2000 Large Coating Job Shop Survey

Article From: Products Finishing, , from Gardner Business Media

Posted on: 10/1/2000

Products Finishing takes its biennial look at large coating job shops. But, this year we did it with a twist...

In general, there are two types of finishingorganic and inorganic. However, as you can see from our Web site the editors of Products Finishing break down the finishing industry into four disciplines: plating, which also includes anodizing, vapor deposition and blackening; painting, including electrocoating; powder coating; and mass finishing, which includes vibratory finishing, polishing, buffing, deburring and abrasive blasting. We have drawn these lines to ensure that we adequately cover the entire range of finishing processes and help our readers find the information they need quickly. But, these lines have also been drawn because this is essentially how finishers and suppliers to the finishing industry have traditionally categorized themselves.

While these distinctions are natural (humans seem to want to classify things) and provide some benefit, do they provide an accurate description of the finishing industry? Can a job shop truly be classified as a painter, powder coater or plater?

Well, that is one of the things we set out to determine with the 2000 Large Coating Job Shop Survey. As usual, we sent out surveys to the largest job shops in SIC 3479, which basically covers painting and powder coating shops. But, to answer our classification question, we decided to add a little twist. We also sent out surveys to the largest job shops in SIC 3471, which basically covers job shops that perform plating, anodizing, vapor deposition and blackening.

So, can a job shop truly be classified as a painter, powder coater or plater? According to our survey, the answer is no.

How do we know this? We received 31 responses to the survey. Every respondent performed some kind of painting operation, whether it was electrocoating, high-solids, waterborne or solvent-borne painting. Almost half of the respondents had powder coating or plating lines, 14 and 15 respectively. And, seven of the shops that responded noted that they performed some type of mass finishing as well. It is also important to point out that only seven shops performed only one type of finishing, which more often than not was electrocoating.

I'll leave it to you to draw your own conclusions, but what it tells me is that finishers are trying to diversify their business. Trends in style come and go—just look at the use of chrome in the automotive industry. And, it appears that finishers want to be able to meet the demands of the constantly changing needs and desires of their customers. It is also possible that finishers are finding it hard to survive by offering just one type of coating. Perhaps their customers have products that need more than one type of coating and that customer only wants to work with one job shop. Whatever the answer is, we'd be interested in hearing your opinion.

The survey also asked these job shops if they are planning to add any new finishing processes in the next 2 years. The leading processes were powder coating and electrocoating. Five job shops said they were going to add powder coating, and 4 job shops said they were going to add electrocoating. Other processes that these job shops said they were going to add include painting (2), zinc nickel, anodizing and enameling.

The complete survey results are listed on the following pages. If you would like to have your shop listed in the next survey, send me an e-mail . Or, you can write me at 6915 Valley Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45244.

E.M.E. Inc.
Phone: 310-639-1621
Fax: 310-639-8559
Number of Employees: 130
Number of Plants: 1
Ft2 of Finishing Plants: 110,000
Annual Sales Volume: $5-10 million
Substrates Finished: Aluminum, steel, stainless steel, magnesium and titanium
Coatings Applied: Solvent-borne and electrocoating
Coating Application Methods:
Air-assisted airless spray and conventional spray
Curing Methods: Convection
Other Finishing Processes: Anodizing, electropolishing, electroplating, passivating and blasting

Craddock Finishing Corp.
Phone: 812-425-2691
Fax: 812-429-1370
Number of Employees: 125
Number of Plants: 1
Ft2 of Finishing Plants: 55,000
Annual Sales Volume: $5-10 million
Substrates Finished: Plastic and ferrous and non-ferrous metals
Coatings Applied: Solvent-borne, high-solids, powder coating, waterborne and lacquer
Coating Application Methods: Air-assisted airless spray, air-atomize spray, airless spray, HVLP and electrostatic spray
Curing Methods: Convection and infrared
Other Finishing Processes: Shot peening, sandblasting, silk screening, pad printing, chromating, phosphating and EMI/RFI shielding

B.L. Downey Co.
Phone: 708-345-8000
Fax: 708-345-8017
Number of Employees: 258
Number of Plants: 2
Ft2 of Finishing Plants: 260,000
Annual Sales Volume: $15-20 million
Substrates Finished: Steel and aluminum
Coatings Applied: Electrocoating and powder coating
Coating Application Methods: Dip coating, electrocoating and electrostatic spray
Curing Methods: Convection
Other Finishing Processes: Mass finishing

