Company forges a proud record
Proudly locally owned and operated, Dunedin company Blasting & Coating Services offers many years of experience plus some specialist equipment to the region. Company owner Marty Crawford says continually investing in new equipment is a focus for the business. This not only ensure clients are offered the latest technology but also enhances the company’s reputation for completing a high quality job, “on time and on budget”.
The company offers a 13m x 5.5m blasting booth and a 700 square metre workshop.
Marty has been in the paint industry since the mid 1980s, working for various companies before purchasing an existing blasting company around ten years ago which is now Blasting & Coating Services.
He employs a team of around eight full-time staff, while wife Dallys takes care of the office and administration side of the business. Servicing throughout Dunedin and Otago, Blasting & Coating Services specialises in all industrial and residential requirements.
Services include garnet, grit blasting, water, automotive panel and mobile blasting.
The company also offers an arc spraying service.
Marty says with no hot dip galvanising company in Dunedin this can mean that people no longer have to send their materials to Christchurch to be coated as, for larger items, especially those destined for a corrosive causing environment, arc spraying can bring benefits.
“There is no distortion with arc spraying and it offers a long life expectancy.
We can coat steel with zinc, zinc alum or alum mix.
“We can offer quick turnaround and there are no limits on the size of the item we can coat.
“We can even coat on site if the item can’t be brought into our workshop,” explains Marty.
In fact all of the company’s abrasive and water blasting services can be mobile if required. Blasting & Coating Services will arrive to site with a fully equipped service van.
Blasting & Coating Services is also an authorised applicator of industrial, marine and intumescent fire proof paints, offering complete protection and peace of mind.
Clients include engineering companies of all sizes as well as from a range of different industries including roading contractors and marine.
Maryy says that the company can complete work nationwide.
“For example, a large project completed in Christchurch last year was blasting and coating the steel for a Ravensdown blending plant.”
Blasting & Coating Services is currently undertaking a similar Ravensdown project in New Plymouth, with 12-14 40-foot truckloads of steel being transported up for the job.
Blasting & Coating Services has also worked internationally.
The company completed blasting and coating of steel for skyscraper cranes for a casino in Sydney.
But Marty remains a proud local and has lived in the region for some 20 years: “We hav e become the trusted name for all abrasive blasting and coating in Dunedin and Otago.
“Catering to a range of clients, we will keep investing in technology as we are dedicated to the highest standards of quality and service, no matter the size of the project.”