Topic: Phoenix Coaters adding 303,000 square feet and 5th Paint Line

Phoenix Coaters announces plans to construct a new 303,000 sq. ft. building in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin to house a new state of the art E-Coat and Topcoat paint system for the customers of their Phoenix Coaters Division. The building will be constructed in Beaver Dam’s Lakeside Business Park. The paint system will be fully operational by June of 2010 and more than doubles Phoenix Coaters coating capabilities.

The paint system is a combination cathodic SST electrocoat and topcoat system (liquid and powder) for coating steel and aluminum parts. Fifteen pre-treatment stages can be run on the SST electrocoat system in random sequence without any impact on the throughput of the system.

The work envelope size through the coating system is 6 feet long by 8 feet high and 14 ½ feet wide and is capable of coating 32 tons of product per hour. At three shifts per day, five days per week Phoenix Coaters will employ 135 people to operate the system.

“Our customers have shown enthusiasm in supporting this strategic investment” commented Bob Wiedenhaft, Vice President of Phoenix Coaters. “Our Company will benefit and grow as our customers look for improved product finishes on larger size parts and look to consolidate their demand to fewer suppliers.

Phoenix Coaters offers a full-range of high-technology coating services, including large capacity shot blasting, electro-coating (E-coat), liquid and powder coating and value-added product assembly, kitting and logistical services.”

Additional value added services will bring even more business and employment opportunities.

“The uniqueness of the product size and significantly improved cleaning and coating capabilities of this new paint system, as well as the additional floor space, will allow us the capacity to move quickly in the markets we serve”, added Bob Kamphuis, Chairman, President and CEO of Phoenix Coaters . “I believe this capacity will allow us to grow the business substantially in the next few years.”