Metal Finishing Technologies Acquires Blasting Company


Metal finishing and specialty coating services company for aerospace, defense and industrial customers Metal Finishing Technologies, LLC, acquired shot peening and blasting services provider Aqua Blasting Corp. earlier this year.

The acquisition of the Bloomfield, Connecticut-based company reportedly diversifies MFT’s surface treatment offerings by adding surface enhancement capabilities.

Aqua Blasting was founded in 1971, with offerings including shot peening, glass bead peening, dry abrasive blasting, wet abrasive blasting, vapor blasting, soda blasting and automated grit blasting. The company reportedly holds numerous industry certifications.

According to the press release, the blasting company operates out of an 11,000-square-foot facility that houses automated peening and media blasting equipment, as well as several large abrasive blasting rooms, which handle parts up to 20 feet in length.

“Over the last three years, MFT has significantly invested into its facility to expand service offerings and capabilities, including the addition of non-destructive testing, and new NADCAP plating lines. Aqua Blasting represents an exciting next step in the evolution of MFT,” said Peter Mirabello, Chairman of MFT.

“Aqua Blasting already holds key certifications that align with MFT's strategic growth plan and enable immediate servicing of our current customers,” added Kleiner. “Our ultimate focus is providing customers with industry-leading quality and turnaround times.”

“We are all proud and excited to join the MFT team,” added Richard Madamba, President of Aqua Blasting. “Together, we will deliver a broader array of capabilities enabling better service to our new and existing customers. We are looking forward to the next chapter in our journey together.”


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