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Billion-Dollar Agribusiness Painting Project


A repeat billion-dollar agribusiness customer called TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) back to paint several of their crude oil tanks, bleaching clay silos, piping, and appurtenances. As a former customer, we knew the plant and the expectations of the owner. Many guidelines were followed to ensure safety and health standards were met. Working around the trucks entering and exiting the facility to minimize interference was important to the owner. We used care not to overspray any trucks by brushing and rolling all of the industrial coatings.


  • Before TMI began work, we met with the owner to plan/prepare for the job start. All sensitive equipment that required covering by TMI was noted.
  • TMI prepped surfaces to ensure the adhesion of subsequent coats. TMI high pressure washed with 4,000 psi pressure washers to remove dirt, debris, and other contaminants, and hand power tool cleaned per SSPC-SP2/3 to remove loose rust and paint.
  • A rust-inhibitive epoxy prime coat with corrosion and chemical contact resistance was applied.
  • Finally, a quality polyurethane enamel topcoat was applied, offering tough, flexible abrasion resistance and outstanding color retention.


TMI completed this significant refresh with high remarks. The billion-dollar agribusiness representative was thrilled with the quality of work, the crew’s safety, the site’s cleanliness, and our communication. He rated us excellent across the board and said, “TMI Coatings field staff was professional and kept good lines of communication leading to a safe and successful project. Quality of work is exemplary; the crew takes pride in their work, and it shows.”

With over 35 years of experience, TMI Coatings will have your project completed on time and within budget. Contact us today at 651-452-6100 for your free, no-obligation quote.

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