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A Leader in the Metal Finishing Industry Since 1926.

Founded by John G. Hall, the company began chrome plating tin cans and components for the booming electrical industry. During World War II, Duro-Chrome plated military weapon components for the United States Army and its defense contractors.

34 years ago, the company was sold to Vince Sabella and Margo Garcia. They started at a modest location in Franklin Park, Illinois. Margo had been chrome plating at the start of his career for the region’s top platers before setting off on his own with Vince. Vince brought many years of mold polishing expertise after working at the largest mold polishing company in the country.

Vince and Margo quickly grew Duro-Chrome due to their unyielding passion for problem solving, high-quality customer service and metal artistry, moving the business beyond metal polishing. Today, Duro-Chrome offers the most advanced coatings, finishing and grinding solutions for customers across the U.S., Canada and Costa Rica and also services a wide variety of industries, including plastics, metals, roofing, food and more.

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DURO-CHROME IS FOUNDED

1913

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Vacuum Can Company, Duro-Chrome’s parent company, began manufacturing vacuum food and beverage products.

1926

John G. Hall founded Duro-Chrome offering metal plating services.
DURO-CHROME DURING WORLD WAR II

1926

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During WWII, Duro-Chrome plated military weapons components for the US Government and its defense contractors.

1950's Thru 1960's

After the war, Duro-Chrome switched its focus to chrome plating for the manufacturing industry.
A NEW CHAPTER BEGINS

1981

Vince Sabella and Margo Garcia purchased the company. 

1984

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Duro-Chrome is Incorporated.

1990

Moved to a larger facility in Wauconda, IL

2006

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Duro-Chrome adds five laser welding machines, giving Duro-Chrome the largest laser-welding department in the United States.

2006

Recognizing the need for added precision, Duro-Chrome partnered with Alliance Specialties to offer Nano-Surfacing ultra-sonic polishing.

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