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APEC and West Michigan Powder Coating Join Forces

Automated Process Equipment Corporation, or APEC, has merged with West Michigan Powder Coating to form a new division within APEC. The new division retains the name of West Michigan Powder Coating but has moved operations to APEC’s facility in Lake Odessa, Mich.

West Michigan Powder Coating provides durable, high-quality powder coat finishes while APEC specializes in the design and manufacturing of automation systems for dry ingredients. The partnership came about because APEC had been using a water-based spray paint system and began searching for a more efficient and effective way to achieve a high-quality finish while still maintaining its goal of minimizing its impact on the environment. The new division allows APEC to offer products with a much more durable and attractive finish while providing expanded powder coating services to customers throughout the area.

West Michigan Powder Coating, as a vendor to APEC and other companies in the area, had proven its commitment to high-quality work and customer service. This resulted in growth that exceeded its existing facility. A partnership was formed based on West Michigan Powder Coating’s need for more space as well as the desire of both companies to expand and upgrade the capabilities of the powder coating operation. The new facilities are equipped with a 40 x 15 x 10-ft-high inside oven and a smaller oven 10 x 8 X 9 ft-high inside oven dimension. Spray booths are set up to accommodate both ovens depending on the part requirement. Along with the painting services, West Michigan Powder Coating also offers sandblasting and hot water pressure cleaning for high-quality surface preparation.

“I appreciate the opportunity for growth that this merger gives West Michigan Powder Coating,” said Lamar Schrock, the owner of West Michigan Powder Coating. “I feel I am joining a team that has customer quality as its focus.”

Kendall Wilcox, APEC’s president, echoed Schrock’s sentiments. “We are very excited to have Lamar join the APEC team and look forward to a new level of finish to our products. Lamar’s attention to customer service and quality align perfectly with our corporate culture.”

Source: Powder Bulk Solids
 

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