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Established in 1935

Our company’s roots date back to 1935 when Ken R. Humke began selling automotive paints, equipment and supplies from his home. He opened a store in Portland and later became a distributor for Sherwin Williams Company serving Oregon, Washington and Idaho. During Word War II, industrial supplies were added to the product offerings. By 1965, the company became a major player in the industrial marketplace as a primary supplier for local shipyards. The company concentrated its focus on paint application equipment and supplies. In 2007, Todd Elmer, a 35 year employee and stockholder, purchased the Humke family’s shareholdings and changed the name to Finishing Technologies, Inc. In 2011, Todd moved the business to its current location in NE Portland off Airport Way.

Today, Finishing Technologies is the leader in the finishing industry. The company has exclusive accounts with numerous industrial suppliers and specializes in complete finishing solutions. We pride ourselves in being the largest full service technical coatings equipment distributor in the Pacific Northwest.

An early building at
14th and NW Davis
in Portland, Oregon

The Finishing Technologies staff has over a century of combined experience providing customers with cutting-edge technologies that are environmentally friendly and cost effective. Our systems division installs paint and powder
production systems across the United States and Mexico. From fluid-handling equipment, custom automation and robotics to powder application systems, we have the depth of knowledge to resolve any challenge. We specialize in
integrated, turnkey finishing systems.

Our distribution division provides a variety of finishing equipment, industrial supplies and full-service repair and maintenance. Finishing Technologies prides itself in providing exceptional service, selection, quality and value. We proudly represent quality brands, such as ITW Binks and DeVilbiss, Gema, Graco, 3M, Sata, Ransburg, Columbus Industries, Nitrotherm and many more.

Company Mission Statement:
Finishing Technologies provides the latest advancements in finishing-related solutions, bringing to the forefront new technologies that reduce waste and emissions into our environment. Finishing Technologies provides unparalleled partnerships with our customers, providing goods and services worldwide that promote consistent economic benefits and environmental solutions.