Westfield Electroplating Company (WEPCO) was founded in 1946 in the western Massachusetts city of Westfield, where we still make our home today. WEPCO moved into the North Elm Street location in 1954, with additions completed in 1955, 1966, 1987 and 2012.
Michael Stolpinski was General Manager when owners wanted to retire in 1984. It was only fitting for Mike to purchase the business. Mike has spent four decades growing the business from 20 dedicated employees to over 200 today. Mike could not have done this without having a strong team and core group of employees with the same values and drive as he. His oldest son, Jonathan, followed in his father’s footsteps after earning his business administration degree and spending time in other ventures. Learning the business on the job, Jonathan now serves as Vice President, playing a significant role in ongoing growth.
WEPCO has over 200 highly skilled metal finishers, painters, chemists, technicians, a full laboratory, maintenance, administrative and engineering staff. We believe our diverse talent pool, multiple facilities and fleet of trucks allows us to best support our aerospace and defense customers.
WEPCO is honored and proud to be the first chemical processing company to earn full accreditation from The National Aerospace Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (NADCAP). NADCAP has the most critical and stringent requirements in the industry and WEPCO has proudly maintained that status for the last two decades.
Celebrating our 75th anniversary in 2021, we are continuing to be a strong local community supporter and a good business neighbor. WEPCO supports the Westfield Chamber of Commerce, where Mike Stolpinski received the Businessman of the Year Award in 2009. The Stolpinski family received the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Westfield Wall of Fame in 2015. We also contribute to a myriad of nonprofits in the city. Jonathan Stolpinski sits on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Westfield. Mike and Jonathan believe, "The more we do for our children now, when they get older, the more they will be able to do for others."
Westfield Electroplating Company (WEPCO) shall:
Meet or exceed our customers' requirements while continually looking to improve the quality of our services.
Continually upgrade our systems and procedures to meet the latest environmental, safety and health requirements stipulated by the Federal, State and Local Governments, as well as any unique requirements imposed by our customers.
Seek out all opportunities to improve our processes and minimize work or scrap. Each and every individual in the company can and shall help identify opportunities for improvement. WEPCO's management is committed to improving communication and encourages a team approach to problem resolution.
Prioritize the adoption of cost-effective process changes that help elimiate or reduce toxins at the point of pollution. Where toxins cannot be reduced, WEPCO is committed to exploring the reuse and recycling of these toxins.