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Publication Date: 11/2009
Pages: 3
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Ohio coater meets a 48-hour deadline to apply multiple colors on a large Manhattan art installation

Earlier this year, when Joe Cochran got a call from Dover Tank and Plate, Dover, Ohio, about a fabricated art installation that needed to be powder-coated, he said he thought, "yeah, yeah, yeah, what could be so bad about that?" But Cochran, vice president of the Powder Division at Akron-based Thomarios, was about to be challenged--in a big way.

The job involved a lot of colors on a lot of pieces that would be assembled into a multimedia installation in Manhattan's Madison Square Park. Not a big deal for Thomarios, a company accustomed to handling large powder coating jobs in multiple colors with its spray-to-waste powder coating batch system. The shop could simply manually spray a piece, change colors, and manually spray the next piece. Whoa, not so fast.

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