Chris McKinnon
Chris McKinnon owns Aegis Industrial Finishing Ltd. with his father in Surrey, BC. As a third generation metal finisher (his grandfather started a plating company in 1948, and his father has worked in powder coating for more than 20 years), he is actively developing new markets for powder coating and providing those who will listen a greater appreciation for powder coating. He has an MA in Business Leadership, holds his NACE CIP Level 3 (#31504), and is a member of PCI’s Custom Coater Steering Committee. His company is focused on providing powder coating and abrasive blasting to the local market and specializes in process-driven quality for pieces up to 38 feet by 9.5 feet by 10 feet and 7,000 pounds. If you would like to contact Chris, he can be reached at

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By Chris McKinnon In Powder Coating Magazine Articles No comments

As business owners and managers, we are so focused on the big picture when it comes to running our business or department that it is easy to overlook the small details that can separate us from our competitors. Whether you are trying to find new talent to help you take on the new account you’re developing or troubleshooting […]

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The Powder Coater Toolbox

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As custom coaters we often do not have the added support of a QC department let alone a dedicated team member. In this article I will identify tools that I value having around our shop, and highlight some of their uses as well as applicable standards that may provide further instruction to their use. In all […]

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The Quality of The Cure

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When I ask customers what they know about powder coating, the answers that I get almost always relate to the durability of the coating. Words such as hard, strong, tough, durable, etc. are used freely. In all these cases, the customer does not realize that they are speaking about one of the most impressive things about […]

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April 6, 2020


As of this posting, we continue to operate 5 days a week. We continue to run two shifts. We will be monitoring the Canadian Government COVID-19 Outbreak Page here.

We remain committed to providing you with quality finished product on time. To safeguard the health of our employees and customers, we continue to follow the below operating procedures:

Current Operating Procedures

  • Only employees are allowed in Aegis.
  • All employees who can work remote will be setup to do so.
  • All sales activities will be taking place via phone and/or email.
  • All non-essential meetings have been cancelled and employees have been educated about the precautions that help reduce risk of contracting COVID-19.
  • Any employees who are exhibiting symptoms as per Health Canada Guidelines are being sent home.

Production Planning:

  • Lead time: 1.5 weeks
  • Shipping / Receiving Hours: 7:30am - 3:30pm
  • We are currently running a 3 - 5 day lead time for orders that have been previously booked. Please contact our office at 778-294-5595 to book upcoming orders.
  • In the event that we anticipate a disruption to our service levels, we will notify all customers who have confirmed orders with us.

This update is current as of April 6, 2020 and remains our status until further notice. We wish you and your co-workers health and safety in these coming days.



Aegis Industrial Finishing Leadership Team

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