Products Finishing magazine names Safeway Services of Rockford Inc. to its ‘Top Shops” list

Safeway Services Earns its Way to No. 1
July 13, 2017

From left to right, Customer Service Manager Jamie Hanson, owner Tom Lynde, Quality Manager Heriberto Ibarra, Plant Manager Miguel Sosa and Shipping Manager Bobby Parham.

the criteria we used was very stringent and only the top finishing shops that excelled

Safeway Services has established itself as one of the best finishing operations in the industry

CINCINNATI, Ohio – Safeway Services has been named one of the best finishing shops in North America, 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 hundreds of finishing companies 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 in those four criteria.

Safeway Services 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 top finishing shops that excelled in all four areas made the list. Safeway Services is in rare air when it comes to finishing operations.”

Safeway Services of Rockford Inc. is located at 1310 Samuelson Rd., Rockford, Il 61109 and offers a whole host of coating services, including powder coat, wet paint, fluidized bed and Chemical Agent Resistant Coatings (CARC).

“We are extremely excited and pleased to be named one of Products Finishing magazine’s ‘Top Shops’,” said Jamie Hanson, V.P. of operations. “Our employees and management team have worked very hard to be the best in the industry, and to provide our customers with quality service.”


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Safeway Services then offers powder coating, solvent coating, water-based coatings and a host of other specialty coatings. We apply these in any one of our two Wagner automated powder lines, our electrostatic wet lines or our fluidized bed. Powder Coating is applied either electrostatically or by fluidized bed. When applied electrostatically it is followed by a cure time in an oven. When applied in a fluidized bed, the part is heated first and then dipped in the bed of powder.
Quality coating is dependent on the cleaning and treatment phase of the project. We offer a five-stage Nanotechnology wash and treatment for most production parts. Our wash system can handle items to 3′ x 3′ x 6′. In addition, we also offer a complete steam cleaning using 100% steam that is not limited by size. We have even done HumVees for the Department of Defense. This is not a hot water pressure washer that people call steam. This is 100% steam, followed by a phosphate coating if needed.

Tom Lynde


Jamie Hanson

Customer Service Manager

Heriberto Ibarra

Quality Manager

Miguel Sosa

Plant Manager

Bobby Parham

Shipping Manager

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