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Minister of Natural Resources

March 27/2012 By
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SCARBOROUGH, ON, March 27, 2012 /CNW/ – Automatic Coating Limited,  a world leader in applying liquid and powder coating in North America announced today that The Right Honourable, Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources spent the afternoon Monday touring the company’s Scarborough Ontario Centre for Pipe Line Coating Innovation.  Automatic Coating Limited has heavily invested in technological innovation in oil and gas coating.  Through ACL Pipe Line Services, Automatic Coating offers a whole host of managed services, including shop applied pipe coating, pipe viper automated system for pipe rehabilitation and the Gwraler, an automated girth weld coating system.

“These newly developed automated systems demonstrate the innovation of Ontario companies and how the oil and gas industries and projects such as the keystone Pipeline project can provide growth and employment opportunities to Ontario companies in the manufacturing sector,” said Brad Bamford, President of Automatic Coating Limited. “We have been able to replace the revenue lost in the traditional manufacturing sector as companies moved offshore by shifting our focus to the oil and gas sector.”  Chris Love, General Manager, Automatic Coating Limited, added, “We are excited about the future of our mobile pipe stripping, blasting and coating services, as it will provide a new era in environmental protection, worker safety and quality in the rehabilitation of pipe lines for the oil and gas industry.”

After touring the plant Minister Oliver stated, “Automatic Coating Limited is an outstanding example of how innovation and the opportunities in the oil and Gas industry has translated to new jobs and growth in the Ontario manufacturing sector.”

Automatic Coating will continue to develop innovative services for pipe coating in the oil and gas sector.

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For further information:

Jocelyn Williams

Vice President

Automatic Coating

416-335-7500 ext 269

Jocelyn@automaticcoating.com or visit


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