Products Finishing Top Shops 2021: Plating & Anodizing

Thank you for participating in the Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey for plating and anodizing, which highlights the attributes shared by leading finishing operations. By fully completing this survey, you will receive a benchmarking report customized for your shop. This survey pertains to plating and anodizing, in particular. There is a separate survey for shops that perform liquid and powder coating. Please proceed only if your shop does plating and/or anodizing.

To take advantage of the many benefits of participating in Top Shops, all you have to do is:
1. Fully complete the survey for maximum value. It's in your best interest for benchmarking and scoring. It may take time to get some data - it's worth it. You may have reservations about answering certain questions. Don't worry, all responses will remain confidential.
2. Provide your email address to receive a report customized for your shop, showing where your shop is strong, on track, and has opportunities.
3. Enter your contact info and submit your completed survey by April 30, 2021, for a chance to be profiled in an upcoming issue of Products Finishing.
4. Select ‘Submit Responses’ on the final page once you do not intend to return to the survey again. If you get interrupted while completing the survey, you may close and return to it using the same device as many times as you like until you select ‘Submit Responses.’

Note this is the first time Products Finishing's Top Shops benchmarking survey can be completed one time, any time throughout the current year. That means if, for example, your accounting data are not available until March, no problem. You may complete the survey in April. The sooner you complete it, though, the sooner you'll be able to act on the results.

Please note, if you want your shop to be considered for a Top Shops profile article in Products Finishing  later in the year, you must submit your completed survey by April 30, 2021.

Click here to download a PDF of the survey if you want to review questions before answering them online.  If you want to keep a record of your responses, we suggest you print a copy of each page with your responses before selecting 'next' to advance to the next page/question.

If you have questions, please contact Jan Schafer, Director of Market Research, Gardner Intelligence, at

Question Title

* 1. Which types of finishing does your shop offer on your premises?  Select ALL that apply.