May 12, 2009
MetoKote Corp., Lima, Ohio, is celebrating 40 years as a provider of protective coating application services including electrocoating (e-coat), powder coating, and liquid paint.
The company began in 1969 in a small garage in Ohio, where Jim Blankemeyer and his two brothers built their first powder coating system. Today the company has more than 90 coating lines in 32 facilities across North America, South America, and Europe.
Over these 40 years, the company has obtained several patents for coating systems and support equipment that have helped the company diversify its target markets.