In 1986 PMF was a struggling powder coat facility on the in southeastern side of Kent County. That year Grand Rapids businessman, A.D. Buist, purchased it. Buist saw potential in relocating PMF to the northwest side of Grand Rapids and moved the operation to 11th Street. In 1996 PMF opened a second location on Turner Ave. Buist’s daughter, Betsy Boss, took over as President and owner in 1998. Betsy consolidated the two locations to the Turner Ave. building where Betsy, her husband Mark, her daughter Tricia, and 12-18 full time employees have been operating PMF ever since.