Thermal Spray Coater Undertakes Plant Expansion

Spurred by early growth, Pennsylvania firm acquires larger office and production facility on two-acre site near Allentown.

Allentown, PA, February 01, 2008 --( Longevity Coatings, thermal spray coating service firm, has relocated its production plant from Pen Argyl, PA, to a newly acquired office and production facility on a two-acre site near Allentown, PA.

The company, founded in 2005, now occupies 8,800 square feet in two single-story buildings at 6047 Adams Lane, East Allen Township, about a mile west of the Lehigh Valley International Airport.

Longevity Coatings, serving Lehigh Valley (PA) and the Pennsylvania-New York-New Jersey area, specializes in the application of thermal spray coatings to wear and machine parts used in a wide variety of industrial applications. The coatings—usually carbide, ceramics and other metals—are used to protect machine parts from wear, abrasion and corrosion and extend their useful life.

The company employs computer-programmed equipment to precisely control the applications of protective coatings through various thermal spray coating processes, including HVOF (high velocity oxygen fuel), plasma coatings, twin wire arc and combustion flame spraying and fused coatings (diffusion bonded) processes.

Mark A. Purington, founder and president of Longevity Coatings, pointed out that industrial management has always looked for new ways to extend the lifespan of production machinery and reduce downtime. With the advent of breakthrough coatings products in recent years, design engineers have increasingly specified hardface coatings for new machine parts as a way to accomplish management’s goals. This, in turn, has led to unprecedented growth for the thermal spray coating industry in general and for Longevity Coatings in particular, he added.

The East Allen plant is fully equipped to handle completely manufactured, coated and ground components, including parts in excess of 18’ long at a diameter of 50”. The facility also is equipped with an outside tailgate loading dock and three drive-in loading doors.

Although the Pen Argyl facility adequately met Longevity’s immediate and near-term needs, “our unexpectedly rapid growth in little more two years of operation necessitated that we look to the future and future growth,” explained Purington, “The acquisition of a modern facility, along with two acres of developable ground, should meet our needs for many years to come.”

For additional information, call or write Longevity Coatings, 6047 Adams Lane, Allentown, PA 18109; PH: 610-871-1427 FAX: 610-871-1217; E-mail:

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