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Structural Steel Painting

Reduce corrosion and improve aesthetics

Painting Critical Structural Steel

TMI Coatings painted structural steel conveyor supports for a large agricultural commodities company in Tacoma, WA. The project consisted of surface preparation and application of high-performance coatings. TMI painted all connections of three 150′-tall support towers over the water. All towers were fully contained to prevent paint chips and other debris from falling into an inlet of the Pacific Ocean during surface preparation and painting activities. TMI Coating’s crew worked safely and efficiently, completing the project on schedule with zero injuries.  Terry Johnson of Temco in Tacoma, WA, said, “Very well done and safe!”

TMI Coatings was contracted by the Air National Guard to abrasive blast and paint the exterior steel structure of aircraft hangars at their facility. The existing paint was lead based paint requiring strict worker protections and environmental controls. Additionally, the continuous occupation and use of the surrounding hangar and office areas were maintained throughout the work. Scaffolding was erected and the structure was fully contained to collect all dust and debris during sandblasting. Negative air pressure within the containment was maintained by use of dust collectors. The entire structure was primed with a zinc rich organic primer, high solids epoxy intermediate coat, and finish coat of urethane.

 

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Conveyor Supports Safely Coated in Tacoma, WA

TMI Coatings painted structural steel conveyor supports for a large agricultural commodities company in Tacoma, WA.  The project consisted of surface preparation and application of high performance coatings.  TMI painted all connections of three 150′ tall support towers over the water.  All towers were fully contained to prevent paint chips and other debris from falling…

Fertilizer Tower Painting By TMI

Fertilizer is very corrosive to carbon steel and can cause rusting to develop earlier than is expected.  TMI Coatings painted and treated a fertilizer tower by thoroughly high pressure washing with a neutralizer to remove all containments and all loose, delaminating paint.  TMI then further mechanically abraded rusted areas to prepare for new coating adhesion;…

TMI Restores Large Feed Manufacturing Facility

TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) completed a large painting project for an animal feed manufacturing facility in Minnesota. TMI painted their feed mill tower, handrails, distributor, and spouts. The owner was concerned about the corrosion on the feed mill and aesthetics as the feed mill is the largest structure in town. Upon arrival, TMI’s crew surveyed…

Painting in the Winter

A marina and yacht club on the St. Croix River hired TMI Coatings to sandblast and paint their rusty structural steel beneath their large pier located over the water. During the Spring and Summer seasons the river water is higher so to maximize the amount of exposed structural steel the project was completed during the…

TMI Coatings Extends Use of Fertilizer Tower

A cooperative recently contracted TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) to restore a fertilizer tower at one of their facilities. The steel tower was full of rust; fertilizer towers often rust quickly because the fertilizer contains corrosive chemicals. The owner needed the tower to be restored to prolong its use as a vital part of their operation.…

Mississippi River Conveyor Project

While restoring other structures for this large grain facility in the U. S. TMI Coatings, Inc. (TMI) also restored a grain conveyor that extended over the Mississippi River from Illinois to Iowa. As with every project TMI completes, there is a strong emphasis on safety. The existing paint was peeling, and these flakes could have…

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