News & Events

  • MAR 3
    Happy National Surface Finishing Day 2021

    National Surface Finishing Day celebrates the contributions of the finishing industry to manufacturing and celebrates surface finishing professionals.

  • FEB 23
    Bales to Hold NSFD Educational Event

    As part of National Surface Finishing Day (NSFD) celebrations on March 3, Bales Metal Surface Solutions has announced a webinar on the basics of coating, finishing and polishing, as well as a virtual shop tour.

  • FEB 18
    Diversity in the Finishing Industry

    Products Finishing’s On the Line podcast for coaters and finishers discusses the topic of diversity in the finishing industry with interviews with Lab Midwest president and PF columnist Matthew Kirchner and Bales Metal Surface Solutions president Stacey Bales. 

  • JAN 18
    Longer, Cleaner Plating Bath Life

    Angelo Magrone of Bales Metal Surface Solutions suggests adding an agitation and filtration system to keep plating pretreatment tanks cleaner, longer.

  • DEC 23
    Forbes: Steve Bales Would Like What His Daughters Have Done With The Place

    What were you doing in your mid- to late twenties? It may have been challenging, whatever it was–but it probably wasn’t as challenging as mourning an unexpected and devastating personal loss while simultaneously trying to keep a family business alive, like the Bales sisters did.

  • DEC 23
    Finish and Coating: 20 Questions: Sara Bales and Stacey Bales, Bales Metal Surface Solutions

    For this 20 Questions segment, we went a little different and invited the owners of Bales Metal Surface Solutions — Sara and Stacey — to take part in this Q&A without seeing each other’s answers until they appear here.

  • APR 6
    Plastics News: Bales Named a 2020 Best Place to Work

    Bales is proud to rank 13th in the Plastics News Best Places to Work 2020 ranking. Our employees are the best. Learn more about Careers at Bales.

  • MAR 17
    Connect with Bales at Molding 2020.

    Rich Wozniak, Technical Services Manager, will be presenting on coating and polishing solutions that improve your mold performance and extend the life of your tool.  March 17-19, 2020 

  • SEP 18
    Thank You to All Who Attended Our Educational Session at the 2019 Blow Molding Conference

    We enjoyed every minute of our time at 2019 Blow Molding Conference. One of our favorite parts was sharing insights about the importance of surface finishing for blow molders. Thanks to all who met with us!

  • JAN 1
    Attend Our Educational Session at the 2019 Blow Molding Conference

    Are you a leader in the blow molding industry? This September is the 35th Annual Blow Molding Conference in Atlanta, and our Technical  Services Manager, Rich Wozniak, is hosting a special session about the importance of surface finishing for blow molders. Mark your calendars today and check out the event agenda for more details. We'd love to see you there!

  • JAN 1
    Thank You for Visiting us at Amerimold 2019!

    We enjoyed every minute of our time at Amerimold 2019. One of our favorite parts was meeting with other industry experts to learn how we can provide the best solutions for common moldmaking challenges. 

  • JAN 1
    Amerimold 2019

    Come meet the Bales team in person at Amerimold 2019! The annual tradeshow will be held from June 12-13 in Rosemont, Illinois – not far from the Bales headquarters! We look forward to meeting you and discussing your biggest challenges, questions and requirements around moldmaking. 

  • JAN 1
    PLASTEC West 2019

    Have you booked your trip to PLASTEC West 2019? We're excited to be back after nearly 30 years! Visit us at booth #3876 and tell us about the injection molding and manufacturing challenges you're currently facing.

  • JAN 1
    Plastic Caps & Closures 2018

    The annual conference hosted by Plastic News features forward-thinking developments and critical discussions on issues of importance to the packaging industry. If you're planning to attend this year's event, we invite you to join our very own Sara Mortensen as she leads a session on choosing the best mold coatings and how this decision can impact your production ROI.

  • JAN 1
    Amerimold 2018

    Come meet the Bales team in person at Amerimold 2018! The annual tradeshow will be held from June 13-14 in Novi, Michigan and addresses the business development, best practices and networking interests of the plastic injection mold manufacturing industry. We look forward to meeting you and discussing your biggest challenges, questions and requirements around moldmaking. When registering for the show, Bales customers can use promo code EXHMT38 for a free Expo pass.

  • MAY 7
    NPE 2018

    Come meet the Bales team in person at NPE2018. Hosted by Plastics Industry Association, NPE is one of the leading plastics trade shows and will be held from May 7-11 in Orlando, Florida. We look forward to meeting you and discussing your biggest challenges, questions and requirements around plastics. When registering for the show, Bales customers can use promo code 47826 for a free Expo pass.

