Plating established in 1972, in Madison, Tennessee as a custom chrome plating company occupying 1,400 square feet. By 1975, due to the volume of work, the company was forced to relocate to Old Hickory, Tennessee. Within 18 months, sales more than doubled, and by the the third year, sales had more than tripled. The company was working 24 hours per day and was once again forced to search for a larger location.
In 1978, AAA Plating purchased P&P Plating and moved all existing production work to a 19,000 square foot building. Within 6 months, AAA Plating was once again showing increased profits and growth. The 3 years from 1978 to 1981 were complete change-over years to job shop production. Additional equipment was purchased and complete office, sales and management staff was put in place. In 1982, the company was incorporated as AAA Industries, Inc. By 1985, AAA Industries was once again hitting limitations in equipment capacity and production floor space.
Property was purchased at our current corporate location and construction began. Both automatic barrel lines and automatic rack lines were installed in order to keep pace with the increased production load in acid chloride zinc. Continued growth, changing markets and aggressive management provided the tools and capital for the newest AAA division in Smithville, Tennessee. AAA Coatings, Inc. was opened for business in October of 1995 and specializes in Cathodic E-Coat.