Welcome to Abrasive Processing & Technologies, your ISO 9001:2015 certified surface preparation specialist. Headquartered just outside of Indianapolis, Indiana, we assist clients worldwide, in industries from automotive to medical and everything in between, with surface preparation needs, including cleaning, degreasing, deburring, rust removal, surface preparation and finishing.
Led by President, Mike Riggs, our team of highly skilled technicians analyze the specifications for each project and advise clients of the best blasting process to achieve their desired surface finish. With over 50 years of expertise and proven processes, Abrasive Processing & Technologies is the authority on surface preparation best practices. Our knowledgeable professionals go above and beyond to handle each project with care and an eye on quality.
Our Midwest facility has capacity from high to low volume, large to small parts, simple to complex projects – we handle it all. Within our environmentally controlled space, we have multiple blasting systems to accommodate all project needs from shot peening and abrasive blasting to vibratory and specialized services. Whether your project is a single item such as a car rim or mass finishing of millions of small metal components, Abrasive Processing & Technologies is your resource for all your surface preparation projects!
Michael J. Riggs
Michael J. Riggs, Abrasive Processing & Technologies President, leads with a spirit of true entrepreneurship and an eye on stewardship. For the entire Abrasive team, he leads through example and often can be found working side by side with technicians to make sure a job is running just right from start to finish. Since his purchase of the business in June of 2005, Michael has been actively involved in the day to day operations of the company along with heading up the company’s future growth plans.
With over 30 years in the industry, his surface preparation knowledge and expertise is vast and spot on. As a published author in publications such as Performance Racing Industries and Surface Enhancement to Powertrain Components, his know-how is often searched out as an industry authority on surface preparation best practices, shot peening and specialty blast media.
A lifelong Hoosier, Michael enjoys his down time too. He loves to cheer on the home team! On weekends you can often find him supporting one of his Indy favorites such as his beloved Colts, the Pacers or the Indians. He also enjoys a little golf and boating from time to time, and never misses a chance to hang out with his granddaughters.
office and quality manager
Mikka Gurley works closely with the President and entire staff to keep day to day operations running smoothly at Abrasive’s northeast Indianapolis facility. As an advocate for Abrasive’s valued customers, she enjoys being able to provide the consistent high level customer service the company is known for far and wide within the industry.
With nearly 10 years of experience within ISO certified manufacturing settings, Mikka understands the importance of maintaining quality standards on each and every job. She is dedicated to continuous improvement within the organization and ensuring quality at every step, from prototyping to production to final inspection.
She can often be found pitching in where needed on the plant floor or in the office, but Mikka also greatly appreciates her down time as well. She is fond of spending time with friends and family, and cheering on her children at softball games on the weekends.
Kimberly Riggs, Abrasive Processing & Technologies Controller, is a dynamic and creative leader within the team. She is passionate about finance and accounting and is often Abrasive’s biggest champion internally and externally.
She enjoys volunteering locally for children’s mentoring programs and spending quality time with her husband, children and grandchildren.
As an active member of the local chamber, Kimberly welcomes opportunities to collaborate with neighboring businesses and get involved positively within Abrasive’s local community as well as the northeast Indianapolis area.
Abrasive Processing & Technologies Administrative Assistant, Mary Held, keeps the Abrasive team running like a well-oiled machine. As a key point of contact within the organization, Mary enjoys the privilege of being the face and voice of Abrasive when greeting customers either in person or over the phone.
As a vital part of the team since 2007, Mary interacts daily with Operations, Sales, Accounting, Purchasing, Shipping/Receiving, Production and Quality to ensure Abrasive’s valued customers receive all-star customer service at every step.
Outside of her duties at Abrasive, Mary is always thrilled to get to spend quality time with her friends and family. She also is an avid traveler and enjoys keeping active and fit.