IFS Coatings recently unveiled their new powder coating manufacturing plant in Ardmore, Oklahoma. The grand opening was attended by the local Ardmore community and IFS customers and showcased the new facility, which will produce high volume, ‘Class A’ and Functional powder coating finishes requiring extensive quality control.
“We are extremely proud of our Ardmore factory and excited about the opportunities it holds for us” commented Glynn Mason, IFS Coatings’ president. “It was a significant investment and it cements our commitment to producing first class powder coatings and expanding our reach, despite recent economic uncertainty.”
The new powder coatings plant was designed using the lean manufacturing concept. It utilizes several production lines as well as a state of the art quality laboratory testing facility and the very latest in HVAC air control and ancillary plant service equipment.
The new facility is in addition to the existing IFS plant, located in Gainesville, Texas, which produces high quality powder coatings in a range of chemistries, and specializes in quick turnaround times and custom manufacturing. Both manufacturing plants are supported by a network of warehouses across the USA.
“The addition of this innovative new plant strengthens our powder manufacturing footprint and means we can respond to the increasing demand for IFS coatings as well as better serve our customers across the U.S. and beyond” Mason added. “Our dedication to meeting and exceeding our customer’s requirements through innovative coatings, flexibility, speed and customer service is second to none.”
The Ardmore plant has benefitted from months of careful planning and construction and is now up and running, with the first powder coatings already shipped to customers.