Outdoor Power Equipment

July 2017

Proudly serving the industry for which it was named for more than 50 years, Outdoor Power Equipment provides dealers who sell and service outdoor power equipment with valuable information to succeed in a competitive market.

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DISTRIBUTOR NEWS 48 JULY 2017 OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT www.outdoorpowerequipment.com DURAMATIC PRODUCTS, A DIVISION OF ROTARY Corporation, has installed a new state-of-the-art powder-coat fi nishing system at its lawnmower and edger blade manufacturing facility in Glennville, Ga. The fi nishing system became fully operational earlier in 2017 upon completion of a 10,000-square-foot addition to the plant in Glennville. Dennis Lamb, Rotary Corporation vice president of manufacturing, said the new fi nishing line replaced a wet paint application process with an advanced, completely automated, powder-coating system. "Powder coating is extremely effi cient and offers color selection fl exibility for a variety of blade sizes and models," said Lamb. "The advantages of powder coating are numerous. It provides a durable, high- quality fi nish that is safer, more environmentally friendly, and better performing than traditional wet painting. Duramatic installs new finishing system at blade manufacturing facility "Our expansion has enabled Duramatic to eliminate capacity constraints while increasing production to meet growing market demand for our blades. We continually search for ways to improve the design and performance of our blades." Duramatic manufactures approximately 9 million lawnmower and edger blades annually. In 1994, the company became one of the fi rst in the outdoor power equipment industry to become ISO certifi ed for meeting high-quality standards. Duramatic blades are sold under the Rotary Copperhead brand in all 50 states and more than 63 countries throughout Europe, Asia, South America, Canada, Australia and Africa. OPE

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