Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas from TCI Powder Coatings

TCI would like to wish powder coaters, employees, friends, and families a Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Spark Interest with TCI's Fire Red!

Ignite interest with the fiercest color of the season. TCI brings a broad spectrum of colors to the table, giving you many selections to choose from, even unique and rare hues that can be hard to find.

This month, we’re featuring Fire Red, an energetic color used for indoor applications such as shelving, racking, and wire products. Bring life to your products with this eye-catching powder.

For more information on TCI Powder Coatings’ powder coating lines, visit our website here.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Lawn Furniture Powder Coatings

Are you looking for durable, protective coatings for lawn furniture? Need decorative yet long-lasting finishes? TCI Powder Coatings offers a wide variety of coating options specially designed to meet your needs.

Other lawn furniture finishes or materials often rust, fade, and undergo wear and tear at a quick pace. Using powder coating enables you to choose from a wider variety of colors, and creates a fresh look and feel. Our coatings are made to withstand harsh environments, providing a decorative look and resistance to weathering. Contact a TCI representative today to speak about coatings for your shop’s needs.

To find out more about these coatings, visit the TCI website here.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Benefits Series: Economic

When you powder coat, 95% of the powder is used, leaving a material loss of less than 5%. That minimal loss can be recovered and blended with virgin powder to be utilized once again. Any material loss or overspray of powder coating can be re-used, unlike other finishes that will be lost or must be disposed of.

All of this reusability means there is virtually no waste in powder coating.

Additionally, the air requirements are less restrictive.  The air extraction for powder spray booths is a lot less than those for solvent-based finishes.

The lower cost of a powder application plant is an additional economical bonus. Compared to other systems, this plant’s cost is fairly low. Also low in cost: labor. Powder coating lends itself well to automation, so labor becomes much less costly. Additionally, coaters only need minimal training and supervision. You also save on insurance and statutory safety features because solvent free means fire safe.

Last but not least, less rework due to lower rejection rates means less labor and material cost.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Monday, November 21, 2016

Celebrate the Season with Harvest Gold Metallic!

Cultivate greatness this season with Harvest Gold Metallic! A shining gold hue perfect for many applications. TCI brings a broad spectrum of colors to the table, giving you many selections to choose from, even unique and rare colors that can be hard to find.

This month, we’re featuring Harvest Gold Metallic, great for your powder coating needs, including but not limited to, rims, engine parts, and items that mimic brass and gold. Give your products a rich tone with a touch of shine.

For more information on TCI Powder Coatings metallic powder coatings, visit our website here.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

TCI Powder Coatings Exhibits at FABTECH 2016!

TCI is exhibiting this week at the 2016 FABTECH event at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada! TCI experts are showcasing and answering questions about powder coatings in booth #C47027. We are specifically focused on sharing knowledge of TruIllusion powder coatings and the TruBond powder coating series.

Coatings within the TruIllusion powder coating line are specially designed to reflect light from different angles of the coating, changing the coating and therefore the illusion, offering a special effect appearance. TCI Powder Coatings believes these coatings add a unique and powerful effect to any piece of equipment. Along with this quality, the coatings protect, improve aesthetic, and make the product last longer. To learn more about TruIllusion products, visit this page.

The TruBond Bonded Metallic powder coating series is also being featured. These coatings contain metallic pigments, and offer consistent batch-to-batch quality and high percentage of bond, improving application and performance. To see more about the TruBond series, click here.

Come by and see us at the show! To read the full press release, click here.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Off-Road Powder Coatings

In need of coatings for off-road applications, such as agriculture and construction parts? TCI Powder Coatings offers a wide variety of coating options specially designed to meet your needs.

For environmental, economic, and production benefits, powder coatings are commonly used in both agricultural and construction industries. Within both industries, equipment such as tractors and bulldozers must withstand repetitive usage and abuse. For this reason, equipment must be coated with a strong and durable coating. Our coatings are made to withstand these harsh environments, providing durability and impact resistance. Contact a TCI representative today to speak about coatings for your shop’s needs.

To find out more about these coatings, visit the TCI website here.

Monday, November 14, 2016

TCI Promotes Andrew Brenner to Account Manager for the Illinois Territory!

