Thursday, April 27, 2017

Congratulations to Clay Hendrickson on becoming QA Supervisor

Congratulations to Clay Hendrickson on his new role as QA Supervisor! Clay originally became a part of the TCI family in December of 2014 in small batch and was later promoted to color eye in large batch. A native of the Americus area, Clay attended college at Valdosta State and earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Before coming to TCI, he worked at a packaging company as an account manager.

Clay spent his first week as QA Supervisor on the road with Jeff Wilhems learning about customer spray systems and our customer interaction. Clay’s experience will help him be an effective addition to the QA group. His prior roles have prepared him to successfully problem solve while managing the sales and technical service groups.

Outside of work, Clay’s hobbies include flying, hunting, and golfing. He also enjoys traveling out west and going to the beach.

Please join us in welcoming Clay to the TCI team!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Congratulations to New Account Manager, Jeff Gorden

We are pleased to announce Jeff Gorden as the new Account Manager for the Illinois territory! Jeff has an excellent track record in account management and business development in the industrial coatings segment. Prior to joining TCI, Jeff was a Key Account Executive with PPG. He has also held positions with Spraylat and Rohm & Haas/Morton.

Jack Bostock, TCI Vice President of Sales and Marketing, expressed, “We are thrilled to have Jeff join our team. Jeff has over 25 years of account management experience focused on the industrial coatings market. His ability to maintain and grow strategic accounts will benefit our customers and the TCI organization. Jeff is a great addition to the TCI team and will definitely help us further advance our premium brand position in the powder coating market.”

Gorden is a graduate of Augustana College with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Business Administration. Jeff will continue to reside in Ingleside, IL with his wife and two sons. Please help us in congratulating and welcoming Jeff to the TCI team!

To read the full press release, visit this page.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Welcoming New Hire, Jameson Logan!


We would like to welcome Jameson Logan to the TCI team as our new Speciality Formulator for the Speciality Lab. Jamie will be helping to create new metallic colors, and creating daily batch tickets for bonding, and will be checking all samples sent in from external bonding sources. In his new position, he hopes to learn new things and teach about his experiences to help the company grow. During his 16 years of powder coating experience, Jamie has moved on to leadership roles in all previous positions, allowing him to gain the confidence and knowledge to take on this new role. Outside of work, he loves fishing and hunting. He has four children and is a huge Ohio State fan.

Please help us in congratulating and welcoming Jamie to the TCI family!

Stop Traffic with Traffic Red!

Nothing makes people stop and admire like a bright, brilliant red. 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 Traffic Red! This color is perfect for when you are looking for a high gloss, RAL red that is fast cure. This coating is great for outdoor applications with a high need for durability.

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

Friday, March 31, 2017

New Hire Announcement: David Mount as Field Technical Service Representative

TCI Powder Coatings welcomes David Mount as a new Field Technical Service Representative! David has spent an impressive 25 years in the automotive and industrial coatings industry. Previously, David was employed by PPG and Valspar. At PPG, David was a Technical Sales and Service Representative in the Automotive Refinish Industry. Later, he worked for their General Industrial Division as an Onsite Applications Engineer working with pretreatment, liquid, powder, electro coat, and paint detackification. For the last 12 years, At Valspar, David worked in various roles, such as Onsite Applications Engineer, National Account Manager, Technical Service, and Sales Management. His experience makes him a fantastic fit at TCI.

David currently resides in The Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri with his daughter, Shelby. He is excited to take on this new career with TCI. Please help us welcome him to the TCI team!

Click here to see the full press release.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

New Hire Announcement: Jon Mohn as Field Technical Service Representative

TCI Powder Coatings is excited to welcome Jon Mohn as a new Field Technical Service Representative! With an impressive 28 years in the powder coating industry, Jon’s previous places of employment include Gema, GE, and Winona PVD. During his 22 years at Gema, he took on several positions. He started out doing installations and later moved on to become Regional Service Engineer. In this role, he was responsible for training new and old customers, helping customers with issues, and helping sales with new equipment. At GE, he worked as a Process Improvement Engineer. At Winona PVD, Jon worked as a Paint Process Engineer, primarily coating wheels for Ford Trucks. With his extensive experience, Jon is an ideal addition to the TCI team.

Jon has three children, two sons and one daughter, all currently pursuing degrees at either Xavier University in Cincinnati, or IU University in Bloomington Indiana. As he watches them pursue their goals, he is excited to take on a new path in his career. Please help us welcome Jon to the TCI family.

