How to Choose an Industrial Coatings Company

How to Choose an Industrial Coatings Company

Seeking a new pretreatment supplier? Jeff Blain of Circle-Prosco Inc. discusses considerations you should keep in mind when making this important decision.

As Stephen Covey wrote, “Begin with the end in mind.” Why are you considering a new pretreatment supplier? To answer that effectively, ask yourself, “what is the problem that I am trying to solve?” Here are a few common reasons we see folks looking for a new supplier.

  • Reducing costs to remain competitive, or to capture increased market share
  • Meeting an elusive quality spec
  • Eliminating the root cause of a product recall
  • Reducing rework costs
  • Increasing capacity to support growth
  • Complying with increasingly strict environmental regulations
  • Improving employee safety
  • Some combination of these

Ensure that your answer — the problem you are trying to solve — is the primary consideration when selecting a new pretreatment supplier.

To put it simply, if your current vendor doesn’t solve your problem, then look somewhere else. Let’s break this down a bit.

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