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Our parent company,  Prime Leather Finishes (PLF) was incorporated in 1931 and has gone on to become one of America’s largest producers of innovative products for tanners, shoe manufacturers, and leather goods manufacturers. Prime Coatings was purchased and began manufacturing in 1969. Both companies have achieved reputations for innovation, quality, and expertise in the formulation, design, and manufacture of chemical coatings. PLF recently entered into a strategic alliance with 3M Corporation to manufacture OEM and consumer care protective performance products for leather.

Our manufacturing capabilities encompass the full spectrum of fluid finishes including Waterborne, Solventborne, and UV-Cured Coatings.

Our 2011 plant expansion in Pewaukee, Wisconsin signals a step forward for the company, vastly increasing output, capacity and efficiency, and tightening production controls while improving logistics. Our plants have been designed to be both clean and efficient, and most of our highly skilled employees have been with our company for more than 20 years.

Manufacturing takes place in separate facilities in order to minimize the risk of a supply disruption due to a fire, flood, or other calamity. Each plant retains certain redundant operations, which serve to back up current production. 

We are corporate members of Chemical Coaters International. We have received the Supplier of the year award four different times in the last twenty years, the most recent being June 2012. Prime Coatings is a member of Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce as well as the Pewaukee Chamber of Commerce.