Automatic Coating, a world leader in liquid and powder coating in North America announced today it has successfully completed a pipe stripping project for Union Gas utilizing an environmentally friendly mobile pipe stripping unit. Union Gas is an integrated natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company serving approximately 1.3 million customers, and is a Spectra Energy company. Spectra Energy Corp (NYSE: SE), a FORTUNE 500 company, is one of North America’s premier natural gas infrastructure companies serving three key links in the natural gas value chain: gathering and processing, transmission and storage, and distribution. “I am quite impressed with the machine. It was able to save us time in the field and money on the overall project.” said Pete Fantuz, Construction Engineer/EIT,Union Gas Limited “We are excited about the future of our mobile pipe stripping and coating services, as it will provide a new era in environmental protection in the…
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.
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ACL specializes in pipe coating, tank lining, architectural aluminum, fluid bed as well as general industrial electrostatic applications, high performance liquids and Metalizing.View PDF
High performance field coating, field blasting, lead/paint removal, asbestos removal, pipe rehabilitation and mobile blasting.View PDF
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