We are the trusted name in Industrial Coating.
ABOUT GLAVIN COATING & REFINISHING
Over 40 years of building long-term relationships with clients and the community.
Jack Glavin, founder of Glavin Coating & Refinishing Ltd., recognized the importance of proper equipment refinishing and corrosion protection back in the 70s while maintaining equipment on his farm. His neighbours took notice as well. Soon he was servicing so much farm equipment that he had to make a choice: either remain a farmer or take a risk on something new he believed in.
In 1978, Jack started the company and never looked back. What began as a supplementary business providing blasting and coating solutions to industrial, commercial and agricultural clients quickly grew into one of Southwestern Ontario’s key players in the coating and refinishing market.
In the 80s, the company expanded its focus to include blasting and painting bridges as well as other large structures. By the late 90s, the company had expanded so much that it necessitated relocating to a larger facility. Before the end of the decade, a new 17,500 sq. ft. building was taking GCR into the new millennium.
The 2000s saw the company taking on larger and more complicated bridge projects for the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario. This expansion took GCR across Northern and Southern Ontario, servicing not only the Province’s bridges and structures, but to new clients as well. word spread that GCR is the company to be trusted for every size of business.
Jack Glavin stepped back in 2018, knowing the company he started and cultivated would be in exceptional hands. His two sons, Matt and Ben, have the company in their blood, after all.
The brothers now operate the family business with the same dedication and drive that began it all. Their understanding of the industry, combined with their persistent focus on providing only the highest quality of work, ensures Glavin Coating & Refinishing Ltd. will be servicing its clients for generations to come.
On January 16th, 2020 Glavin Coating & Refinishing suffered its biggest setback ever when their 17,500 square foot painting facility was lost to a fire. Very little was recovered from the fire but the yard was full of customers projects. In addition, loads of structural steel bound for a Toyota Plant in Kentucky we soon to arrive, so it was imperative that a new facility was found to get this work done. Luckily a local property owner offered us a facility that already had a large area for us to work in and more importantly a very large operational paint booth. Only 8 weeks after the devastating fire GCR was up and running again a new location in Goderich, Ontario.
After a few months in the Goderich location it became apparent the new location was not as efficient as the old building and it proximity to suppliers and our existing customer base was a little more difficult than before. This because the catalyst is the decision to purchase 3.5 acres of land in a new industrial development in Lucan, Ontario. In November 2019 GCR broke ground on a new facility that would be equipped with a brand new blasting and painting booths and house all areas of the operation under one roof and in one large room. The new facility will only increase our production capabilities and service to our customers.
Glavin Coating & Refinishing Ltd. is a team comprised of planners, doers, and go-getters. They treat every project with the same level of meaningful attention and care that has become synonymous with GCR. They will apply their combined tenacity to your coating and refinishing project, not only because they have the skills, training and expertise, but because it’s in their blood.
WHAT MAKES US STAND OUT
Since 1978, Glavin Coating & Refinishing Ltd. has specialized in providing abrasive blasting and coating systems to industrial, commercial and agricultural clients.
Glavin Coating & Refinishing Ltd. also specializes in large scale structures, often joining with Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation to surface repair, blast, and repaint bridges across Ontario.
When your equipment is in our care, it’s not on the job site working. That’s why we’ve structured our business model to ensure a rapid turn-around.
Our new, climate controlled 19,000 sq.ft. facility sits on 3 acres of land and allows us to achieve the highest quality finishing process obtainable.
We have the experience and expertise to complete large scale projects all around Ontario, making us a trusted resource for the Ministry of Transportation.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
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