the case with this order of 1,800 pcs to be zinc plated. This order was turned around in less than 48 hrs! Outstanding! This is just one example of the amazing effort and team work we, at Bunty LLC, witness and receive from Roy Metal week in and week out with every single order.

I know that these three individuals are not the only ones that deserve credit, so please let every person involved know how much we appreciate their efforts and please pass this on to the appropriate people.

Thank you!!!!

Dan Cooper
Bunty LLC