TCI Powder Coatings is excited to announce Andrew Brenner’s promotion to Account Manager for our Illinois territory. Andrew brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in powder coatings and account management to this position, which will further our efforts to grow our TruCoater network of customers.

For the past 3 years, Andrew has been involved in a comprehensive training program that includes hands-on experience in our Product Development, Customer Service, Manufacturing, and Quality departments. Most recently, Andrew has been a Field Technical Service Representative in our Michigan and Northern Indiana territories. Prior to this, Andrew held the position of Regional Manager for Rockford Systems, LLC. and a supervisory role with the Rockford Park District.

Andrew has an Associate Degree in Science from Rock Valley College and has had comprehensive training in OSHA and ANSI safety programs. Andrew will continue to reside in Holland, Michigan with his wife Samantha and their son Jace.

To see the full press release click here.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

TCI Welcomes New Hire, Mike Wittenhagen!

TCI Powder Coatings would like to welcome Mike Wittenhagen to the TCI Quality Group. Mike is the new Quality Control Manager and brings 20 years of experience in the Powder Coatings industry with him. His past careers include working at Axalta, quality manager of DuPont, and technical manager at the Powder Coatings Institute. He has extensive experience in technical application and customer care sections of the powder coating industry, making him a great choice for this important position. Mike will help enrich our customer satisfaction and bring his powder coating knowledge and experience to our QC staff. A veteran of the US Air Force from Magnolia Texas, near Houston, he recently transferred his wife and four of his five children to Ellaville.

We look forward to developing our quality programs with Mike at the helm. Please help us welcome Mike into the TCI family!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Benefits Series: Safety

Safety is the first priority in any industrial warehouse. Keeping employees safe ensures that they will be able to work daily, will have confidence in their abilities, and limits extra costs to employers due to employee sickness or pain from unsafe labor.

With powder coating, safety risks are minimal, giving you the time to focus on other important things within your facility. Like we said in our last post, powder coating does not contain chemicals such as solvents or VOCs, both of which can be extremely detrimental to not only the environment but the health of workers. Solvent free also means fire safe, further decreasing hazards for workers.

Unlike other finishes, when not being sprayed, powders do not pose any health risks. Additionally, powders have less nose, mouth, and throat irritation than solvent-based finishes. Powders do not call for industrial hand cleaners to get them off of the skin. Instead, workers may simply remove powder with warm water.

Although it is technically possible for powder coating materials to combust in a very narrow concentration of powder and air, this is very unlikely, and powder coating usage instructions are easy to follow and understand in order for workers to prevent hazardous situations.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Congratulations to New Hire, Tracey Hagerson!

TCI Powder Coatings would like to congratulate and welcome Tracey Hagerson on her new position as HR Administrator. In this role, Tracey will be responsible for hourly payroll, open enrollment for all employees, Canadian payroll, and insurance billing. Tracey will also be involved in running and creating various other types of reports. In this new position, Tracy hopes to learn as much as she can about HR in the manufacturing business. Outside of work, Tracey enjoys watching her daughters play high school softball, basketball, and travel softball. She also enjoys boating, tubing, hunting, and shopping. Welcome to the TCI team Tracey!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

October Orange: A Crisp, Refreshing New Color

Summer has ended, and with the beginning of October comes the sounds and smells of the new season. Enjoying the crisp feeling in the air and the refreshing breeze? Taking in the sounds and smells of autumn? This month’s spotlight is on October Orange, an energizing color for both indoor and outdoor applications. Because of its polyester makeup, this coating can be utilized on a broad spectrum of products.

For more information on TCI Powder Coatings’ color selections, visit the full website here. Call TCI Powder Coatings today to inquire about our many coatings.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Automotive and Rim Powder Coatings

Do your automotive parts or rims need the durability and protection of a powder coating? TCI Powder Coatings offers a wide variety of coating options specially designed to meet your needs.

Powder coating is less expensive and more durable than other automotive finishes, and powder coated rims will resist chipping, scratches and road salts much better than any other type of polish. At TCI we know that it is extremely important that cars are protected in any setting, and it is necessary to coat them to the best standards possible. Contact a TCI representative today to speak about coatings for your shop’s needs.

To find out more about these coatings, visit the TCI website