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We had the opportunity to attend the FABTECH Conference this past fall. Let me rephrase that; we had the opportunity to “hike” the FABTECH Conference. After day 1 we turned on our step counters and recorded about 8 miles of booth to booth, talking, learning, networking, business card giving/taking, and swag hauling. 8 MILES!!! This week is the American Coatings Conference [...]

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Benco VS PowderStrip

Let me begin by saying that this is not a “which is better” product review. At MIT Powder Coatings we are proud to offer both PowderStrip and Benco products. We do however get asked quite often, “What’s the difference between Benco B17 and PowderStrip?” I’m going to do my best to answer that question.I’m comparing 3 products today: Benco B17, PowderStrip 1L, and PowderStrip 2L. Check [...]

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Don’t Cut Your Steak with a Dull Knife

Not only is a dull knife annoying, it’s incredibly inefficient and let’s face it, when you’re hungry, you’re hungry! We’ve all tried to complete a job with the wrong tool (Ever use a wrench to pound in a nail?). It might get the task done but usually not with the level of excellence we are looking for. From time [...]

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It's OK to Get on the Bus

Twice a day; in the morning and after lunch, students would board a yellow bus and travel 15 minutes east to our school districts skill center. Now from my vague perspective it seemed that it was nothing more than a place for students to “blow off” traditional classroom bookwork and lecturing type schooling. In some ways I was envious, but [...]

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What to do with empty Benco chemical stripper barrels...

Did you know all B17 chemical stripper drums are the property of Benco Sales, Inc. They recycle to help keep the cost down. Also it helps to prevent any disposal of reusable containers.Benco is needing to pickup used empty 30 gallon drums. Out of the hundreds of 30 gallon drums that shipped out this past [...]

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What would you do if you won the lottery?

What would you do if the six numbers on your lottery ticket matched all six numbers being drawn. Yes I know the odds are slim to none but we can all dream right?! Money can’t buy everything but it can sure help! So as I sit here thinking about the possibilities here is the first things that pop in [...]

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Customer Appreciation Week

“A customer is the most important visitor on our premises, he is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work, he is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our business, he is part of it. We are not doing him a favor by [...]

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Go Green by Recycling your Waste Powder Coating

I bet you don’t know many 8 year olds that own a Harley……. You still don’t, but as an 8 year old I was the owner of a matte black bomber of a bmx bike that was lovingly nicknamed “The Harley”. The two main reasons for this name were due to the ridiculous weight of the thing and [...]

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How to Remove Powder Coating with B17

How to Remove Powder Coating with B17 Author: Julia Keener There are several ways to remove powder coating: Media (sand/glass bead) blasting, burn-off oven and Chemical Stripper. Experienced and those new to the industry know that preparation is key. Powder coating removal is important when a part is not brand new and/or has been treated. Another reason for removal of powder [...]

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Business Expenses

Thinking of opening your own shop? There are a lot of things to consider when starting your own business. At the top of your list of considerations should be a budget outlining your estimated expenses. This is the same for any business, not just a metal fabrication or  powder coating shop. In order to be successful, [...]

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