  • NOV 9
    PLASTEC Minneapolis

    Come visit Bales at Booth #1042 at PLASTEC Minneapolis, Nov. 8-9 — part of the Midwest's largest advanced design and manufacturing event. Register for your free Expo badge using promo code INVITE, or get 20% off your conference pass.

  • JUN 14
    Amerimold 2017

    Bales will be at Amerimold this year in Rosemont, Ill. Be sure to stop by to see them at booth #916.

  • MAY 1
    Women Breaking the Mold Networking Forum

    Plastics News will host this inaugural professional development event for female executives in the plastics industry, featuring Stacey Bales as an expert panelist. This half-day conference will be held at the Westin Chicago Northwest hotel in Itasca, Ill., the day before the Plastics News Marketing Summit.

  • JUN 15
    Amerimold 2016

    The show started off with a little glitch: the power went out due to a transformer issue, delaying the start for about 15 minutes. Dean teased Rich that it was his fault, since it was his first Amerimold show. Yes, we were full of fun and games at our booth — including raffling off an Xbox.

    And, we have a winner ... congratulations to

    Ryan Stuck from CK Technologies in Ohio!

    Thank you to everyone who stopped by the Bales booth at Amerimold. We enjoyed seeing longtime industry friends … and meeting new ones!

  • MAR 22
    Plastics News Best Places to Work 2016

    Stacey Bales and her sister, Sara Mortensen, have a unique relationship with their employees.

    “A lot of them have seen us in diapers,” Stacey Bales said in a recent phone interview. “The majority of them have worked here 15 years or longer. Some of them grew up with us.”

  • MAR 5
    TMA Young Leaders Award

    Stacey Bales was selected to receive the first-ever Technology & Manufacturing Association's Young Leaders Award. Jim Carr, TMA's Chairman of the Board, said that Stacey was selected in recognition of her resilience, hard work and leadership at Bales Metal Surface Solutions and within the TMA. 

  • JAN 11
    17 Suburban Young Professionals honored

    It was an evening for rising stars Thursday as 17 suburban businesspeople younger than 35 were honored at annual Suburban Young Professionals program, hosted by Daily Herald Business Ledger and its sponsoring partners.

  • NOV 5
    Bales Takes Home “What’s Your Story?” Award

    Bales was one of five companies recognized by 25N Coworking for their success story of challenge, survival and how they make a difference in their workplace. The winner in the mid-size business category, Sara Mortensen, Bales Vice President, accepted the award on behalf of the Bales team.

  • OCT 13
    The Distance by Basecamp Podcast

    Stacey and Sara talk about being next generation manufacturing leaders.

  • SEP 23
    Stacey Bales NBC/BizCast Interview

    Stacey talks Bales doubling sales in five years

  • JUL 20

    Check out our latest webinar!
    Dean Tufano, Technical Services Manager at Bales Metal Surface Solutions, gives a useful breakdown in mold maintenance.

  • JUN 30

    We're so proud! Bales' own Harry Raimondi, Technical Services Manager, has been named Moldmaker of the Year by the SPE / Mold Making and Mold Design Division.

    We got him to talk about his 50-plus years in the business, starting as a moldmaker.

  • JAN 1
    Our President Featured on Making Chips Podcast

    Making Chips is a podcast that explores key topics in metalworking and manufacturing. The hosts  Jim Carr & Jason Zenger recently featured an interview with Bales President, Stacey Bales.

  • JAN 1
    Bales President, Stacey Bales Added to Women In Technology & Manufacturing Association Committee
    The Women In Technology & Manufacturing Association Committee plans and implements programs for women Technology & Manufacturing Association members; promotes the interest of women in member companies and in the industry as a whole.

    Stacey Bales, President of Bales Metal Surface Solutions, has recently been admitted into the Women In Technology & Manufacturing Association Committee.
  • MAR 11
    Bales is Honored at the Daily Herald Business Ledger's 25th Annual Awards for Business Excellence

    Bales Metal Surface Solutions proudly accepted an Annual Award for Business Excellence in the family business category by The Daily Herald Business Ledger. Stacey Bales and Sara (Bales) Mortensen accepted the award on behalf of Bales.

  • MAY 1
    An Award Winning Brand

    Bales Receives Award of Distinction for Corporate Identity at the 2015 Communicator Awards!

    We're very proud of our new logo and brand. This award is a testament to the theme of our rebranding: the constant progression of our company.

  • MAY 6

    Check out our latest webinar!
    Harry Raimondi, the Technical Service Manager at Bales Metal Surface Solutions, explains the importance of coating aluminum for protection.

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