We catch up with Kevin Wedge, General Manager of Pro Powder in South Haven, Michigan, who saw a significant need to automate the facility’s coating line three years ago in order to get better quality and repeatability.


“It was a significant change in culture, attitude, and throughput,” he says. “There were challenges at every stop along the way, and we still see some from time to time today.”

But it was a necessity that Wedge felt had to be done. He had been with Pro Powder for only a few years after owner Carl Kelch had brought him in from outside the finishing industry. In fact, Wedge had come from the pharmaceutical industry and had relatively little experience in the coatings sector, but he knew an efficient operation when he saw one.

Read the full article at https://finishingandcoating.com/index.php/powder-coat/1325-pro-powder-uses-process-automation-software-to-improve-efficiency-reduce-costs


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