John Cutchin, right, and his son, Hunter.
The Palmetto Plating Company in Easley, SC celebrated its 50th anniversary in business on March 31.
Started and still owned by John Cutchin, Palmetto Plating has grown from plating baby shoes to become a multifaceted job shop and major player in the Southeastern portion of the United States.
Palmetto Plating is a major finisher of stainless steel, anodizing, electroless nickel and many other processes. Their customer base includes the nuclear, automotive, aerospace, and energy industries.
Mr. Cutchin and the staff and employees of Palmetto Plating would like to thank all their customers and friends who helped make them a success.
In addition, Palmetto Plating announces the addition of Paul Frank to their management team as Executive Vice President and General Manager. Paul brings over 45 years of electroplating and metal finishing experience, along with strong managerial skills and customer understandings.
Paul will manage the daily operations of Palmetto Plating. Paul comes to us after working in a variety of positions in the metal finishing industry.
Paul is a Past President of the American Electroplaters and Surface Finishers Society having served from 1999 to 2000. He is also one of the founding Board members of the NASF. He is very active in the Palmetto Chapter of the NASF and currently is the Chapter secretary. Paul attended school in Michigan. He is a Melvin Jones Fellow of the Lions Clubs International and an Eagle Scout.
Paul is married to Denise and has two adult children; he and Denise will be relocating to South Carolina in the near future.