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Imagineering Finishing Technologies
www.iftworldwide.com / HQ: South Bend, Ind. / Andy McDonald, director of marketing and
business analytics: "I'm proud that we're a preferred supplier to the space program."

image courtesy of andrew mcdonald

Midwest

imagineering's senior staff
includes mike kolo (left), jim
hammer, mathew huff and
dan engelbert.

Critical Missions

imagineering finishing technologies helps its
customers achieve difficult goals. by jim harris

Imagineering Finishing Technologies' (IFT) capabilities go far beyond
the simple coating and painting of
parts. "We do not provide decorative
coatings which only need to be visually appealing," says Jim Hammer,
president and CEO of the South Bend,
Ind.-based company. "We apply functional, precision coatings for parts
that absolutely cannot fail."
IFT has earned the reputation as
the KnowledgeSourceâ„¢ for metal
finishing and testing solutions. "We
work collaboratively with our clients
to understand their needs and critical
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performance objectives to solve wear
and corrosion concerns to improve
performance and extend the useful
life of manufactured components,"
Vice President of Technical Services
Dan Englebert says. "With the assistance of our global supplier-partnership network we provide our clients
with a competitive advantage in the
markets that they serve."
For the company, this includes
treating metal parts and components
used in a number of critical applications. One recent example of the
company's capabilities is its collabo-

rating with aerospace giants Boeing
and Lockheed to coat and treat parts
used in NASA's Space Launch System
(SLS). IFT modified its Indianapolis
facility to accommodate large treatment tanks that can process rocket
parts of 18 feet or more in diameter.
The SLS is the platform for launching
rockets including the Orion manned
spacecraft into space for exploring the
underside of the moon as well as Mars.
"I'm proud that we're a preferred
supplier to the space program," Director of Marketing and Business Analytics Andy McDonald says. "It is a great
feeling to know that you are more
trusted than any other company when
it comes to processing parts that will
quite literally protect the lives of the
astronauts who will be visiting the
moon and those who will eventually
be the first to set foot on Mars."


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