Newsletter January 2013


Newsletter January 2013


As we begin a new year, we want to take the time to reflect on our successes and accomplishments in 2012 as an organization.

New Deposits
Our unmatched R&D staff continuously develops and refines new deposits and coatings to provide the highest quality surface enhancement materials. Our primary focus is to develop solutions that pose virtually no harm to operators or the environment. Our Nickel-Tungsten deposit is a hexavalent free alternative to chromium for repair and OEM applications that require exceptionally hard plating.

Shows and Conferences
We had a successful year attending many conferences and shows such as:
OTC, SUR/FIN, HELI EXPO, AEROMAT, ASETS Defense, and POWER GEN International. At conferences around the U.S., we dedicated our Technical and R&D personnel to speak about our ‘green’ deposits and unique plating process.

Successful Applications
Our team completed countless applications that became success stories for our customers. This year we helped major companies in the oil and gas, power generation, and aerospace industries. Additionally, we partnered with the military to help make their missions successful. We would not be able to accomplish these without our team of Territory Managers, technical staff and our expert team of plating technicians.

Featured on FOX Business Network
This year, we had the opportunity to offer an inside look into our  facilities to show our unique plating process. SIFCO ASC was featured on Manufacturing Marvels across the world on FOX Business Network. Check it out here!

We remain the trusted leader in the selective electroplating industry with your help. We appreciate your loyalty to SIFCO ASC and we will continue improving our products and services throughout the new year to help your company prosper.



nheSIFCO ASC is pleased to announce that the company has been acquired by The Norman Hay Group. The acquisition of SIFCO ASC from SIFCO Industries of  Cleveland, Ohio includes SIFCO ASC LLC (USA), SIFCO ASC UK,  SIFCO ASC France and SIFCO ASC Sweden.

Vic Bellanti, Chief Executive of Norman Hay plc, commented, “The SIFCO-ASC business will benefit greatly from our Surface Technology contacts and locations both in the UK and overseas and we are excited about opportunities that we have already identified for its future growth”.

Peter Hay, Chairman of Norman Hay plc, added, “I am delighted to welcome all the staff, agents and distributors of SIFCO ASC into the Norman Hay Group. We will work hard with our new colleagues to develop further the outstanding brand and reputation that SIFCO ASC has built up over the years into new countries and locations where our group is already located”.

Rick Wilson, Co-General Manager and Director of Sales and Marketing for the ASC Group, concluded, “This is a very exciting time for SIFCO ASC. By joining the Norman Hay Group, we see great opportunities to better serve our existing customers, while at the same time expanding our product offering and worldwide coverage to meet the industry’s ever-
changing needs. This move ensures SIFCO ASC will continue being the global leader in the selective plating industry for many years to come.”

Visit the Norman Hay site for more information.


AlexJachnyckySIFCO ASC welcomes Alex Jachnycky to the sales team.

Alex Jachnycky is a graduate of the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management. He will
draw on his years of sales experience, most recently working with Arrow Electrics as an On-site Customer Service Representative. SIFCO ASC is looking forward to utilizing his high energy and strong analytical abilities to help customers with their selective plating needs.

“This addition to our sales team strengthens our ability to meet the growing needs of our customers,” noted Rick Wilson, Director of Sales and Marketing of SIFCO ASC. “Alex brings a fresh perspective of the sales process to our team.”

Need to contact your Territory Manager?
Visit the Contact Us page on our site to view their contact information!


“How do I receive and store plating solutions?”

When the plating solutions arrive in your facility, you must segregate all cyanide solutions and store them in a secured storage area. Segregation of our other solutions is not necessary since they will not cause a hazardous or violent reaction if mixed together.

Once a dry place has been found to store the solutions, you should have a secondary containment system set up around the storage area in case any leaking occurs from the primary containment, typically the containers in which the product is shipped.

jumpdriveSecondary containment is usually necessary in order to prevent the substance from entering the environment. Options include surrounding the containers with absorbent material for liquids, storing the containers in over-pack drums or using commercially available secondary storage platforms called spill decks.

If your question is used in a future newsletter, we’ll send you a FREE Jump Drive!

Have questions about Safety and SIFCO products?
Click Here to send your question to Safety Bob!


Congratulations to our Quality Manager, Lillian Smereczynsky, and the entire SIFCO ASC team on achievingnadcap the stringent requirements of Nadcap accreditation. With a quality team like ours, it is easy to remain the trusted provider for selective electroplating products and services.

SIFCO ASC is committed to its mission of providing quality products and services to each customer. By obtaining the Nadcap accreditation, SIFCO ASC keeps a competitive advantage in the electroplating industry.


On-Site Training Classes

SIFCO continues to offer customized, on-site training classes that focus on your specific needs. Typical class length ranges from 2 to 5 days, depending upon the complexity of the application and the number of students to be trained.

2012 Class Schedule – Cleveland, OH Facility
January 15 – 18, 2013: Basic
February 12 & 13, 2013 – Cadmium Only
March 12 – 15, 2013 – Basic
April 16 & 17, 2013 – Cadmium Only
May 14 – 17, 2013 – Basic

Space is limited, so be sure to send in a Purchase Order to lock in a date.

Contact Scott Peterson to discuss your specific needs, pricing, and availability at 216-750-2217.

Click here for complete information about our Training Programs.


During the holiday season, SIFCO ASC participated in the annual Yuletide Adopt-A-Family Program and adopted two families. The program is coordinated by the Yuletide Hunger Program, an organization established in 1983. SIFCO ASC enjoys participating each year to help make the holidays a little brighter as local families receive their gifts just in time for Christmas.

We are overwhelmed by the generosity of our employees and are thankful for those who helped to exceed our goal in the amount of gifts contributed.


presentSIFCO ASC is traveling across the U.S. to spread the word about our new deposits! We are speaking at various conferences, and you’re invited! Take the opportunity to meet our expert R&D personnel and learn about our new Nickel-Tungsten deposit and the SIFCO Process at these upcoming conferences:

Thank you to everyone who stopped by. The show was a huge
success!Congratulations again to Morgan Brabbs of Mitsubishi
who won the iPad mini.

March 5-7 @ Las Vegas, NV