MetoKote Corp. Celebrates 40 Years in Coatings Market
March 23, 2009
LIMA, OH – MetoKote Corp., a provider of protective coating application services including electrocoating (e-coat), powder coating and liquid paint, is celebrating 40 years in the paint and coatings industry.
MetoKote has come a long way from its beginnings in 1969. It began in a small garage in Ohio when Jim Blankemeyer, Founder and current Board Member, and his two brothers built their first powder coating system. MetoKote now serves customers on a global basis with over 90 coating lines in 32 facilities across North America, South America and Europe and is known as the largest independent custom coater in the world.
Over these 40 years, MetoKote has obtained several patents for coating systems and support equipment that has helped the company diversify its target markets and set high standards in the industry. MetoKote is unique in the coatings market as it designs, builds and installs the systems used throughout their facilities. MetoKote has also formulated specific strategic business models servicing customer coating needs through operational flexibility. Customers of MetoKote have the option of regional coating centers or in-house service through Paint Shop Management delivering technical expertise to the existing coating system or with the InSite® total process management model.