It's a stretch, but limousine keeps job shop business rolling
An auto-body repairman powder coats an array of parts for a lavender limo that turns heads wherever it goes.
When John Kletter opened Pittsburgh Powder Coating in Bethal Park, Pa., about 6 years ago, he began displaying powder-coated parts at car shows to drum up business. It worked. Car enthusiasts were impressed by the look and durability of the finish, Kletter said. But they tended to focus more on the part than the coating. "If I took an engine to a show, I got engines [as coating jobs], " he said. "If I took hood hinges, I got hood hinges."