EFCO Finishing was proud to partner with E. K. Machine Co. and polish the award presented Tuesday October 18 to Harley-Davidson for producing the “Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin”, a contest sponsored by the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, to promote manufacturing in the state during the month of October, a month dedicated to bringing attention to the state’s manufacturing industry.
E. K. Machine Company, Fall River, WI, one of our customers, produced the award for the inaugural event, and EFCO put the “finishing touches” on the piece, polishing it to a mirror bright finish, and making it a truly desirable piece for any company’s trophy case.
Mirror bright polishing is just one of many finishes applied by EFCO, and is the most time consuming, or labor intensive. It involves using a series of different belts on a lathe, starting with the most coarse, and progressively getting finer, putting the finishing touches on with a buff and color technique. Other polishing options include matte or satin finishes, brush finishes, sanitary finishes, food grade polishing, and more. In addition to hand polishing, EFCO has the ability to apply brush, or directional, finishes to flat pieces with their three machines manufactured by Timesaver. These machines range in width from 12” to 52” in width. A wide variety of different alloys are able to be run through, ranging from steel to aluminum to stainless steel, and more.