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When: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
10:30 AM
Where: Hentzen Coatings Inc.
6937 West Mill Road
Milwaukee, Wisconsin  53218-1225
United States
Contact: Bill Oney

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September Meeting: Tour at Hentzen Coatings

Address: 6937 West Mill Road Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53218-1225

When: September 24th

Time: 10:30 AM Presentation and Tour to follow

Lunch: provided after the tour

Special Note: safety glasses are required, please bring your own.

Cost: $20 members/ $30 Non member

Reservations are required to attend with limited space. To reserve your spot, send the company name, and names of those attending If you find out later you cannot attend, please cancel your reservation. We now bill those that make reservations and no show. We now have the ability to take credit card payments on-site!  We kindly ask on behalf of Hentzen Coatings that competitor's refrain from attending this tour.

Summary and History of Hentzen Coatings Inc.

Hentzen Coatings Inc. established in 1923 headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is a manufacturer of specialty Liquid and Powder Coatings for the Industrial, Defense and Aerospace markets. Hentzen is recognized as one of the largest privately owned coatings companies in North America, and on July 19th, 2013 Hentzen proudly celebrated its 90th anniversary amongst customers, suppliers and employees. Hentzen's Milwaukee facility includes its corporate offices, liquid/powder production facilities and state of the art distribution center combining for a total of 225,000 square feet. Additional liquid manufacturing locations include Batavia, IL and Greenville, SC with an additional powder coating manufacturing facility in Clearwater, FL.

Hentzen's evolution as a coatings supplier is marked with many key milestones throughout its 90 years of existence. In response to the Federal Clean Air Act of the 1970's and OSHA's regulatory restrictions on the use of proven inorganic based pigments, Hentzen began to develop high solid two-component epoxies and urethanes to replace the alkyds used previously. The first major truck manufacturer in North America to change to these new chemistries utilized Hentzen's newly developed technology. Two-component Epoxies and Urethanes remain a key component of Hentzen's core product offering to this day. In the 1990's Hentzen responded to the call of the U.S. Military by rapidly developing and producing new chemical resistant liquid coatings with an Infrared signature to help solve the problem of friendly fire. This accomplishment was featured on the front page of the Sunday edition of the Washington Post. In the mid 1990's Hentzen once again recognized the changing demands of the market and began producing powder coatings. Today, Hentzen has two dedicated powder coating facilities. Major accomplishments in powder include, but are not limited to: patented wrinkle finish chemistry, unique heat-resistant materials, outstanding marine coatings for outboard motors, Combat Grade(tm) CARC powder primers and the recent approval of the first and only CARC powder topcoat by the U.S. Department of Defense.

Since 2003, Hentzen Coatings, Inc. has also grown via acquisition of four different entities including: 2003 - acquired the aerospace division of Adheron Coatings; 2004 - acquired BASF's coatings manufacturing and R&D facilities in Batavia IL including BASF's container and pipe coating product lines; 2010 - acquired Axon Products in Greenville SC to broaden product lines in aerospace and specialty wood finishes; 2013 - acquired Crosslink Powder Coatings in Clearwater, FL to expand production capacity and market reach in the architectural and industrial powder coating segments.

Hentzen strives to lead the coatings industry through value based innovation and customer focus, which will continue to dynamically drive growth and success for both Hentzen Coatings and its customers.