Revamped powder system puts tough finish on furniture
A patio furniture maker updates its decade-old powder coating system by scrapping a vapor degreaser and pioneering a surface-prep method that includes an autodeposition primer under a powder topcoat. The result? On eof the toughest furniture finishes around.
Homecrest Industries, a Wadena, Minn.-based lawn-and-garden furniture manufacturer, is 3 hours Northwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul. At the peak of its busy season, the 41-year-old company employs 500 people, making it the largest employer in this small Minnesota town. Business is good. Last year, sales topped $30 million worldwide.