Indianhead Plating, Inc located in Chippewa County, Wisconsin has been in business for over 42 years. The company employees over 90 people in a 120,000 sq/ft facility located in Chippewa Falls. Founded in 1978, the plant operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week and has become the leading chrome plating provider in the Upper Midwest. Indianhead provides chrome plating, roll services, cylindrical grinding, and other related processes to customers in the agricultural, heavy equipment and general industrial end markets nationwide.

John Altmann, Owner of Indianhead, recently announced that he had sold the company to Pioneer stating, “I feel this is the perfect fit for Indianhead Plating and the Pioneer team. Pioneer continues to grow as a strategic consolidator of market leaders in the plating and finishing industry.”

Headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Pioneer has specialized in providing outsourced metal processing services to customers across a wide range of industries for nearly 75 years. These industries include industrial, medical, aerospace & defense, automotive, consumer goods and more. Pioneer provides processes including anodizing, plating, adhesive & coating applications as well as delivering strategic R&D support to customers in order to develop new coating solutions designed to solve specific customer performance challenges.

Daniel Krasnow, Principal at Aterian, “It is great to be partnering with the Indianhead team. They have built a great business that builds upon Pioneer’s strategy to add additional processes and capabilities across our North America footprint.”