FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Carter Lake, Iowa, September 1, 2023) – Owen Metals Group announced today the opening of their new Paxton & Vierling Finishing (PVF) facility in Carter Lake, Iowa. The company’s latest, most advanced line combines ten years of powder coating experience at their Northern Plains Finishing (NPF) division in Casselton, North Dakota, with the latest innovations in coating technologies. “Our new PVF line significantly increases finishing capacity while reducing costs for our customers in the lower Midwest,” said Tyler Owen, CEO/President of Owen Holdings Co.
The new system integrates part-specific instructions driven by barcoded hooks that travel with the parts. These hooks trigger automation, including four robots that perform custom paint applications. PVF line robots spray super-cooled powder with a technology that significantly increases the powder transfer rate. The PVF line integrates several borrowed and upgraded facets of the NPF system that have proven successful, including the 5-stage wash pretreatment system and a 10-gun auto paint booth.
The new PVF system features one of the lengthiest parts hanging areas of any paint line. The extended hanging space, coupled with the rise and fall of the conveyor line, allows parts to hang much closer than on a traditional monorail line. Owen Metals Group President Keith Siebels said, “We are also pleased that the unique design of our new PVF line requires fewer team members to operate, and those working the line can be in a more comfortable position throughout the production process.”
ABOUT OWEN METALS GROUP
Owen Metals Group is a privately held company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. Founded in 1885 as Paxton & Vierling Iron Works, the company is a well-established leader in the steel industry. Owen Metals Group produces the highest quality parts and steel castings, which are laser cut, formed, machined, and painted to spec for the most advanced manufacturers in the country. The company supplies complex structural fabrication systems to the most exacting standards through its subsidiary, Owen Industries.