We started with a simple idea.
Everett Plating’s parent company JEVAC Machine, a precision aerospace industry processing facility, was having difficulty finding a chemical processing facility to put a finish on the parts. So, in 1993 Jimmy Cheatham decided to start working on opening his own chemical processing facility and this is when Everett Plating was born. He spent many hours and days researching and studying the procedure and processes required to anodize per MIL-A-8625. An older building was purchased to run the operation. As years passed Conversion Coat per MIL-DTL-5541 and Passivation per ASM 2700 were added to the process to meet customers’ needs.
With business growing, Jimmy and his son Craig Cheatham, decided in 2014 it was time to build a newer and bigger building next to JEVAC Machine for Everett Plating. In 2015 Craig’s son, Clay Cheatham, joined as the General Manager of Everett Plating. His initial efforts were focused on NADCAP approval for chemical processing, and in 2016 Everett Plating achieved NADCAP approval. Currently, Clay is working on becoming level 2 in NDT Penetrant Inspection.