Parker Trutec Plans Building Expansion, New Electrocoating Line

New $8 million electrocoating process line addition compliments other electrocoat lines.
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Parker Trutec Inc. has announced that the Urbana, Ohio, facility will construct a 57,000-square-foot building expansion. This expansion will be required for the addition of a third electrocoating line to the coatings application facility located at 4795 Upper Valley Pike. This new electrocoating process line addition compliments the other electrocoat lines that are already in place at Parker Trutec and is expected to launch mass production by second quarter 2017. The total project cost will exceed $8.0 million.


The 14-station, fully automated electrocoating system will continue to enable an increase in production capacity for both existing and new customers and will also enable Parker Trutec Urbana to achieve tighter quality industry standards for steel, galvanneal and aluminum substrates. This new line features 3,000-pound rated racks and processing tank parameters of 16' × 7'8" × 6'6". Additionally, this line has the capabilities of rack tilting at each station as needed by customer requirements.


The added 57,000-square-foot building addition will be used to house the new electrocoat line. Additionally, the new building will improve production flow and efficiency for large part processing and enable better use of existing floor space throughout the plant. The building addition will add four trucking docks to the existing 29 docks currently in use. Link Construction of Bellefontaine, Ohio, has been selected for the new building installation with construction set to begin as early as late October or early November of 2015 with completion required by mid-2016.


Parker Trutec Urbana started operations in 1988, is a full service surface coating operation catering to a wide variety of customers with a wide range of specifications and requirements for zinc, manganese and iron phosphate, bonderlube, solid lubricant / defric coatings and electrocoating. Parker Trutec uses Henkel phosphate coatings (manganese, zinc, iron and bonderlube) along with Axalta and PPG electrocoating paints.