Lt. Gov. Visits Elizabeth Metal Finishing Company

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno

ELIZABETH — Acting Governor Kim Guadagno visited Superior Powder Coating, an Elizabeth-based metal finisher specializing in high volume powder coating and electro-coating, today, the second stop on her month-long tour of New Jersey manufacturers.

“Superior Powder Coating has continued to grow and expand in New Jersey since first opening in 1989,” said Guadagno. “The company has been able to do this thanks to some unique advantages New Jersey offers. Our highly educated and well-trained workforce is helping Superior Powder reliably deliver a quality product for its customers. Superior Coating’s close proximity to the Port of New York and New Jersey allows them to easily receive parts for coating and ship them back to customers. This powerful combination of benefits has helped Superior Powder succeed.”

Superior Powder’s Elizabeth facility can process over 120,000 parts per day. These coated parts are used in a variety of applications, including automotive, military, marine, architectural, exercise equipment, and stadium seating. Powder coating is a method of painting products that uses a powdered plastic resin, which is electro-statically applied and cured onto the part in an oven. Electro-coating is a method of painting that uses electrical current to deposit the paint.

“Thanks to financial assistance from the state, we’ve been able to operate a successful business, provide jobs for 139 workers, most of who live in Union County, and will soon hire 16 more workers,” said Peter G. Markey, CEO of Superior Powder Coating, Inc. “Superior Powder Coating is an example of a small New Jersey-based manufacturing business that is helping to ensure the prosperity of our great state.”

To attract and retain manufacturers, New Jersey offers various incentives aimed at expanding the state’s economy. These incentives include tax exemption programs designed just for manufacturers; rebates and low-cost financing for renewable energy systems, equipment and technologies that save energy; grants for job growth that provide direct payments to businesses that create jobs in New Jersey; sales and use tax exemptions for the purchase of fixtures, furniture, building materials and equipment needed for business relocation; and workforce training grants that provide skilled training, education and a wide range of support to workers and employers.

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