About Us

About Seminole Metal Finishing

Celebrating 30 years! (1987-2017)

Seminole Metal Finishing Inc. first opened its doors on October 1st, 1987 and incorporated in June 1, 1988. SMFI’s founder, Elliott Blackwelder, remains President of the company today. From the very beginning our main focus has been to provide a quality product and customer service second to none. (See our customer’s Testimonials here.) Our facility was custom built as an electroplating facility and has been our home since 1993.

We originally started out doing Black Oxide over Steel and Stainless Steel. Over the years, we have added several plating processes to the mix:

  • Electroless Nickel
  • Bright Nickel
  • Zinc
  • Copper
  • Passivation
  • Black Oxide on Brass and Copper Alloys
  • Parts cleaning and degreasing Services
  • Waxing for anti-galling
  • Dry film lube

On the rare occasion that we cannot meet the needs of our customer we are always happy to help them find a plater that can. We have a very good working relationship with other Orlando area electroplaters. We do not try to be everything to everyone.

Seminole Metal Finishing utilizes a continuous training program for all of our employees which enable them to serve our customers better by keeping rejects and overhead costs to a minimum. SMFI strives to achieve the very best quality and service for all of our customers. This website is designed to better educate our customers about the types of plating options that we offer, our plating procedures, and what you can expect upon completion of the plating process.

In order to provide our customer with the quickest turnaround time, we specialize in short run production and small lot jobs. We also have the capacity to work on bigger jobs. Over the years we have Electroless Nickel plated gantry frames for the Kennedy Space Center, Electroless Nickel plated window rings for a deep sea diving submarine, as well as many other specialty plating jobs.

SMFI has and will continue to do work for such industries as the

  • Automotive Industry
  • Electrical Power Industry
  • Packaging Machines industry
  • Computer and Medical industry
  • Nut, Bolt and Screw Industry
  • Tool & Die Manufacturers

Some of our customers include Daniels Defense, ABB, the United States Military, WestRock, The Fastenal Corporation, FMC, and Lockheed Martin. We have customers all across the continental United States and have the capability to ship anywhere!

We continually strive to make sure each and every customer receives the individual attention that will leave them feeling like they have their own in-house plating shop. Call us today to discuss your metal finishing needs.