The Albers Finishing Solutions management team is committed to achieve optimum quality through experience, expertise, capability and the reliability of their work force, always focusing on continuous improvement. We are driven to achieve a goal of 100% customer satisfaction through processes dedicated to quality.
So how do pizza shop owners and a potato chip maker get into the industrial finishing market? For the Albers brothers from Cheney, Kansas, the creation of something great began with the idea to provide a product or a service that is in high demand.
The Albers had a conversation with a business contact who was asked to paint the parts his company was manufacturing for agricultural equipment companies. But the company wanted to focus on manufacturing parts, not painting them.
Entrepreneurs at heart, the Albers developed a business plan based on the needs of the manufacturer, and the idea to start an industrial finishing operation was born.
The result is Albers Finishing and Solutions, an industrial coating company that opened with a new liquid finishing line, and quickly grew to offering more services, including plating, anodizing and eventually, a powder coating line.
The Albers family of four brothers and one sister has been involved in a number of businesses and is not afraid of hard work. They were excited to learn more about the finishing industry while helping the community of Cheney by creating jobs and industrial opportunities.
Business Entrepreneurs Chief among their business interests were Art’s and Mary’s Tater Chips, Leadfoot Express Transport and D’Mario’s Pizza Outlets.
The Albers had owned Art’s and Mary’s for more than 20 years. The brand was a longtime favorite on Kansas grocery store shelves and a staple at area picnics until the business struggled in 1994 and filed for bankruptcy. A few years later, the Albers purchased the rights to the Art’s and Mary’s name and resurrected the local favorite.
Their experience in the food industry resulted from owning several D’Mario’s Pizza restaurants in Kansas. They also owned Leadfoot Express Transport, a local courier company.
But the Albers knew their next venture was in finishing, based on the needs in their area to provide a service that is in high demand.
Albers Finishing and Solutions says its starting goal is always to focus on superior quality, consistency, and customer service. “Our goal is to be a partner, not just another contractor,” Albers says. “We understand how important turnaround times, communication on the status of a product, quality control and proper packing are to the success of a business.” https://www.pfonline.com/articles/liquid-coating-demand-creates-albers-finishing
They started with a top-of-the-line automated liquid paint system that included a high degree of automation, that would ensure consistent quality of their finished parts. If they were going to enter the finishing world, it was important for them to be at the top of their game offering unrivaled superiority in finishing services. By being able to offer the best solution for their customers, they understood from the beginning that spending money on the best finishing equipment was an important part of being successful in their new finishing solutions business.
Knowing that there was also a need for plating and anodizing solutions in their area, they added both services in 2017 and have plans to add a powder coating line in the future as well.