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August 28th, 2006- SAF Opens New Paint Line At SAF Metal Fabrication Facility

Industry NEWS For Immediate Release:
New Paint Finishing Line to Boost Fabricator and Finisher’s Productivity

Villa Rica, GA — 28 August 2006 — SAF (Southern Aluminum Finishing Company) today announces a new paint finishing line designed especially for architectural panels and assemblies. The paint line has been installed in its fabrication center to facilitate speedy turnaround of fabricated panels and parts.

The line can handle piece sizes up to 3′ x 8′ x 24′, and is highly automated with integral parts dry-off and curing ovens to speed up the curing process. Lead times are expected to be reduced as painting capacity more than doubles and material doesn’t have to be shuttled between facilities. The line is designed to minimize the possibility of cross contamination in the oven and reduce debris in the finish. To provide greater customer service, paint runs are more efficent. The line is approved for application of all major Kynar/Hylar based finishes, including: Duranar, Fluropon, Fluropon Classic, and Sunstorm.

Additionally, the new SAF paint line has state-of-the-art environmental innovations, featuring one of the lowest environmental footprints in the country. A zero discharge pre-treat system is designed to meet or exceed upcoming EPA requirements. SAF has also implemented a Chrome Chromate pretreatment to facilitate the need of its customer’s to have alodine pretreated material for adhesion purposes.

“We have become one of the only architectural fabricators that can apply extreme performance architectural paints in the same facility with state of the art fabrication. This reduces both transportation costs and lead times. This reinforces our goal to be the fastest producer of every product we sell and to offer a package of capability, quality, price, and lead time that is second to none,” states Jim McClatchey, Vice President.

SAF paintline News image may be downloaded here.

About SAF:
Established in 1946, Southern Aluminum Finishing Company is now the most comprehensive architectural aluminum service center, finisher and fabricator in the US. Offerings include custom fabrication, coil processing, powder coatings, paint finishes, custom anodizing, pre-finished aluminum sheet, architectural extrusions, ACM panels and columns, roofing products, Next-Day-Out extrusions, and 3-Day Out fabrication program.