Metal Plating in New York’s Southern Tier

Fast Turnaround, Consistent Results

The Southern Tier of upstate New York has been a hotbed of innovation and manufacturing for years. K&L Plating supports Southern Tier manufacturers with metal plating and coating services. We provide metal treatments, coatings, and finishes that meet your exact specifications and tight tolerances. And we can do it within your schedule, offering pick-up, delivery, and expedited services. 

About K&L Plating

For over 60 years, K&L Plating has provided metal plating and finishing services to manufacturers and defense contractors based in upstate New York. From plating small components to large substrates to even painting a large vehicle with CARC paint, we have the capabilities, experience, and technical know-how to handle any size project you have.

We specialize in anodizing aluminum, chemical film conversion, electroless nickel plating, passivation for stainless steel, phosphate coating, zinc plating, and solid film lubrication. Our processes go through rigorous internal QA to ensure everything meets our high standards and your specifications. And all our processes comply with military, government, manufacturer, and industry-specific standards, so you know you are getting consistent, dependable results.

Serving the Southern Tier

From our Lancaster, PA and Huntingdon, PA locations, we offer metal finishing services throughout the Southern Tier, including Binghamton, Elmira, Corning/Painted Post, Wellsville, Olean, and Jamestown. We also serve customers in upstate New York (Albany, Troy, Schenectady, and Utica) and Western New York (Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo).

Industries We Serve

  • Aerospace
  • Defense / Military
  • Medical
  • Electronics
  • Manufacturing
  • Mass Transit
  • Communications
  • Energy
  • Mining
  • Oil and Gas
  • Agricultural
  • Heavy Equipment

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Plating & Finishing

  • Same day or next day quote
  • Fully Compliant with Military, SAE (AMS), ISO, and ASTM specifications
  • Convenient pick up and delivery
  • Expedited service available



Our Specifications

  • AMS-2404F
  • AMS 2700E (Types 1-8)
  • ASTM A380
  • ASTM A967 Nitric 1-5
  • ASTM B117
  • ASTM B633 (Type I-VI)
  • ASTM B733
  • FED-STD-595
  • MIL-A-8625 (Type II & III)
  • MIL-C-16173
  • MIL-C-26074E
  • MIL-DTL-16232 (Type Z)
  • MIL-DTL-53022E
  • MIL-DTL-53030D
  • MIL-DTL-53072E
  • MIL-DTL-5541F (Type I & II)
  • MIL-DTL-64159B
  • MIL-PRF-46010 (Type I & II)
  • MIL-STD-753
  • TT-C-490
  • QQ-P-35

A Trusted Partner for Defense Contractors & Their Suppliers

We are an approved independent processor for several defense contractors, including Northrop Grumman. A Tier One Supplier of Northrop Grumman came to K&L Plating with large requirement for a pre-treatment finish on a rush basis for Aerospace related parts. We were able to meet Northrop Grumman’s strict quality standards and provide the required finish on time.

About the Southern Tier

About the Southern Tier
The Southern Tier of New York – along with the Finger Lakes and Western New York – has a rich history of manufacturing the tools and products this country needs. Everything – including fire trucks, generators, turning & milling machines, furniture, and Corningware – was built in this industrial region. 

In recent years, the Southern Tier has seen an evolution of manufacturing jobs to compete with 21st-century technology. Steuben County’s Corning Incorporated now supplies the world’s smartphone and smart device market with industry-leading Gorilla Glass, as well as clean air products for gas and diesel engines. Major manufacturers like Lockheed Martin, Cummins, CAF, Dresser-Rand, and Hilliard Corp keep several facilities and offices throughout the Southern Tier.

Rail manufacturing and defense contractors are still important sectors in the Southern Tier economy. Another stimulant to the Southern Tier’s economy has by hydrofracking operations taking place in the Nothern Tier of Pennsylvania. Oil and gas companies running fracking operations in PA have set up support operations in the Southern Tier.

As the history of the Southern Tier continues to develop, K&L Plating will be there to meet your plating and metal finishing needs.

photo of Corning, New York - a city in the Southern Tier of New York state.
Corning, New York includes the headquarters of Corning, Incorporated.

Request a Quote for Metal Plating

Contact K&L Plating to receive a quote for your next metal plating job. Fill out the online form and we will get you a custom quote within the next business day.

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