Read the full press release, here.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Press Release: A Price Adjustment for TCI

TCI Powder Coatings will be implementing an adjustment in its selling prices to offset sharp increases in the cost of materials. While the price adjustments will be product specific, it is expected that the overall impact will be approximately a 5% increase.

“We work intensely to build a strong partnership with vendors to assure supply, quality, and innovation in our materials. We intend to always provide the best value in the coatings solutions we develop for our customers."
-Doug Greene, President of TCI Powder Coatings

Polyester, epoxy resins, and titanium dioxide are primary components in many of the company’s products and significant drivers of the cost increases. Global demand for these materials has been strong, while supply has been restricted by plant outages and reductions in capacity from major producers.

To view the full press release, click here.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Rise and Grind with Coffee Brown Wrinkle

We know you’re ready for the winter season to be over. We are too! Rise and grind and stay awake during these last few cold days with a hot cup of coffee!

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 Coffee Brown Wrinkle. This color is perfect for your powder coating needs, especially on metals such as valve covers where imperfections need to be hidden.

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

Thursday, March 9, 2017

New TruDurance Certified Applicator!


Congratulations to Georgia Powder Coating of Gainesville, GA on becoming a TruDurance TCI Certified Applicator for AAMA 2604 and AAMA 2605 applications!


At TCI, we have one of the most extensive and comprehensive auditing programs in the powder coating industry. Our field technicians are trained to evaluate all aspects of a powder coating operation to determine whether the customer can meet AAMA requirements. During the audit, we run a variety of tests to assess how our powders perform in your process. We will then conduct annual renewal audits to ensure the process parameters have not changed without notification.

Interested in becoming certified? Email us at customerservice@tcipowder.com or call 800-533-9067.

For more information on Georgia Powder Coating, visit their website here.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

#TruCoaterContest from March 14-21st!

At TCI, we love Tuesdays! On Tuesdays, we get to showcase quality work from our customers, and promote their work on our several social platforms. Since the campaign has been such a success so far, we have decided to conduct a contest for custom coaters to participate in! Entering this contest will give coaters the chance to submit a photo of their best TCI powder coated part and a chance to win a cash prize! Below are the contest details and guidelines, so that you, the coater, can have the best chance at winning!

Contest Run Time:
Tuesday, March 14th through Tuesday, March 21st (We told you we love Tuesdays!)

Social Platform:

Submissions:
  • Should include the hashtag #TruCoaterContest and #TruCoaterTuesday
  • Submitter should tag @TCIPowderCoatings in the post
  • Include the name of the TCI powder coating used and the name of the coated product
  • The submission should be a new post during the time of the contest and cannot be a previously submitted photo
  • Limited to one submission per company (if the company has several subsidiary companies within it, only one post should be made for that entire parent company)
Winner:
The winner will receive a $500 Visa Gift Card by mail no longer than 3 weeks following the conclusion of the contest. The winning company’s post will be re-tweeted and reposted on our other social platforms of LinkedIn, Google+, and Twitter.

The winner must be a company profile or the profile of the CEO/leader of the company, representing that company. The winner must have used TCI Powder Coatings to coat their pictured product.


Legal Guidelines:
  • This contest is not enforced or promoted by or with Facebook.
  • Do not create multiple accounts in order to submit contest posts.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Welcoming New Employee, Dawn Hardison!


TCI would like to welcome Dawn Hardison to the team! Dawn is joining TCI as our newest Customer Service Representative. As a new employee, her first priority is to become well versed in TCI’s systems, methods, and products. Her responsibilities will include being informed about TCI’s products and providing superior customer service to each customer and member of the organization. Dawn values training as “the key to success” and hopes to quickly integrate with TCI’s great customer service team. She believes that her years of customer service experience give her the background she needs to reach her goals as a TCI representative.

Outside of work, Dawn has many hobbies but most enjoys spending time with family. Please help us welcome Dawn to the TCI family!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Embrace the Wintertime Chill with Arctic White

Embrace the season with this cold color of Arctic White! 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 Arctic White, a perfect color for your powder coating needs, including indoor applications such as display racks, shelves, lighting fixtures, office furniture, and dishwasher parts. Give your products a cool feel with a touch of radiance with this pure hue.

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

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

TruAnodize Powder Coatings


TCI Powder Coatings offers a wide variety of coating options specially designed to meet your needs. The TruAnodize smooth, low gloss powder coating line provides durability and superior performance.

