Commonwealth of Virginia Office of Governor Glenn Youngkin FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE · September 14, 2023 Office of the Governor Macaulay Porter Email: Macaulay.Porter@governor.virginia.gov Virginia Economic Development Partnership Suzanne Clark Email: email@example.com Automatic Coating Ltd. Contact: Christina Speers Email: Christina@automaticcoating.com International Corrosion Coating Company to Locate U.S. Operation in Virginia Automatic Coating to establish operation in the City of Suffolk to support U.S. Navy, creating 50 new jobs RICHMOND—Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced that Automatic Coating Ltd., a technologically advanced custom powder, liquid, and corrosion coating industry leader headquartered in Toronto, Canada, will invest $22.8 million to locate its U.S. operation in the City of Suffolk to support an existing contract with the U.S. Navy and expand with new industrial and commercial customers in the U.S. The company contracts with the U.S. Navy to use its patented process for corrosion coating on a wide variety of components including water tight doors,…
By Brad Bamford, President, Automatic Coating Limited
I grew up in a family business, founded by my dad in the 1950s. When I was a kid, our shop in Scarborough only had a handful of people and we mainly rewired motors for appliances.
Fast forward 50 years and we’ve perfected many powder and liquid coating techniques we used to apply on household appliances to become a leader in industrial corrosion coating in North America.
Feeling the auto pinch
Automatic Coating now employs 75 people and we supply blasting and coating services to the U.S. and Canadian Navy, nuclear power plants, wind turbine operators, pipeline companies, the mining sector and other industries.
Our business has grown and flourished. But this was not always the case.
Around 2008, several large car manufacturers we worked for began moving their operations to China, Mexico and the southern United States. This was a real blow for our business. We needed to find new clients. That’s when we started working with TransCanada, doing coating work for some of their pipelines.
SCARBOROUGH, ON, Oct. 31, 2014 /CNW/ – Automatic Coating Limited, a world leader in applying liquid and powder coating in North America announced today that it fully supports TransCanada 12-Billion Energy East Pipeline Project and is thrilled they have taken the important step forward with NEB Application Filing. “We support TransCanada’s announcement today and believe that it will help rejuvenate a manufacturing sector that has endured a continuous downturn with permanent plant closures and witnessed many manufacturers move their production offshore. We believe this announcement by TransCanada will mean more jobs and greater prosperity inOntario manufacturing,” said Brad Bamford, President of Automatic Coating Limited. Automatic Coating Limited has heavily invested in technological innovation of coating applications for the pipeline industry and has established a Centre for Pipe Line Coating Innovation in their Scarborough Ontario plant. Through ACL Pipe Line Services, Automatic Coating offers a complete range of managed services, including shop applied pipe coating, pipe viper automated system for pipe rehabilitation…
Automatic Coating Limited is recongized by NRC-CNRC as one of Canada’s Champions of Success for 2013 – 2014.
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