Providing metal finishing for over 35 years


Gleco Plating, Inc. was founded by Glen Gurley and his wife Jean in July 1979 in Garland, Texas.


Mr. Gurley had been involved in the metal finishing industry for many years in several capacities for other plating shops. It wasn’t until his abrupt departure from one of these companies, and constant encouragement from former associates and customers that he decided to go into business for himself. Hence, the formation of Gleco Plating, Inc.


Gleco started in a small, 1500 square foot facility with a handful of employees to what it is today: 75,000+ square feet contained within 2 facilities located in Rowlett, Texas and McAllen, Texas with over 115+ employees.


After Mr. Gurley’s death in 2002, ownership passed onto his son-in-law, Jeff Fodge, and daughter Glenda Fodge. Since then, their son, Matt Fodge, has become a 3rd generation principal in the company and oversees much of the day-to-day operations.


The business was founded on the premise that all customers, large or small, deserve the best quality, turnaround, and overall service that Gleco could possibly provide. We still hold to those values today.