In 1932, Everett H. Fernald, Sr. founded The Industrial Plating Company (later to be known as Induplate, LLC). Mr. Fernald was known as an independent, inventive entrepreneur. His particular passion was plating parts his competitors found difficult or impossible. His propensity to specialize in difficult work caused the company to develop a number of fine craftsmen whose foundation and expertise continue to guide the company today.
Mr. Fernald was succeeded by his son, Everett H. Fernald, Jr. as President in 1968. Mr. Fernald, Jr. holds an advanced degree in Metallurgical Engineering and continues the proud tradition of craftsmanship. In 1969, David E. Lippy, a Chemical Engineer from Admiral Rickover's Nuclear sub project and University of Pennsylvania classmate of Mr. Fernald, Jr., joined as co-owner of Induplate, a subsidiary of The Industrial Plating Company. The two operations were combined into one operation in 1973. By 1980, Induplate was widely recognized as the pre-eminent chromium plating facility in the US.
In 1986, Induplate purchased H&H Products, a high volume machining operation in North Providence, RI. The objective was to create a truly vertically integrated operation. This new business segment soon enjoyed significant growth that required it to relocate to its current facility a few miles north in Lincoln, RI. Today, Greystone of Lincoln (formerly H&H Products) has become a premier supplier of high volume turned components in the Automotive, Defense and Industrial markets.
A second plating facility, Greystone of Virginia, was constructed in 1992 to service major worldwide automotive fuel system companies. This plant is a state-of-the-art "green field" facility with a fully integrated staff and modernized plating and analytical capabilities. Staffed with a highly skilled workforce and in-plant construction of automated equipment, this new addition to the Greystone Group positions itself to remain highly cost efficient in today's challenging Automotive, Aerospace and Defense industries.
Through the synergies created by our combined precision high volume machining and plating capabilities, Greystone continues to be the preferred supplier of many leading global companies. Please contact us for your next high volume machining and plating opportunity.