The key to a lasting paint application is proper surface preparation. The GES Industrial Painting division offers a variety of surface preparation methods, including hydro blasting, vapor blasting, special media blasting and abrasive blasting.
Sandblasting is the common term for abrasive blasting or grit blasting, but sand is rarely used anymore. To conform to new OSHA standards, GES does not use crystalline silica sand in their projects. Instead, safer and more effective media are available for preparing surfaces, such as steel grit and shot, glass bead, aluminum oxide, garnet and slag. Each media has different characterstics regarding size, hardness, mass, sharpness break down rate and cleanup requirements, so it's important that the job is done by a team who knows how to choose the ideal abrasive for your project.
Why companies choose Genesis:
Our specialists have decades of field and technical experience and are well-practiced in industry application and specification disciplines. Our expressed goal is to deliver a quality installation in a timely and competitive manner.
In addition to on-site sand blasting services, GES has its own in-house blast shop. Centrally located in the Kansas City area, the facility has a 10 ton overhead crane and a fully enclosed blast room complete with a steel grit reclaimer, full ventilation and containment. Our blast booth meets and exceeds worker safety standards.
KCP&L LaCygne Generation Station Project - Genesis was awarded a contract to provide surface preparation and repainting of steel beams for the AQC Scrubber Building after demolition of all interior surfaces. The structure was 42’ wide by 166’ long by 135’ tall and needed scaffolding around the perimeter and a roof structure. Complete Class 1 containment was required for the removal of lead based coatings by abrasive blasting with coal slag and Blastox additive. A two-coat zinc/urethane system was applied to the entire structure.
WaterOne Basin Painting Job - Genesis was awarded a contract to provide surface preparation and coat steel mechanisms in four clarifier basins, two ground storage tanks, and other metal structures for the Johnson County (KS) Water District #1 (WaterOne).
MoDOT Bridge Project - Genesis was awarded a contract by IPC to provide high performance coatings on over 500 Bridges for the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). Genesis was also contracted to apply Epoxy coatings to various bridge beams on each bridge produced at IPC’s Precast manufacturing facilities. As a result Genesis was named 2012 DBE Subcontractor of the Year.
Genesis has completed coatings projects for clients such as KCP&L, Kiewit, Black and Veatch, ConAgra, Bayer, Koch Industries, Fuchs Lubricants, Exxon, Arcadis, Energy Transfer and Kellogg.