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About Surface Solutions

Surface Solutions has been in business since 1995 depositing high-performance, physical vapor deposition (PVD) coatings on our customer’s tools, components and products. Its founders, Clark Bergman and Mike Schultz, have over 60 years of combined experience offering cathodic-arc PVD coatings.

Our shop, located in the Minneapolis suburb of Fridley, occupies about 12,000 square feet. Although much of our business is local in nature, we coat parts from all over the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Our primary line of business is coating parts (tools and wear parts) with PVD coatings produced via a cathodic-arc vacuum coating process. In addition to our main business, we offer the following services:

  • Hand polishing of tools, components and machine parts.
  • Tumbling
  • Mass finishing
  • Stripping (removal) of coatings

We also offer free consulting services. If we don’t think our service is the best solution to your problem or application, we’ll recommend other services or solutions that may perform better or be more cost effective.


Our mission is to improve our customer’s productivity and profitability by providing a superior PVD coating service.

We accomplish this by applying high-performance, wear resistant coatings to our customer’s tools and parts, with superior service, at a reasonable price.

If you have a production, productivity, or tooling wear problem that you think can be improved by applying a coating, give us a call. Chances are you will soon be like hundreds of our other happy customers getting over ten times their money back by using PVD coatings.

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