Applied Coating Technology
Phone:651-454-7777
Fax: 651-454-0043
Number of Employees: 340
Number of Plants: 3
Ft2 of Finishing Plants: 225,000
Annual Sales Volume: $20-25 million
Substrates Finished: All
Coatings Applied: Solvent-borne, electrocoating, high-solids, powder coating, waterborne and lacquer
Coating Application Methods: Air-assisted airless spray, air-atomize spray, airless spray, dip coating, HVLP, electrocoating, high-speed rotational bells and electrostatic spray
Curing Methods: Convection, infrared and UV
Other Finishing Processes: EMI/RFI shieldings, release coatings, silk screening and pad printing

Apollo Metals, Ltd.
Phone: 610-867-5826
Fax: 610-867-7594
Number of Employees: 138
Number of Plants: 1
Ft2 of Finishing Plants: 120,000
Annual Sales Volume: More than $25 million
Substrates Finished: Steel and non-ferrous
Coatings Applied: Solvent-borne
Coating Application Methods: Coil coating
Curing Methods: Infrared
Other Finishing Processes: Polishing

Allied Finishing
Phone: 616-698-7550
Number of Employees: 200
Number of Plants: 1
Ft2 of Finishing Plants: 85,000
Annual Sales Volume: $10-15 million
Substrates Finished: Zinc, brass and steel
Coatings Applied: Electrocoating
Coating Application Methods: Electrocoating
Curing Methods: Convection
Other Finishing Processes: None

Capsco, Inc.
Phone: 866-235-8000
Fax: 864-271-0746
Number of Employees: 125
Number of Plants: 1
Ft2 of Finishing Plants: 85,000
Annual Sales Volume: $5-10 million
Substrates Finished: Steel and zinc die castings
Coatings Applied: Electrocoating
Coating Application Methods: Electrocoating
Curing Methods: Convection
Other Finishing Processes: Electroplating, black oxiding and phosphating

Amac Enterprises Inc.
Phone: 216-362-1880
Fax: 216-362-0812
Number of Employees: N/A
Number of Plants: 2
Ft2 of Finishing Plants: 195,000
Annual Sales Volume: N/A
Substrates Finished: Steel
Coatings Applied: Solvent-borne, high-solids, waterborne and lacquer
Coating Application Methods: Dip coating and flow coating
Curing Methods: Convection and infrared
Other Finishing Processes: Electroplating, mechanical plating and phosphating

Chromagraphic Processing Co.
Phone: 570-323-6866
Number of Employees: 180
Number of Plants: 1
Ft2 of Finishing Plants: 100,000
Annual Sales Volume: $10-15 million
Substrates Finished: Steel and aluminum
Coatings Applied: Solvent-borne
Coating Application Methods: Coil coating
Curing Methods: Convection
Other Finishing Processes: Conversion coating, annealing

Elite Enterprises, Inc.
Phone: 219-420-1605
Number of Employees: N/A
Number of Plants: 1
Ft2 of Finishing Plants: 156,000
Annual Sales Volume: $10-15 million
Substrates Finished: Plastic and steel
Coatings Applied: Solvent-borne, high-solids and lacquer
Coating Application Methods: Air-atomize spray, high-speed rotational bells and electrostatic spray
Curing Methods: Convection
Other Finishing Processes: None

Roesch, Inc.
Phone: 618-233-2760
Fax: 618-233-1186
Number of Employees: N/A
Number of Plants: 2
Ft2 of Finishing Plants: 125,000
Annual Sales Volume: $15-20 million
Substrates Finished: Steel
Coatings Applied: Porcelain enamel
Coating Application Methods: Air-atomize spray
Curing Methods: N/A
Other Finishing Processes: None

Emmet Coating Services, Inc.
Phone: 810-826-9100
Fax:810-826-8484
Number of Employees: N/A
Number of Plants: 1
Ft2 of Finishing Plants: 47,000
Annual Sales Volume: $5-10 million
Substrates Finished: Steel and cast iron
Coatings Applied: Electrocoating and powder coating
Coating Application Methods: Electrocoating and electrostatic spray
Curing Methods: Convection
Other Finishing Processes: None

George Industries
Phone: 323-264-6660
Fax: 323-263-9342
Number of Employees: 372
Number of Plants: 1
Ft2 of Finishing Plants: 150,000
Annual Sales Volume: $15-20 million
Substrates Finished: Aluminum, steel, magnesium, zinc, wood, plastic and brass
Coatings Applied: Solvent-borne, high-solids, powder coating and waterborne
Coating Application Methods: Air-assisted airless spray, air-atomize spray, airless spray, dip coating, HVLP and electrostatic spray
Curing Methods: Convection and infrared
Other Finishing Processes: Anodizing and silk screening

