About Us

Our mission is to expand our status as an innovative leader in “On-Site and In-Plant” selective brush plating repairs as well as general metal component repairs for all industry.


Timeline


1980

Founded by Mr. Bruce (Nick) Nichols by acquiring the capital of BOMAR Machine Works located in Cicero, Illinois. Provided large OD and ID grinding, general job shop machining, and variety of repair techniques for cylindrical components of all industries.

1982

NB Finishing Company was introduced to Selective Brush Electro-plating by a business associate.

1984

Added co-owner Mr. David Nichols to enable 24-hour support and management of the more than 30 skilled journeymen.

1984

NB Finishing collaborates with the manufacturers, and print shop owners of the world’s largest commercial printing presses. The list of manufacturers includes Heidelberg, Goss International, Man Roland, Sakurai, Ryobi, KBA, and Mueller Martini.

2005

NB Finishing Company moved manufacturing operations to Schaumburg, IL.

January 2012

Mr. Bruce Nichols retired from co-ownership. New general manager David Nichols became the full-time owner maintaining the core principles of the original ownership.

February 2012

Power Plant Services merged NB Finishing Company with General Manufacturing, LLC and moved the facility from Schaumburg, IL to Elk Grove Village, IL under the same building as General Manufacturing LLC. The company was now branded as NB Grind-Rite Finishing (NBGRF) as the new entity of a child company by the same name.

December 2014

Power Plant Services moved NB Grind-Rite Finishing from Elk Grove, IL to 3131 W. Soffel Avenue, Melrose Park, IL 60160.

February 2015

Power Plant Services moved General Manufacturing, LLC from Elk Grove, IL to 1725 N. 33rd Avenue, Melrose Park, IL 60160 as a neighboring location (asset) to NB Grind-Rite Finishing.

April 2015

NB Grind-Rite Finishing was re-brand as NB Finishing Company with a new dedicated website and the corporate support as a division of General Manufacturing LLC.

Today, NB Finishing Company continues to provide the highest level of industry quality selective brush electro-plating repairs both in-plant and on-site for a variety of industries. The selective brush electro-plating types include nickel, chrome, copper, cadmium, zinc, silver, gold etc.

In addition, NB Finishing Company provides large capacity OD and ID grinding for all industries including commercial printing, laminating, coating, hydraulic, and power generation. Furthermore, NB Finishing Company has expanded their capabilities through the additional entities that form the Power Plant Services, LLC and General Manufacturing, LLC group of companies with over 200,000 sq. ft. machine availability.