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Approximately 35,640 metal and plastic plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders are employed in the United States. A majority of electroplating workers work in independent shops that specialize in plating and polishing metals for other businesses and individuals. Other electroplaters work for large manufacturing firms that use plated parts in their products, such as the makers of plumbing fixtures, electric appliances, automobiles, kitchen utensils, wire products, and hardware items. Many plating jobs are located in or near industrial centers in the Northeast and Midwest.

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