Delta Manufacturing, Inc., a Newport, Arkansas.-based maker of steel trailers, has selected PPG Industries' commercial coatings group as its paint supplier.
Delta has manufactured horse, livestock, equipment and cargo trailers since 1971. It is the leading trailer manufacturer in Arkansas and a member of the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) and the North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA). The NATM represents manufacturers of light- and medium-duty trailers and is dedicated to improving trailer safety and performance. Delta vice president Les Eaves, who sits on the NATM board of directors, said Delta wanted a supplier with a strong commitment to the trailer industry.
“We needed a coatings partner we could rely on, one that has a demonstrated understanding of our requirements and will provide us with superior products,” Eaves said. “PPG has been very involved with the NATM for years, helping us improve our industry. Combine that support with their high-quality products, and the decision to work with PPG was easy.”
Along with providing a complete line of OEM products appropriate for Delta’s trailers, PPG representatives have helped Delta update and reconfigure its workflow and paint booth equipment to enhance productivity and efficiency.
PPG's commercial coatings group offers a full range of coating technologies for the commercial transportation and light industrial markets such as polyurethanes, alkyds, epoxies, polyurea, waterborne, pretreatment chemicals and powder coatings. PPG commercial coatings products are marketed under names such as the Delfleet Evolution, Delfleet Essential, Commercial Performance Coatings and Amercoat brands.