Stripmaster Celebrates 25 Years

Company specializes in plastic media blasting, sandblasting, painting and powder coating.

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Stripmasters Services based in Decatur, Illinois, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this week by unveiling its new powder coating line and entertaining guests with a barbecue for its customers.

 

The company specializes in plastic media blasting, sandblasting, painting and powder coating. It is located at 2500 N. 22nd street in Decatur.

 

Mark Scranton is the president of Stripmasters. He founded it in 1990, servicing companies that include Caterpillar Inc., Decatur Foundry, Archer Daniels Midland Co. and Barton Manufacturing.

 

The shop moved into the former Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. plant in 2011 and added15 new jobs.

 

"We've grown steadily and gradually," Scranton said in 2011 when he moved the business into the new facility. "We've gone through good times and tough times. It wouldn't be possible without the employees who stand here today."

 

A lifelong resident of the Mt. Zion-Decatur area, Scranton and Stripmasters have built a reputation for serving his community in many ways, starting with the Boy Scouts where he obtained the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout.

 

Scranton served as a firefighter, EMT, investigator and command officer with the Mt. Zion Fire Department for 13 years. He has also served on the boards for the Mt. Zion School District, March of Dimes, and the Decatur Celebration as a volunteer, board member, general chairman, and president.

 

Scranton and Stripmasters have also served as a financial supporter for multiple community events and is a 1986 graduate of the Greater Decatur Chamber's Decatur Leadership Institute. Most recently, Stripmasters donated numerous hours and resources to help Extreme Makeover Home Edition in Champaign, IL.

 

At Stripmasters, they do a variety of painting and their specialty is painting semis, trailers and other heavy equipment. They use only high grade urethane coatings, and they do custom restoration and painting of vehicles with special needs. Some of the vehicles they do include: Semi’s, Supersucker Vactor trucks, dump trucks, fire and rescue apparatus, cranes, and a variety of other industrial equipment. Their large 20′ x 50′ paint booth is one of the largest in central Illinois.

 

For more information, please visit stripmasters.com