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About Burkard Industries

Burkard Industries has a strong reputation serving the needs of a wide range of markets including automotive, defense/military, industrial, commercial, entertainment, agricultural, heavy truck, architectural, aerospace and medical.

Burkard Industries is a nationally recognized leader in the cleaning, pretreatment and coating processes for decorative and protective coatings. Coating services include electrocoat (e-coat), powder coat (including MIL-PRF-32348) and CARC (military paint).

Burkard Industries is your “One Stop Coating Shop”.  From prototype to production, our focus is to meet your finishing requirements with competitive pricing, superior quality and timely delivery.

Company History

Established in 1934, Burkard Industries is a family owned and operated firm, founded by John A. Burkard.  Burkard Industries is currently owned by his Grandson John E. Burkard and Great-Grandson John G. Burkard. Each generation enriches the company with a level of education and expertise not commonly found. Customers are assured the best policies, procedures and technologies are used everyday.



1934 Founded by John A. Burkard
1937 Expanded into die casting of the casket, marine, recreational & automotive hardware.
1967 Burkard Industries Introduces chrome plating.
1988 Discontinues chrome plating to provide powder coating.
1995 Installs second powder coat line.
1996 Installs powder batch booth for small runs and over size parts.
1997 Current President, Jay Burkard leaves management position at Ford to join Burkard Industries.
2003 Expands services to include E-Coat.
2007 Burkard is first Michigan based E-Coater to receive military approval for E-Coat.
2008 Expands services to include liquid painting for military applications (CARC)
2009 “Michigan Companies to Watch” Award winner.
2010 “Corp! Magazine “Michigan Economic Bright Spot.
2015 Top Coating Shop (#3)
2016 Top Coating Shop (#3)
2017 Top Coating Shop (#5)
2018 #1 Top Coating Shop in North America


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