Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Fabtech 2019

Fabtech is always an exciting and electrifying show, and this year in Chicago was no different. The event attendees totaled over 48,000 from 95 different countries. TCI utilized the same booth we did last year, a 20’ x 20’ space with graphics highlighting our values: innovation, service and performance, and also our 7 core markets. This year we brought TCI product literature such as stock color cards, case studies and RAL Decks. We also used this opportunity to launch our new high-performance FenceCoat Gen II platform and highlighted it with various fence parts coated in popular architectural colors. Other powder coated parts we displayed included domes and speed shapes. The bright colors and variety of textures on these pieces brought much attention and people were intrigued by all the options that powder coatings can offer.

Our favorite part of the show was getting the opportunity to chat with attendees and the other exhibitors involved in the Finishing Market. It is always interesting to learn about the new technologies being developed and it gets us excited for the future of our business. The last day of the event was student day, where local high schoolers got to walk the exhibit floor. We enjoyed being able to educate the next generation on all aspects of powder coatings.

All together Fabtech was a great networking and business growth opportunity.  We interacted with people from around the world, shared our knowledge and new product innovations, and got to learn more about developments taking place in our industry. We can’t wait to do it all again next year in Vegas!

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

TCI Welcomes Nina Miriani!

TCI is excited to welcome Nina Mirani as our new Quality Assurance Manager. In this position she will be responsible for ensuring the continuous improvement of internal processes within TCI’s quality management system. With almost 7 years of QA experience in the coatings industry, multiple ISO certifications and project management training, we know she has all the qualifications to succeed in the position.

Nina stated that she is most excited to be a part of the culture and atmosphere that comes from a smaller sized company. She feels that TCI will provide an environment of growth as she is given the chance to work with others that are highly knowledgeable in their departments. As Quality Assurance Manager, Nina is eager to impact change and solve challenges in the quality processes to further enhance the value TCI provides to its customers.

Nina Mirani grew up in South America but moved to the states when she was 15 years old. She has a big heart for animals and had previously fostered them when she had the chance. She has a love for trying new things, and a spirit of adventure as her family has owned sports cars that they take to the tracks or out for joyrides through the Smokey Mountains! Nina, we are very excited to have you join our TCI family.

Friday, June 21, 2019

TCI's New Technology Segment Leader, Dawn Gillespie

TCI is happy to welcome Dawn Gillespie as our new Technology Segment Leader. Dawn will be in charge of the maintenance and growth of our Specialty Coating/Metallic program. With previous experience at PPG as their Development Associate and Technical Supervisor she acquired valuable leadership skills and is highly knowledgeable in all aspects of the color matching process.  

Dawn will be working out of the Americus Lab and stated “I am most looking forward to the challenges this new position will bring. After having much experience with liquid coatings, I am excited for the differences and benefits that come with powder coatings. I am also ready to achieve growth for TCI’s Specialty Finishes Program”

Originally Dawn comes from Liberia, West Africa but previously lived in Cleveland, Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and is thrilled to have moved South to Leesburg, Georgia where there is a longer growing season.  Welcome to TCI, Dawn Gillespie!

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