Trojan Powder Coating Sits Atop Top Shops List
Trojan Powder Coating owner Carl Troiano takes a very low-key approach to describe how his company grew from one facility in New York to now three on the East Coast, becoming one of the biggest coating operations in the U.S.
“We were built on the crumbs of what other coaters left for us,” says Troiano, a native New Yorker whose accent is unmistakable Long Island, even though he is now operating out of his Sarasota plant he opened four years ago.
“We built this inch by inch over time through a lot of hard work,” he says. “It’s taken some time, but I like where we are these days.”
These days, Trojan Powder Coating is atop the Products Finishing Top Shops list as the No. 1 powder coating or painting operation in North America, based on a benchmarking survey done this spring amongst U.S. and Canadian finishing operations.
Trojan Powder Coating—which became the first U.S. coater to receive the Qualicoat aluminum coating industry certification from the Switzerland-based organization—scored very high on the four measuring criteria Products Finishing used in its benchmarking survey: finishing technology, finishing practices and performances, business strategies and performances and training and human resources.