SCARBOROUGH, ON, April 17, 2012 /CNW/ – Automatic Coating Limited, a world leader in applying liquid and powder coating in North America announced today that the Honourable, Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources held a major media announcement at the company’s Scarborough Ontario Centre for Pipe Line Coating Innovation. Automatic Coating Limited has heavily invested in technological innovation of coating applications in the pipeline industry. 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 and a solvent free, environmentally friendly automated girth weld coating system. “We support the government’s announcement today and believe that it will herald a new era in streamlining projects in the oil and gas industry and that means more jobs and greater prosperity in Ontario manufacturing,” said Brad Bamford, President of Automatic Coating Limited. During his speech Minister Oliver…
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, 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…
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Automatic Coating-Pipe Viper International announces completion of a New Mexico pipe rehabilitation project utilizing revolutionary Eco-friendly automated stripping, blasting and coating technology SCARBOROUGH, March 24 /CNW/ – Automatic Coating Limited, a world leader in liquid and powder coating in North America announced today its wholly owned division Pipe Viper International along with Pipe viper LLC has successfully completed a pipe stripping, blasting and coating project on a major pipe line in Carlsbad, New Mexico utilizing an environmentally friendly mobile pipe stripping, blasting and coating units. The job culminated in the stripping, blasting and coating of nearly 1.25 miles of 26 inch pipe in a completely automated, efficient and environmentally friendly solution while finishing the project weeks ahead of schedule.”This system will completely revolutionize the future of pipe line stripping, blasting and coating because it is the most efficient, nimble and only cost effective automated system developed to date” said Chris…