December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Jost International has announced that powder coating and fabrication services are now available from its TS6949/ISO14001/ISO9001 certified Greeneville, Tenn., facility to other manufacturers
in the automotive, commercial vehicle, agricultural, forestry and construction industries.
As a Tier 1 supplier, Jost says, its processes meet the highest quality standards required by original equipment manufacturers.
Jost's Greeneville plant is a modern advanced pretreatment powder coating facilities with the process passing the stringent GMW 14872 cyclic corrosion test standard. Each part is powder coated in conjunction with an advanced 10-stage (including pickle and zinc phosphate) pretreatment process, which offers optimum surface sealing and corrosion protection.
Powder coating can be completed in either small or industrial scale batch sizes. It is ideal for manufacturers of mass-produced cast and sheet metal components; and due to their descaling capabilities, it works well for laser-processed parts as well. Jost's fabrication process uses both manual and robotic welding with laser and plasma cutting up to half an inch with powder coating and assembly finishing.
Fabrication and powder coating capabilities at the Jost facility can process parts that weigh between one and 600 pounds and in sizes up to 6 feet by 4 feet by 2 feet with a layer thickness between 2.4 and 3.5 mil.