American Trim began its life 60 years ago as Lima Tool and Die, a family-owned company that produced appliance handles for kitchen ranges. Today, the company is a leading supplier not only for the appliance trade but also the heavy truck industry. An eagerness to stay on top of the latest technologies has made American Trim a pioneer in the areas of electromagnetic forming, digital printing and advanced surface modification. Currently under development is a process called physical vapor deposition (PVD). In layman's terms, the technology creates a "near-chrome" finish that can be used to simulate stainless steel on refrigerators, ovens, washers and dryers.