Henlopen Manufacturing
Phone: 860-274-0943
Number of Employees: 200
Number of Plants: 2
Ft2 of Finishing Plants: 28,000
Annual Sales Volume: More than $25 million
Substrates Finished: Aluminum and plastic
Coatings Applied: Solvent-borne, high-solids and lacquer
Coating Application Methods: Air-atomize spray, HVLP and high-speed rotational bells
Curing Methods: Convection, infrared and UV
Other Finishing Processes: None

Hytek Finishes Co.
Phone: 253-872-7160
Fax: 253-872-7214
Number of Employees: 250
Number of Plants: 3
Ft2 of Finishing Plants: 170,000
Annual Sales Volume: N/A
Substrates Finished: All
Coatings Applied: Solvent-borne, high-solids, powder coating, waterborne and lacquer
Coating Application Methods: Air-assisted airless spray, air-atomize spray and airless spray
Curing Methods: N/A
Other Finishing Processes: N/A

Industrial Powder Coatings, Inc.
Phone: 419-660-2415
Fax: 419-660-2494
Number of Employees: More than 600
Number of Plants: 6
Ft2 of Finishing Plants: 475,000
Annual Sales Volume: More than $25 million
Substrates Finished: Steel, aluminum, zinc die casting and SMC
Coatings Applied: Electrocoating and powder coating
Coating Application Methods: Air-atomize spray, electrocoating and electrostatic spray
Curing Methods: Convection
Other Finishing Processes: Blank coating

Industrial Coating Service, Inc.
Phone: 317-322-7450
Fax: 317-322-7459
Number of Employees: 220
Number of Plants: 3
Ft2 of Finishing Plants: 135,000
Annual Sales Volume: $1-5 million
Substrates Finished: Steel, cast iron and aluminum
Coatings Applied: Electrocoating, powder coating and waterborne
Coating Application Methods: Air-assisted airless spray, HVLP, electrocoating, high-speed rotational
bells and electrostatic spray
Curing Methods: Convection and infrared
Other Finishing Processes: None

Metal Cladding, Inc.
Phone/Fax: 716-434-5513
Fax: 716-439-4010
Number of Employees: N/A
Number of Plants: 1
Ft2 of Finishing Plants: 80,000
Annual Sales Volume: $5-10 million
Substrates Finished: N/A
Coatings Applied: Solvent-borne, electrocoating, high-solids, powder coating, waterborne
Coating Application Methods: Air-assisted airless spray, air-atomize spray, dip coating, HVLP, hot spray,
electrocoating, high-speed rotational bells, electrostatic spray and flow coating
Curing Methods: Convection and infrared
Other Finishing Processes: Electroless nickel

MetoKote Corp.
Phone: 419-227-1100
Fax: 419-227-1160
Number of Employees: 2,000
Number of Plants: 30
Ft2 of Finishing Plants: 1,800,000
Annual Sales Volume: More than $25 million
Substrates Finished: All metal substrates
Coatings Applied: Electrocoating, high-solids, powder coating and waterborne
Coating Application Methods: Air-assisted airless spray, airless spray, HVLP, hot spray, electrocoating and electrostatic spray
Curing Methods: Convection, infrared and UV
Other Finishing Processes: High-temperature resistant specialty coatings

Linetec
Phone: 715-843-4100
Number of Employees: 500
Number of Plants: 3
Ft2 of Finishing Plants: N/A
Annual Sales Volume: More than $25 million
Substrates Finished: Aluminum, vinyl, plastic and fiberglass
Coatings Applied: Solvent-borne and high-solids
Coating Application Methods: Air-atomize spray, HVLP, high-speed rotational bells and electrostatic spray
Curing Methods: Convection and infrared
Other Finishing Processes: None

Paramount Metal Finishing
Phone: 908-862-0772
Fax: 908-862-9477
Number of Employees: 100
Number of Plants: 1
Ft2 of Finishing Plants: 60,000
Annual Sales Volume: $5-10 million
Substrates Finished: Aluminum, steel, copper alloys and zinc die casting
Coatings Applied: Solvent-borne, high-solids, powder coating and waterborne
Coating Application Methods: Air-assisted airless spray, HVLP and electrostatic spray
Curing Methods: N/A
Other Finishing Processes: Screen printing, electroplating, vibratory deburring and anodizing

