Star Tank Corrosion Control (STCC) has moved from Bristol to Elkhart. It is now located at 25701 Pierina Drive in Elkhart, about ¼ mile east of Johnson Street (CR 9). Shawn Vertrees, office coordinator, says the company “would have liked to stay in Bristol,” if it had been possible.
The company’s owners, Leif Bouskill, Kevin Varney, and Shawn Vertrees invite area residents to visit their new site with any items needing sandblasting and painting. They can do anything from large vehicles to small items like lawn furniture and pot-bellied stoves. Call them at 262-8400 for free quotes and more information about their capabilities.
The word “tank” in the company’s name denotes a specialty in which storage tanks are lined with fiberglass, rubber, or epoxy to prevent corrosion. Some of this work is done at the building in Elkhart, but most of it is done “in the field,” which takes STCC employees all over the country, even overseas.
Since emergencies occur with leaking tanks, STCC personnel are on call 24/7 to respond to their customers’ needs. Regular business hours for local patrons are 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Star Tank’s newest and fastest growing service is “portable powder coating.” No electricity is used in the unique process. Even though a flame is involved, the coating can be applied safely to cardboard, as well as to masonry, concrete, glass, metal, wood, and more.
Shawn says that the new process is in high demand because it provides a very durable coating, with a long-lasting surface that requires little maintenance. The application is approved by the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), which makes it acceptable in food processing plants.
Leif, Kevin, and Shawn plan to more than double their available powder coating equipment, so they can meet the increasing demand for this service. Interested persons can call them at 262-8400 to see if this flexible alternative to painting can help with their coating needs.