Products Finishing

OCT 2013

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MAXIMIZING OPPORTUNITIes a sense that we could make this plant work. There were a lot of things that had not gone right with this facility in the past, but the three of us felt that we had an opportunity here to build something and keep it going." In June 2012, Max Coating signed the papers to purchase the equipment and lease the facility. That also started a due-diligence process to get the machinery, equipment and coating line inspected and brought up to specifications before the company started coating parts there. Six-Month Process It wasn't a simple process, though, taking the better part of six months. Phillips and Bridges tracked down the e-coat line's original manufacturers and installers and brought them in to go over each piece of equipment and determine its readiness for operation. Some things need spit and polish; others need a major cleaning, overhaul or replacement. "We wanted to do this the right way," Phillips says. "It couldn't be rushed if we wanted this line working properly and for years to come. We couldn't afford to bring a customer on board and then have this line go down. We needed to look at and inspect everything." By September 2012, they were starting to e-coat in small PRODUCTS FINISHING — pfonline.com 31

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