Perfection Finishers
Phone: 419-337-8015
Fax: 419-335-2943
Number of Employees: N/A
Number of Plants: 2
Ft2 of Finishing Plants: N/A
Annual Sales Volume: $5-10 million
Substrates Finished: Steel and plastic
Coatings Applied: Solvent-borne, high-solids, waterborne and lacquer Coating Application Methods: Air-atomize spray, airless spray, dip coating, HVLP, hot spray, electrostatic spray and flow coating
Curing Methods: Convection and UV
Other Finishing Processes: Vacuum metallizing

Professional Plating Inc.
Phone: 920-756-2153
Fax: 920-756-3246
Number of Employees: 120
Number of Plants: 1
Ft2 of Finishing Plants: 80,000
Annual Sales Volume: $5-10 million
Substrates Finished: Steel, aluminum and brass
Coatings Applied: Electrocoating and powder coating
Coating Application Methods: Electrocoating and electrostatic spray
Curing Methods: Convection
Other Finishing Processes: Zinc plating

Quaker City Plating Ltd.
Phone: 562-945-3721
Fax: 562-945-8099
Number of Employees: More than 200
Number of Plants: 1
Ft2 of Finishing Plants: 70,000
Annual Sales Volume: $10-15 million
Substrates Finished: Plastic, steel, zinc, brass, aluminum and stainless steel
Coatings Applied: Solvent-borne and waterborne
Coating Application Methods: HVLP
Curing Methods: Convection
Other Finishing Processes: Electroplating

Russell Products
Phone: 216-267-0880
Fax: 216-433-1901
Number of Employees: 100
Number of Plants: 6
Ft2 of Finishing Plants: 110,000
Annual Sales Volume: $5-10 million
Substrates Finished: Steel, plastic, rubber, glass and composites
Coatings Applied: Solvent-borne, high-solids, powder coating, waterborne and lacquer
Coating Application Methods: Air-assisted airless spray, air-atomize spray, airless spray, dip coating, HVLP, hot spray, electrostatic spray and flow coating
Curing Methods: Convection, high-velocity and infrared
Other Finishing Processes: Anodizing, chromating and electroplating

Springco Metal Coating
Phone: 216-941-0020
Fax: 216-941-9712
Number of Employees: 250
Number of Plants: 1
Ft2 of Finishing Plants: 160,000
Annual Sales Volume: $10-15 million
Substrates Finished: Steel and aluminum
Coatings Applied: Electrocoating and powder coating
Coating Application Methods: Electrocoating and electrostatic spray
Curing Methods: Convection and infrared
Other Finishing Processes: Zinc plating

Southwest United Industries
Phone: 918-587-4161
Fax: 918-582-6158
Number of Employees: N/A
Number of Plants: 1
Ft2 of Finishing Plants: 60,000
Annual Sales Volume: $10-15 million
Substrates Finished: Steel, aluminum, stainless steel, nickel alloys, magnesium and titanium
Coatings Applied: Solvent-borne, high-solids, waterborne and lacquer
Coating Application Methods: Air-assisted airless spray, air-atomize spray and HVLP
Curing Methods: Convection
Other Finishing Processes: Anodizing, electroplating, shot peening and thermal spray coating

Vacuum Platers, Inc.
Phone: 608-847-5644
Fax: 608-847-6982
Number of Employees: 150
Number of Plants: 3
Ft2 of Finishing Plants: 100,000
Annual Sales Volume: $1-5 million
Substrates Finished: Plastic, zinc and steel
Coatings Applied: Solvent-borne and waterborne
Coating Application Methods: HVLP and flow coating
Curing Methods: Convection
Other Finishing Processes: Vacuum deposition

Whyco Technologies
Phone: 203-283-5826
Fax: 203-283-6152
Number of Employees: 215
Number of Plants: 1
Ft2 of Finishing Plants: 100,000
Annual Sales Volume: More than $25 million
Substrates Finished: Steel and brass
Coatings Applied: Electrocoating
Coating Application Methods: Electrocoating
Curing Methods: Convection
Other Finishing Processes: Electroplating

Fleet Design
Phone: 615-325-6701
Fax: 615-325-4773
Number of Employees: 240
Number of Plants: 2
Ft2 of Finishing Plants: 160,000
Annual Sales Volume: $15-20 million
Substrates Finished: Steel, aluminum and copper
Coatings Applied: Waterborne
Coating Application Methods: Airless spray
Curing Methods: Infrared
Other Finishing Processes: Electroplating, polishing and deburring

 

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