The line is an excellent replacement for anodized products and eliminates the color variation problems associated with anodizing metals and having to mix and match various shades.

These coatings require no clear coat! Apply one coat and achieve a beautiful, low gloss, smooth finish suitable for any architectural, commercial, or residential project. Most commonly, these coatings are used for windows, door frames, lighting, benches, wall panels, and rails.

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

Happy Valentines Day from TCI!


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Benefits Series: Mechanical and Performance

Powders are twice as thick as standard finishes. That’s right, twice. However, as we’ve stated before, the powder’s film thickness can be controlled for whatever best suits the material. This gives products the extra durability they need to withstand environmental conditions, rough wear and tear, and the general, day-to-day conditions. If you’re looking for a finish that will stand up to the elements and improve adhesion and corrosion resistance, powder coating is your top choice. Powder’s superior film properties can’t be found in many other finishes.

Powders are increasingly durable and resistant to chemicals, weather, chipping, and scratching. This resistance stems from the thermal bonding process during curing that is unlike any other finishing process. This bonding also lends itself to a longer lasting vibrancy of color.

Powder coating also has great flexibility and can bend and yield along with the material it is applied to. This is ideal in the industry of transportation where products often necessarily vibrate and twist.

So what if a powder coated product gets damaged prior to curing? It’s easily rectified. The coater can simply blow off the powder and re-coat over the damaged area. Powders provide superior performance, low waste, and low maintenance making them an ideal finishing choice.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Cheers to a Classic Color: Champagne!

Cheers to the new year, and to this calming, classic color. An ideal choice for indoor applications such as display racks, shelving, office furniture, and lighting fixtures that need a nickel or champagne hue. Give your products a traditional and timeless feel.

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

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Jim Harvey joins the Quality Group!

Jim Harvey joined the Quality Group in January! In his career, he has worked for Honda and Kia in the paint quality departments, testing and resolving paint quality issues. Jim was also a technical service representative at BASF working with their customers to ensure their systems were in top working order. We look forward to seeing Jim use his management and painting application experience to be a major contributor to the TCI Quality group! Congratulations and welcome to the TCI family, Jim!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Playground Equipment Powder Coatings

In need of playground equipment coatings? TCI Powder Coatings offers a wide variety of coating options specially designed to meet your needs.

Playground equipment needs to survive wear and tear and consistent usage, as well as seasonally harsh weather. Additionally, equipment should be colorful, bright, and welcoming. Our coatings are made to withstand several different environments, providing durability 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.

Monday, January 16, 2017

A Farewell to Retiring Employee, Mark McCallister



We would like to wish the best of luck to Mark McCallister, an employee retiring from the TCI family. Throughout his 25 years at TCI, Mark has been Lead Mixer in our large batch plant, has run the lab extruders, and has manned buss extruders. Mr. McCallister is “going to take it one day at a time” during his retirement. We send our thanks to Mark for all of his hard work and dedication, as well as contributions to our company. Now, sit back and relax Mark! You deserve it.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Congratulations Ashley Way!


Congratulations Ashley Way! Ashley and her husband Sam recently adopted 4 children (2 girls and 2 boys) and now Ashley is expecting a girl! To welcome Ashley and Sam’s newest addition, we held a baby shower to celebrate at our Ellaville office! Best of luck to you Ashley.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Benefits Series: Production

There are several production benefits of powder coating. Generally, powder is readily available and usable from the start without the necessity of mixing the powder with solvents or other materials. Powder is also extremely flexible; non-metallic surfaces can be coated, and the range of materials that can be coated is increasing because of advancements in lower bake technologies. This wide range of materials to coat is accompanied by a large scope of coatings, colors, and effects to choose from. From highly functional to supremely decorative, you can find a coating to suit almost any need. Coatings also range in film thickness that can be easily controlled and altered to suit a specific material.

Probably one of the most known production benefits is the reduction of processing time. There is no necessary period of flash off because there is no solvent. Contributing even more to this reduction of time, the powder-coated products are cured within 20 minutes of leaving the oven. These coated products can also be used right away, even when they are too hot to touch, leaving you worry free about ruining the finish and with extra time to focus on important business items. With correct application, powders create an almost perfectly smooth coat, while other finishes tend to run, drip, and chip in the process.

The last production benefit we will touch on is the reduction of energy requirements. There is no energy required to evaporate a solvent or evacuate it from the oven. Plus, the oven stays clean, requiring minimal cleanup.