Rogers Powder Coating Installs New Liquid Paint Booth and Curing Booth

Rogers Powder Coating Installs New Liquid Paint Booth and Curing Booth

Rogers Powder Coating, Olathe & Ottawa, Kansas, has recently installed a new liquid paint booth and curing booth at its Ottawa facility.

“This is another example of how we continue to reinvent ourselves so that we can better serve our customers and diversify our business,” stated Steve Rogers, who co-owns the company along with his son, Matt Rogers, and Louis McLain.

The new liquid paint booth can handle parts up to 30′ long x 6′ wide and 8′ high. It is used for O.E.M., fleet, industrial coatings, ceramic and high temperature coatings (to 2000 degrees).

The curing oven that is paired with the liquid paint booth features 500 degree curing.

Rogers Powder Coating also now offers Cermakrome(R) high temperature ceramic coatings. This coating polishes to a near chrome look. It features: protection up to 2000 degrees; solvent resistance; thermal shock resistance and remains flexible for bending.

The company has hired Brad Vallis as its liquid paint manager. Vallis brings over 20 years of liquid paint experience to the operation.

“The new liquid line can handle short runs,” commented Louis McLain. “Even individual parts for customized vehicles.”

The Olathe and Ottawa facilities combine for 125,000-sq.-ft. in capacity. The Ottawa facility also features a large outside storage area.

“With all this space we can really tailor our services to an individual customer’s needs,” stated Steve Rogers. “We recently installed a customer’s spot welder to complete the assembly on their parts. This saves them time and money.”

Rogers currently has two automated powder coating lines with a maximum capacity of 5′ x 10′ x 3′. The newer line features 95% reclamation.

The company now has four batch booths, with the largest capacity of 8′ x 10′ x 50′.

Pretreatment equipment at the company includes: a sevenstage iron phosphate system; a five-stage iron phosphate system and a threestage stationary system with a 25′ capacity.

Stripping equipment includes: four blast booths (maximum 42′ x 16′); two blast cabinets (5′ x 5′ x 6′); three burnoff ovens (maximum capacity of 8′ x 8′ x 8′) and a liquid strip tank (3′ x 4′ x 4′).

Rogers also offers welding, storage, assembly and shipping services.

The Rogers family has manufacturing roots going back four generations. The family still stays in touch with manufacturing by being an authorized Yamaha golf cart dealer and service center and offering a line of custom-designed outdoor furniture at a location adjacent to the company’s Olathe facility.

Rogers Powder Coating is a member of the Powder Coating Institute and the Chemical Coaters Association. They can be contacted at: (913) 829-3363; Fax (913) 829-6541; 220 N. Mahaffie, Olathe, Kansas 66061; sales@rogersmfginc.com; www.rogersmfginc.com.

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