OPS Public Safety now does its own powder coating in-house.

OPS Public Safety now does its own powder coating in-house.

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OPS Public Safety is now offering black powder coating standard on all of its drawers. While powder coating was always an option for customers, it's now on each drawer face and safety barrier that the company manufactures. 

"Seven out of 10 customers have been asking for this, and now that we have our own industrial powder coating booth up and running, it's time to make it happen. We know that vehicle break-ins are on the rise in some parts of the U.S., so this will help make our drawers more discreet," esplained Shane Lawrenson, director of business development. "The powder coating will offer a protective layer that prevents corrosion which increases the drawer's durability and ensures the drawer will look better for longer."

This change will also make it easier for customers to maintain the drawers, as no special cleaners will be needed — soap and water will suffice. Because OPS Public Safety is now able to do its own powder coating in-house, it will be able to better manage the process, improve lead times, and even offer customized color options.

The powder coating itself is a super-durable polyester product that provides superior outdoor weathering capabilities, excellent exterior color and gloss retention, solid overbake resistance, and good chemical resistance. The application process is tightly controlled and utilizes an active filtration and evaporative process, which virtually eliminates any waste streams.