Greenkote announced a major expansion of production capacity at its headquarters facility in Brook Park, Ohio.
The expansion comes in response to an upsurge in demand for corrosion protection on environmentally-exposed metal fasteners and hardware in several different industries.
"I don't know if climate change may be a part of it, but we're seeing notable increases in anti-corrosion coating orders for all kinds of different metal parts that are exposed to the elements," Greenkote CEO Mark Gore said. "The orders are coming from a range of sectors, including automotive, rail, electric power distribution, wind power generation, and others. These are all applications that have fasteners, fixtures and other metal hardware exposed to long-term outdoor atmospheric corrosion.
"It's also possible that we're getting more than our share of this business because of a couple of other factors," added Gore. "No. 1: Greenkote coatings are actually diffused into the metal surface, making them damage resistant, longer-lasting and better-performing than older treatments such as galvanizing and paints. Another factor is eco-friendliness. Many other coating processes involve acids and other polluting chemicals, so their use is increasingly restricted by environmental regulation. But, as the name implies, Greenkote is uniquely benign to the environment."
Gore said the installation of the additional Greenkote coating equipment in Brook Park has been completed and the facility is now fully operational with significantly expanded capacity.