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Keystone Koating Earns Top Shop for 2nd Consecutive Year

Posted on: Oct 18, 2016

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Keystone Koating, with powder coating plants in Mifflintown and Lititz, Pennsylvania, earned a Products Finishing Top Shop award for the second consecutive year. Rick Gehman, president of the powder coating firm, also is featured in the September issue of Products Finishing Magazine. “If our team didn’t care, it would reveal itself later in rusting, coating […]

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Powder coating protects dolly for Dallas Cowboys

Posted on: Sep 16, 2016

Super Handler, helicopter dolly, dolly for Dallas Cowboys

Keystone Koating may have a small role in helping the Dallas Cowboys complete a different type of touchdown this season. When the helicopter pilot for owner Jerry Jones makes a landing, his touchdown will take place on a Helicopter Handler. The handler is a steel frame dolly that moves aircrafts in and out of their […]

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A happy anniversary!

Posted on: Aug 12, 2016

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Three decades ago, in pursuit of an environmentally safer, better-quality finish for some of PBZ LLC’s branded products, Nelson Zimmerman found the solution in powder coating. With that discovery, he also founded an entirely new company. Keystone Koating powder coating marks its 30th anniversary this year. Employees and their families gathered recently to celebrate the […]

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Aluminum doesn’t rust, right?

Posted on: Jul 13, 2016

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The answer is: yes. Sort of. Technically, iron and steel rust; aluminum corrodes. The bottom line, though, is that any compromised metal surface impedes proper powder coating adhesion. When aluminum corrodes, there’s a white oxidation that forms on the surface. That creates a barrier. That barrier is a weak spot that impedes adhesion in the powder […]

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Powder-coated swing sets offer durability

Posted on: Jun 15, 2016

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The colorful components on swing sets found at municipal parks, schoolyards, or on the properties of homeowners are attention-grabbers. But there are small components to those playsets that deserve attention, too. The metal fixtures, such as connector brackets and metal braces, have an important job to do. After all, with many children climbing on those […]

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Face-to-face at job shop trade show

Posted on: May 13, 2016

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Keystone Koating-Lititz sales manager Andy Weaver recently attended the Greater New York Design-2-Part Show, held in Secaucus. NJ, across the Hudson River from NYC. It was a two-day event that required an overnight stay, participation costs, meals and lodging. So why attend?

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Take a look around our new website!

Posted on: Apr 12, 2016

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We’re excited to announce our new, mobile-friendly website at KeystoneKoating.com, with more images, easy navigation, and more information that spotlights our capabilities, value-added services, environmental advantages and our staff. “Our new website represents our customer type and capabilities better,” said Rick Gehman, president of Keystone Koating LLC and PBZ LLC. “It captures well who we […]

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Upgrades increase capacity, efficiency of powder coating

Posted on: Mar 15, 2016

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Keystone Koating upgraded its topcoat spray booths to enable faster color changes, as well as control and capture powder better. At its Lititz plant, the Line 1 topcoat booth has been upgraded, and Keystone Koating has added two small-run booths. “Having these systems will reduce the threat of powder migration and color contamination,” said Ernie […]

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Keystone Koating’s ‘sister’ companies, value added

Posted on: Feb 15, 2016

Since 1986, Keystone Koating has provided advanced powder coating for customers from agricultural, medical, retail, manufacturing, entertainment, and architectural industries. But its historical connection to other “sister companies” enables Keystone Koating to offer value-added services, such as logistics, and contract steel manufacturing. Decades ago, its founder, Nelson Zimmerman, realized Zimmerman Cattle Control and CropCare Equipment […]

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Keystone Koating Solves 7 Powder Coating Challenges

Posted on: Jan 13, 2016

Faraday effect, powder coating

With our decades of experience comes the knowledge on how to solve common powder coating challenges: 1. The Challenge: Faraday Cage Effect – when a product is shaped in a way that inhibits the electrostatic application of the powder from a particular area, curve or recess. It often occurs when spraying into a part’s corner, […]

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