ICAFe, Inc.

From Preparation to Finish.

About Us

Established in 1944, ICAFe, Inc. has become one of the largest and well-respected distributors of industrial finishing equipment in Wisconsin and northern Illinois.

The company, with headquarters in Waukesha, WI, is in its third generation of family ownership.

ICAFe continues to grow and expand into new markets by being forward-thinking, maintaining positive customer-client relationships, and embracing the creativity of its
dedicated staff.

The industrial business grew by adding additional staff in Iowa and Minnesota as well as an acquisition of Design Automation in Baldwyn, MS in 2005.

Our Focus

ICAFe specializes in system integration and providing custom turnkey solutions to clients’ unique finishing processes.

Within ICAFe Companies, our particular expertise lies in process equipment related to the washing and pretreatment of parts.

We understand the importance of proper surface treatment and the challenges involved in achieving maximum adhesion and durability in a coating process.

Our History

From Preparation To Finish.

ICAFe has you covered, ICAFe continues to grow and expand into
new markets by being forward-thinking, maintaining positive
customer-client relationships, and embracing the creativity of its
dedicated staff.

1947

Harry Goldsmith founds Harry Goldsmith & Associates in Milwaukee, WI. The company provided specialty chemicals to local businesses that were involved in the war effort.

1950

Alex Dziedzic buys Harry Goldsmith & Associates, and the company became Alex B. Dziedzic & Associates.

1979

The company is renamed to more accurately reflect the business they conduct. Co-owner Clifford Hemmer, a former school teacher and U.S. Army colonel with a background in chemistry, settles on Industrial Chemical and Finishing Equipment, Inc.
(ICAFe, Inc.).
The ‘e’ in the ICAFe is written lowercase as a play on the chemical symbol for iron — Fe.

1984

ICAFe surpasses $1 million in yearly sales of Binks equipment for the first time.

1999

ICAFe relocates to Waukesha, WI where headquarters remains to this day.

2001

ICAFe acquires Waukesha-based RPM Industries in its first strategic acquisition.

2006

ICAFe acquires O’Donohue Industries of Waukesha, WI, and greatly expands its offerings in parts washing and metal preparation.

2008

ICAFe acquires Production Concepts Incorporated – a metal plating company based out of
Woodstock, IL.

2010

ICAFe acquires M&M Supply — a finishing products distributor bases out of Green Bay, WI.

2014

ICAFe acquires Dove Equipment of East Peoria, IL and vastly expands its geographical presence and engineering capabilities.

2016

ICAFe acquires the Industrial Division of Seneca Companies and names the newly formed company Seneca Fluid Technologies, Inc.

Major Industries Served

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GENERAL INDUSTRIES
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RECREATION & POWER SPORTS
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PLATING
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RAILS & HEAVY EQUIPMENT
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METAL FABRICATION & STAMPING