A New Dawn for Sunset Industrial Applications
No one would have blamed Jim Nicklas one bit if he had taken his dream of building a world-class painting facility and shelved it for another tomorrow.
Several years ago, Nicklas saw the need for a large coating operation to serve the multitude of OEMs in and around the Cumberland Valley, Pennsylvania area, which is about 50 miles south of Harrisburg and 90 miles west of Baltimore.
But Nicklas, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, knew that where there is a need, there should be something there to fill it. “The area lacked world-class painting capabilities and capacities,” Nicklas says.
Sunset Industrial Applications (SIA) now stands proudly with more than 50,000 square feet of space for painting, powder coating and part preparation. The facility opened in April 2014 and is now aggressively seeking both customers and joint venture partners.
“SIA was built to respond to what our customers told us was a significant problem and a critical market need,” he says.