Pretreatment supplier explores industrial, agricultural markets for phosphate-free solution.
When you have a process that works, there’s often an opportunity that it might prove beneficial to others as well. That simple notion has guided an Indiana-based pretreatment supplier and finisher on its 50-year road to expansion and success. Circle-Prosco (Bloomington, Ind.), got its start in the automotive heat exchange industry during a time when the industry was shifting to use large quantities of aluminum — which prompted the company’s subsequent growth into stationary HVAC areas. In 2003 the company brought in specialized in-house coating and then became both a pretreatment supplier and a finisher.
“We rolled out some of our aluminum pre-treatments and developed them for steel applications and have been growing that pretty aggressively for the last few years,” explains Douglas Parker, owner and president.