Custom coater cleans up with baking soda
A powder coating shop adopts soda blasting to prep wheels for powder coating. The shop not only gains in finish quality, but also saves time and labor. Now it can devote more energy to coating more parts than stripping a few problematic ones.
In trying to identify the core elements of a successful coater, Precision Powder Coating, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, presents a unique combination of variables. The operation represents a partnership of two retirees with no coating background. Dave Valley, a former marine engineer for the navy, and Earl Haggerty, a retired electrician for a bus company, decided against going gently into the golden years and combating a sense of ennui by launching a venture they knew next to nothing about. The two decided to start a small powder coating company to offset their pensions.