About Industrial Metal Finishing Inc.

Industrial Metal Finishing, Inc., a contract services company specializing in small to mid-size parts processing, provides a fast, economical alternative to in-house or overflow processing requirements for shot peening, abrasive blasting and liquid honing. Services are provided out of our facility in the city of Placentia, strategically located in the heart of southern California.

Industrial Metal Finishing specializes in precision shot peening for the medical, aircraft, aerospace, electronics, energy and transportation industries. IMF is an approved vendor for many large national companies, including; Alcoa, Medtronic, National Oilwell Varco, Parker Aerospace, Texton United Technologies, and more.

As a third generation family owned and operated business, Industrial Metal Finishing is uniquely positioned to provide our customers with responsive service, quick job turnaround, and superb quality.

Industrial Metal Finishing, Inc is Nadcap accredited for Surface Enhancement and our quality system is registered to ISO 9001:2015, AS9100D and ISO 13485:2016.

Company Mission Statement

To continue to be recognized by industry as a company whose services enhance the efficiency and profitability of our customers.

Company Principles

  • Conduct all commerce in the most equitable manner possible and be recognized for our integrity.
  • Achieve the highest level of technical excellence in our field.
  • Maintain all processes and procedures in the best environmental profile possible.
  • Provide our employees with the tools, skills, and training necessary to be highly motivated to achieve the goals of the company, as well as their own personal goals.

Our Industrial Metal Finishing Team

Bob Hayden

Bob started Industrial Metal Finishing in 1991 after a long and varied career in the metal finishing industry, including positions as president of a major shot peen and abrasive blast machinery manufacturer, president of an electronic circuit board manufacturer, and a business consultant. He has over forty years of experience as a shot peen engineer and holds master level shot peen certifications

Robert Hayden, Sr.
Director of Engineering
Mr. Hayden Sr. passed away peacefully on May 10, 2008 and is survived by his wife Ardyce, and a large extended family. Mr. Hayden Sr. was one of the original founders of Universal Finishing Machines, a manufacturer of high quality shot peening and abrasive finishing equipment. In addition to his many contributions, over the years, to the shot peen industry he also founded Hayden Aircraft Corporation in 1953, which produced the Bushmaster (an updated version of the original Ford Tri-Motor, the airplane which delivered the first trans-continental air service in less than forty-eight hours). Mr. Hayden holds patents related to both shot peen processes and equipment.

Pete Colon
Director of Process Development

Pete started his career in the metal finishing industry in the early 1960s and later founded A & A Deburring; a successful precision deburring company located in Santa Ana, Calif. In 1999 IMF and A & A merged, bringing Pete’s extensive knowledge of precision deburring and micro surface finishing applications to Industrial Metal Finishing.

Chris Johansen
Production Coordinator

Chris is the fourth generation of the Hayden family to work in the shot peening industry.

Kim Ahlmann
Document Review and Accounting
Kim is the vital link between IMF’s customers and its production department. Her efforts assure that our production staff always works to the most current specification, customer drawing, and IMF’s internal quality procedures and processes. When you call Industrial Metal Finishing, Kim is the friendly voice answering the telephone. While her primary responsibilities include accounts receivable, accounts payable, and human resources, she’s also happy to answer job status and delivery questions.

Robert Hayden, III
Chief Financial Officer

Robert joined IMF in 2002 after a career as Vice President of a large California based bank. Initially contracted to complete a one-time finance project, Robert enjoyed the challenges of working with a growing family business so much that he left his banking career and joined the company full time.

Eileen Hayden
Quality System Management Representative 

Finishing Technician Staff
Industrial Metal Finishing maintains a dedicated team of experienced and highly skilled process technicians. Our employees have an average tenure of fifteen years, and many of them have been with us since the company was founded in 1991. We take pride in our low employee turnover ratio of less than two percent. IMF technicians participate in on-going training to assure that quality standards are maintained and to receive learning and advancement opportunities.

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