IPAC Expands Blast & Paint Shop Facilities
Grande Prairie, AB, July 6, 2018: IPAC Services Corporation opens an additional blasting and coatings shop with 20,000 sq. ft. of space in the McRae Industrial Park of Grande Prairie (#100, 9101 – 150 Ave.) and enhances their list of service offerings to include industrial powder coating.
“We look forward to further accommodating our clients painting needs with the additional shop space and are excited to introduce internal powder coating for spools” says Derrick Mysko, Chief Operating Officer of IPAC.
“We now have more than 50,000 sq. ft. of combined indoor blasting and coating space in Grande Prairie,” says Chris Rimmer, Abrasive Blasting and Coatings Manager of IPAC. “This is a necessary asset for consistency in quality when dealing with Alberta’s ever changing weather and environmental conditions.”
This additional location will specialize in internally coating of pipe and spools using conventional painting methods or industrial powder coating, with two new powder coating ovens ready for use this fall 2018.
Powder coating is a finishing process that yields a thick, hard finish that is tougher than conventional paints. Benefits of powder coating include a durable, long lasting and even finish, quick turnaround, and reduced environmental impacts. Powder coating advances are specifically advantageous for the internally coating of spools that carry corrosive liquids and petro-chemicals or that come in contact with salt water solutions.
With this new addition, business as usual will continue at the south paint shop location, Lot 27 in the County Industrial Park, Grande Prairie. Its close proximity to our fabrication shop, Lot 28 County Industrial Park, continues to provide production efficiencies. Steel and pipe moves easily from the fabrication shop to the paint shop and then ready for shipment. As well, IPAC continues to provide abrasive blasting and coating services in the field throughout Western Canada and from our 2,500-square foot shop in Fort St. John BC.
For over 28 years, IPAC Services Corporation has been providing general oilfield contracting, fabrication, construction, maintenance and painting services to the Peace Region. More recently, IPAC’s service lines have grown to include scaffolding and insulating.
Our regional offices in Grande Prairie, AB and Fort St. John, BC provide a full line of services to their clients. The Project Management Office in Calgary, AB houses estimation, business development and major projects. Whether it is a single spool that requires fabrication and painting, or the construction of an entire greenfield gas plant from civil work, module manufacturing, piping and structural fabrication, field installation, commissioning and everything in between, IPAC has you covered.
For more information contact:
IPAC Services Corporation
Alana Turcotte, Corporate Business Development
IPAC Services Corporation
Chris Rimmer, Abrasive Blasting & Coatings Manager