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Publication Date: 08/2010
Pages: 4
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A Midwest powder coater waltzes into the major leagues by building a solid reputation coating large parts for historic projects

A go-kart enthusiast turned powder coater grew his business in a few short years simply by seeing a need and fulfilling it. Now he’s doing the big stuff.

Billy Joel and the Minnesota Twins have something extreme in common: A Minnesota powder coating shop called Extreme Powder Coating. Based in Blooming Prairie, the shop began as the dream of a go-kart racer, whose path to powder coating began in 1983 racing on the tracks of sunny California, the birthplace of the first "miniature car" in the 1950s. By the 1980s, multiple associations for racers had formed, establishing rules and regulations for the karts as well as the races. And Greg Peterson, founder and owner of Extreme Powder Coating, was in the midst of what would become a recognized sport in the 1990s.

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