GLPC Fab participated in AmCon, a design and manufacturing expo at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, in 2016. CEO and founder of GLPC Fab Dewain Diacono said, “It was one of the best local shows for response to our company.”
For many, the decision to opt for a powder coat in favor of a traditional liquid finish comes as a result of powder coating’s superior durability, increased capacity for unique design and affordable value.
While these are all surefire advantages that have led to powder coating’s immense popularity, there is also a multitude of environmental benefits associated with powder coating.
So, not only do powder coats provide customers with a highly durable and unique product, but they also allow them to make a convenient and effective contribution to the environment’s well being!
Perhaps the most important environmental benefit is that, unlike traditional liquid finishes, powder coatings do not contain any solvents. These solvents found in liquid finishes emit harmful pollutants known as volatile organic compounds (VOC’s). Conversely, the quantity of VOC’s released by powder coats is either zero or extremely close to zero.
The production process is another important environmental factor to consider. The amount of waste generated in the production of powder coating is far less than that of liquid coating. Furthermore, the overspray produced while applying powder coating is highly recyclable, and nearly 100% of the coating can be used.
In conclusion, customers should keep in mind that not only are they doing themselves a great service by purchasing a highly affordable, durable and stylish powder coat, but they are servicing the environment as well!
“Honesty and integrity with every breath I take” is the mantra of Great Lakes Power Coating’s Dewain Diacono.” It’s what gets me up in the morning and keeps me going.
Like so many boys, Diacono used to dream of being able to fly like Superman. Just as his mentor advised, Diacono followed his heart and became a pilot. Because he attributes his success to having a mentor who taught him about honesty, integrity, and how to treat others, Diacono found it very natural to get involved with Angel Flights. He is a volunteer pilot who transports patients to distant facilities for specialized treatments or sometimes transporting organs for transplants.
“Angel Flights are on call for emergency response within a four hour service radius,” Diacono explains. “My service area goes from Minnesota to Pennsylvania and from the Upper Peninsula to Lower Ohio.”
Angel Flight pilots are volunteers who absorb all of the expenses (usually $500 to $1,500 per mission and for the maintenance, fuel, insurance liability, etc.) plus their time. Some years, Diacono has flown up to 10 missions.
“It’s my way of showing my gratitude for all that has been given to me. It’s my way to give back to my community,” Diacono says.