KECO Coatings has been granted a second license by DuPont for the application of Teflon industrial coatings. One of only 26 Licensed Industrial Applicators (LIAs) in the U.S., KECO Coatings has been successfully applying an extensive range of Teflon coatings for more than two decades at its headquarters in Indianapolis. Following extensive investment at its new facility in Statesville, N.C., KECO is now able to offer a similar service locally to customers in the South East.
KECO first established a foothold in Statesville, the very heart of the NASCAR region, in 2008, with the acquisition of the former Teknix Powder Coating business. Since then, KECO has committed substantial resources, expanding the facility and growing the business. Investing in excess of $500,000 over the past five years, KECO has installed new equipment for high volume, automated powder coating, Teflon fluoropolymer coatings and the company’s own signature process, Kephos, gradually transitioning its entire portfolio of products and services to the Statesville facility.
President Mike Klinge explains, “Our customers will quickly see benefits in the opportunity to bundle their powder coating and Teflon coating requirements under one roof. We can give them a competitive advantage with their own products, not only through the quality and consistency of our coatings, but we can help them to save time and reduce costs by providing a one-stop shop.”
KECO will be offering Teflon coating services to customers across a wide range of different industries, ranging from performance racing and aerospace to pharmaceutical and packaging.