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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.

– See more at: http://www.energyeastpipeline.com/from-bust-to-boom-pipelines-mean-more-jobs/

 

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SCARBOROUGH, ON, Jan. 18 /CNW/ – Automatic Coating, a world leader in liquid and powder coating in North America announced today it has successfully completed a pipe rehabilitation project in Quebec The customer chose Pipe Viper International for stripping the coal tar coating as it was the only environmentally friendly solution. Automatic Coating/ Pipe Viper International finished well ahead of schedule and performed to the highest standards of environmental protection. “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 rehabilitation of pipe for the oil and gas industry,” said Brad Bamford, President of Automatic Coating Limited/ Pipe Viper International. For further information: on this initiative or Automatic Coating Limited, Please contact Jocelyn Williams, Vice President, Automatic Coating, (416) 335-7500 ext 269, Jocelyn@automaticcoating.com or visit www.Automaticcoating.com


ACL announces innovative, green technology in the oil and gas pipeline industry

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SCARBOROUGH, ON, Jan. 18 /CNW/ – Automatic Coating, a world leader in liquid and powder coating in North America announced today it has secured the rights to Pipe Viper International for Canada and the world. PipeViper is the only cost effective and portable coating removal system that efficiently addresses all environmental and health and safety concerns in removing virtually any existing coating on live or depressurized oil & gas pipelines. This patent pending process removes all coating, super cleans the surface of the (pipe for better integrity inspection. In addition, this system contains and properly bags wastes to meet and exceed local environmental standards. “This is an exciting innovation that we can build upon to deliver environmentally friendly pipe rehabilitation to the oil and gas industry. It is innovation that Automatic coating can build upon to provide innovative blasting and coating solutions that meet an environmental standard that was previously…


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