Joint Venture To Expand A/C Anti-Corrosion Coating Services

Executives of Houston Plating and Coatings (HPC) and Diversified Mechanical Services (DMS), Houston, TX, announced they have formed a joint venture — Gulf Coast Mechanical Coatings (GCMC) — to operate and expand the current DMS production facility. DMS provides custom anti-corrosion coating services utilizing Heresite™ through an exclusive license, as well as other mechanical services for commercial air conditioning and air handling units.
The venture brings together two firms with extensive experience and excellent reputations in providing anti-corrosion services.
Paul Brown, owner of DMS, will assume the role of president of the new company and have overall operating responsibilities. “Partnering with HPC will give us the capital, expertise, and additional resources we need to capitalize on the opportunities provided by the Heresite immersion coating process," Brown says. "The company will undertake a major expansion of its present facilities while also constructing a completely new state of the art facility that will result in substantially increased production capabilities and dramatically reduced turn-around times. Our growth expectations are dramatic”
“We saw a great opportunity to expand the use of Heresite through improved production processes and to expand its application into new markets as well," says William Howard, CEO of HPC. "Heresite sets the standard for corrosion protection of air conditioning and air handling units, and partnering with DMS gives us production expertise and an established client base.”
Heresite is a flexible coating with excellent anti-corrosion and heat transfer capabilities and according to HPC, is the preferred coating for coating air conditioning fins and coils. It is a modified phenolic epoxy that uses a process that combines immersion and oven curing, applied in one or more thin layers.
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